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Seminar Detail

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

Where:
COPPELL, TX
When:
Thursday, December 12, 2019 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.

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., 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.
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
Target Audience

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

STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, LMHC

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., NCC, DCMHS, LMHC, is a bestselling author and psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, gaslighting, narcissistic abuse, and ADHD. She is the author of several books, including the best-selling Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free and 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals. She was named a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, one of only 20 professionals in the United States with this dual designation.

Dr. Sarkis is also a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. Dr. Sarkis is the founder of the Sarkis Institute, Specializing in the treatment of comorbid anxiety and ADHD. She is a contributor to Forbes, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. Her Psychology Today posts have been viewed over 26 million times. She has a Ph.D., Ed.S., and MEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida, named by US News and World Report as the top counselor education program in the country. Dr. Sarkis has appeared on CNN, 10% Happier with Dan Harris, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, ABC (U.S.), ABC (Australia), and many more media outlets. Her research is published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She is based in Tampa, Florida, where she provides evaluations and psychotherapy. You can visit her website at www.stephaniesarkis.com.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Stephanie Sarkis has books published by New Harbinger Publications and receives royalties. She writes blogs for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephanie Sarkis is on the Professional Advisory Board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
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