Following the initial assessment, a counselor is assigned to the child, the family is assigned to a treatment condition, and the treatment phase begins. CAPP's state-of-the-art treatment includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been found to be one of the most effective treatments available for childhood anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on helping the child change his or her anxious or fearful thoughts and gradually learn to approach or deal with the feared objects or events. CAPP's treatment also includes clinical trials of computer-administered attention bias modification (ABM). ABM focuses on helping the child shift his or her early, automatic attention biases away from feared objects.
As a clinical research facility, CAPP's treatment may involve the random assignment of the family to a treatment condition. To help determine the relative effectiveness of treatment conditions, several small assessments are given during the treatment phase. For a list of the current clinical trials, please see our Clinical Trials section of our website.