Facing Your Fears On Campus

Principal Investigator(s):
Brian Freedman, Ph.D. & Jessica Monahan, Ph.D.
Grant Type:
Applied Research
Funding:
$40,000
Organization:
University of Delaware 
Newark, Delaware
Year Awarded:
2020
Topics:
Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Cognition and Executive Function; Education and School Aged Children

Abstract

The purpose of this proposed study is to evaluate the initial effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of an existing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention with college students with autism who have co-occurring anxiety. Given the increasing numbers of autistic students attending higher education, as well as the increased prevalence of anxiety among autistic adults, it is necessary to adapt evidence-based interventions for autistic students enrolled in higher education. We will utilize a participatory approach to modify an existing CBT protocol originally designed for adolescents with autism (Facing Your Fears) and include two phases.

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