Professional training workshop and client workshop

The Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is pleased to announce a professional training workshop for psychologists, educators and social workers 
For all workshops contact Lynne Siqueland at for more info
For teachers and school psychologists/conselors
What every teacher would like to know about child anxiety:
Recognizing and helping children with anxiety in the school setting
Lynne Siqueland, PhD
Friday November 17, 2017
This workshop will help teachers to recognize anxiety in children and ways to differentiate normal developmental fears from anxiety that may require intervention.  We will review how anxiety presents in children and how it impacts thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Behavioral strategies to help their children cope in the school setting will be discussed. Difficult situations for children with anxiety will be discussed such as separation from parents or school attendance, difficult morning or school start, trying new things, physical complaints, group projects or class presentations, and developing friendships.  The school setting can be a safe and ideal place to practice facing fears and developing competencies.  There will be ample time for answering teacher and staff questions and discussing dilemmas
1.       Recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety in children including physical symptoms and thinking patterns
2.       Describe child and teen-friendly scripts and metaphors to explain the nature of anxiety to children and their families
3.       List cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques including developmentally appropriate ideas for practice tasks to face fears in classroom setting
4.      Describe 3 coaching strategies teachers can use to limit avoidance and to practice CBT strategies in anxiety provoking situations
Location:  Evans Hall, 326, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,  City Line Ave, Philadelphia
Cost:  $60 fee each, $50 fee each for 3 or more teachers register togethe
Continuing education:  The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Participants will earn 4 CE hours for completing this workshop.
The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety does not provide Act 48 credit but it is our understanding that Act 48 does take APA certified credit for some requirements if processed through the school district.  Please check for your particular situatio
Upcoming winter 2017
Coaching Compassionate Coping for Responding to Extreme and Unwanted Physical and Mental Symptoms of
Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders
Christine Molnar, PhD and Lynne Siqueland, PhD
Jan- Feb 2018 (date to be determined)
Philadelphia, PA
In many types of anxiety and stress-related disorders, clients can become preoccupied with the meaning of physical sensations that are experienced as uncontrollable, unpredictable, and threatening. Some clients have actual medical conditions that both they and their caregivers are having difficulty managing. For others, anxiety becomes focused on health itself and whether they have a disease without any evidence of a medical condition. Such preoccupation leads to avoidance and hypervigilance that interferes with functioning in many domains. A downward spiral occurs whereby coping strategies aimed at eliminating unwanted experiences actually magnify symptoms. In its most extreme form, this concern can manifest as panic disorder and agoraphobia and increase the very stress physiology centrally and peripherally that further exacerbates symptoms.
Case examples from emerging adult clients will be used to describe how to provide psychoeducation, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and relational interventions to coach clients in compassionately relating with and managing symptoms that can minimize these concerns. Role plays will be used to demonstrate how presenters communicate a therapeutic framework that instills hope, results in a credible treatment rationale, and effective treatment plan. The importance of a sense of controllability, predictability, compassionate relating with symptoms intra- and interpersonally will be illustrated with specific case examples. Essential coordination of care with healthcare professionals and other caregivers, including parents, other family members, and school officials will be described.

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