The Parent Companion is a resource for parents or caregivers of youth participating in the Coping Cat Program for anxiety. The Coping Cat Program employs a cognitive-behavioral approach to helping children identify and manage their anxiety. The Parent Companion informs parents or caregivers about the experiences their child will have as he/she completes the program. Directed to parents or caregivers, the Parent Companion provides information about the nature of anxiety, about its treatment, and about the ways that parents may be involved in their child’s treatment. Specifically, this resource includes information about identifying somatic responses to anxiety, changing anxious thinking, using relaxation, engaging in problem solving, and approaching rather than avoiding anxiety provoking situations.
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About the Authors:
Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP, & Jennifer L. Podell, M.A., Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC), Temple University, and Elizabeth A. Gosch, Ph.D., ABPP, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine