The Taming Sneaky Fears Program: Development and Refinement

  • Suneeta Monga
  • Diane Benoit


This chapter offers a historical timeline of the various phases of development and refinement of the Taming Sneaky Fears program, a group Cognitive Behavior Therapy program developed specifically for four- to seven-year-old children diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and their parents. The chapter describes the development of the parent and child components of the Taming Sneaky Fears program. It summarizes the various research endeavors and the research evidence documenting the efficacy of the Taming Sneaky Fears program in the treatment of various anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder and selective mutism, in four- to seven-year-old children. The chapter proposes future directions for research to further refine the Taming Sneaky Fears program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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