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Turner Valley Golf Club

700 Imperial Drive

Turner Valley, AB T0L

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March 22, 2018, Turner Valley, Alberta

Dr. Sandra Clark - Brief Bio

Dr. Sandra Clark is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at B.C. Children’s Hospital for over 20 years. She also has a private practice in Vancouver. Dr. Clark has held other roles that have included, Acting Head of Psychology and Director of Training for the Psychology Department at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Dr. Clark is and has been involved with provincial and national organizations and committees for psychology including the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (past president), Canadian Psychological Association Accreditation Panel (past chair), College of Psychologists of British Columbia Quality Assurance Committee, and she provides regulatory supervision for the College of Psychologists. Dr. Clark is certified as a cognitive-behavioural therapist by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Her clinical work involves consultation and assessment of the cognitive, educational, social, and emotional needs of children and adolescents. Dr. Clark does individual therapy with children with a variety of anxiety and mood issues (eg. generalized anxiety, OCD, selective mutism, social anxiety, phobias, panic, tics, depression, etc.), she does parent coaching and support, and she runs therapy groups for children with anxiety disorders using the Taming Worry Dragons program. She is involved in research in the area of treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents. Her work also involves presentations and community education to physicians, teachers, counselors and therapists, and children and their families.

She is the co-author of “Taming Worry Dragons”, a manual for helping anxious children and “Worry Taming for Teens”. She has also developed the “Facilitator’s Manual: Coping Skills for Children with Anxieties” for use by other professionals to teach groups of children how to cope with anxieties and a companion children’s workbook, “Tools for Taming and Trapping Worry Dragons.” Other resources in the Taming Worry Dragons program include “Taming Worry Dragons – Classroom Manual” for use by teachers and others to provide a classroom-based anxiety prevention program, the “The Kid’s Guide to Taming Worry Dragons” which includes a summary and review of anxiety for children as well as tools for managing anxiety, in color and in a “small, pocket format”. The most recent addition to the Taming Worry Dragons program in development is a parent manual for the concurrent parent group as part of the anxiety treatment group for children at B.C. Children’s Hospital, “Taming Worry Dragons: Parent Group Manual”.

Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: What To Do!!

Dr. Clark will be discussing the topics of:

Understanding anxiety & common causes

  • How it presents & what it looks like
  • General coping skills for children & teens
  • Strategies for parents
  • More strategies (including a brief overview of the Taming Worry Dragons program)

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