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The Taming Sneaky Fears Program: Introduction Session

  • Suneeta MongaEmail author
  • Diane Benoit
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Abstract

This chapter describes the purpose of the Introduction Session in the Taming Sneaky Fears group treatment program. It provides step-by-step guidelines to both parent and child group therapists on how to implement the Introduction Session. The Introduction Session is unique in the program in that only parents (without their children) and all parent and child group therapists attend. The chapter suggests adaptations for parents of four- to seven-year-old children with selective mutism and social anxiety disorder. Additionally, the chapter provides details to clinicians and researchers on how to use Chaps.  8 through  11 in order to implement the Taming Sneaky Fears program with young anxious children and their parents.

Keywords

Taming Sneaky Fears introduction session Parent-only session Starting Taming Sneaky Fears 

References

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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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