Delaware Psychological Association
is pleased to sponsor
CBT for Pediatric Anxiety and Related Conditions, presented by Marty Franklin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry.
The full-day (6 CE credits) program will be held at Nemours, AIDHC Lecture Hall in Wilmington, DE
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Many studies have documented the significant functional impairment and comorbidity associated with anxiety and related conditions in children and adolescents. Fortunately, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols have been developed and tested that reduce OCD and related symptoms and improve functioning. In this presentation, Dr. Franklin will: 1) describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and consequences of untreated anxiety and related conditions in children and adolescents; 2) present a cognitive-behavioral conceptualization of anxiety and discuss evidence for the efficacy of treatment protocols based on this approach; and 3) demonstrate treatment planning and implementation with youth suffering from anxiety and related disorders. In addition, Dr. Franklin will discuss how anxiety can affect families, the contribution of parent anxiety to presentation and treatment in anxious youth, and will discuss the implications of treating anxiety problems in youth when parents also suffer from similar concerns. In this interactive format, ample opportunity will be provided for discussion of audience members' clinical and conceptual questions.