Identifying and Treating Anxiety and School Refusal in Children and Adolescents
Live Online Webinar partnered with Child & Study
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
Anxiety and school refusal are common problems in children and adolescents, and a particular concern due to the potential short- and long-term impact on academic, social, emotional, and family functioning. Furthermore, the longer a child misses school or avoids other important areas of his/her life, the more likely these problems are to develop. A strong understanding of their needs and strategies to manage school refusal are key elements of social work practice with all populations. Join us to discuss the identification and evaluation of the most common anxiety disorders in youth, the most common reasons for school refusal behavior, and the most effective treatments for targeting these issues.
Participants will be able to:
Gain knowledge about identification, evaluation, and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
Understand the functions of school refusal and avoidance behavior
Learn the most effective interventions for school avoidance behavior in children and adolescents, including individual, parenting, and school treatment components
Randi Pochtar, PhD
Randi Pochtar, PhD is a clinical assistant professor and licensed psychologist on the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Service in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone. Dr. Pochtar evaluates and treats children, adolescents, young adults and their families with a wide range of anxiety and mood disorders, school refusal behaviors, as well as traumatic stress and related disorders. She teachers and supervises trainees across psychology and psychiatry disciplines. Dr. Pochtar also leads the Community Crisis Response Program, a multidisciplinary team that offers trauma-related consultation and interventions to schools and community organizations. She is the professor for the NYU College of Arts and Science undergraduate courses, The Adolescent Paradox, a class that explores the biological, cognitive, and emotional changes that shape adolescent development; and the Summer Internship Course, a class that provides students the opportunity to learn a about a wide range of mental health professions and participate in a mental health clinical or research fieldwork setting.
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