Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents 

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health conditions experienced during childhood and adolescence. However, these disorders are often undetected, misdiagnosed, or untreated. The long-term impact of untreated anxiety can negatively affect the child’s academic functioning and success, family relationships, career pursuits, and ability to connect with their peer group. It increases the child’s susceptibility to maladaptive coping strategies such as substance use. As the child’s anxiety persists into adulthood, it increases their risk for a host of significant health complications, including impaired sleep patterns, digestive problems, and damage to the kidneys, blood vessels, and heart. There is widespread misperception about the seriousness that anxiety disorders pose; a survey of Americans undertaken by some of the leading mental health and suicide prevention groups found that more than half of the respondents did not recognize that anxiety disorders increase the risk of suicide (Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2015).

 

This course provides an overview of how anxiety impacts children and adolescents. You will learn about the specific types of anxiety disorders and the multiple pathways by which anxiety can develop. As you progress through this course, you will learn assessment strategies and evidence-based interventions that you can implement to identify and treat these disorders in children and adolescents.



$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-INTDIS-V2

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Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-INTDIS-V2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
State the common symptoms of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
Describe evidence-based interventions for treating problematic anxiety in children and adolescents.
Explain 3 of the possible origins of anxiety based on the research accumulated to date.
List assessment tools and practices to use when evaluating anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

 About This Course

 Learning Objectives

Section 2: Overview of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Meet Ellie

Anxiety: A Common Denominator Across Diagnoses

The Scope of the Problem

Core Symptoms of Anxiety

Expressions of Anxiety During Childhood and Adolescence

Review

Summary

Section 3: Anxiety Disorders

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Selective Mutism

Specific Phobias

Does Nick Have a Specific Phobia?

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

Panic Disorder

Does Olivia Have Panic Disorder?

Agoraphobia

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Review

Summary

Section 4: The Origins of Anxiety

Overview

Biological Factors

Temperament

Medical Conditions

Attachment Patterns

Parenting Behaviors and Parental Psychopathology

Psychosocial Stressors and Traumatic Events

Behavioral Factors

Review

Summary

Section 5: Assessment Strategies

Completing a Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment

Factors and Symptoms

Identifying Contributing Substances

Evaluating How Culture Impacts Anxiety

Standardized Rating Scales

Review

Summary

Section 6: Evidence-Based Treatments for Anxiety

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychoeducation

Self-Monitoring

Relaxation Training

Social Skills Training

Cognitive Restructuring

Problem Solving

Exposure

Contingency Management

Providing SPACE for Parent Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Trauma-Focused Interventions

Medication Management

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam

BrainSparks

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Bridgett Ross, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experience trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders.  She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013.

Disclosure: Bridgett Ross, PsyD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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