Homework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Systematic Review of Adherence Assessment in Anxiety and Depression (2011–2016)

Nikolaos Kazantzis, Nicole Brownfield, Livia Mosely, Alexsandra S. Usatoff, Andrew J. Flighty

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Treatment adherence has posed a substantial challenge not only for patients but also for the health profession for many decades. The last 5 years has witnessed significant attention toward adherence with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) homework for anxiety and depressive disorders, and adherence assessment methods have diversified. However, there remains a large component of the adherence process not assessed in CBT, with patient effort, engagement, and the known role for treatment appraisals and beliefs necessitating the pursuit of improved adherence assessment methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-639
Number of pages15
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • cognitive behavior therapy
  • homework
  • adherence
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • review

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