Professional training workshop and client workshop


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The Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is pleased to announce a professional training workshop for psychologists, educators and social workers  
 
Special teacher focused workshop 
What every teacher would like to know about child anxiety:
Recognizing and helping children with anxiety in the school setting
 
Lynne Siqueland, PhD
Friday February 24, 2017
9am-4pm
 
This workshop will help teachers to recognize anxiety in children and ways to differentiate normal developmental fears from anxiety that may require intervention.  We will review how anxiety presents in children and how it impacts thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Behavioral strategies to help their children cope in the school setting will be discussed. Difficult situations for children with anxiety will be discussed such as separation from parents or school attendance, difficult morning or school start, trying new things, physical complaints, group projects or class presentations, and developing friendships.  The school setting can be a safe and ideal place to practice facing fears and developing competencies.  There will be ample time for answering teacher and staff questions and discussing dilemmas
 
Objectives
1.       Recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety in children including physical symptoms and thinking patterns
 
2.       Describe child and teen-friendly scripts and metaphors to explain the nature of anxiety to children and their families
 
3.       List cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques including developmentally appropriate ideas for practice tasks to face fears in classroom setting
 
4.      Describe 3 coaching strategies teachers can use to limit avoidance and to practice CBT strategies in anxiety provoking situations
 
Location:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,  City Line Ave, Philadelphia
Cost:  $75 fee, $50 fee for 3 teachers register together.
Continuing education:  The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Participants will earn 6 CE hours for completing this workshop.
 
The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety does not provide Act 48 credit but it is our understanding that Act 48 does take APA certified credit for some requirements if processed through the school district.  Please check for your particular situation
 
Please email siqueland@pobox.com to indicate interest or for questions or to obtain brochure and registration form
 
From physical symptoms to panic:
Coaching compassionate coping
 
Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Chris Molnar, PhD
Friday March 24th, 9am to 4pm
 
In many types of anxiety and stress related disorders, child and adult clients can become preoccupied with the meaning of physical sensations. Some clients have actual medical conditions they are having difficulty managing.  For others, anxiety becomes focused on health itself and whether they have a disease without any evidence of a medical condition. Such preoccupation leads to avoidance and hypervigilance that interferes with functioning in many domains. A downward spiral occurs whereby coping strategies actually magnify unwanted physical symptoms.  In its most extreme form, this concern can manifest as panic symptoms.
 
Case examples from both children and adult clients will be used to describe how to provide education and cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness interventions to address these concerns. Psychoeducation and a therapeutic framework that instills hope and results in credible treatment rationale and effective treatment plan will be described. The importance of a sense of controllability and predictability will be illustrated with specific examples. Essential coordination of care with medical professionals will be described. For the childhood and teen cases, we will demonstrate how we educate and coach parents to support their children.
 
Objectives
1. Describe educational and intervention strategies that instill hope and motivation through introducing controllability and predictability to physical sensations.
2. Describe cognitive and stress-related physiological processes that can either exacerbate or diminish physical symptoms.
 
3. Describe how to adapt traditional CBT and mindfulness training to meet the challenging needs of people with concerning physical symptoms using case examples
 
 4. Demonstrate how to collaborate with medical providers and to guide parents in interacting with their children around physical symptoms.
 
 5. Directly observe role plays demonstrating how mindfulness and CBT interventions are applied to clients with these physical concerns
 
 It’s complicated:  Complex cases in childhood and teen anxiety and OCD
 
Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Deborah Ledley, PhD
Friday May 19th, 9am to 4pm
 
This workshop will include an overview of the cognitive behavioral and exposure and response prevention approach for anxiety and OCD in children and teens but will go behind to discuss how to conceptualize and treat complex clinical presentation.  We will help guide therapists how to stay on course with the simplicity of the CBT model when the patient's presentation seems complex. We will discuss how to partner with the family when everyone is overpowered by anxiety, or stuck in a pattern of reassurance and avoidance. We will focus on less typical presentations of OCD and axiety across the age span and will address common comorbitdies like depression and emotion regulation difficulties.
Location both workshops:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,  City Line Ave, Philadelphia
 
Cost:  $199 professional,  $50 student fee with valid ID.  Reduced fee for group of 3 or more coming together- $25 off for referring a friend
 
Continuing education:  The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Participants will earn 6 CE hours for completing this workshop.  
 
Please feel free to email Lynne Siqueland, Training cooordinator at siqueland@pobox.com to indicate interest or for questions and to receive brochure and regisration form
 
Dr. Ledley and Dr Siqueland are also open to repeating our workshop on perfectionism with new cases if there is sufficient interest, so let us know about this or ideas for other topics of interest
 

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