Helping Parents to Help Anxious Children: An Introduction to SPACE
Presented by Eli Lebowitz, PhD – Yale School of Medicine
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in children and adolescents, and rates of reported anxiety disorders have been climbing steadily. This talk will address essential information relevant to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents. Dr. Lebowitz from the Yale Child Study Center will discuss how anxiety manifests in youth, the impact of childhood anxiety on the family system, and introduce SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) an empirically established, parent-based treatment for childhood and adolescent anxiety and related disorders.
Attendees will be able to explain associations between family accommodation and child anxiety
Attendees will be able to assess levels of family accommodation
Attendees will be able to describe strategies for reducing family accommodation and increasing parental support
About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series:
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over GoToWebinar. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.