Practical Strategies for Reducing and Managing Anxiety Disorders

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Presented by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

The Virtual Canadian School-Focused Mental Health Conference | Airing November 20, 2020

$135.00

3 Hours  |  Pending CEU Approval

Description

Anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions diagnosed in children and adolescents and everyone feels anxious from time to time. Despite the prevalence of anxiety disorders, anxiety has been referred to as the “great masquerader” because it can present in surprising ways in and out of the classroom.

This workshop will provide educators with an understanding of anxiety as well as frequently co-occurring conditions including depression, autism, ADHD, and learning disorders. A review of specific types of anxiety disorders and how to distinguish these conditions from “healthy stress” and “anxious moments” will be presented. Participants will learn practical strategies for implementing changes within the classroom to support students with anxiety. Additionally, participants will learn tools for teaching coping skills and working with families to determine appropriate and effective school based supports.


Virtual Conference Format

  • 6 Internationally Renown Experts
  • 12, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
  • Mix & Match to Create a Customized Virtual Conference Experience

Pricing

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Attend 2, 3 Hour Courses and Save $21.00

Attend 4, 3 Hour Courses and Save $91.00

Attend 6, 3 Hour Courses and Save $171.00

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. Groups do not need to attend the same courses to qualify for the group rate, each group member must attend a minimum of 6 courses. For group rates please contact webinars@jackhirose.com


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Anxiety Understood

  • Differentiating between “healthy stress,” “anxious moments,” and interfering anxiety
  • Causes of anxiety
  • Core components of anxiety
  • Specific types of anxiety disorders
  • Related conditions (OCD, trichotillomania and other habit disorders, tics)
  • Co-occuring conditions

Anxiety and the Classroom

  • Classroom/Academic demands (i.e., tests, grades, behaviour) impacting anxiety
  • Anxiety impacting school functioning
  • How anxious students impact teachers and vice versa
  • Create a culture

Interventions

  • The full cup and self-regulation
  • Changing thoughts
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Changing behaviours

Creating Plans

  • Communicating with families
  • Assessing the problem
  • Working together to determine short term and long term goals that make sense
  • Managing specific/unique problems
    1. School refusal
    2. Separating from parents
    3. Selective mutism
    4. OCD
    5. Panic attacks
  1. Understand the nature and causes of anxiety.
  2. Be able to distinguish anxiety disorders from “healthy stress” and “anxious moments.”
  3. Recognize the many ways anxiety can present in and out of the classroom.
  4. Create a classroom culture (using simple practices) to reduce anxiety and build resilience for the general population of students.
  5. Be able to develop and implement effective strategies for helping students manage anxiety.
  6. Collaborate effectively with families and students to create impactful plans and agree on necessary supports.

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.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D., is a licensed pediatric psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. She also has a wide range of experience working with children who have a variety of anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, attention deficit disorders, mood disorders, behavioral concerns, genetic and metabolic syndromes and acute or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Barlow is the owner of a private practice, Meghan Barlow and Associates, where she provides assessment, treatment and group therapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Barlow has developed trainings and workshops for parents, school professionals, and mental health providers on topics related to social skills, autism spectrum disorder, depression and anxiety. She speaks in a variety of settings offering education and practical strategies for managing children’s behaviour, facilitating social skills and navigating developmental transitions. Dr. Barlow earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment
1 Course Enrollment $135.00N/A
2 Course Enrollment$249.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$449.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$649.00N/A
Full-Time Student Rates
2 Course Enrollment$199.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$359.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$519.00N/A
Group 3 - 7 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$229.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$429.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$629.00N/A
Group 8 - 14 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$209.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$409.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$609.00N/A
Group 15+ Rates
2 Course Enrollment$189.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$389.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits