Improving Middle School Students Awareness of Personal Anxiety Strategies Through Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy
Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in School Psychology
Adolescent, Anxiety, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Coping Cat
Anxiety is a frequently diagnosed mental health disorder identified in children living in the United States. The present study focuses on a universal anxiety treatment Coping Cat Program (Kendall & Hedtke, 2006). A sample of six middle school students were referred to the school psychologist for anxiety intervention, ages 11-14 years old. The Coping Cat Program was modified from a 14-week program to a 6-week program. Student anxiety level data was collected via a self-report scale of present anxiety level post-intervention. Results of the present study indicate a small to moderate amount of anxiety reduction at the end of the six-week intervention. Implementation and results were impacted because the intervention was conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in data and participation inconsistency. Overall, the study indicated that universal anxiety treatment moderately reduced anxiety symptoms.
Tibbetts, Matthew, "Improving Middle School Students Awareness of Personal Anxiety Strategies Through Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy" (2022). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 719.