This webinar bundle includes three recorded webinars:
- Addressing Perfectionism Across Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Learning to Live by Values Instead of by Rules
- Clinical Kung Fu: Managing Anger in Children and Teens with Anxiety Disorders
- Emotional Regulation Difficulties in Children and Adolescents: What the Heck Do I Do About It?
Addressing Perfectionism Across Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Learning to Live by Values Instead of by Rules (Recorded May 23, 2017)
Presented by Lynne Siqueland, PhD
The goal of CBT with perfectionistic youth is to reduce reliance on “have tos” and rules, in favor of living a life guided by values and meaning. Dr. Siqueland reviews cognitive interventions including weighing the costs and benefits of maintaining the status quo versus adopting more relaxed standards; exploring feared consequences of lowering standards; and examining reluctance to enjoy leisure time. She also discusses how to use exposures to challenge beliefs associated with lowering standards and possible differences across the anxiety disorders. Importantly, Dr. Siqueland outlines how it can involve schools and family members in treatment.
Clinical Kung Fu: Managing Anger in Children and Teens with Anxiety Disorders (Recorded July 20, 2017)
Presented by Alison Alden, PhD and Dr. Julianne Pojas, PsyD
Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders often act out or react with anger to treatment. In particular, the prospect of doing exposure and resisting compulsions or safety behaviors can engender not only fear but also anger, resistance, and defiance. It can be difficult for clinicians and families to manage, and can lead to both treatment dropout and conflict at home. This webinar presents practical strategies that clinicians can use to deal with children’s anger, and suggestions for how to present these strategies to parents.
Emotional Regulation Difficulties in Children and Adolescents: What the Heck Do I Do About It? (Recorded September 16, 2015)
Presented by Lynne Siqueland, PhD, and Stephanie Eken, MD
This webinar addresses how to help children and teens whose core difficulty appears to be emotion regulation difficulties with or without a primary anxiety or depression diagnosis. These individuals frequently demonstrate problems of rigidity, reactivity, low-frustration tolerance, and difficulty tolerating distress (both emotional and physical), creating problems for themselves and their families.
Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D.is a psychologist at the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and has been specializing in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages beginning in the preschool years with a special interest in transition into adolescence and young adulthood. She has a special interest in guiding parents and teens through the transition into young adulthood of maintaining connection and closeness while encouraging and building autonomy and competence. She also treats adults.
Dr. Siqueland received her Doctoral Degree from the Temple University Clinical Psychology Program under the direction of Dr. Philip Kendall. Dr. Siqueland was a full faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, and Center for Psychotherapy Research for 8 years before entering private practice full time. Dr. Siqueland's clinical work and research publications focus on integrating individual CBT approaches with family work. Dr. Siqueland has published on the role of family interactional styles that can maintain anxiety and what promotes competence.
Dr. Alison Alden earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she focused on researching and treating anxiety. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders, and integrates mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into her practice. Dr. Alden has published several research articles and book chapters on anxiety, depression, and emotion regulation, and has presented talks and posters to state and national professional organizations. She has also taught in Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies. Dr. Alden is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA), and was the recipient of the highly competitive ADAA Career Development Leadership Program award in 2014.
Dr. Julieanne Pojas received her doctorate and masters’ degree in clinical psychology from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related conditions. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention. Dr. Pojas has received specialized training and certification from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) at the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.
Dr. Pojas has experience working in a variety of clinical settings in Illinois and California treating a culturally diverse population. She believes in providing culturally appropriate treatment. She has done several talks training mental health professionals and educating parents about mental health topics. Dr. Pojas is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).
Stephanie C. Eken, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist and pediatrician. Dr. Eken serves as a regional medical director for Rogers Behavioral Health System’s partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, she provides medical leadership for Rogers’ pediatric OCD and anxiety disorder services.