Anxiety Disorders rank among the most common and debilitating mental health diagnoses. Furthermore, the prevalence of presenting anxiety disorders has been found to be high in training clinics. While cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be the gold standard of treatments for anxiety disorders, little research has been done examining the effectiveness of CBT for anxiety disorders in a university training clinic. Even though training clinics are an excellent resource for collecting effectiveness research data, they are often underutilized for this purpose. The current study used a paired-samples t-test of pre- and posttest scores on a popular outcome measure to examine the effectiveness of CBT treatment for anxiety disorders in a training clinic. Results were significant and indicated that student clinicians are effective in treating anxiety disorders using CBT. A discussion of clinical implications of the research, limitations of the study, and future research is included.
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