Central East Collaborative: Helping Chronically Stressed Out and Anxious Children Navigate Twenty-First Century Living (March 6 & 7)
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Central East Collaborative: Helping Chronically Stressed Out and Anxious Children Navigate Twenty-First Century Living (March 6 & 7)
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Martinez
Located at: Strathmore Travelodge
350 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Martinez
Located at: Golden Hills School Division Office
435A Highway 1, Strathmore, AB
About the Session

March 6

This workshop is designed for professionals, rehabilitation practitioners, educators, social workers, counsellors, or psychologists who work with youth aged 5-18. A blend of both educational and applied learning will be utilized throughout the workshop. The workshop will consist of information about the most common anxiety disorders in school aged children: separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Information presented will include the diagnostic criteria for these anxiety disorders, myths and misconceptions, how these specific anxiety disorders can impact the child, and what it “looks” like within home settings, school as well in the community.

March 7

This workshop will utilize an applied style of learning, with participants gaining knowledge of various cognitive-behavioural strategies they can employ to help support children and youth either diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder, or, demonstrating behaviours that might be indicative of an emerging anxiety disorder. These strategies will be demonstrated via role play, video demonstration, and open group discussion, and will be aimed to target “what to do” in school, community, and home settings. There will be time allotted throughout the workshop for ongoing question and answer discussion to help bring concepts to life and to allow participants the opportunity to practice skills.

About the Presenter(s)

Dr. Katherine Martinez received her degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is a registered psychologist (#2036) in British Columbia with over 20 years of experience in clinical work, research, and training.  Dr. Martinez works in private practice in Vancouver having previously worked at both the Vancouver, and, San Francisco Bay Area Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Centres, as well as at Children’s Hospital Oakland, California, and various clinics in New Jersey.  She specializes in cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood, and childhood disorders in youth, provides parent training to families, and conducts workshops and in-service trainings on CBT for Anxiety Canada. Finally, she has co-authored the book, My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Anxiety and Panic (Magination Press, 2009). She is the proud parent of a soccer fanatic and a football juggernaut!

Registration Deadline: February 22, 2019

Fee: $100.00

Includes: lunch on day one; light breakfast on day two

Registration Notes:

Attendance at this event qualifies for Category 'A' credits through the Alberta College of Social Workers.

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