Anxiety and Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Treating this Increasing Condition *

Presented by Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

On Demand | Available Now

$249.00 $199.00

6 Hours  |  Pre-approval period for CEUs has expired


This On Demand course and will be available immediately after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

Anxiety Disorders affect, on average, 10-20% of people over the course of their lifetime (the statistics vary depending upon the study). The rates are higher for victims of trauma and abuse such as veterans experiencing PTSD. Many people suffer for years often not getting help or getting the proper help. There is no need for this suffering. Anxiety Disorders are very treatable.

It is so important for educators and clinicians to be well trained in properly diagnosing the different anxiety disorders and treating them. This webinar will first address contributing factors to the rise in diagnosable anxiety and traumatic experiences. It will provide a solid understanding of the physiological effects and how these impact the ability to engage in day to day functioning. Enrollees will learn the keys to thoroughly and effectively differentiating between not only the different anxiety disorders but other disorders that may present with similar symptoms. Enrollees will also learn many key treatment approaches in order to assist students and/or clients in ending their suffering. This webinar will equip those who enroll with concrete and ready to use therapeutic techniques in order to immediately start assisting them in taking control of their anxiety and be on the road to recovery. Participants who attend this webinar will leave with the ability to genuinely treat people with anxiety disorders and effectively be able to provide students and clients, of all ages, with the skills to regain control over their own lives.

Online Course Format

  • Presented by Christine Dargon, Ph.D.
  • 2 hours per session, 3 sessions
  • Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.

Anxiety and Trauma – why so predominant in our society?

Understanding Anxiety Disorders:

  • Brief l Theory overview
    • Cognitive
    • Behavioral – Learning Theories
    • Cognitive Behavioral
    • Physiological
    • Psychosocial
  • Differential Diagnosis (briefly):
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • PTSD
    • OCD
    • Panic Disorder – with and without Agoraphobia
    • Phobias
    • Social Anxiety
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Other Disorders and similarities
  • Treatment
    • Purpose and Goals – understanding the causes in order to truly alleviate the problems
    • Specific Techniques and novel approaches
      • Assessment and Diagnostic
      • Therapeutic Benefits
        • Cognitive
        • Behavioral
        • CBT
        • Pharmaceutical
        • Other treatment approaches
          • Non-verbal treatment approaches
    • Using different treatments for different ages and presenting problems
    • How trauma can manifest differently in children than in adults
      • How to help children process trauma in a non-verbal manner
  • Areas of Caution
    • Working with abuse victims and veterans
    • Working with children and their families
  1. Properly diagnose Anxiety Disorders including effectively differentiating between all anxiety
  2. Disorder diagnoses.
  3. Treat individuals of all ages using various techniques including play, group, individual and couple/family therapies. This will include how to effectively use Homework to set your clients up for success
  4. Learn the importance of Education – clients need to know and understand what is happening and the things with which they are struggling. This will include the physiological and psychological aspects/causes of anxiety.
  5. Learn the importance of and how to collaborate with other professionals including psychiatrists, medical doctors, teachers and any other professionals involved.
  6. An understanding of what anxiety disorders are, how they develop and the purposes that they serve.
  7. The Theories behind the treatment of anxiety disorders.
  8. How to effectively treat the various anxiety disorders using the proper therapeutic interventions depending upon the client’s age and presenting problem.
  9. Using innovative treatments such as family therapy, play therapy, and how to treat PTSD with veterans.

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Christine Dargon, Ph.D., having worked in clinical practice for over 20 years, now focusses her time on speaking and education. Her areas of clinical expertise include working with children and families for years in such areas as abuse, divorce and custody disputes, children of alcoholic/drug addicted parents and adopted children.  She also specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and marriage counseling. Dr. Dargon did graduate research and her dissertation on rape-related PTSD and began working with rape survivors over 25 years ago. Currently, Dr. Dargon is an international speaker traveling throughout North America presenting seminars of numerous topics. Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 20 years and is currently on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program and Ashford University teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, her Masters’ of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University with a focus in School Counseling and her Bachelors’ in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Connecticut. She also has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies from Grand Canyon University.

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The pre-approval period for accreditation of this course has expired. Participants seeking accreditation must contact their associations directly. Please check with your association prior to registration if you require continuing education credits/units (CEU’s). We do not guarantee approval and fees may apply. As this course is no longer pre-approved for CEU’s it is being offered at a discounted rate.