Seminar Detail

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recognizing & Treating the Emerging Epidemic

Where:
TAUNTON, MA
When:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, family breakdown, violence in society, the media, and a failing school system, has produced a “shell shocked” generation suffering from anxiety in many cases. The challenge for clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and help them cope.

Dr. Christine Dargon will teach you how and why anxiety develops in children and adolescents. She will present practical treatment strategies that can be applied immediately. The seven key anxiety disorders along with case examples to be addressed include:
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Overanxious disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Other co-occurring disorders (e.g. behavior problems, medical conditions, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, selective mutism) will also be discussed. Emphasis will be on creative interventions involving insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, biological, mindfulness, expressive arts and family systems approaches.
Objectives:
  1. Apply the “Three Ingredients” template for understanding how, why and when anxiety develops in children.
  2. Recognize and modify the sources of stress in children and adolescents.
  3. Explain the anxiety management skills to use with young clients.
  4. Identify effective treatment strategies for each of the seven key anxiety disorders.
  5. Identify steps that schools can take to reduce student anxiety.
  6. Apply self-regulation skills and strategies to children.

CHRISTINE DARGON, PHD

Christine Dargon, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She is currently in private practice in Northern Arizona where she offers a wide range of psychological services including play therapy, counseling for individuals of all ages, couples counseling and family therapy. Dr. Dargon specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders and marriage counseling. She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and is the Founder and Director of a Children’s Theater Company. She has much training and experience with Drama and Dance and now integrates that into her therapeutic work.

Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 15 years specializing in Child Development and Counseling. She is currently on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program and Ashford University teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, her Masters’ of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University with a focus in School Counseling and her Bachelors’ in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Connecticut.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christine Dargon maintains a private practice. She is on faculty at Grand Canyon University and Ashford University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Christine Dargon is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.
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