Child & Youth Care Forum

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 161–183 | Cite as

Adolescents in Residential and Inpatient Treatment: A Review of the Outcome Literature

  • Joanna E. Bettmann
  • Rachael A. Jasperson
Original Paper


Operationalizing treatment efficacy has become essential in the field of psychotherapy. Managed health care now requires psychotherapy to produce measurable outcomes and define success concretely. This requirement has resulted in research attempting to identify empirically supported and evidence-based treatments. This article presents a review of adolescent residential and inpatient outcome literature, for the purpose of identifying elements of successful programs and highlighting needed directions for research in the field.


Adolescent Residential treatment Inpatient treatment Treatment outcome 


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  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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