g., teasing) versus telling her parents or a school administrator (e.g., cyber bullying). Her use of this skill was further brought to life during a role play in which she helped another youth determine who was the best person to access after a bullying incident. Over the course of the group, Youth 5 became closer to Youth 3 and became more assertive. She often stood up for Youth 3 when other members interrupted him (e.g., “Please let him finish speaking”). Overall, she seemed to enjoy group discussions and gained confidence in speaking up during the group. Youth 5 found the group helpful and liked that the group discussed problems relevant to her life. However,
Youth 5 disliked that time was often Stem Cell Compound Library taken away from the group for group leaders to address “fooling around.” At posttreatment, Youth 5 no longer met criteria for Akt inhibitor MDD or GAD, but retained her SAD diagnosis. Symptoms of depression and anxiety
also decreased by youth report. However, Youth 5 reported an increase in the negative impact of bullying. This reflects her feeling that there was too much horseplay that distracted from group content, which may have led her not to benefit as much from the group. For Youth 5, much of the work came through in vivo exposures. One of the unique additions that GBAT-B adds to the traditional BA program (Jacobson et al., 2001) is its focus on in-session in vivo exposures. In school, many of these exposures took the form of group role plays, though the group was encouraged to make full use of the school environment (e.g., administration offices, approaching teachers, peers, lunchroom) when possible. Video 5 demonstrates using the TRAP acronym to set up a social exposure for a shy girl who has been invited to a party. This is not identical to exposures
conducted with Youth 5, but reflects similar themes. The girl identifies how the party (trigger) antecedes anxiety (response) and leads her to procrastinate or stay by herself at the party (avoidance responses). Figure 3 is a worksheet used to help structure the exposure set-up. Video 6 illustrates a first attempt to role play a party experience and Video 7 demonstrates PRKD3 a second trial. These videos are presented to remind therapists that repeated trials are essential to practicing skills. Viewing multiple trials also enables the therapist to identify strengths and weaknesses that the client brings to the situation. This paper introduced a novel bullying-specific adaptation to a transdiagnostic behavioral therapy using case studies and video illustrations. GBAT-B appeared feasible to implement in at least one school setting and was received well by participating youth. Satisfaction ratings were high and no incidents of stigma were reported. This was important as there could be an increased risk associated with identifying and labeling youth who are already targeted by their peers.