BT14 Dialogue 01 - Anxiety Self Help For Kids - Reid Wilson, PhD and Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
When working with anxious kids, your brilliance in the office means nothing if they cannot take what you offer and use it in their world. This presentation will give you eight homework assignments to engage kids from the start, and will spark your strategic creativity as you develop your own homework ideas.
When children experience painful emotions and anxiety after going through traumatic events they may not be able to understand what is happening to them and thus get depressed. Other consequences may appear, like lack of concentration or academic problems. Attendants will learn how treat these conditions by using brief Ericksonian techniques, assignments, and toys and by including the family members during therapy.
Current research supports the inclusion of both parents and children in the treatment of anxiety in children based on the strong correlation between anxious parents and the subsequent development of anxiety in their children. This workshop will describe seven concrete strategies that teach families to interrupt the worry cycle and its all too common transmission from parent to child.
This workshop presents the SOLVE method, a brief 5-step approach to psychotherapy with young clients that effectively orients toward decreased anxiety, increase in number of positive cognitions, enhanced problem solving and enduring behavioral changes. Participants will explore and experience how induction, visualization and didactics empower lasting behavioral and emotional improvement.
Anxiety and depression go hand in hand; untreated anxiety during childhood is a top predictor of depression in adolescents and young adults. This workshop teaches how to interrupt the patterns of anxiety and depression in children, first by recognizing what patterns need to change and then using creative and hypnotic language, homework, humor to actively make shifts happen. Concrete strategies are based on three frames that help simplify and target the patterns so common in anxiety, depression, somatic, and sleep problems.
When children and their parents are in the grips of worry and stress, it feels overwhelming and mysterious. Anxiety is a very persistent master; when it moves into families, it takes over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime and recreation. To make matters worse, the things adults (including many therapist and school systems) do to help and console anxious children actually make the anxiety stronger.
David Burns, MD, has developed TEAM therapy (Testing, Empathy, Agenda Setting, and Methods), using new tools, including new forms of communication skills that can be applied to any type of therapy (CBT, psychodynamic, hypnosis, etc.), enhancing results and speeding up the process. This is the first time the same model that Dr. Burns has been using and teaching for adults will be shown in working with children and adolescents.
This workshop will examine the perimeters of cyber trust and cyber sincerity and offer assessment tools such as the Social Media Assessment Form and the Self-Report of Social Media Traumatic Experience Form to move into more informed, attuned and effective positions of intervention.