Tools for the Toolbox: Counseling Clients with Anxiety 

December 8 @ 5:30-6:30 pm CST

Presented by Michelle Cutler, Ph.D.

December 8, 2022

5:30-6:30pm CT

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.0 CEs for Psychologists, 1.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs, and 1.0 Illinois CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers.

Event held online via Zoom, link to access provided upon registration.

 

Workshop Description:

Anyone working clinically with children and adolescents is acutely aware of the high prevalence of anxiety, and the need for clinicians to help our most vulnerable clients learn ways to identify, understand, and manage its impact. Research on national trends suggests an increase in anxiety in our nation’s children (Lebrun-Harris, et. al 2022), but perhaps the most obvious and severe indicator of this problem was the American Academy of Pediatrics declaration of a National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental Health in October 2021. In order to treat children experiencing anxiety, it is crucial for clinicians to have a variety of tools and techniques in the “therapy toolbox,” to help tailor treatment to individual clients’ needs, while maintaining each’s own creativity and passion. It is challenging to identify new methods to treat anxiety, as well as to manage the contexts in clients’ lives(school, family life) that also play a role in the experience of anxiety for children. This presentation will provide specific techniques used to help clients identify emotions, use CBT theory, and use mindfulness skills, while engaging caregivers in multiple environments, and applying clinical judgment to manage what “happens in the room” when techniques are used.

 

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:

Identify and implement skills and techniques to use with children to decrease anxiety

Identify key components of implementing techniques with children to increase effectiveness, particularly related to school and family contexts.

 

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education STANDARD 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education GOAL 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

 

Workshop Schedule (Shown in CST):

5:30 pm – Event Begins

6:30 pm – Event Ends

References:

Lebrun-Harris LA, Ghandour RM, Kogan MD, Warren MD. Five-Year Trends in US Children’s Health and Well-being,2016-2020. JAMA Pediatr. 2022;176(7):e220056. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0056

Ultimate Mindfulness Activity Book: 150 Playful Mindfulness Activities for Kids and Teens. Christian Bergstrom, 2019,Suomen Publishing American Academy of Pediatrics (2021).

A declaration from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association. https://www.aap.org/en/advocacy/child-and-adolescent-healthy-mental-development/aap-aacap-cha-declaration-of-a-national-emergency-in-child-and-adolescent-mental-health/

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. Members of ACSSW and the TCSPP community.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to OfficeofCE@thechicagoschool.edu. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 1.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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