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BT08 Short Course 35 - Brief Therapy Approaches to Treating Anxious Children - Lynn Lyons, MSW

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Short Courses |  Brief Therapy |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Anxiety |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
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Dec 11, 2008
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Excessive anxiety in childhood is a significant predictor of eventual comorbid depression and other conditions. This presentation will identify the cognitive processes and coping strategies that help create a cycle of anxiety, psychosocial isolation, and depression in anxious children and families. Attention will be given to the development of specific, empirically supported Ericksonian strategies which can help shift the anxious individual and family toward malleability, creativity and adaptability.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe three cognitive and behavioral patterns/skills shown to decrease anxiety and comorbid depression.
  2. To describe five specific Ericksonian strategies that can be effectively used to treat anxious children and their families.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. For 26 years, Lynn has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn received her BA in English from Williams College in 1987, her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1990, and has been training extensively with the world’s experts in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy since 1993.