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Assessment, Research Update And Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders In Children And Adolescents

Erin Berman, PhD

Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:45-12 noon

3 Category I CEUs

This training is for mental health professionals

Anxiety Disorders are the most prevalent disorders of childhood and adolescence. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been established through empirical studies to be the standard of care for this age group. This seminar will focus on an initial overview of skills involved in treating this patient group. Specifically, attendee will learn how to apply specific cognitive and behavioral strategies to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder and Specific Phobia. These skills will include how to help patients identify anxiety thoughts, address catastrophic thinking typically associated with these disorders and tolerate uncertainty. In addition, some time will be spent on identify behavioral strategies such as create and develop fear hierarchies and decrease avoidance. Dr. Berman will also provide an overview of the latest research on how brain circuitry plays a role in the acquisition on anxiety disorders.

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  1. The science and biological roots of anxiety in children
  2. How to identify an anxious child
  3. How to identify behavioral and cognitive strategies, and how to implement them in children and adolescents in the context of specific anxiety disorders

Dr. Erin D. Berman is a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her clinical psychology doctoral degree from Rosalind Franklin University / The Chicago Medical School. Her clinical training continued with attending the Boston Consortium of Clinical Psychology where she was a Harvard Medical School Fellowship recipient. She completed post-doctoral re-specialization in child and adolescent Anxiety Disorders at Temple University. Her main area of interest continues to be in cognitive behavioral interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders.



Providing mental health professionals with high quality, state of the art trainings on cutting edge topics to improve clinical outcomes.

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Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

Cancellation policy: Refunds for cancellations are provided if notified 5 days prior to the training date.

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