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John Curry

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
School of Medicine

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
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Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Center for Child and Family Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
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2608 Erwin Road Lakeview Pavi, Durham, NC 27705

Box 3527 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 681-0020 john.curry@duke.edu

Development and investigation of cognitive-behavioral interventions, alone and in combination with medication,for the treatment of adolescent major depression and substance abuse. Treatment outcome in large multi-site trials and in community care settings. Translation of efficacious treatments into community settings, such as brief motivational interviewing and CBT for teen and young adult substance abuse. We have written and tested the manuals for CBT in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)and contributed to those for the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters Study (TASA).

Cognitive and behavioral processes contributing to adolescent depression, including attributions, self-perceptions, and coping responses.


Education & Training

B.A. 1970

Villanova University

M.A. 1972

Catholic University of America

Ph.D. 1978

Catholic University of America

Grants

IPA - John Curry

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Treatment for Teens with Alcohol Abuse and Depression

National Institutes of Health

Auditory Perception and Emotion Recognition in Young People at Risk for Psychosis

National Institutes of Health

VLZ-MD-21

Forest Research Institute

Evaluating the Impact of Adolescent Suicide Attempts on Parents

National Institutes of Health

IPA Extension - John Curry

Veterans Administration Medical Center

IPA - John Curry

Veterans Administration Medical Center

Family Based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD

National Institutes of Health

Barriers to Research and Care in Depressed Black Youth

National Institutes of Health

Training in Psychological Intervention Research

National Institutes of Health

SOFTAD-Substance use outcomes following treatment adolescent depression

National Institutes of Health

Relapse Prevention for Suicidal Dually Diagnosed Youths

National Institutes of Health

Prevention Approaches To Underage Alcohol Use (PARTNER)

National Institutes of Health

Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempts (TASA)

National Institutes of Health

National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network

National Institutes of Health

Drug Abuse Treatment for Adolescents (DATA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

National Institutes of Health

Treatment For Depressed, Substance Abusing Adolescents

National Institutes of Health

Treatment For Depressed, Substnace Abusing Adolescents

National Institutes of Health
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Publications

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antidepressants, psychotherapies, and their combination for acute treatment of children and adolescents with depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

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Sex Differences in Predictors of Recurrent Major Depression Among Current-Era Military Veterans

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Depression among military spouses: Demographic, military, and service member psychological health risk factors.

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Development and initial piloting of a measure of post-deployment parenting reintegration experiences

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Pathways from anxiety to stressful events: An expansion of the stress generation hypothesis.

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Paternal history of mental illness associated with posttraumatic stress disorder among veterans.

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Can Less Yield More? Behavioral Activation for Adolescent Depression

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Trajectories of Functioning Into Emerging Adulthood Following Treatment for Adolescent Depression.

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Alcohol expectancies and drinking behaviors among college students with disordered eating.

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Drug use and childhood-, military- and post-military trauma exposure among women and men veterans.

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A school-based post-Katrina therapeutic intervention.

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Good news in the battle against military suicide.

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Role Transgressions, Shame, and Guilt Among Clergy

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Training implications of psychology's approach to conscience clause cases

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Mental health service use among adolescents following participation in a randomized clinical trial for depression.

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Family-based treatment of early childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder: the Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study for Young Children (POTS Jr)--a randomized clinical trial.

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Testing the effects of peer socialization versus selection on alcohol and marijuana use among treated adolescents.

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Development and Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

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The anger coping program: An empirically-supported treatment for aggressive children

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Lifetime major depression and comorbid disorders among current-era women veterans.

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Increasing Positive Outlook Partially Mediates the Effect of Empirically Supported Treatments on Depression Symptoms Among Adolescents.

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Future directions in research on psychotherapy for adolescent depression.

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What is the impact of comorbid depression on adolescent substance abuse treatment?

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The Influence of Comorbid Depression and Conduct Disorder on MET/CBT Treatment Outcome for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders.

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Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Safety Study with Long-Term Use of Sertraline: The SPRITES Study

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Are increased weight and appetite useful indicators of depression in children and adolescents?

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The Relationship of Clergy Burnout to Self-Compassion and Other Personality Dimensions

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Onset of alcohol or substance use disorders following treatment for adolescent depression.

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Ethnic differences among substance-abusing adolescents in a treatment dissemination project.

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Does homework "matter" in cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent depression?

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Self-Compassion: Conceptualizations, Correlates, & Interventions

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Structure and measurement of depression in youths: applying item response theory to clinical data.

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Factors that influence trajectories of change in frequency of substance use and quality of life among adolescents receiving a brief intervention.

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Now that we have a strong building, let's add a few floors

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Recovery and recurrence following treatment for adolescent major depression.

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Ethnic differences among adolescents beginning treatment for depression.

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Treatment response in depressed adolescents with and without comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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The dysfunctional attitudes scale: psychometric properties in depressed adolescents.

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Cognitive measures of adolescent depression: unique or unitary constructs?

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Dysfunctional attitudes scale perfectionism: a predictor and partial mediator of acute treatment outcome among clinically depressed adolescents.

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An exploratory analysis of the impact of family functioning on treatment for depression in adolescents.

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Findings from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS): what have we learned? What do we need to know?

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): treatment model, feasibility, and acceptability.

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The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): outcomes over 1 year of naturalistic follow-up.

PMID 19723787
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Depressive symptoms and clinical status during the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) Study.

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Treatment response in depressed adolescents with and without co-morbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study.

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The Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters study (TASA): predictors of suicidal events in an open treatment trial.

PMID 19730274
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Research psychotherapy: Aspirin or music?

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Longitudinal association between frequency of substance use and quality of life among adolescents receiving a brief outpatient intervention.

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Assessment of safety and long-term outcomes of initial treatment with placebo in TADS.

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Personality factors and styles among college students who binge eat and drink.

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Remission and recovery in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS): acute and long-term outcomes.

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Integrated Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Substance Abuse

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Findings from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescent depression

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Outpatient interventions for adolescent substance abuse: a quality of evidence review.

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Achievement and maintenance of sustained response during the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study continuation and maintenance therapy.

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Achievement and maintenance of sustained response during TADS continuation and maintenance therapy

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Treatment of comorbid adolescent cannabis use and major depressive disorder

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Research knowledge among the participants in the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS).

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The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): long-term effectiveness and safety outcomes.

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Interactive effect of substance abuse and depression on adolescent social competence.

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Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: update from Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder.

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Comorbid adolescent substance use and major depressive disorders: A review

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Acute time to response in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

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Predictors and moderators of acute outcome in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

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Remission and residual symptoms after short-term treatment in the Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

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Assessment of childhood depression

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Reaction time distribution analysis of neuropsychological performance in an ADHD sample.

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CBT versus supportive therapy for depression.

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Case formulation in TADS CBT

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Striving for effectiveness in the treatment of adolescent depression: Cognitive behavior therapy for multisite community intervention

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The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): demographic and clinical characteristics.

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Striving for effectiveness in the treatment of adolescent depression

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Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents: an evidence-based medicine review.

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Neuropsychology of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a meta-analytic review.

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Future directions in residential treatment outcome research.

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Cognitive-behavior therapy, sertraline, and their combination for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder

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The future of residential treatment outcome research

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Fluoxetine, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and their combination for adolscents with depression

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The impact of perceived racism: psychological symptoms among African American boys.

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Cognitive-behavioral intervention for depressed, substance-abusing adolescents: development and pilot testing.

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Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): rationale, design, and methods.

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Group and family cognitive behavior therapy for adolescent depression and substance abuse: A case study

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Specific psychotherapies for childhood and adolescent depression.

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The Anger coping program: An empirically-supported treatment for aggressive children

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Validity of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders with adolescent psychiatric inpatients.

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BOOK REVIEW: Adolescent Suicide

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Predicting the outcome of treatment.

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The current status of research in residential treatment

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Relationship of Children's Depression Inventory Factors to Major Depression Among Adolescents

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Utility of the SCL-90-R with depressed and conduct-disordered adolescent inpatients.

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Coping responses in depressed, socially maladjusted, and suicidal adolescents.

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Implementation issues in adolescent inpatient research

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Getting Started

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Outcome research on residential treatment: implications and suggested directions.

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ANNUAL PROGRESS IN CHILD-PSYCHIATRY AND CHILD-DEVELOPMENT 1988 - CHESS,S, THOMAS,A, HERTZIG,ME

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Attributional style and self-reported depression among adolescents inpatients

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Book Reviews

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Book Reviews

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Attributional style in clinically depressed and conduct disordered adolescents.

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Anorexia nervosa in adolescent males: a review and case study.

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Behavior classification system for children with developmental, psychiatric, and chronic medical problems.

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TREATING THE DISORDER, TREATING THE FAMILY - ORFORD,J

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Control-related cognitions and depression among inpatient children and adolescents.

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SUICIDE IN ADOLESCENCE - DIEKSTRA,RFW, HAWTON,K

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Violent or assaultive youth: dimensional and categorical comparisons with mental health samples.

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Validity of Academic Achievement Measures With Emotionally Handicapped Children

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CHRISTIAN HUMANISM AND PSYCHOTHERAPY: A RESPONSE TO BERGIN'S ANTITHESES

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Child and Adolescent Norms for Russell's Revision of the Wechsler Memory Scale

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Effects of Social Problem-Solving Training and Self-Instruction Training With Aggressive Boys

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Client characteristics associated with behavior change for treated and untreated aggressive boys.

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Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist profiles with developmentally disabled children: construct validity.

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Patterns of behavioral disturbance in developmentally disabled and psychiatrically referred children: a cluster analytic approach.

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Criteria for Evaluating Psychological Assessments

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Aggressive or delinquent adolescents

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Treatment and generalization effects of cognitive-behavioral and goal-setting interventions with aggressive boys.

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Sex-role identification of normal adolescent males and females as related to school achievement.

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A construct validity study of the Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist with developmentally disabled children.

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Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist ratings of preschool children as a function of risk status for developmental and learning problems.

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Patterns of behavioral disturbance in developmentally disabled children: a replicated cluster analysis.

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Patterns of behavioral disturbance in developmentally disabled children

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Sex differences in sex role ideals in early adolescence

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Adults' Perceptions of Children's Behavioral Disorders: Do Attributions of Locus of Problems Predict Recommendations for Treatment?

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Structural family assessment with status offenders

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Adults perceptions of children's behavior disorders

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A model for psychological consultation to rural development centers

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The utility of behavior checklist ratings in differentiating developmentally disabled from psychiatrically referred children

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The utility of parents' behavior checklist ratings with developmentally disabled children

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Teacher-oriented group consultation

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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Youth Depression

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Evidence-based treatments for adolescent depression

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