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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 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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TAUNTON, MA 02780
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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. Carryl P. Navalta will teach you 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. Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension.
  2. Implement calming techniques to reduce overall anxiety, such as mindfulness and yoga, to reduce fight or flight response and simultaneously engage the relaxation response.
  3. Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in children with ADHD.
  4. Utilize specific anxiety techniques to minimize the ruminative nature of obsessive thoughts that often precede dysfunctional compulsive behaviors.
  5. Teach clients to engage the parasympathetic nervous system to create new neuropathways to reduce hyper arousal and decrease maladaptive behaviors.
  6. Implement clinical strategies to decrease symptoms of pervasive separation anxiety in children and adolescents.
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
  • Yoga games and breathing techniques for relaxation training
  • LifeSkills Program for generalized anxiety
  • Virtual Reality Approach for phobias
  • Baby Buddhas meditations for anxious preschoolers
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
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

CARRYL NAVALTA, PH.D.

Carryl P. Navalta, Ph.D., is a core faculty member of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at Boston University School of Medicine where he has the great fortune of imparting his clinical wisdom to the ‘next generation’ of clinicians in both traditional and non-traditional classroom settings. He has held appointments at Harvard Medical School, New York University School of Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also a clinical research supervisor at Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. Dr. Navalta is an expert in several of the evidence-based practices for treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, including behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and exposure therapies. Trained as a child clinical psychologist and licensed in Massachusetts, he maintains a part-time private practice working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders and their families.

Dr. Navalta is an exceptional educator, clinician, and researcher. He has contributed numerous writings to major works in the field of developmental psychopathology, including a recent chapter in the Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology (2011, Springer Publishing). He also serves as associate editor of the online journal, BioMed Central (BMC) Psychiatry.

As an adept speaker and trainer, Dr. Navalta presents his work and provides training/consultation across local, regional, national and international venues.



Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Dr. Carryl P. Navalta is a faculty member at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a compensated research investigator for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Carryl P. Navalta is on the Editorial Board for the journal BioMed Central (BMC) Psychiatry. He is a contributing author on numerous books/resources on the topics of childhood trauma and developmental psychopathology.
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