Mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxious youth

Jennifer L. Hudson*

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    Davis and Ollendick (this issue) challenge CBT therapists to move beyond the measurement of subjective fear and diagnostic status in the treatment of phobic youth and urge that cognitive, behavioral, and physiological measurements of the emotional response be included. In this paper I highlight the ways in which current measures of child and adolescent anxiety assess the emotional response and discuss the need for reliable and valid measures of these three components. Next, I review some of the current evidence for the mechanisms of change in CBT for anxious youth and highlight the need for future research in this area.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-165
    Number of pages5
    JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


    • Anxiety disorders
    • Child anxiety
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy


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