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Working with Anxious Youth (The C.A.T. Project)

General Information

Title: Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Clinical Strategies within Empirically Supported Procedures

Presenter: Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP

Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, April 3-4, 2024. 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Fee: $275. Earlybird special (until 3/1) $185. Includes full technical support, handouts, 6 CE credits, and 48 hours access to recordings.

Venue: Online Webinar

Working with Anxious Youth (The C.A.T. Project)

Description

This course on Zoom 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 (a) case examples, (b) sample materials and (c) descriptions in the therapist’s treatment manual.  A flexible implementation of the manual-based approach will be described and encouraged.

Sample cases will be discussed, and opportunities for “active learning” will be made available (e.g., simulated role-play). 

Research outcomes that inform clinical decisions regarding the provision of 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 disorders in youth. 

Instructor

Dr. Kendall is Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University. He was identified as a “Most Highly-Cited” individual in the social/medical sciences (top 1%); his H Index is 151.

Dr. Kendall was twice a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, was awarded the Aaron T. Beck Award for “Significant and Enduring Contributions,” and was honored by ABCT with their Career/Lifetime Achievement Award and by the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology with their Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award. In 2022, he won the APA Gold Medal Award for impact in psychology.

His treatment for anxiety (Coping cat) has been evaluated in numerous randomized clinical trials, examined by literature reviewers, and given the elite designation of an “empirically supported treatment.”

Dr. Kendall is known for his rigorous methodology, creative/integrative approaches, and commitment to mentoring.

 

Working with Anxious Youth (The C.A.T. Project)

Objectives

* Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to identify anxiety disorders in youth

* Upon completion of this event, participants will recognize the developmental, cognitive, social, and familial forces on anxiety disorders in youth

* Upon completion of this event, participants will recognize and understand how to implement strategies and empirically supported intervention skills for youth suffering from anxiety disorders

* Upon completion of this event, participants will recognize what we know and what we do not yet know about effective treatment of anxiety disorders in youth.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2024 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 March 3, 2024.  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).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

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CE Information

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

Three Continuing Education Credits are granted through Nefesh International 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.

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This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

References

Kendall, P. C. (2022) (Ed). Flexibility within Fidelity: Breathing Life into a Psychological Treatment Manual.  NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Kendall P. C., Maxwell, C., Jakubovic, R., Ney, J., McKnight, D., Baker, S. (2023, January). CBT for youth anxiety: How does it fit within community mental health? Current Psychiatry Reports, 25, 13-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-022-01403-7

 

Kendall, P. C., Ney, J., Maxwell, C., Lehrbach, K., Jakubovic, R., Mcknight, D., & Friedman, A. (2023).  Adapting CBT for youth anxiety: Flexibility, within fidelity, in different settings. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 194-.

 

Khanna, M. & Kendall, P. C. (2021). The Resilience Recipe: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Fearless Kids in the Age of Anxiety. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

 

            Norris, L. & Kendall, P. C. (2021; July-August). Moderators of outcome for youth anxiety treatments: Current findings and future directions. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 50, 450-463. 

 

Southam-Gerow, M., Chapman, J., Martinez, R., McLeod, B., Hogue, A., Weisz, J., & Kendall, P. C. (2021, March). Are therapist adherence and competence related to outcome in CBT for youth anxiety? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 89, 188-199. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000538

 

Frank, H., Becker-Haimes, E., & Kendall, P. C. (2020, September). Therapist training in evidence-based interventions for mental health: A systematic review of training approaches and outcomes. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 27, 1-30.

 

Frank, H., Becker-Haimes, E., Rifkin, L., Norris, L., Ollendick, T., Olino, T. M., & Kendall, P. C. (2020, December). Training with tarantulas: A randomized feasibility and acceptability study using experiential learning to enhance exposure therapy training. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 76, 102308.

Working with Anxious Youth (The C.A.T. Project)

Schedule

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

10:00 to 11:15 guiding theory and cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and familial features of anxiety in youth

11:15 to 11:30 break

11:30 to 1:00 overview description of intervention strategies

Thursday, April 4, 2024

10:00 to 11:15 detail discussions, case illustrations, and role-play opportunities for specific intervention strategies

11:15 to 11:30 break

11:30 to 1:00 complete the detailed discussions, case illustrations, and role-play opportunities for specific intervention strategies

 

Working with Anxious Youth (The C.A.T. Project)

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