Books and Therapist Manuals

Books and Therapist Manuals

As a resource to professionals, we will be continuously updating this page to house the latest books and resources for professionals on child and adolescent anxiety. To ease your search we’ve grouped the resources into categories. If there is a title or resource that you would like to suggest adding to this list, please contact our Web Editor Dr. Muniya Khanna at


Empirically-supported CBT to reduce anxious distress in youth. This newest edition is a revision of the original Coping Cat Workbook by Philip Kendall that has been in use since 1992. Sixteen therapy sessions promote coping skills for dealing with anxiety. The program can be adapted for use with individual youth or with groups. Appendices include "situation cards" with three levels of difficulty, a "feelings barometer", as well as other cut-outs and a certificate of achievement.

An outgrowth of the popular Coping Cat Program, the CAT Project provides sixteen sessions for individual cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for anxiety in older adolescents (14-17 years of age) using a workbook format. Content has been modified for use with the older population.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Specific Phobia

Panic Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Selective Mutism


Suggestions to Help Intervention

Think Exposure Tasks!

  • Considering CBT with anxious youth? Think exposures.
    Kendall, P., Robin, J., Hedtke, K., Suveg, C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Gosch, E. (2005)
    Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 12, 136–150.
  • When considering what to do about distressing anxiety….”Think Exposures”

The Power of Non-Negative Thinking

Safety Seeking and Exposure Tasks

Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Try Not to Be “Over” Involved

“Transferring control” can be Helpful

Smoothing the Trail: Being Flexible While Following the Manual

Parents Can Help Children Regulate Their Emotions

Flexible Applications of the Coping Cat Program

Flexibility Within Fidelity

  • Flexibility within fidelity
    Kendall, P. C., Gosch, E., Furr, J. M., & Sood, E. (2008)
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47(9), 987–93.
  • Considers and describes the essential features of effective treatment for youth anxiety.

The FEAR Plan Comes to Life

Not to Be Concerned: Exposure Tasks Are OK

Conditions as they relate to Anxiety:


School Refusal

Tic Disorders