Anxiety Treatment for Children, Adolescents from Elizabeth DuPont Spencer
Is this just an adolescent challenge every child faces… Or is it something more?
It’s no mystery why you’re seeing more young clients with anxiety disorders. Our youth are overwhelmed by the increasing rate of stress and trauma that comes from divorce, family breakdown, peer pressure, violence in society, the media and more.
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, especially when you have the right tools. With this intensive online course, nationally known expert and award-winning author Dr. Paul Foxman shares proven treatment techniques that can be applied immediately.
Increase your effectiveness with Dr. Foxman’s therapy blueprint for the seven key anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Learn how YOU can “connect” with anxious children and inspire them to practice new self-regulation skills.
Founder and director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders, Paul Foxman, Ph.D., will demonstrate how to help parents (“bulldozers,” “helicopters” and “snowplows”) and schools gain confidence, gratification and success in helping their most anxious kids. He will address each of the following disorders with case examples and clinical vignettes:
• Separation anxiety disorder
• Panic disorder
• Generalized anxiety disorder
• Obsessive-compulsive disorders (including skin picking and hair pulling)
• Social anxiety disorder/selective mutism
• Specific phobias
• Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
Dr. Foxman will also exhibit interventions for stress management and anxiety-regulation skills such as:
• “Relaxation response”
• Breathing practices
• Mindfulness practices for children
• Flow activities
• Yoga games
• Martial arts
• “Baby Buddhas” meditation for preschoolers
• Plus much more!
By the end of this course, you will have dozens of fun, engaging therapy activities to motivate your clients to change.
Paul Foxman, Ph.D., is founder and director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders, a private practice and therapist training center in Burlington, Vermont. He has over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, graduate schools in psychology and private practice. Dr. Foxman is the author of Dancing with Fear (2007) and The Worried Child (2004), as well as other publications on the topic of anxiety, including a co-authored casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (2003).
He received his B.A. degree in psychology from Yale University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Foxman served his predoctoral internships in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville and training seminars at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. In 1985 Dr. Foxman co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, Vermont, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school.
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.
Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania, specializing in treating people with anxiety and OCD for over 20 years and teaching other professionals how to treat OCD for over 10 years. Kimberly is a graduate of the BTI program from the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. Kimberly is a board member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and the chairperson of the Retention and Recruitment committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Kimberly has developed training videos to help clinicians learn evidenced based treatment for anxiety and OCD. Kimberly is the 2012 recipient of the Clinician Outreach Award and the 2015 Member of Distinction Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She is the author of Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple But Not Easy Ways to Live Well with Anxiety (2011).
Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Kimberly Morrow is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Kimberly Morrow is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker and Board approved supervisor. Trained as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, with a specialty in anxiety disorders and OCD, she has been in private practice for over twenty years, working with children, adolescents and adults. For ten years she was the co-owner of DuPont Clinical Research, a company that conducted FDA-approved clinical research studies on new medicines for anxiety and depression. Elizabeth is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, the National Association of Social Workers and of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, from which she received the 2012 Clinician Outreach Award. Elizabeth and Kimberly are co-owners of Teleconsulting for the Treatment of Anxiety and OCD, LLC, with a mission to train clinicians nation-wide in evidence based treatments. A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, and the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s School of Social Work, she completed her clinical training at the National Institutes of Health and the Catholic University of America. She is the co-author of two books, The Anxiety Cure, and The Anxiety Cure for Kids. Elizabeth works in Rockville, Maryland.
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