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Dealing with Anxiety Disorders with School Age Children & Adolescents
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: Jack Hirose and Associates

Date and Time

Mon Jul 11 to Wed Jul 13, 2016 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


2828 23rd St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

Event Description

Speaker: Lynn Miller, Ph.D.

An anxiety disorder is a level of anxiety or worry that interferes with daily functioning, either with peer relationships, academic performance, or in family routines. Interference can range from reluctance to go to school, to withdrawing from sports and extra curricular activities, to being completely home bound. Youth with anxiety disorders are shy, inhibited, and avoidant; helping personnel are typically very good at identifying anxiety in children but may not use the most effective interventions to support children and youth. Anxiety disorders are highly responsive to psychological intervention, allowing children and youth to learn skills to manage their lives. Unfortunately, the most effective therapeutic intervention skills are not used or taught, leading to more distress. The stresses in children’s lives continue to mount, including bullying, excessive time spent on homework, increased gaming, premature sexuality, substance issues, family financial stress, and pressure of all sorts, leading to more anxiety.

The workshop provides the most current, evidence informed model for how anxiety develops in children and adolescents, and how therapists, health care providers and education professionals can engage kids and families in learning to mange anxiety. Practical diagnostic and treatment strategies can be applied immediately, using DSM-5 classification of anxiety. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and effective interventions for each anxiety disorder subtype. The following anxiety disorders will be addressed from a developmental approach: separation anxiety disorder (with school refusal), panic disorder with agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (with perfectionism), obsessive-compulsive disorders including trichotillomania (hair pulling) and excoriation (skin picking), social anxiety disorder (including selective mutism), specific phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Participants will have opportunities to present their own cases for feedback and treatment suggestions.


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This event is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Learning Disorders
Separation and Divorce
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