Speaker and Expo Events

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  • Register Today
  • 8:00 - 3:00 PM
  • $100
  • Downingtown Country Club


  • Facilitated by Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., ABPP

    This session is part of the Countywide 2024 School Nurse Conference.

    In this four-hour presentation, Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard - longtime specialist in pediatric anxiety and eating disorders - will address the *why* but also provide detailed, evidence-based strategies for how to manage and help these children be brave and return to/stay in their classrooms (when they should!) in ways that are both developmentally appropriate and compassionate.

    Dr. Dahlsgaard will also cover strategies for working collaboratively with parents, teachers and even administrators to help these Frequent Flyers land safely back in classroom settings where they can learn and thrive. Lots of case examples and time for questions.

     8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Managing Frequent Flyers, Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D.
    12:00 PM to  1:00 PM Lunch Provided
      1:00 PM to  3:00 PM School Health Update with Colleen Schultz, M.Ed., RN, CSN

    CEUs: CEU Certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance is confirmed.


  • Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard is Founder and Director of Brave is Better - Consulting and Therapy. She focuses her efforts on the promotion of evidence-based psychotherapy via her clinical practice, speaking and writing, and consultation and training. She was previously the Founder and Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic and the Picky Eaters Clinic in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was also the co-founder and co-director of the Food Allergy Bravery Clinic at CHOP's Food Allergy Center. She developed the Scale of Food Allergy Anxiety, which can be downloaded for free for research and clinical use here. Her research on treatment of food allergy anxiety was published here.

    Dr. Dahlsgaard is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and New York with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly Social Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Panic Disorder, and generalized fears. Dr. Dahlsgaard also frequently treats children with disorders that commonly present with anxiety, such as sleep problems and food selectivity ("picky eating").