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

posted on 20.01.2019, 20:19 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.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Louise Mclean

Additional supervisor 1

Nerelie Freeman

Additional supervisor 2

Jocelynne Gordon

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre



Master of Psychology (Counselling)/Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Education