In this workshop, Dr. Silverman discusses the research supporting cognitive-behavioral strategies for anxiety problems in children. First, she illustrates assessment procedures for the diagnosis of anxiety disorders through case examples. She also describes the ways in which DSM-IV anxiety disorder symptoms present in children. Next, she demonstrates cognitive-behavioral treatment techniques that have been found to be effective for children with anxiety. Lastly, she details methods for constructing effective exposure sessions that can apply to youth with various anxiety disorders.
The DVD Workshop series on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology provides professionals and students instruction on the current state of the scientific evidence—and timely updates on treatments from experts in the field. Workshop videos vary in length and are designed to train professionals on the implementation of specific evidence-based interventions with youth. Printouts of the presentation, slides, reference lists and other resources are available on line.