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FREE Online Certification Training

Anxiety in the Classroom

February 24th, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 60-day free access to the training!
Reduce anxiety, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote maximum learning by:
  • Assessing student stress level – what's normal?
  • Focusing the mind for learning
  • Reducing test anxiety
  • Discovering best approaches to bullying
  • Managing tech use in and out of the classroom
  • And so much more!
And on February 24th, you can join your colleagues and Steve O'Brien, PhD, LIVE ONLINE where you’ll receive:
  • Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional Certification
  • Complete set of course materials
  • Extended on-demand access to recording for 60 days
  • Opportunity to get your questions answered live during the training
  • Up to 6 CE hours
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Nature and Causes of Anxiety
  • How, when and why anxiety develops in children
  • The anxiety temperament (biological sensitivity)
  • The “anxiety personality” – assets and liabilities
  • The role of stress in anxiety
How Anxiety Manifests in the Classroom
  • Perfectionism
  • Worry
  • Task avoidance
  • Restlessness and hyperactivity
  • Attention deficits
  • School avoidance
  • Social isolation
  • Depression and withdrawal
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Low motivation
  • Disorganization and poor time management
  • Academic inconsistency or decline
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavior problems
Seven Key Anxiety Disorders: Symptoms and Case Examples
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (including selective mutism)
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Classroom Interventions
  • Assessing stress level in students
  • 3-S approach to stress management (signs, sources and skillful solutions)
  • Focusing the mind for learning
  • Classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities
  • Encouraging “flow”
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Relationship building with anxious students
  • Tips for reducing test anxiety
  • Creating calm in the classroom
  • 3 questions: intervention for anxious parents
  • “Responsive Classroom”: applications and research findings
  • Risk management with high-conflict divorce families
  • Managing technology use in and out of school
  • Best approach to bullying
  • Anxiety curriculums for schools (friends for life, lifeskills)
  • Special considerations for preschoolers
  • Behavioral health recommendations
  • How to be a role model for low stress and anxiety
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks
  • Consider scope of practice
  • Empirical and anecdotal evidence
  • No “one size fits all” for any modality of anxiety treatment
FREE Online Certification Training
Anxiety in the Classroom
February 24th, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 60-day free access to the training!
Your Expert Presenter

Steve O'Brien

Steve O'Brien, PhD, 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, and mental health consultation for educators. 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 and has led hundreds of workshops and appears frequently on television as an expert and consultant on child and adolescent anxiety.

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.

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FREE Online Certification Training
Anxiety in the Classroom
February 24th, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central
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