Can Parents Treat their Anxious Child using CBT? A Brief Report of a Self-Help Program

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Objective: We developed and tested a self-help program with minimal therapist
involvement for parents of anxious children.
Method: The program focused on transfer of control from therapist to parents
of children with moderate anxiety, and consisted of two therapist-led workshops, a Facebook group, and Cool Kids manuals for parents and children. The sample consisted of 20 families, and 17 completed treatment.
Results: After treatment, intent-to-treat analyses indicated that 65% of the children were free of all anxiety disorders. The corresponding figure for completers was 76.5%.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that parent-based self-help groups focusing on
transfer of control may be a cost-effective way of providing treatment to children with moderate anxiety
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Psychopathologica
Issue number1
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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