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2-Day Certification Training: Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents


Faculty:
Steve O'Brien, Psy.D., PA
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LWC053600
Brochure Code:
PWZ86402
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: In-Person Seminar | Live Webinar  2

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Description

Divorce, family breakdown, violence in society and the media, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of kids suffering from anxiety!

Join anxiety expert and author, Dr. Steve O’Brien, who will demonstrate how you can “connect” with anxious children and inspire them to practice new self-regulation skills. You will learn how to help parents (“bulldozers,” “helicopters” and “snowplows”) and schools gain confidence, gratification and success in helping their most anxious kids.

To increase your effectiveness with the various manifestations of child anxiety, Dr. O’Brien will address each of the following disorders with case examples and clinical vignettes:

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (including skin picking and hair pulling)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder/Selective Mutism
  • Specific phobias
  • Trauma- and Stressor-related disorders

Emphasis will be on creative psychotherapy involving insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, biological, mindfulness, and family systems interventions.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP-CA) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of child and adolescent anxiety counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit www. evergreencertifications.com/CCATPCA for details.


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP-CA) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CCATP-CA certification from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCATPCA for professional requirements.

Credits


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



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Faculty

Steve O'Brien, Psy.D., PA Related seminars and products

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Steve O'Brien, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience treating children, adolescents, families and young adults in his Clearwater, Florida practice. His specialty areas include child-adolescent anxiety/depression, ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorders, and divorced/blended family adjustment. Dr. O'Brien utilizes an integrative-systems model which tailors treatment to the developmental needs of youth and families. Intensive parent consultation and youth-focused family interventions are critical components of his therapeutic approach.

Dr. O'Brien has worked in numerous healthcare environments, including community mental health, psychiatric, inpatient/residential, substance abuse, and medical facilities. He also served as associate professor of child-adolescent studies at the Florida School of Professional Psychology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. O'Brien is an app developer (Life@Home by Psychtouch.com) and a media consultant for both Tampa Bay and national news outlets. Visit obrienpsychology.com for more information.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steve O’Brien is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steve O’Brien is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Florida Psychological Association.


Alternate Dates

2-Day Certification Training: Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents
Thu, Dec 09, 2021 - 07:00am to Fri, Dec 10, 2021 - 03:00pm CST - Product Code LWC053600
2-Day Certification Training: Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents
Thu, Feb 17, 2022 - 08:00am to Fri, Feb 18, 2022 - 04:00pm CST - Product Code LWC053600

Additional Info

Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Outline

DAY ONE
Sources of Anxiety and Treatment Overview
• What research tells us about therapy effectiveness applied to children
• How anxiety develops in children: the “Three Ingredients Framework”
• Biological sensitivity
• Anxiety personality style
• Stress overload
• Treatment goals, strategies and recommendations
• The baseball analogy for behavior change and symptom reduction
• Behavioral health recommendations
Interventions: Stress Management and Anxiety-Regulation Skills
• The 1st intervention: “3-S” process for stress management
• Symptoms
• Sources
• Solutions
• The 2nd intervention: anxiety regulation skills
• “Relaxation Response”
• Breathing practices
• Mindfulness practices for children
• Flow activities
• Yoga games
• Martial arts
• “Baby Buddhas” meditation for preschoolers
• Other approaches to self-regulation
School Recommendations, Medication, DSM-5® Classification, and Interventions for Separation Anxiety Disorder
• Recommendations for schools
• Pros and cons of medication
• Nature’s remedies
• Herbal treatments
• Homeopathy
• DSM-5® anxiety disorders: current updates
• Separation anxiety
• Normal separation process
• Therapeutic exposure
• “Helicopter,” “bulldozer” and “snowplow” parenting
• Strategies to help parents let go
Interventions for Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorder
• Generalized anxiety
• Why we worry
• Introducing language for new thought patterns
• 9 strategies for replacing worry with alternative cognitive habits
• Panic disorder
• Diagnosis and treatment success rates
• Agoraphobia component
• Treatment metaphors
• “Floating Technique”
• “LifeSkills” Self Help Program
 
DAY TWO
Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
• Obsessive-compulsive disorders: expanded classification
• Relationship between obsessions and compulsions
• Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
• Excoriation (skin picking)
• Body dysmorphia
• PANDAS (medically induced OCD: Pediatric Autoimmune Disorder Associated with Streptococcus Infection)
Interventions for Social Anxiety Disorder and Selective Mutism
• Social Anxiety Disorder
• Selective mutism
• Self-esteem issues and treatment
• Social communication skills
• Group therapy
Interventions for Phobias and Stressor- and TraumaRelated Disorders
• Specific Phobias
• Diagnosis and examples
• Virtual reality exposure
• Stressor and trauma-related disorders
• Expanded diagnostic classification
• Attachment disorders
• Adjustment disorders
• Acute stress disorders
• Trauma-related disorders
• New frontiers in trauma treatment
Wrap Up
• Therapy progress measures
• Case consultations

Objectives

  1. Integrate motivational therapeutic activities into your practice to improve client engagement in treatment.
  2. Develop structured clinical interviewing strategies to aid in developing comprehensive treatment plans.
  3. Assess the “3 ingredient framework” of how anxiety develops in children to assist with assessment and treatment planning.
  4. Analyze the efficacy of prescription drugs for treatment of anxiety symptoms in children.
  5. Devise a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients.
  6. Evaluate exposure therapy interventions for effective treatment of OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety and phobias.
  7. Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension.
  8. Integrate calming techniques to reduce overall anxiety, such as mindfulness and yoga, to reduce fight or flight response and simultaneously engage the relaxation response.
  9. Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in children with ADHD.
  10. Utilize specific anxiety techniques to minimize the ruminative nature of obsessive thoughts that often precede dysfunctional compulsive behaviors.
  11. Prepare clients to engage the parasympathetic nervous system to create new neuropathways to reduce hyper arousal and decrease maladaptive behaviors.
  12. Develop clinical strategies to decrease symptoms of pervasive separation anxiety in children and adolescents.

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 4

Comments

THOMAS C

"Excellent use of video for case studies"

Lynne B

"Of the many online courses I have taken, this was one of the best. I have found PESI materials to be well organized, easy to access, Dr Steve was a professional and his presentation was fabulous! I even like the way you did the breaks...with music and a screen saver that assured us we were still in touch with the presentation!"

Stacy O

"This was extremely informative, maintained a high level of interest and was beneficial to my profession as well as my family. I will remember the videos of the presenter's clients for their genuine honesty and touching stories."

MARTIN S

"Very useful course taught by an articulate, experienced, and nuanced clinician.Videos of Dr. O'Brien's clinical work were also clinically very useful and engaging."

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