Is Emotion-Focused Skills Training for Parents (EFST) effective for symptom reduction and remission of child anxiety? In this recently published pilot study, parents of 9 children attended a two-day EFST course followed by 5 weekly hour-long sessions of emotion-focused therapy with the parents individually.
The study shows that after treatment, three out of nine children no longer had an anxiety diagnosis, six out of nine had achieved remission from their primary anxiety diagnosis, and eight of the nine had achieved remission from one of their anxiety diagnoses.
Read the full pilot study in the link below, published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Emotion‐focused skills training for parents with anxious children. A pilot study - Zahl‐Olsen - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - Wiley Online Library