John Weisz

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Testing standard and modular designs for psychotherapy treating depression, anxiety, and conduct problems in youth: a randomized effectiveness trial
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:274-82. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Youth Top Problems: using idiographic, consumer-guided assessment to identify treatment needs and to track change during psychotherapy
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:369-80. 2011
  3. pmc Assessing secondary control and its association with youth depression symptoms
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:883-93. 2010
  4. pmc Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus usual clinical care for youth depression: an initial test of transportability to community clinics and clinicians
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University and Judge Baker Children s Center, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:383-96. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Culture and youth psychopathology: testing the syndromal sensitivity model in Thai and American adolescents
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s CenterHarvard University, Cambridge, MA 02120 3225, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1098-107. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based youth psychotherapies versus usual clinical care: a meta-analysis of direct comparisons
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Am Psychol 61:671-89. 2006
  7. pmc Effects of psychotherapy for depression in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Psychol Bull 132:132-49. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Promoting and protecting youth mental health through evidence-based prevention and treatment
    John R Weisz
    Harvard University, Judge Baker Children s Center, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Am Psychol 60:628-48. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Youth psychotherapy outcome research: a review and critique of the evidence base
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 56:337-63. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot study
    Eva Szigethy
    Department of Psychiatry, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:1469-77. 2004

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Testing standard and modular designs for psychotherapy treating depression, anxiety, and conduct problems in youth: a randomized effectiveness trial
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:274-82. 2012
    ..An integrative, modular redesign may help...
  2. doi request reprint Youth Top Problems: using idiographic, consumer-guided assessment to identify treatment needs and to track change during psychotherapy
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:369-80. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Assessing secondary control and its association with youth depression symptoms
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:883-93. 2010
    ..Assessing secondary control may help us understand youth depression vulnerability in girls and boys...
  4. pmc Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus usual clinical care for youth depression: an initial test of transportability to community clinics and clinicians
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University and Judge Baker Children s Center, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:383-96. 2009
    ..The findings showed advantages for CBT in parent engagement, reduced use of medication and other services, overall cost, and possibly speed of improvement--a hypothesis that warrants testing in future research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Culture and youth psychopathology: testing the syndromal sensitivity model in Thai and American adolescents
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s CenterHarvard University, Cambridge, MA 02120 3225, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1098-107. 2006
    ..Such syndromal dissimilarity carries significant implications for assessment, diagnosis, epidemiology, and intervention across national boundaries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based youth psychotherapies versus usual clinical care: a meta-analysis of direct comparisons
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Am Psychol 61:671-89. 2006
    ..In the future, the EBT versus usual care genre can inform the search for the most effective interventions and guide treatment selection in clinical care...
  7. pmc Effects of psychotherapy for depression in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Psychol Bull 132:132-49. 2006
    ..Youth depression treatments appear to produce effects that are significant but modest in their strength, breadth, and durability...
  8. ncbi request reprint Promoting and protecting youth mental health through evidence-based prevention and treatment
    John R Weisz
    Harvard University, Judge Baker Children s Center, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Am Psychol 60:628-48. 2005
    ..Connecting the science and practice of prevention and treatment will be good for science, for practice, and for children, adolescents, and their families...
  9. ncbi request reprint Youth psychotherapy outcome research: a review and critique of the evidence base
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 56:337-63. 2005
    ..Studies were particularly weak in clinical representativeness of their samples, therapists, and settings, suggesting a need for increased emphasis on external validity in youth treatment research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot study
    Eva Szigethy
    Department of Psychiatry, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:1469-77. 2004
    ..To evaluate the safety and feasibility of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in physically ill adolescents...
  11. ncbi request reprint Syndromal structure of psychopathology in children of Thailand and the United States
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:375-85. 2003
    ..40. Such differences in syndromal structure have implications for child classification, assessment, psychopathology, and treatment research, both across and within cultures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Jousting with straw men: comment on Westen, Novotny, and Thompson-Brenner (2004)
    John R Weisz
    Judge Baker Children s Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02120 3225, USA
    Psychol Bull 131:418-26, discussion 427-33. 2005
    ..s (2004a) views. Finally, the correlational research designs proposed as a remedy by Westen et al. (2004a) have far more serious weaknesses than randomized trials, thoughtfully applied to real-world clinical care...
  13. doi request reprint The Therapy Process Observational Coding System for Child Psychotherapy-Strategies Scale
    Bryce D McLeod
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 806 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284 2018, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:436-43. 2010
    ..The TPOCS-S showed good interrater reliability, its 5 subscales (e.g., Behavioral, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Client-Centered, Family) showed good internal consistency, and analyses supported TPOCS-S validity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development of the Therapy Procedures Checklist: a therapist-report measure of technique use in child and adolescent treatment
    V Robin Weersing
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 31:168-80. 2002
    ..The findings suggest the TPC may be a psychometrically sound measure and a useful assessment tool in youth therapy research...
  15. ncbi request reprint Identifying and selecting the common elements of evidence based interventions: a distillation and matching model
    Bruce F Chorpita
    Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 7:5-20. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Community clinic treatment of depressed youth: benchmarking usual care against CBT clinical trials
    V Robin Weersing
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:299-310. 2002
    ..The findings support the value of developing, testing, and exporting effective therapies for depressed youth to community clinic settings...
  17. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Brief Problem Checklist: child and caregiver interviews to measure clinical progress
    Bruce F Chorpita
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:526-36. 2010
    ..To support ongoing monitoring of child response during treatment, we sought to develop a brief, easily administered, clinically relevant, and psychometrically sound measure...
  18. pmc Correlates of expressed emotion in mothers of clinically-referred youth: an examination of the five-minute speech sample
    Carolyn A McCarty
    Department of Psychology, University of California, UCLA, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:759-68. 2002
    ..g., multiple positive comments about the son or daughter) may be normative and benign for parents and their juvenile children. Thus, EOI, as currently operationalized, may not be related to child psychopathology in the way CRIT is...
  19. ncbi request reprint Child, parent, and therapist (dis)agreement on target problems in outpatient therapy: the therapist's dilemma and its implications
    Kristin M Hawley
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:62-70. 2003
    ..Findings highlight the therapist's dilemma in identifying treatment foci when clients disagree and may help explain the poor effects of clinic-based therapy reported in previous research...
  20. ncbi request reprint Youth with anxiety disorders in research and service clinics: examining client differences and similarities
    Michael A Southam-Gerow
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284 2018, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 32:375-85. 2003
    ..To facilitate development of treatments with real-world applicability, we describe a model involving the testing of treatments in real-world settings. We also discuss limitations to this project...
  21. ncbi request reprint Youth versus parent working alliance in usual clinical care: distinctive associations with retention, satisfaction, and treatment outcome
    Kristin M Hawley
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:117-28. 2005
    ..Youth and parent alliance were each significantly related to their satisfaction with services. Findings suggest that youth and parent alliance may play important but distinctive roles in the processes and outcomes of usual clinical care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Empirically tested psychotherapies for youth internalizing and externalizing problems and disorders
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 13:729-815, v-vi. 2004
    ..The article focuses on treatments for four broad clusters of problems and disorders that account for a very large proportion of youth mental health referrals: anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and conduct...
  23. ncbi request reprint Reported maltreatment among clinic-referred children: implications for presenting problems, treatment attrition, and long-term outcomes
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1327-34. 2003
    ..To examine the treatment implications of a reported history of maltreatment in a sample of 343 children referred to Los Angeles area mental health clinics for emotional and behavioral problems...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessing match and mismatch between practitioner-generated and standardized interview-generated diagnoses for clinic-referred children and adolescents
    Amanda L Jensen
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:158-68. 2002
    ..Clinicians were more likely than the DISC to assign 1 diagnosis and less likely to assign 0 diagnoses, suggesting that clinic policies may play a role. Implications for the use of the DSM across different settings are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Developmental factors in the treatment of adolescents
    John R Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:21-43. 2002
    ..A long-term goal is an array of developmentally tailored treatments that are effective with clinically referred teens and an enriched understanding of when, how, and why the treatments work...
  26. doi request reprint Provider attitudes toward evidence-based practices: are the concerns with the evidence or with the manuals?
    Cameo F Borntrager
    Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2430 Campus Rd, Gartley 110, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:677-81. 2009
    ..This investigation examined the effect of training in two different formats of evidence-based treatments (standard treatment manuals versus modular assembly of treatment procedures) and with the use of two measures of attitudes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Abusive parents' reports of child behavior problems: relationship to observed parent-child interactions
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 9511563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 30:639-55. 2006
    ..We evaluated the hypothesis that abusive parents' reports may exaggerate rates of child behavior problems in a clinical sample...
  28. ncbi request reprint When youth mental health care stops: therapeutic relationship problems and other reasons for ending youth outpatient treatment
    Joe Albert Garcia
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1563, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:439-43. 2002
    ..The findings highlight major themes underlying decisions to end child therapy, and they highlight the importance of the therapeutic relationship...
  29. ncbi request reprint Perceived control mediates the relation between parental rejection and youth depression
    Melissa M Magaro
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:867-76. 2006
    ..The findings suggest a developmental process in depression, plus potential foci for prevention and treatment programs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Syndrome co-occurrence and treatment outcomes in youth mental health clinics
    Amanda Jensen Doss
    Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:416-25. 2006
    ..In addition to its substantive findings, the study illustrates how a dimensional approach can be used to shed new light on co-occurrence in clinical care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Examining the association between parenting and childhood depression: a meta-analysis
    Bryce D McLeod
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 27:986-1003. 2007
    ..In all, the modest association between parenting and childhood depression indicates that factors other than parenting may account for the preponderance of variance in childhood depression...
  32. ncbi request reprint The therapy process observational coding system-alliance scale: measure characteristics and prediction of outcome in usual clinical practice
    Bryce D McLeod
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0489, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:323-33. 2005
    ..The findings held up well after confounding variables were controlled, which suggests that both child-therapist and parent-therapist alliance play key (and potentially different) roles in the outcome of treatment as usual...
  33. ncbi request reprint Examining the association between parenting and childhood anxiety: a meta-analysis
    Bryce D McLeod
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 27:155-72. 2007
    ..Overall, however, the modest association between parenting and child anxiety suggests that understanding the origins of children's anxiety will require identifying factors other than parenting that account for the bulk of the variance...
  34. doi request reprint An ethnographic study of implementation of evidence-based treatments in child mental health: first steps
    Lawrence A Palinkas
    School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:738-46. 2008
    ..The experiences of clinicians in regard to initial and long-term intention to use evidence-based treatments were examined in order to better understand factors involved in implementation of innovative treatments...
  35. ncbi request reprint Building bridges to evidence-based practice: the MacArthur Foundation Child System and Treatment Enhancement Projects (Child STEPs)
    Sonja K Schoenwald
    Family Services Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, Ste MC 406, P O Box 250861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:66-72. 2008
    ..The main goal is to identify leverage points for, and barriers to, the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices for children...
  36. pmc Effects of psychotherapy for depression in children and adolescents: what we can (and can't) learn from meta-analysis and component profiling
    Carolyn A McCarty
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4920, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:879-86. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of action in youth psychotherapy
    V Robin Weersing
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:3-29. 2002
    ..In this review, we address a basic, but unanswered, question about psychosocial interventions for youth: How does psychotherapy work?..

Research Grants13

  1. Video Guided School Based Treatment of Youth Depression
    John Weisz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Depression and other outcomes will be assessed at post-treatment and a 1-year follow-up. ..
  2. Developing a Robust Youth Depression Prevention Program
    John Weisz; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  3. COMMUNITY CLINIC TEST OF YOUTH ANXIETY TREATMENT
    John Weisz; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..e., degree to which treatment reduces further service use). ..