When any program claims that its services are research based, evidence based, or best practice, we ask to see documentation. This is what Elevations sent us in response to our inquiry of August 2014; received in September 2014. As of this writing FamilyLight has not verified this information, although we have no reason to doubt its veracity.
The promotional claims that prompted our request for citations are not on our website, but are found on the Elevations website and/or other promotional materials. We are quite satisfied with their response to this request.
Links have been added by FamilyLight; were not in original document from Elevations.
Waldron and Kaminer (2004) state, “…the studies reviewed provide consistent empirical evidence that group and individual CBT are associated with significant and clinically meaningful reductions in adolescent substance use” (p. 93).
Waldron, H., & Kaminer, Y. (2004). On the learning curve: the emerging evidence supporting cognitive–behavioral therapies for adolescent substance abuse. Addiction, 9993-105. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00857.x
According to Feather and Ronan (2009), “Positive outcomes support the effectiveness of the TF-CBT program delivered by both the developer and other therapists. The study design and methodology were robust enough to conﬁrm empirically the clinically beneﬁcial effects and potential for this new program” (p. 174).
FEATHER, J. S., & RONAN, K. R. (2009). Trauma-focused CBT with maltreated children: A clinic-based evaluation of a new treatment manual. Australian Psychologist, 44(3), 174-194. doi:10.1080/00050060903147083
According to Sindelar et al (2006):
Recent investigations have shown that MI is an effective strategy for decreasing
adolescent substance use, decreasing health risk behaviors, and for increasing adherence
to treatment regimens…Recent investigations have shown that MI is an effective strategy
for decreasing adolescent substance use, decreasing health risk behaviors, and for increasing adherence to treatment regimens. (pp. 1-6)
Sindelar, H. A., Abrantes, A. M., Hart, C., Lewander, W., & Spirito, A. (2006). Motivational interviewing with adolescents. (Cover story). Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 22(4), 1-7.
According to Fleischhaker et al (2011):
The promising results suggest that the interventions were well accepted by the patients and their families, and were associated with improvement in multiple domains including suicidality, non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, emotion dysregulation and depression from the beginning of therapy to the one-year follow-up. (para. 5)
Fleischhaker, C., Böhme, R., Sixt, B., Brück, C., Schneider, C., & Schulz, E. (2011). Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A): a clinical Trial for Patients with suicidal and self-injurious Behavior and Borderline Symptoms with a one-year Follow-up. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health, 5(1), 3-12. doi:10.1186/1753-2000-5-3
Ahmed (2007) states, “…children treated with EMDR showed significant improvement in PTSD-related symptoms, particularly the re-experiencing symptoms…” (p. 352)
Ahmad, A. (2007). EMDR treatment for children with PTSD: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Nordic Journal Of Psychiatry, 61(5), 349-354.
Last Update September 22, 2014