Professional training workshops

The Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is pleased to announce ongoing professional training workshop
for psychologists, educators and social workers 
For all workshops contact Lynne Siqueland at for more info or to be added to our mailing list.  Our staff do on site trainings for professionals and schools at local and national institutions by request in addition to our offerings in the Philadelphia area
Upcoming training workshop:

The Social Network
Navigating how today’s youth strive to find their self-identity and self-worth amidst the complicated web of social media, peer relationships and their desire for perfection.
Lynne Siqueland, PhD and Carrie Potoff, LCSW
The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety
Friday, May 17th, 2019 9:30-4:30pm
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
This workshop will focus on the many complex factors influencing children’s and teen’s social lives that clinicians and educators are increasingly concerned about.  How can we guide children, teens and their families to create healthy peer relationships and live value driven social lives?
In this training we will address the impact of social media in relation to anxiety and depression.  We will explore ways to think holistically about social media use for its positive components, as well as educate children and families on the negative impacts.
We will discuss how to talk to children/teens about their friendships and social lives, so they become more mindful of their choices. 
Finally, we will review the nature of the treatment of social anxiety disorder when functioning and interaction can become extremely limited. We will present the CBT and other interventions that are specific to social anxiety. Implementation of exposure strategies and family involvement in meeting these goals will be reviewed. Lastly, we will go over recent work on preparing young adults for transition to college or post-graduation that include both independence and anxiety
reduction goals
CE objectives:
1.    Identify how social media influences children/teenagers mentally  (anxiety, depression) and physically (sleep, lack of activity)
2.    Discuss research findings how technology has made youth more vulnerable to social anxiety
3.    Describe key cognitive behavioral and other intervention strategies used to treat social anxiety
4.    Plan both independence and anxiety reduction exposure tasks for teens and young adults
5.    Create family-based goals and support of addressing social avoidance
Cost: $199, student fee $50
Contact Lynne Siqueland- at for more info
Continuing Education Information: The Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) is co-sponsoring this workshop with the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety.  PBTA 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.  Participant will earn 6 CE hours for completing this course
Fall 2019  date to follow

Parenting through the Pressure:  Using CBT to work with parents of anxious children and teens
Muniya Khanna and Deborah Ledley

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