This article is a review of Group Therapy for anxiety in children and adolescents with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It first provides a literature review of available papers to outline some of the key features of ASD, its comorbidity with anxiety and the emergence of effective intervention strategies for use in this group of individuals. It also looks at adaptations that were commonly suggested by these studies to tailor CBT and counselling interventions to the specific needs of ASD population. Then, it describes the structure of a group therapy treatment in a CAMHS setting in the UK.
Hadi Shaker Naeeni* and Uttom Chowdhury