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Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12 pm
- 1 pm
CE/CME Credit

Only 31% of children suffering from anxiety and related disorders currently receive evidence-based treatment. In an effort to reach more children, the Public Education Committee in conjunction with the Child and Adolescent SIG created a powerpoint presentation for therapists to show pediatricians entitled, Anxiety Disorders & OCD: What Every Pediatrician Should Know. The presentation serves as both a way to educate pediatricians about anxiety disorders and OCD as well as provide a means for therapists to network with pediatricians and grow their practices. This webinar will demonstrate how to best use this powerpoint presentation. We will review the prevalence rates, the consequences of untreated anxiety and what pediatricians see when presented with an anxious child. Brief anxiety and accommodation screening tools, that can be used by pediatricians, will be discussed. Therapists will also be given ideas as to the best ways to teach pediatricians how to talk to their patients suffering from anxiety. We will then show you a brochure that was developed to accompany this powerpoint and can be personalized and used to market your practice. The webinar will end with a discussion of fun and effective ways to get pediatricians interested in meeting with you.

Learning Objectives

  1. At the end of this session, therapists will be able to describe tools for the development of referral sources and client care coordination with pediatricians.
  2. At the end of this session, therapists will be be able to list 3 reasons why it is important to reach out to pediatricians as a vehicle to ensure that children with anxiety and related disorders receive evidence-based treatments.
  3. At the end of this session, therapists will be able to demonstrate how this powerpoint presentation can be used to help pediatricians learn more about anxiety and related disorders.

CE Credit Information:

Satisfactory Completion  
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.   

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco LLC designates these live and enduring activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per webinar. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA).  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 1.0 hours.

New York Board for Social Workers
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 1.0  hours.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Social Workers
Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course may receive up to 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

About the Presenter(s)

Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA

Debra Kissen headshote

Dr. Debra Kissen is the Clinical Director of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago.  

Dr. Kissen specializes in CBT based treatment to children, adolescents and adults with a focus on anxiety and stress-related disorders, including OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, separation anxiety disorder, compulsive skin picking, trichotillomania and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs). Dr. Debra Kissen applies the principles of evidence-based treatments while at the same time treating the whole person, with deep respect for the human spirit and the challenges we all face on our journey through life.

Dr. Kissen is a Clinical Fellow at the Anxiety Depression Association of America (ADAA) and is a Co-Chair of ADAA's Public Education Committee.  

Lynne Siqueland, PhD


Dr. Lynne Siqueland, PhD is a psychologist at the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety in Pennsylvania. She has been specializing in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for over 20 years.  

Dr. Siqueland enjoys assisting parents and teens through the transition into young adulthood, maintaining connection and closeness while encouraging and building autonomy and competence.
Dr Siqueland conducts training workshops for professionals and parents as well as offering consultations to professionals.

Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD


Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD is a licensed clinical social worker who has had a private practice in New York City for the past 20+ years specializing in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Ruth utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other related evidence-based practices, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness to treat her clients. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, she was trained in CBT for anxiety disorders at The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital in Westchester, New York. Ruth is also a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s (IOCDF) Pediatric Behavioral Training Therapy Institute. Additionally, along with two colleagues, she created a 12-part online series to train master level clinicians in CBT that can currently be seen on the PESI website. Ruth is a member of ADAA where she has served on numerous committees and is currently the co-chair of the ADAA Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group. Ruth is a recipient of the ADAA's 2012 Clinician's Outreach Award. She is a professional member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and is currently on the Board of the NYC-CBT Association. Prior to becoming a therapist, Ruth had a successful career as a public interest attorney in New York City.

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