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Table 1 Overview and content of the two CBT interventions

From: School-based cognitive behavioral interventions for anxious youth: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  CHILLED (school version)   VÅG
Session participants Duration content Session participants Duration content
1 Adolescents 90 min Psychoeducation. Anxiety, linking thoughts and feelings. Setting goals. Homework assignment 1 Adolescents 45 min Psychoeducation. Anxiety, linking situations, thoughts and feelings. Setting goals Homework assignment
2a Adolescents 90 min Cognitive restructuring (“realistic thinking”) and self-rewards. Homework assignment 2 Adolescents and parents 60 min Using self-help material to link situations, feelings and thoughts. Cognitive restructuring. Identifying avoidance. Helpful parenting. Homework assignment
3 Adolescents 90 min Cognitive restructuring. Principles and application of exposure hierarchies (stepladders). Homework assignment 3 Adolescents 90 min In-session exposure and behavioral experiments. Training plans. Homework assignment
4 Adolescents 90 min Exposure hierarchy. Regulating anxiety by surfing emotions and worries. Homework assignment 4 Adolescents 90 min In-session exposure and behavioral experiments. Training plans. Homework assignment
5a Adolescents 90 min Reviewing and revising exposure hierarchies (individual sessions 15-20 min)     
6 Adolescents 90 min Simplifying cognitive restructuring. In-session exposure and behavioral experiments. Homework assignment   Adolescents 5-10 min × 2 Two telephone calls or text-messages, supporting the adolescents to follow the training plan
7 Adolescents 90 min In-session exposure and behavioral experiments. Homework assignment     
8 Adolescents 90 min In-session exposure and behavioral experiments. Additional skills if needed to facilitate progress (e.g., problem solving, assertiveness). Homework assignment     
9 Adolescents 90 min Troubleshooting exposure. In-session exposure. Homework assignment     
10 Adolescents 90 min Reviewing goals. Positive and negative coping strategies. Future plans. Celebration. 5 Adolescents 45 min Review of progress so far. Future plans Mutual support
  1. aTwo psychoeducational parent sessions, each 90 min. The first between session 1 and 3 and the second after session 5