Daniel Chorney, PhD
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
September 21, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
This training will help clinicians better understand how and why exposure-based treatment of child anxiety works, along with practical applications on how to use these methods with children and teens.
Dr. Daniel Chorney will highlight the research that supports this evidence-based approach and how behavioural methods are used effectively in conjunction with cognitive methods to further improve outcomes in treating child anxiety. Developmental considerations will also be reviewed, specifically how to modify behavioural approaches for use with very young children (under 8), including the involvement of family members in treatment.
With the higher prevalence rate of child anxiety and related mental health concerns observed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, these methods can be disseminated to families for use at home or in schools to help children approach their fears rather than avoid them. The training will conclude with how to use these methods on various specific anxiety disorders, with time allotted for case discussions throughout.
• Knowledge of the theory and research supporting exposure-based treatment of anxiety
• Understanding of how to develop and implement a basic exposure-based treatment
• Application of exposure-based treatments to specific anxiety disorders in children
Please note: The title of the training was originally Embracing the ‘B’ in CBT: Using exposure-based approaches for child anxiety disorders.
Fee: $250 (save 15% using code CAVERSHAM15)
Dr. Daniel Chorney is a clinical psychologist who focuses on using evidence-based methods to assess and treat pediatric anxiety and related disorders.
Originally from Vancouver, Dr. Chorney completed his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia and later received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. He later completed his clinical internship at Brown University in Rhode Island, focusing on treating OCD in children and helping adults with anxiety and sleep disorders.
Prior to starting a private practice in 2012, Dr. Chorney worked at the IWK Hospital in Halifax as a Staff Psychologist and served as the Team Leader for the Anxiety Program (Treatment of Anxiety Group). He is the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and regularly volunteers as a consultant to Anxiety Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee. He specializes in providing professional development workshops to clinicians and educators on evidence-based approaches to treating anxiety and related issues.