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Selective Mutism: From Diagnosis to Intervention

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Rachel Busman, PsyD
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 am
- 1:00 am ET

This webinar focuses on Selective Mutism, which is an anxiety disorder that renders a child, who might be otherwise chatty at home, unable to speak fully in places like school, with friends or in the community. This webinar describes the symptoms and offers some practical strategies that a parent can use to help increase verbalizations in their child. Ways to collaborate with school are also discussed. Learn more about Selective Mutism.

Read Rachel's accompanying blog post here. 

Presenter(s) Biography

Rachel Busman, PsyD

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Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Senior Director of the Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Related Disorders Program at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC). Dr. Busman has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based treatment to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders and other related mental health disorders. Dr. Busman works intensively with children who have selective mutism, and has created Voices Rising, an intensive group based program for SM. . She also has a specific interest and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias. 

Prior to joining CBC, Dr. Busman was the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and Director of the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute, in addition to the Director of Brave Buddies. Dr. Busman is the former president of the Selective Mutism Association, the nation’s largest network of professionals, families, and individuals with selective mutism. She is certified in PCIT-SM and is a within agency trainer. Dr. Busman is also certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

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