Category: Child / Adolescent - Anxiety
Keywords: Child Anxiety | Implementation | Attention
Presentation Type: Workshop
Level of Familiarity: Basic to Moderate
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for childhood anxiety disorders is well-established as an effective treatment modality for this complex and highly prevalent class of disorders. Many clinicians are familiar with the basic tenets of CBT for anxiety in youth, but with heterogeneous presentations (e.g., wide age range, comorbidities, cultural, SES, family context) and wide variety of practice contexts (e.g., hospitals, schools, private practice, telementalhealth), it becomes difficult to know how best to adapt manualized protocols. Providers are left to struggle with how to implement within their context and with a complex caseload while maintaining "flexibility within fidelity" (Kendall, Gosch, Furr, et al. 2008)."
This workshop has two main aims. The first is to provide the "principle-based" conceptualization for implementation of CBT for child anxiety. A principle-based approach uses core theoretical underpinnings of the components to inform clinical practice decisions. When there are clinical and context complexities, and adaptations need to be made, a principle-based approach allows for "flexibility" in implementation while maintaining the "fidelity" or integrity of the treatment. The second aim will be a practical activity and solution-focused guide through the main components of treatment, including cognitive restructuring and exposure. We will provide helpful handouts and hands-on practice so that participants will have actively built "muscle memory" that will help them utilize these strategies effectively when they return to their clinical setting.
Earn 3 continuing education credits
Recommended Reading: Kendall, P.C., Robin, J.A., Hedtke, K.A., Suveg, C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., Gosch, E. (2005). Considering CBT with anxious youth? Think exposures. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 12, 136-250.
Chorpita, B. (2006). Modular cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety disorders. New York: Guilford.
Khanna, M.S. & Kendall, P.C. (2009). Exploring the role of parent-training in the treatment of childhood anxiety, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(5): 981-986. doi: 10.1037/a0016920
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/ Children and Adult's Center for OCD and Anxiety
Saturday, November 18
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Saturday, November 18
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety
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