ERIC Number: EJ921341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Assessing and Treating Child Anxiety in Schools
Mychailyszyn, Matthew P.; Beidas, Rinad S.; Benjamin, Courtney L.; Edmunds, Julie M.; Podell, Jennifer L.; Cohen, Jeremy S.; Kendall, Philip C.
Psychology in the Schools, v48 n3 p223-232 Mar 2011
Anxiety disorders in youth are common and, if left untreated, can lead to a variety of negative sequelae. Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an efficacious treatment for anxiety disorders in youth with preliminary evidence showing that CBT can be successfully transported into schools. The present article provides (a) a discussion of the inherent challenges and advantages of implementing CBT in the school setting, (b) methods used to identify anxious youth, and (c) key components of CBT for anxious youth with an emphasis on adaptation and application in the school environment. Future research directions are discussed. The successful integration of a flexible CBT approach into the domain of school mental health would be a favorable step toward effective dissemination and would ensure the enduring provision of evidence-based practice to children and adolescents struggling with anxiety.
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Anxiety, Evaluation Methods, Behavior Modification, School Health Services, Mental Health, Program Implementation, Disability Identification, Counseling Techniques, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Questionnaires, Observation, Rating Scales, Parent Participation, School Personnel
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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