A 360-degree Approach to Work with Anxious Teens: Utilizing Ancillary Support to More Adequately Address Anxiety"

10/28/2021 - 10/28/2021
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: webinar, Sponsored by TDN, Cost $60.00 Approved for 3.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis, Live Webinar

Presented by: Mimi Ryan, LPC
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Live Online Webinar  

This workshop is approved for 3.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis; no NBCC credit is available for this program.

To register:  https://www.pdnprograms.com/Register/

Anxiety develops out of an evolutionary human response to stress. While anxiety is a normal and evolutionary response to stress, rates of anxiety diagnoses are steadily on the rise in teens–even more so during the pandemic. According to the NIH,1 in 3 adolescents ages 13-18 will experience an anxiety disorder diagnosis. When anxiety levels become unhealthy and even debilitating, affecting a teen’s daily functioning, it is important to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. While CBT has proven effective in the therapeutic setting, what happens outside of the clinician’s office is a significant contributor to successful treatment outcomes. This session will offer clinicians a framework for a comprehensive approach to working with anxious teens, understanding Anxiety Disorders and identifying and engaging ancillary supports such as teachers, school counselors, administrators, social workers, other support staff, and even parents and caregivers. Attendees can expect to learn a global approach to treatment that goes beyond therapeutic techniques and offers a way for clinicians to gain a 360 degree view of addressing this growing mental health issue.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what good mental health looks like in adolescents
  • List developmental issues facing children and teens and identify risk factors for anxiety
  • Identify the cognitive, behavioral and physiological elements of anxiety
  • Review the diagnostic criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and other anxiety disorders most common among children ages 13-18
  • Learn ways to identify and utilize ancillary supports in a teen’s life
  • Learn specific techniques and strategies to help create the best possible treatment outcome for teens and families

About The Presenter

Mimi Ryan, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), longtime secondary school educator, middle and upper school counselor, and currently works with children, teens, adults and families in private practice. She has taught Human Development to 11-18 year-olds, developed and led parent education workshops and teacher trainings, and has a particular interest in the ways media use impacts family life. An engaging speaker, Mimi presents to a wide variety of audiences and has provided workshops to organizations like the Play Therapy Association, the Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


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