This program provides practitioners with an overview of the latest developments and techniques to accurately diagnose and manage treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, focusing on young people aged 8 to 17.
Anxiety disorders are the most common diagnosed psychiatric disorder in young people with significant impacts on the individual’s emerging sense of self, independence from parents’, academic achievement and development of peer relationships. Left untreated young people develop maladaptive coping mechanisms which can set up patterns for life including avoidance, self harm and substance abuse. Accurate diagnosis and management in the childhood years increases responsiveness to treatment and improves prognosis.
The benefits of working collaboratively and best practice guidelines regarding psychological and pharmacological management are discussed. The workshop utilises case studies as a platform for an interactive learning experience.
• 3 Hours CPD (psychologists)
• 3 Hours OPD (counsellors)
Counsellor - School, Psychologists, Social Workers, Youth Workers
Topic 1: Overview of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Topic 2: Assessment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Topic 3: Management of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
• Articulate the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
• Recognize the differences in presentation related to developmental stage and the treatment implications.
• Apply components of evidence based treatment options in practice.