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Anxiety disorders are now recognized as the most common emotional problem in 10 out of 17 countries surveyed by the World Health Organization, including the United States. The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, family breakdown, violence in society, the media, and a failing school system, has produced a “shell shocked” generation suffering from anxiety in many cases. The challenge for clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and help them cope.
Dr. Paul Foxman will present a template for how and why anxiety develops in children and adolescents. He will present practical treatment strategies that can be applied immediately. The seven key anxiety disorders along with case examples to be addressed include:
Separation anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Other co-occurring disorders (e.g. behavior problems, medical conditions, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, selective mutism) will also be discussed. Emphasis will be on creative interventions involving insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, biological, mindfulness, expressive arts and family systems approaches.
Apply the “Three Ingredients” template for understanding how, why and when anxiety develops in children
Recognize and modify the sources of stress in children and adolescents
Explain the anxiety management skills to use with young clients
Identify effective treatment strategies for each of the seven key anxiety disorders
Nature and Causes of Anxiety
How anxiety develops in children
Three ingredients in all anxiety disorders
The “anxiety personality” –– assets and liabilities
Assessment and Interventions
Anxiety assessment tools
Separation anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Questions and answers
ABOUT PAUL FOXMAN, Ph.D.
Paul Foxman, Ph.D. is founder and director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders, a private practice and therapist training center in Burlington, Vermont. He has over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, graduate schools in psychology and private practice.
Dr. Foxman is the author of Dancing With Fear (2007) and The Worried Child (2004), as well as other publications on the topic of anxiety, including a co-authored casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (2003).
He received his B.A. degree in psychology from Yale University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Foxman served his predoctoral internships in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville and training seminars at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. In 1985 Dr. Foxman co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, Vermont, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school.