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Training Clinicians to Deliver Cognitive Behavior Therapy

to Children with High-Functioning ASD and Anxiety


​This project provides training to clinicians working with children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and anxiety in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Three sites in the U.S. have been selected to receive training in the Face Your Fears manualized intervention model using three different training methods. An optimal training model will be developed with the results of data collected during training at the three sites.

Major Goals:

  1. Train psychologists to fidelity on the Face Your Fears manualized group Cognitive Behavior Therapy intervention to four treatment groups using one of three instructional methods: 1) manual only; 2) manual plus three-day workshop; and 3) manual plus three-day workshop, plus bi-weekly supervised consultation.
  2. Develop optimal training model for clinicians delivering the Face Your Fears intervention by comparing the three different instructional methods used in the training described above.

Funding Source:
This project is funded by the National Institute of Health, award 1R21MH089291-01 for four years beginning October 2009.
 
Contact Person:
Jessica A. Stern
JFK Partners
13121 E. 17th Ave., C234
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-7658
jessica.a.stern@ucdenver.edu 
 
Faculty:
Judy Reaven, PhD, Principle Investigator | Clinical Psychologist
Audrey Blakeley-Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Susan Hepburn, PhD, Clinical Psychologist