Get Lost Mr Scary! Assessment and Early Intervention for Anxious Children Aged 5 to 7 Years

2019-01-20T20:19:31Z (GMT) by SYLVIA MAY RUOCCO GUTHRIE
This thesis develops and evaluates the pictorial semi-structured Child Anxiety and Coping Interview and examines an early intervention school-based program for children aged 5 to 7 years. The findings show that children are viable reporters of their mental health, and demonstrate the utility of the program called Get Lost Mr Scary to both improve child self-reports of coping skills, and improve parental, teacher, and child reports of anxiety. The thesis adds to clinical knowledge by identifying anxiety-specific coping skills that may have utility in clinical practice when exploring the effects of coping skills interventions.