STRESS AND ANXIETY IN YOUTH
December 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Presenter: David M. Jacobi, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist: Child and Adolescent CBT Services, Rogers Behavioral Health
This presentation will offer a comparison between the stress experienced by children and teens and clinically significant anxiety disorders. Further, interventions to manage each of these types of issues will be offered including a discussion of cognitive behavior therapy-based interventions such as thought challenging and exposure. When a child struggles with an anxiety disorder family members, relatives, friends, and teachers often intervene to reduce the child’s distress and improve function. We will discuss the role of family accommodation, how it impacts treatment interventions, and how families and others can pull back these accommodations to improve treatment outcomes.