Seminar Detail

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

Where:   TAUNTON, MA

When:  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Anxiety disorders are now recognized as the most common emotional problem in 10 out of 17 countries surveyed by the World Health Organization, including the United States. 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. Paul Foxman will present a template for how and why anxiety develops in children and adolescents. He 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” framework for understanding how, why and when anxiety occurs in children.
  2. Draw from 10 specific stress-management strategies to target the "when" factor in child and adolescent anxiety.
  3. Recommend 8 steps teachers can take to reduce anxiety in the classroom for more focused attention.
  4. Implement at least one effective treatment strategy for each of the 7 key anxiety disorders to modify sources of stress.
  5. Designate 3 steps that schools can take to create a safe, calm environment for meeting the needs of anxious students.
  6. Create a therapeutic alliance with parents to improve the effectiveness of clinical treatment with anxious kids.
OUTLINE

Nature and Causes of Anxiety
  • How anxiety develops in children
  • Three ingredients in all anxiety disorders
  • The ”anxiety personality” – assets and liabilities
Seven Key Anxiety Disorders
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Overanxious disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
  • Selective mutism
Therapeutic Approaches
  • Cognitive-behavioral
  • Biological
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems Approaches
Interventions and Self-Regulation Strategies
  • The Floating Technique for panic anxiety
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD
  • Mindfulness for worry
  • Solution Focused Intervention for worry
  • Group Therapy guidelines for social anxiety
  • Visualization Desensitization for separation anxiety
  • Three Question Technique for parents struggling with child separation anxiety
  • Three Step Technique for managing children’s stress
  • Yoga games and breathing techniques for relaxation training
  • LifeSkills Program for generalized anxiety
  • Virtual Reality approach for phobias
  • Baby Buddhas meditations for anxious preschoolers

PAUL FOXMAN, PH.D.

Paul Foxman, Ph.D., has led hundreds of workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada, and he has appeared on television and radio as an expert on the topic of anxiety. His books include The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Disorders in Kids & Teens (2017), Dancing with Fear (2007) and award-winning The Worried Child (2004). He also co-authored a casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (with Glatzer). Dr. Foxman is known for his knowledge and clarity, sense of humor, compassion, and engaging speaking style.

Dr. Foxman is a clinical psychologist, as well as founder and director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Disorders. In 1985 he co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School is Shelburne, VT, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school. Dr. Foxman has over 40 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools and private practice.

Dr. Foxman’s education includes Yale University (B.A. in Psychology), Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology), and training at the Department of Psychiatry of M. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.



Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Dr. Paul Foxman is the founder/director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders. He is an author for Hunter House and receives royalties. He is an author for Jason Aronson, Inc. and receives royalties. He is an author for Da Capo Press and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Paul Foxman co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School.
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