Child Anxiety: What Does Treatment Entail for the Child and Family

Top Quote NJCTS Wednesday Webinars special Anxiety Series continues July 27. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2011 - Anxiety disorders are one of the most common concerns that present in the childhood years with approximately 12% of children experiencing clinical levels of anxiety. Often the anxiety symptoms interfere in the child's life and with family functioning, and this interference has been shown to continue into adulthood. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is highly effective for reducing the symptoms and interference for both children and adults with anxiety disorders. Learning the basic principles of treatment and the main components of CBT for anxiety disorders may help parents, teachers and mental health professionals understand the therapy process and further ensure that the children obtain the type of therapy that has been shown to be most beneficial in treating anxiety disorders.

    Dr. Diana Antinoro is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PA) and Clinical Director of the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. She specializes in working with those affected by anxiety, tics, trichotillomania, and related disorders, in addition to behavioral difficulties. Her clinical and research interests include providing therapy for children and adults with anxiety, OCD, tic disorders, and trichotillomania, as well as investigating treatment effectiveness.

    NJCTS Wednesday Webinars begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and will include a 30 minute presentation and a 30 minute question and answer period. Professional development credits will be offered upon completion of the exit survey. You will receive them by mail at least one week after the Webinar.

    Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at

    Title: Child Anxiety: What Does Treatment Entail for the Child and Family
    Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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