“All we have to do is get serious about keeping score.”
– Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner, Superforecasting.
(Updated March 5, 2019) CCA is the only clinic in the country that we are aware of that tracks and publicly reports their outcomes for accountability and transparency. The figure below shows that children whose primary issue was posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who were treated in our clinic improved 57% by child report and 46% by parent report. These are excellent results even for highly-controlled clinical trials by researchers, and is a reflection of our therapists' adhering to Dr. Scheeringa's evidence-based PTSD treatment protocols. Patients had to qualify for the full diagnosis and stay in treatment at least 3 months to be included in the figure. Symptoms were measured with the standardized Child PTSD Checklist (CPC; Scheeringa, 2010). CCA actually treated over 100 youth for PTSD but many of them improved and ended treatment before the 3-month mark where we measure their outcomes.
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CCA treats anxiety disorders more than any other type of problem. The figure below shows that anxiety symptoms improved 23% on average by child report and 37% by parent report. Child reports tend to show less improvement because anxious children tend to be hard on themselves and minimize their progress.
In addition, these figures are brought down by a subgroup of patients who have treatment-resistant symptoms and show minimal improvement. Actually, 84% of patients showed substantial improvements, and 16% were.treatment resistant.
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Depression is the third most common problem we treat at CCA. The figure below shows that depression symptoms improved 25% by child report and 40% by parent report. As with the anxiety disorders, children tend to report less improvement because they minimize their progress. Due to their depression, children tend not to see their progress.
Another similarity with the anxiety disorders is that these numbers are brought down by a subgroup of treatment resistant patients; 82% of patients with depression improved substantially, and 18% were treatment resistant.