recorded webinar

Collaborating with Pediatricians: Tools & Techniques to Enhance Relationships & Care Coordination with Pediatricians in your Community

Collaborating with Pediatricians: Tools & Techniques to Enhance Relationships & Care Coordination with Pediatricians in your Community
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

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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.


Presenter(s) Biography

Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD

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.

Ruth and ADAA

"I feel privileged to be a founding fellow of the ADAA. I joined ADAA over 20 years ago and have considered it my professional home ever since. I have worked on numerous committees throughout my time as a member and am currently the co-chair of the Child & Adolescent SIG. I have also truly enjoyed being a mentor in the Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) where I have been able to support others in building their careers.

To be part of such a dedicated community of fellow clinicians and researchers treating anxiety disorders, OCD and depression has been invaluable to me. It has allowed me to stay current with the research and cutting-edge treatments and it has provided me with numerous opportunities for continuing education. But more than that, it has given me colleagues (some of whom are now good friends), across the country, that I can collaborate with and always turn to for advice and support in respect to my professional endeavors. However, I would be remiss if I did not mention what is the highlight of every year—the annual ADAA conference which I have sorely missed during COVID-19. It is a time to learn, get reinvigorated about the work you do and to reconnect and have fun with fellow ADAA members! 

Finally, I am still pleased that in 2012 I was honored, along with Elizabeth Dupont Spencer and Kimberly Morrow, with the ADAA 2012 Clinician’s Outreach Award."

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