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Lynn Miller - Stress and Anxiety: What do kids have to be worried about?
Thu, 20 October 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
CHILMINDING IS AVAILABLE AND FREE - PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org
NO LATER THAN OCT. 18, 2016
In this workshop we will discuss the identification, nature, and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to:
1. Accurately identify symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents
2. Understand the difference between stress and anxiety
3. Learn techniques to help your child manage anxiety
4. Be exposed to resources for further information
Lynn D. Miller, Ph. D., Lic. Psychologist (Colorado) is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education department at the University of British Columbia. She started her career as a classroom teacher, and then worked as a school counselor K-12. She held several research grants examining the effects of empirically supported approaches to child anxiety in the public school system. She consulted to the FRIENDS program, an evidence-based curriculum based on cognitive behaviour principles, targeting anxiety. She conducted research on other models of anxiety prevention programs in schools, including Taming Worry Dragons, Skills for Social and Academic Success, Cool Little Kids, as well as an enhanced program for Aboriginal children. She completed her term as President of the Anxiety Disorders Assoc. of Canada, 2010-2014, and served as the President of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (2004-2006). In 2015, she received the Mid-level career awarded by the American Psychological Association for contributions to children’s and adolescents’ mental health. She is a Fellow of the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Association.