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Monday, June 08, 2020 12 pm
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Level
Intermediate
Category
Anxiety Disorders
Treatment
CE/CME Credit
1.00

In recent years, there has been rapidly increasing interest in the construct of family accommodation in anxiety disorders, generating data on the underlying theoretical mechanisms, associations with anxiety disorders, and intervention research. Today, family accommodation is considered a key factor impacting child anxiety. Family accommodation of child's anxiety refers to changes that parents make in their own behavior to help their child avoid or alleviate distress related to the anxiety disorder. Although it is intended to reduce anxiety in the short-term, family accommodation is associated with greater symptom severity and impairment.

Supporting these theoretical understandings and empirical findings, novel parent-based interventions of child anxiety have shown much promise. The SPACE Program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is a theory-driven intervention informed by research into parental entanglement in the symptoms of childhood anxiety and by the biology of mammalian parental behavior. SPACE teaches parents to recognize their accommodating behaviors, and to implement specific plans for reducing the accommodation while maintaining an empathic and supportive attitude towards the child. The treatment also includes tools for: Increasing parents' ability to work cooperatively together; Coping with responses to the reduced accommodation, including anger and distress; And for enlisting the support of family and friends in what can sometimes be a difficult process.

This webinar presents attendees with an overview of family accommodation and its associations with child anxiety and provide an introduction to the SPACE Program. Clinical trials in anxiety and OCD support the ability of SPACE to reduce family accommodation children's symptoms. Results of a recently completed funded randomized clinical trial of SPACE are presented and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will understand the concept of family accommodation and the role it plays in child anxiety.

  2. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the theoretical background underlying SPACE.

  3. Attendees will gain an overview of the therapeutic process and learn to apply practical tools.   

About the Presenter(s)

Eli Lebowitz, PhD

Eli Lebowitz

Professor Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these disorders. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of research papers, books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. Dr. Lebowitz’ work has been recognized by private and public organizations including the Brain and Behavior Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and The National Center for Advancing Translational Science. He is also the father of three great boys.

Yaara Shimshoni, PhD

Yaara Shimshoni, PhD

Yaara Shimshoni is a clinical psychologist and an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center. As a member of the Anxiety and Moods Disorders Program, directed by Profs. Wendy Silverman and Eli Lebowitz, Dr. Shimshoni conducts research and provides clinical care for anxious children and their parents. She is currently the lead investigator on a pilot study examining the feasibility of a parent-based treatment she developed for child avoidant and restrictive eating (ARFID). Dr. Shimshon’ research focuses on the development and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on parent-child relationships and cross-generational influences.

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CE/CME Information

Physicians

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.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (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 hour.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

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 hour.

NBCC
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.

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

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity. Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY