their expertise in order to use CBT with children because kids frequently lack the maturity, motivation, and willingness needed for the approach to work readily. Join us to explore a child-friendly, 7-step approach based on empirically validated techniques for treating kids with anxiety disorders. With the aid of clinical vignettes, video clips, and visual tools, you’ll learn creative, engaging strategies for cultivating treatment readiness, applying gradual-exposure techniques, and developing realistic thinking patterns in kids, while teaching parents how to buttress treatment by helping their children conquer their fears.
Aureen Wagner, Ph.D., who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, has developed the “Worry Hill” approach to making CBT accessible to kids. She’s authored several books, including Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual and Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children. To learn more, visit http://www.anxietywellness.com.