A report on recent clinical work in group anxiety management was carried out by nurse therapists whilst undertaking the Joint Board of Clinical Nursing Studies Course 650, Adult Behavioural Psychotherapy (Short Term) in the Plymouth area, England. The group treatments described were based upon a three systems model of anxiety, and aimed to modify cognitive, behavioural and physiological deficits and excesses. The methods used and some collation of measures is shown, followed by discussion of the difficulties encountered. This discussion will relate to: the uses of measures; style of presentation of material, particularly in relation to cognitive change; and adaptability and scope of such groups.