School-Based Intervention for Adolescent Anxiety

  • Ryan Cullen Victoria University of Wellington


This systematic literature review investigates the efficacy of adolescent anxiety interventions in schools. Collectively the studies in this review present findings that suggest school-based intervention programmes can be effective in
reducing anxiety levels in adolescents. The majority of studies present group cognitive behavioural therapy in particular as an effective option. The research suggests that effective programmes include cognitive restructuring, exposure to
anxiety provoking situations, and targeted social skills education components. Furthermore, the findings of several of the studies suggest that school-based cognitive-behavioural therapy can be effectively transported and disseminated
to different cultural contexts.


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How to Cite
Cullen, R. (2013). School-Based Intervention for Adolescent Anxiety. New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work, 10(1), 104-124. Retrieved from