This On Demand course and will be available immediately after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.
Both anxiety and depression are on the rise in teens, and anxiety is currently the top reason why a parent brings a child to a mental health professional. Because an untreated anxiety disorder is one of the top predictors of developing depression as an adolescent or young adult, the need for prevention and more effective treatment of anxiety has become a critical focus of those that work with children and teens in many settings.
The most frequent complaint I hear from anxious families about unsuccessful treatment is that no one “told them what to DO.” Or that after a multi-session assessment or months of appointments, they didn’t have a plan or a clear understanding of HOW to respond when anxiety shows up.
This workshop will teach attendees HOW to give families immediate and effective tasks that weaken anxiety’s grip, move teens into an active approach to their anxiety and depression, and are likely different than what they have been taught previously. This intensive training will focus on HOW to interrupt anxiety’s cognitive patterns and thus head off depression with simple, process-based strategies that challenge the use of techniques that often inadvertently support the avoidance of anxious and depressive symptoms.
Online Course Format
- Online Training –Presented by Lynn Lyons, MSW, RSW
- 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.