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Nom de l'événement

Dealing with Anxiety Disorders with School Age Children & Adolescents
For: Grand public, Professionnels
Fourni par: Jack Hirose and Associates

Date et l'heure

Mon Jul 11 to wed 13 jul 2016 (Cet événement est terminé)
9:00 - 4:00pm

Lieu de la conférence

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

Description de l'évenement

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

Dépendances (y compris la toxicomanie, l’alcoolisme et le jeu compulsif)
Troubles déficitaires de l’attention (TDA/TDAH)
Autisme et troubles du spectre autistique
Trouble de l’acquisition de la coordination (TAC)
Troubles du développement, déficience intellectuelle et incapacités connexes
Troubles du comportement alimentaire, y compris l’anorexie et la boulimie
Syndrome d’alcoolisation foetale et ensemble des troubles connexes (ETCAF)
Troubles de l’apprentissage
Séparation et divorce
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