FRIENDS Program Analysis

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disorders. It has also been shown to increase academic performance (Graham 2005). The FRIENDS program is a school-based program that uses CBT to help students overcome symptoms of anxiety. Outcome studies have found that students who completed the program had reported experiencing fewer symptoms of anxiety overall (Stallard, Simpson, Hibbert, Anderson, & Osborn, 2007). Conclusions and Future Study While Gestalt therapy and CBT seem to showing promising positive effects on helping children and adolescents cope with their anger and anxiety, there is limited research and subsequent evidence on the effectiveness of family systems therapy. Gestalt and CBT are alike in that they are both try to improve the person’s confidence, self-awareness, and
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