MATCH-ADTC: Information Page

“Evidence-based psychological treatments first appeared in the form of ‘single-diagnosis protocols’ such as cognitive behavioral treatments for depression or panic disorder in the late 1980s. These manuals further advanced both research and practice, but their time is drawing to a close. Based on the latest research we are now moving to the next phase with the beginnings of evidence-based principles of behavior change organized in modular fashion so that a therapist can flexibly apply only the most relevant interventions adapted to the individual requiring services no matter how many diagnoses or problems require attention. Now Chorpita and Weisz have created and validated just such a modular approach to therapy for children with anxiety, depression, trauma and conduct problems (MATCH-ADTC). Their program represents the future of evidence-based psychotherapy and psychological interventions. Every clinician working with children will want to become familiar with this approach at the earliest opportunity.” 

—David H. Barlow, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University, Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

“MATCH supports providers to deliver the best practices that science has to offer. A platform has been created for providers to easily acquire, expand, and refresh their skills. The MATCH platform prompts and guides therapists to systematically implement the best evidence-based practices for patients with anxiety, depression, conduct problems, and traumatic experiences. Concrete, pragmatic, and engaging exercises and tools help therapists systematically assist patients to improve their adjustment over time.  The volume is appropriate for professionals at a broad range of training levels: graduate students, both new and experienced therapists, and community health workers globally.” 

—Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD, Bat-Yaacov Professor in Child Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director, UCLA Center for Community Health & Global Center for Children and Families, UCLA, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

“MATCH-ADTC offers a practical and easy-to-implement guide for therapists working with children and their parents. Modular treatment protocols and materials needed to intervene with common problems of a child referred for mental health treatment, including conduct disorder, anxiety and depression, are provided. A flow chart and a step-by-step guide for implementing evidence-based services are provided for each disorder. MATCH-ADTC is a ‘must’ tool for child clinicians and organizations providing mental health services to children.”

—Rex Forehand, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, Ansbacher Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, University of Vermont