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Working With Anxious Youth

January 4 @ 9:30 am - January 11 @ 1:00 pm

Working with Anxious Youth: Clinical Strategies Within Empirically Supported Treatment

With: Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., Temple University–Developer of  COPING CAT

DATES:         January 4 & 11, 2021 

TIME:           9:30 AM –12:45 PM each day (15 minute break) 

PLACE:        Online webinar 

FEE:               $315 

(Special rate this week–$25 discount. Use coupon code SR1420 below)

Special group rate discounts for groups of 3 or more as well as special student rate. Please contact us at nachasconsulting@gmail.com  

Fee includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.










About the Workshop:

This workshop will provide an initial description of the theory that guides the intervention and an overview of the nature, symptoms, and experience of anxiety in youth. We will consider when anxiety is developmentally reasonable and when it is disordered. Cognitive, behavioral, family (parenting), and emotional factors will be addressed.

The bulk of the workshop will address intervention strategies. Each of the strategies (e.g., coping modeling, changing self-talk, affect education, exposure tasks) will be described in detail and illustrated with case examples and some video illustrations. A flexible implementation of the manual-based approach will be described and encouraged.

Sample videos of actual sessions and reenacted sessions will be available to be played and discussed, and small groups of participants will have an opportunity to engage in a role-play activity.

Research outcomes that inform decisions regarding the provision of clinical services for anxious youth will be considered and these findings highlight both (a) what we know and (b) what we do not yet know about the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth.

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.


Meet the Instructor:

Phillip C, Kendall, PhD., ABPP

Dr. Kendall is a Distinguished University Professor and Laura H Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University, where he is also the Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic.  Together with contemporaries, he designed the Coping Cat program, a set of treatment courses for children and adolescents who suffer from anxiety disorders.  His treatment courses have been recognized as being supported in empirical ways being implemented 15 plus countries, and have been incorporated globally in several initiatives that were federally-funded research based and were involved in treatment and prevention.

Dr. Kendall is an active researcher, scholar, and clinician. His CV lists approximately 800 publications, including over 35 books and over 20 treatment manuals and workbooks. His treatment programs have been translated into over a dozen languages, and he has had over 35 years of grant support from various agencies (NIMH, NICHD, MacArthur). Having received many thousands of citations per year, he was placed among an elite handful of the most “Highly-Cited” individuals in all of the social and medical sciences. In a quantitative analysis of the publications by and citations to all members of the faculty in the 157 American Psychological Association approved programs in clinical psychology, Dr. Kendall ranked 5th. In early 2020, his Google Scholar H Index was 129.

Dr. Kendall has garnered prestigious awards: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “Great Teacher” award from Temple University, identified as a “top therapist” in the tristate area by Philadelphia Magazine, and a named chair and Distinguished University Professorship at Temple University.  In 2016, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy recognized him with the “Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.”  Among his enduring contributions, he was given the Award for “Most valuable Paper with Enduring Impact.” The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Award took nominations from 30 journals of impactful papers published at least 30 years ago. His paper from 1988 entitled “The anxious child: Cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies” was selected as the winner.

In March of 2019, Temple University gave him its “2018-2019 Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award,” and in May of the same year he was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” from the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association and the “Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award, awarded by SSCP (Division 12, of APA) at the APS (Association for Psychological Science) national convention.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to clinical psychology the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded an honorary 2019 doctorate [“Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa”] from the School of Professional and Applied Psychology and the School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Kendall has been president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of APA as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT, now ABCT). ABCT recognized and awarded him for his “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational / Training Activities.” Most recently, Dr. Kendall was awarded “ABCTs 2019 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award,” conferred at the ABCT convention.

Dr. Kendall has contributed as a basic scientist, theorist, teacher, administrative leader, and public intellectual. His contributions include seminal work on the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth, cognitive-behavioral theory, assessment, treatment, research methodology, and in the conceptualizing and understanding of the psychopathology and treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Kendall is known for his clinical sensitivity, rigorous research methodology, creative and integrative approaches, and commitment to graduate mentoring.


Application Deadline

 January 1, 2021 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

 Notification of Acceptance

 Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $25) until December 4,  2020. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).


 Conference is via webinar.


CE Information:

Continuing Education Credits (6) is approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:  Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors.  Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the state of New York.


Day One Outline Monday 1/4/21

9:30am-     10:30 am:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Description of theory that guides interventions for treating anxiety in youth
  • Overview of the nature, symptoms, and experience of anxiety in youth


10:30 am – 11:30 am

Introduction to intervention strategies

Intervention strategy 1–Coping Modeling: explanation & description. Illustrated with case examples, samples from workbook, and descriptions in   the therapist’s manual.

11:30 am – 11:45 am


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Intervention strategy 2–Changing Self Talk: explanation & description. Illustrated with case examples, samples from workbook, and descriptions in the therapist’s manual

Intervention strategy 3–Affect Education: explanation & description. Illustrated with case examples, samples from workbook, and descriptions in the therapist’s manual.

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Integration: Review & Discussion                                     


Day Two Outline Monday 1/11/21


9:30 am- 10:30 am:                    

Brief Q&A

Intervention Strategies continued:

Intervention strategy 4–Exposure Tasks/behavioral experiments: explanation & description. Illustrated with case examples, samples from workbook, and descriptions in the therapist’s manual.

Implementation of manual-based approach: Importance of flexibility

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discussion: Sample cases will be discussed

Role play: Participants will have an opportunity to engage in role-play activities


11:30 am – 11:45 am


 11:45 am -12:45 pm

Discussion of research outcomes: Findings highlight both a)                                     what we know and b) what we do not yet know about the                                             treatment of anxiety disorders.

Utilizing technology:

Computer assisted CBT treatment Program (Camp Cope-A-Lot) and an on-line parent training program (Child Anxiety Tales)


 Learning Objectives:

By the completion of this training participants will:

  • Accurately identify four anxiety disorders in youth.
  • Describe the nature of 5 anxiety disorders in youth, including developmental, cognitive, behavioral, and familial forces.
  • Use 3 intervention skills for the provision of empirically supported mental health services for youth suffering from anxiety disorders.
  • Practice 5 empirically supported intervention skills for the provision anxiety treatment for youth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementation of  flexible application of cognitive-behavioral treatment for four anxiety disorders in youth.



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January 4 @ 9:30 am
January 11 @ 1:00 pm