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(p. 83) Children Refusing School to Escape Anxious Social and/or Evaluative Situations
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(p. 83) Children Refusing School to Escape Anxious Social and/or Evaluative Situations
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Christopher A. Kearney

and Anne Marie Albano

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190604080.003.0005
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date: 11 December 2018

Chapter 5 outlines the treatment for children whose anxiety in social, performance, and/or evaluative situations is so distressing that they cannot tolerate these situations. Instead, avoidance behavior takes over. Treatment for such children involves teaching them to identify what they tell themselves in anxiety-provoking situations and then to use a method to change negative thoughts to coping, helpful statements. Treatment involves graduated exposure to anxiety-provoking social or evaluative situations in session with the therapist and gradually increasing school attendance. It is important for the child to practice coping skills in real-life social and evaluative situations.

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