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How to Recognize and Support Children with Selective Mutism and/or Social Anxiety

How to Recognize and Support Children with Selective Mutism and/or Social Anxiety
Children, Teens, And Young Adults
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 12:30 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

If your child does not speak in social situations and/or has difficulty doing activities in front of others, especially their peers, because they are worried about being embarrassed or judged, then this webinar might be for you.  This Q&A webinar with Jacqueline Sperling, Ph.D. and presented in partnership with McLean Hospital is designed for caregivers wondering whether a child might have selective mutism and/or social anxiety and what one can do about it.  

In collaboration with listeners’ expertise on their children, Dr. Sperling responded to questions and shared information about the different ways selective mutism and social anxiety may show up in everyday life, what caregivers can do to help, and how families can receive extra support.  Know that you’re not alone, and change is possible.  

Webinar in partnership with McLean Hospital.

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Jacqueline Sperling, PhD

Jacqueline Sperling, PhD

Jacqueline Sperling, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and Co-Program Director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. She also is the author of the young adult nonfiction book, "Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place" and a contributor for Harvard Health Publishing. Dr. Sperling specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and working with youth who present with anxiety disorders and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. She also focuses on providing parent guidance by using treatments, such as behavioral parent training, to help families address children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors.

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