MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems)
TREATING MULTIPLE DISORDERS WITH A SINGLE EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
CHDI is helping to bring a new evidence-based children’s mental health treatment to providers in Connecticut.
MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems) is an evidence-based treatment designed for children ages 6 - 15. Unlike most treatment approaches that focus on single disorders, MATCH is designed to treat four common behavioral health concerns among children, including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and behavior problems.
MATCH was developed by Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D. and John Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP. The model synthesizes decades of empirically based research on evidence-based treatments and strategies.
Based on the child's primary concern, treatment is sequentially organized and flexible in order to tailor treatment to each child's specific characteristics and needs.
MATCH is comprised of 33 modules (e.g., praise, rewards, etc.) representing treatment components that are frequently included in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols for depression, anxiety including post-traumatic stress, and behavioral parent training for disruptive behavior. MATCH is designed to address broad practitioner caseloads, youth comorbidity, and changes in treatment needs during episodes of care, creating a foundation for successful outcomes.
CHDI, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Harvard University (HU) established a partnership in July 2013 to carry out a five-year, $5 million project to implement, replicate and evaluate MATCH-ADTC.
This 5-year project will provide MATCH to children served through selected outpatient clinics and enhance access to evidence-based treatments across Connecticut. The MATCH initiative includes a randomized clinical trial conducted by Harvard University and a statewide dissemination led by CHDI using the Learning Collaborative methodology. MATCH is currently available at 15 agencies in Connecticut. Go to kidsmentalhealthinfo.com to find a provider near you!
To learn more about MATCH, contact Tiffany Franceschetti or Jason Lang.