Despite the debate in the medical community surrounding PANS (Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), therapists specializing in child anxiety, OCD and tics will encounter families and children trying to determine if PANS is part of the clinical picture. Parents need guidance on how to collaborate with pediatricians to assess and treat these children as well as on how to navigate through the turbulence that the sudden onset of marked and difficult symptoms creates.
This live webinar will first briefly discuss how to differentiate the PANS presentation from more typical anxiety disorders and OCD. One of the first goals is helping parents find and connect with appropriate medical services. The second goal is to help parents develop appropriate expectations for their “ill child.” Many of the same approaches are helpful for all kinds of OCD so we work on teaching children and parents exposure and response prevention approaches however in the context of the illness. PANS leads at times to reactivity, intensity of symptoms and regression that can require attention themselves or lead to modifications of usual approaches. Lastly we will focus on sharing information with school and working on appropriate accommodations short and long term. These four aspects of treatment will be illustrated with case examples.
- Describe 3 manifestations of OCD/anxiety that differ in PANS presentation than more common presentation
- Describe a plan to coordinate with pediatricians for assessment of PANS
- Evaluate the use and timing of exposure and response prevention approaches within a PANS presentation
CE Credit Information:
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.
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).
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.
Dr. 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.
Tamar Chansky, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of the Children's Center for OCD and Anxiety, and the author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, and, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety a book for adults. Dr. Chansky lectures to parents, psychologists and educators regularly on how to make anxiety treatment and prevention kid-friendly, effective and easy to implement.