Author's Final Manuscript
Children and Youth Services Review
In this paper, I respond to comments by Henggeler, Schoenwald, Borduin, and Swenson [Henngeler, S. W., Schoenwald, S. K., Borduin, C. M., & Swenson, C. C. (this issue). The Littell paper: Methodological critique and meta-analysis as Trojan horse. Children and Youth Services Review, doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2005.07.001] on my recent article, “Lessons from a systematic review of Multisystemic Therapy”. I identify factual and logical errors in their response, show how relevant research has been misinterpreted and misrepresented, and suggest constructive new directions for Multisystemic Therapy and the evidence-based practice movement.
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Littell, Julia H. "The Case for Multisystemic Therapy: Evidence or Orthodoxy?" Children and Youth Services Review 28, no. 4 (2006): 458-472, doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2005.07.002.