Treatment of Anxious Youth: A Cognitive-behavioral Approach
Facilitated by Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Rogers Behavioral Health in Philadelphia.
In the last twenty years, the evidence base for cognitive-behavioral therapy involving exposure-based strategies for treating youth with anxiety and related conditions has grown considerably. Randomized controlled trials conducted around the world support the efficacy of these interventions, and effectiveness trials have since provided evidence that robust and durable outcomes can be achieved outside the academic medical contexts in which these treatments were developed and validated. These substantive advances notwithstanding, response to treatment is still neither universal nor complete.
This workshop will focus on common challenges presented in treatment, and clinical strategies to address these challenges. Psychiatric comorbidity, family accommodation, motivational readiness, and other challenges to treatment success will be addressed in turn, and emphasis will be placed on how best to identify and support anxious youth in the school context. Ample time will be available for discussion of clinical cases, especially for those in which optimal outcomes are difficult to achieve.
Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the phenomenology, assessment, and cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD and related disorders across the developmental spectrum. Dr. Franklin is Associate Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Clinical Director of Rogers Behavioral Health in Philadelphia. He has published over 240 scholarly articles, chapters, and books, lectured around the world on these and related topics, and has been honored for teaching excellence three different times while at Penn. Dr. Franklin also remains active in clinical practice using CBT to treat OCD and related conditions.