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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Social Anxiety

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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Social Anxiety in Children and Adolescents (CE 3)

Colleen Cummings, Ph.D. & Keri Linas, Ph.D., Psy.D.

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INTRODUCTORY & INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Target audience: clinicians and mental health professionals.

Social Anxiety is somewhat prevalent in youth, with some studies suggesting close to 10% of adolescents meet criteria for the disorder. Some level of social anxiety is normative, particularly in teens, and distinctions can be drawn between shyness and social anxiety. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has garnered a significant evidence-base in the treatment of social anxiety disorder. This workshop will first review the differential diagnosis and associated impairment of social anxiety disorder in youth. Next, we discuss CBT for social anxiety disorder, with an emphasis on the importance of clinically-relevant exposure tasks. We will discuss ways to overcome barriers to care, including applying creativity to conducting exposures in the clinical setting, generating client buy-in to treatment, and being mindful of any safety behaviors. An emphasis will be placed on the need to implement the program flexibly to meet the individual needs of each client, while maintaining fidelity to the core components of treatment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain distinctions between social anxiety disorder and normative levels of shyness and self-consciousness in adolescents.
  2. Identify the main components of CBT for social anxiety disorder in children and adolescents.
  3. Articulate strategies to conduct clinically-relevant exposure tasks in the clinical setting.
  4. List two common core fears and two examples of safety behaviors often characteristic of youth with social anxiety.

Presenters

Colleen Cummings, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Research at Alvord, Baker, & Associates, LLC. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders for children, adolescents, and adults. She also has extensive experience working with youth with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Cummings completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Ohio State University, and her predoctoral internship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Cummings earned specialty training in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of youth anxiety disorders during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University under the supervision of Dr. Philip Kendall. She has a strong interest in early intervention and prevention efforts, as well as the dissemination of effective treatments to the community, and has published journal articles and book chapters on these topics. Her clinical approach emphasizes evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for childhood problems including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep difficulties, depression, separation anxiety, and behavioral issues. Dr. Cummings also provides individual, evidence-based CBT for anxiety and depressive disorders in adults.

Keri Linas, Psy.D, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with a double doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Child, Family, School Studies from the University of Denver. Dr. Linas completed her pre-doctoral training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, her post-doctoral training at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, and a fellowship in the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. She is licensed in Maryland and in DC and for the past nine years has worked as a child clinical psychologist at Alvord, Baker & Associates. Dr. Linas has experience providing a broad range of consultation, assessment, and intervention services for children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings including the early intervention system, hospitals (inpatient and outpatient), pediatric primary care, and community mental health centers. Regarding psychotherapy, she uses empirically grounded treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavior therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Other specific services include individual and family therapy for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood dysregulation, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD. She is a certified to provide SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) treatment to parents.

More Information:

Please contact our CE Coordinator, Keri Linas at klinas@alvordbaker.com.

Continuing Education: 3 credits

Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of Continuing Education. A certificate for Category 1 credits will be awarded at the completion of each workshop.

Refund Policy

If Alvord,Baker & Associates, LLC decides to cancel the class, all registrants will receive a full refund. Through Friday, December 3, 2021, registrants of the workshop who need to cancel for any reason will receive a refund of 90% of their registration fee. Cancellation requests must be received no later than Friday, December 3, 2021 either by phone 301-593-6554 x40 or by email:klinas@alvordbaker.com . Be sure to include your name, address and contact information as provided in your registration information. No refunds will be issued for any reason after December 3, 2021.

Have questions about this seminar?  Contact Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC 

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