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CBT References and Resources

References and Resources

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Listing of practitioners treating people with I/DD. (Search for individual diagnoses or problem areas.)

Butler, A.C., Chapman, J.E., Forman, E. M., & Beck, A. T. (2006). The empirical status of cognitive-behavioral therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Clinical Psychology Review, 26: 17-31.

Hassiotis, A., Serfaty, M., Azam, K., Martin, S., Strydom, A., & King, M. (2012). A Manual of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities and Common Mental Disorders. Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust and University College London.

Hollocks, M. J., Jones, C. R., Pickles, A., Baird, G., Happé, F., Charman, T., & Simonoff, E. (2014). The association between social cognition and executive functioning and symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 7(2), 216-228.

Kleinhans, N. M., Richards, T., Weaver, K., Johnson, L. C., Greenson, J., Dawson, G., & Aylward, E. (2010). Association between amygdala response to emotional faces and social anxiety in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychologia, 48(12), 3665-3670.

Ryckaert, C., Kuntsi, J., & Asherson, P. (2018). Emotional dysregulation and ADHD. Oxford Textbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, p. 103.

Scarpa, A., William White, S., & Attwood, T. (2013). CBT for Children & Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Guilford Press.

Wood, J. J., Drahota, A. , Sze, K. , Har, K. , Chiu, A. and Langer, D. A. (2009). Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50: 224-234. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.01948.x

Examples of specific CBT Intervention Protocols

Facing Your Fears. A group format incorporating child and parent coaching groups, psychoeducation, exposure activities, and video modeling activities. This may be available through TEACCH regional centers across North Carolina. See, for example,

Multimodal Anxiety and Social Skills Intervention. Incorporates individual, parent, and group sessions and focuses on social and emotion regulation skills with emphasis on repeated practice, social learning, and skill modeling. See White, S.W., et al. (2013). Randomized controlled trial: Multimodal Anxiety and Social Skill Intervention for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(2):382-94. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1577-x.

Exploring Feelings Program. Emphasizes affect education, cognitive restructuring practice, and evaluation of behavioral responses. Based on Attwood, T. (2004). Exploring feelings: Cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anxiety. Future Horizons.

Other Resources

Note that these are examples only, not specifically endorsed by NCDMH/DD/SAS or UNC School of Social Work. Other useful tools may be available. This site provides downloadable resources for CBT.

Psychoeducation tools. These are some examples of commonly used tools for identifying and monitoring emotions.