Chapter 7

Individual CBT for Anxiety and Related Symptoms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jeffrey J. Wood, Sami Klebanoff, Patricia Renno, Cori Fujii and John Danial,    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is increasingly being used to treat anxiety, core autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms, and co-occurring emotion dysregulation associated with ASD. Because of the overlapping nature of anxiety, ASD symptoms, and other types of emotion dysregulation, these facets of mental health are each considered in this review of CBT for children with ASD. In this chapter, we review the evidence base for individually administered CBT for youth with ASD using Southam-Gerow and Prinstein’s ...

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