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Evidence-Based Treatments for Anxiety in Children

  • Laura Nabors
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Part of the Springer Series on Child and Family Studies book series (SSCFS)

Abstract

This chapter presents information from evidence-based treatments. Critical insights from seminal reviews of treatments in the field are also presented, along with information about techniques that therapists can use in treatment. Techniques include distraction, relaxation, desensitization, and graded exposure. Being a detective and applying several techniques may help some children. Involving parents so that they can practice techniques with the child can be helpful as well. Excerpts from clinical examples are presented to show application of different anxiety management strategies. Using a modular approach, where the clinician moves from successful treatment techniques that may help lessen symptom severity, may be a parsimonious and effective way to apply the evidence base in clinical practice settings.

Keywords

Coping Cat Evidence-based Multimodal treatment study Parent involvement Graded exposure Relaxation Modular approach Distraction Worry detective 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Nabors
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  1. 1.School of Human ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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