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In-Person Seminar

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


Faculty:
Steve O'Brien, Psy.D., PA
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LIP053600
Brochure Code:
PAY86124
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webinar  3
Location:
Parsippany, New Jersey
Available Dates:

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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


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


New Jersey Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 12.5 clock hours in length.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists. The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Psychiatrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This live course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts/Brochure

Faculty

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

Dr.


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.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 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.


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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