Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination

 

 

Event Details

Facilitators: Robin Alter, PhD

This training is suitable for: Persons who work in the field of mental health, who work with children or who are interested in working with children in the future. It is also for professionals who are looking for a positive approach to anxiety which is accessible to children, which helps them find a way to understand their emotions while enhancing their self-esteem and also gives them tools to gain control and mastery over their troublesome emotions.

Dates:  December 14, 2018

Description: Looking for a new way to help children Understand and Manage their Anxiety? Register for Dr. Robin Alter compact 1-day workshop where she will teach a successful therapeutic formulation of anxiety along with a new clinical model for working with Children and Anxiety Management. Dr. Alter will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment. This approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem to motivate children to use therapeutic tools and strategies. Learn how children's anxiety and thinking are different from adults, and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change in anxiety management.

Overview: According to statistics from Canada and the United States, anxiety disorders in children are on the rise.  In spite of anxiety being a debilitating condition, many children are not motivated to receive psychotherapeutic help, preferring instead to use avoidance as their defense against states of anxiety.  This workshop will teach a therapeutic formulation of anxiety that has worked extremely well for hundreds of children in Dr. Alter's private practice.  She will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment.

This approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem and actually motivates children to use therapeutic tools and strategies.  You will learn how children's anxiety and thinking are different from adults and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between children's and adult's anxieties
  • Teach children how to control their minds
  • Manage children's anxiety and increase their motivation for change
  • Work with children around anxiety to enhance their self-esteem, empower them and challenge them to face their problems and fears

 


  • When

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1
    Canada
    416-924-1164

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