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, post-traumatic stress, and behavior problems.
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. 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 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.
Learn more about MATCH-ADTC, watch a brief video overview of this evidence-based treatment, learn about getting clinical training in MATCH-ADTC, or find a MATCH provider in Connecticut at the Child Health and Development Institute website, below: