C.A.T. Project

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. C.A.T. Project has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Anxiety Treatment (Child & Adolescent).

Target Population: Adolescents with anxiety

For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 18

Brief Description

The C.A.T. Project is a 16-session program for adolescents with anxiety. It is cognitive-behavioral in nature, and provides psychoeducation and requires exposure tasks. It is similar to the Coping Cat program for children ages 7- to 13-years old, which is rated a "1 - Well-Supported Research Evidence" on the CEBC, but with teen visuals, themes, labels, and other materials.

The program provides education about anxiety, skills for identifying and managing anxiety, and an approach to face one’s fears and develop mastery.

Program Goals:

The overall goal of the C.A.T. Project is

  • Emotional adjustment

Contact Information

Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP
Agency/Affiliation: Temple University
Phone: (215) 204-7165

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: August 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2013