Skip to main content

Table 1 Session structure of the Cool Kids Program

From: Does the treatment of anxiety in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using cognitive behavioral therapy improve child and family outcomes? Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Session 1: Psychoeducation, fears list/goals, worry scale, linking thoughts and feelings.

Session 2: Detective/realistic thinking, rewards.

Session 3: Detective/realistic thinking, design of first exposure hierarchy (stepladder).

Session 4: Parenting an anxious child (parent only session).

Session 5: Review of exposure progress, creative exposure, design of further stepladders.

Session 6: Review of exposure progress, simplified realistic thinking, in-session exposure.

Session 7, 8 & 9: Troubleshooting exposure, realistic thinking, parenting, in session exposure. Additional skills to facilitate progress: problem solving, relaxation, social skills, assertiveness, dealing with bullying, surfing emotions, testing predictions and expectations.

Session 10: Review goals, maintenance of gains, setbacks, future plans.