School Psychology Review

Current Developments and Research Issues in Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions: A Commentary

Alan E. Kazdin

pp. 75-82

Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Classroom and Academic Behaviors

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ABSTRACT: Cognitive behavior modification is an area of tremendous activity in education and child clinical psychology. Several features of the approach are noteworthy including the range of educational and clinical problems for which cognitive functioning seems relevant, the possibility of translating advances of basic research into practice, and the implicit promise raised by any new approach that increasingly effective interventions soon will be available. The previous articles in this series have directly attested to the breadth of applications and interventions currently under evaluation. The articles also raise several issues that need to be addressed if cognitive behavior modification is to advance beyond previous approaches. The present article examines several issues raised by previous authors regarding the development and maturation of cognitive behavior modification.