D-15 - User Friendly Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and OCD in Kids and Teens (Part I of II) IntermediateMental Health
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in youth, affecting 13% or 6.5 million school-aged youngsters, and far more common than ADD, depression or substance abuse. Anxious children are often misdiagnosed with ADD. If untreated, 50% of anxious youngsters are at higher risk for academic underachievement, substance use and school drop-out. With timely recognition and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), up to 80% of these youngsters can successfully conquer anxiety. In this practical workshop, you will recognize the many faces of anxiety and OCD, red flags and warning signs. You will understand the fuel for anxiety especially the vicious cycle of avoidance. You will learn practical, effective and ready-to-use tools of the Worry Hill® CBT approach that empower youngsters and families to conquer anxiety.