Transporting Cognitive Behavior Interventions to the School Setting

  • Matthew P. MychailyszynEmail author


Today’s children and adolescents face many challenges: increasing educational demands (Shepard & Smith, 1988), rising rates of divorce (Heckel, Clarke, Barry, McCarthy, & Selikowitz, 2009), media exposure to messages of violence and terrorism (Comer & Kendall, 2007), and other psychosocial stressors. These contribute to youth’s vulnerability to a wide range of associated mental-health difficulties, and, indeed, youth psychopathology prevalence rates have been found to range from 1 to 51 %, with the most reliable estimates suggesting that between 12 and 20 % of youth struggle with clinical-level symptoms of disorder at any given time (Costello, Egger, & Angold, 2005; Roberts, Attkisson, & Rosenblatt, 1998). Such figures are generally consistent with estimates made by the United States Congress, suggesting that between 5.6 million and 6.8 million (18–22 %) youth are in need of mental-health services (U.S. Public Health Service, 2000).


School Setting Educational Setting Organizational Climate Anxious Youth Empirically Support Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTowson UniversityTowsonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Psychology and NeuropsychologyMt. Washington Pediatric HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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