Coping Cat

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Well-Supported by Research Evidence
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About This Program

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

Target Population: Children experiencing problematic levels of anxiety

For children/adolescents ages: 7 – 13

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 7 – 13

Brief Description

Coping Cat is a cognitive-behavioral treatment for children with anxiety. The program incorporates 4 components:

  • Recognizing and understanding emotional and physical reactions to anxiety
  • Clarifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations
  • Developing plans for effective coping
  • Evaluating performance and giving self-reinforcement

Coping Cat also has a version for adolescents, ages 14-17, known as the C.A.T. Project which is highlighted on the CEBC as well.

Program Goals:

The overall goal of Coping Cat is:

  • Reduce anxiety

Contact Information

Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP
Agency/Affiliation: Temple University
Phone: (215) 204-7165
Fax: (215) 204-0565

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: May 2009