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Thursday, September 13, 2018 12 pm
- 1 pm
Anxiety Disorders

School and academic based anxiety is a debilitating problem for many children. Exposure-based treatments are highly effective in alleviating school and academic anxiety, but there also exist several important cognitive aspects that warrant specific attention in treatment.

This webinar focuses specifically on two prominent cognitive components of school and academic anxiety - intolerance of uncertainty and perfectionism. The webinar begins with methods for assessing these two significant cognitive components of school and academic anxiety, and then considers methods for intervention with younger and older children, and how to best involve parents and caregivers. Each cognitive dimension is considered in the context of a representative clinical case, with supporting empirical research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify intolerance of uncertainty and perfectionism in the context of school and academic anxiety
  • Develop treatment plans to address intolerance of uncertainty and perfectionism
  • Involve parents and caregivers in the alleviation of intolerance of uncertainty and perfectionism
About the Presenter(s)

Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP


Dean McKay, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor of Psychology at Fordham University, is President (2018) of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2013-2014).  He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and is the editor or co-editor of 19 books. He is board certified in Clinical and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  In addition to his professorship, McKay co-directs the Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research, a private group psychological practice.

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