Coping Cat is a CBT manualized and comprehensive treatment program for children from 7 to 13 years old with separation anxiety disorder, related anxiety disorders, and/or social phobia. It was designed by Philip Kendall and colleagues at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University.〔 A related program called C.A.T. is aimed at adolescents, while the focus of Coping Cat is usually on older children. A group version of Coping Cat has also been designed to work with 4 to 5 children together.
The goals of the treatment are three-fold:
* the child learns to recognize, experience, and cope with anxiety
* the child learns to reduce his/her level of anxiety
* the child learns to master developmentally appropriate, challenging, and difficult tasks
In 16 individual or group therapy sessions over 16 weeks lasting for 50–60 minutes, helped by a workbook whose exercises parallel therapy sessions to aid involvement and skill acquisition. Also done in 6 computer-guided and 6 therapist-guided sessions over 12 weeks using Camp Cope-A-Lot: The Coping Cat CD-Rom. There are two parent sessions, and each may be scheduled for the same day as an adjacent child-focused session.
The therapist and youth together create a personalized FEAR plan to use in anxiety-provoking situations. FEAR stands for ''F''eeling frightened?; ''E''xpecting bad things to happen?; ''A''ctions and attitudes that can help?; ''R''esults and rewards.
Children are also given homework, referred to as a STIC (''S''how ''T''hat ''I'' ''C''an) task.
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