2023 Understanding and Treating Anxious Children June 23
is the most frequently occurring mental illness among children and
adolescents. It includes Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism and Specific Phobias.
This workshop will describe the most common anxiety disorders and how to
assess for them. As they have both biological and behavioural
components, the importance of working with primary care physicians and
psychiatrists will be addressed. This workshop will outline Cognitive
Behaviour Play Therapy interventions that are adaptations of
evidence-based CBT principles such as psycho-education, skill
development, exposure and relapse prevention. Methods of evaluating
progress and outcomes in therapy will be explored.