Using Relationships to Engage Clients in Therapeutic Work

December 8, 2015

This workshop will begin with an overview of the causes of anxiety in children and adolescents, both biological and environmental. A variety of symptom presentations will be reviewed, including input from attendees. Cognitive behavioral therapy concepts that are most effective with anxiety disorders, including exposure and response prevention, thought stopping, habit reversal, and many others will be both described and demonstrated. Information about developmental stages and cognitive development will be explained in terms of the impact they have on CBT treatment with various age groups. Attachment theory and neurobiological impact of relationships will be integrated to help attending clinicians and others understand the role of relationships in successful therapy outcomes. Participants will be encouraged to present questions or case material for discussion. This interactive workshop is designed for participants with some experience using CBT for anxiety, but all levels of experience are welcome.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that are useful for treating children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.
  • Explain nuances and impact of therapeutic relationships.
  • Demonstrate experiential exercises to deepen their understanding of the impact of CBT and relational therapy techniques.
  • Demonstrate and process case material relevant to the therapeutic concepts discussed to ground the theory in actual clinical practice.
  • Recognize the important role of coping strategies for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.

Registration: $59

Using Relationships to Engage Clients in Therapeutic Work

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