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Effectiveness of a Brief Lay Counsellor-Delivered, Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Urban, Low-Income Schools in India: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Michelson, D., Malik, K., Parikh, R., Weiss, H., Doyle, A., Bhat, B., ... & Sharma, R. (2020). Effectiveness of a brief lay counsellor-delivered, problem-solving intervention for adolescent mental health problems: randomised controlled trial in urban, low-income schools in India. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. ISSN 2352-4642 (Accepted). Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
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Mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in adolescents worldwide. Problem solving is a well-tested mental health intervention in many populations. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a brief, transdiagnostic problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems when delivered by non-specialist school counsellors in New Delhi, India.

Reducing Barriers to Trauma Inquiry in SUD Treatment

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https://substanceabusepolicy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13011-019-0211-8
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Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients. Improving health professionals’ knowledge and skills in the inquiry of traumatic events is therefore of utmost importance for appropriately addressing trauma-related treatment needs.

Reducing Barriers to Trauma Inquiry in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

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Lotzin et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0211-8
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Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients.

Experiences of a Motivational Interview Delivered by a Robot: Qualitative Study

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Galvão Gomes da Silva J, Kavanagh DJ, Belpaeme T, Taylor L, Beeson K, Andrade J Experiences of a Motivational Interview Delivered by a Robot: Qualitative Study J Med Internet Res 2018;20(5):e116 URL: http://www.jmir.org/2018/5/e116 DOI: 10.2196/jmir.7737
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Background: Motivational interviewing is an effective intervention for supporting behavior change but traditionally depends on face-to-face dialogue with a human counselor.