The second workshop in the Foundations Community Partnership spring workshop series will be presented in webinar format on April 7, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The workshop title is “The Specifics of Exposures: Tips, Strategies, and Practicalities for Effective Exposures in CBT for Youth with Anxiety Disorders.”
Exposure has emerged in the anxiety literature as the most active and empirically supported component of CBT for anxiety disorders in youth and adults, yet research also documents that many clinicians have concerns about using it, especially in their work with children. Via multiple case examples, Dr. Dahlsgaard will describe the what, where, why, and how of planning and deploying clinically sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and effective exposures for youth presenting to treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders.
Workshop Objectives At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the current empirical evidence supporting the preference for exposure in the context of CBT for anxious youth.
- Summarize the rationale and clinical applications of exposure for youth presenting with anxiety disorders.
- Describe the rationale and clinical considerations for the inhibitory learning approach to enhancing the effectiveness of exposures when treating youth with anxiety disorders
Presented by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., ABPP, Founder and Director of Brave is Better, LLC and Founder/former Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.