Practitioners' Use and Evaluation of Transdiagnostic Youth Psychotherapy Years After Training and Consultation Have Ended

  • Kristel ThomassinEmail author
  • Lauren K. Marchette
  • John R. Weisz
Original Article


We examined practitioners’ use of the transdiagnostic Modular Approach to Therapy for Children (MATCH) 7 years after learning MATCH for a clinical trial. The practitioners (N = 29; Mage = 52.10, SD = 12.29, 86% women, 97% white) reported using MATCH with 55% of their caseload; use of the various MATCH modules ranged from 39 to 70%. Use was positively associated with amount of MATCH experience in the trial, perceived effectiveness, and ease of implementation. Patterns of specific module use did not consistently match strength of prior evidence (e.g., exposure was least used of the anxiety modules), suggesting challenges for implementation science.


Empirically supported Psychotherapy Children Adolescents Sustainability 



This study was funded by a Grant from the Norlien Foundation awarded to John R. Weisz. We thank the Norlien Foundation for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors.

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Conflict of interest

Author JRW receives royalties from sales of the MATCH-ADTC treatment manual. Authors KT and LKM declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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