Nadja N. Reilly, PhD, instructor
This program focuses on three major components of understanding and treating these disorders. First, a thorough presentation of early symptomatology will be presented, from a developmental and contextual perspective. Suggestions will be offered for screening. The associations between anxiety and depression and behavioral and functional sequelae will be discussed, again within the multiple contexts of family and school. Second, specific treatment techniques will be discussed and highlighted via case studies. The third component focuses on prevention information, especially within the school context.
Specific learning objectives:
- Describe the symptoms of child/adolescent depression from a developmental perspective.
- Discuss links between depression and other disorders in adolescence, including anxiety, substance use and self-injury.
- Review updated information about suicide in adolescents.
- Review treatment updates and prevention efforts aimed at reducing depression in early adolescents.
- Explore tips for working with early adolescents struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.
Program Code: AMD14-3
1 CE Credit for psychologists, RNs and educators
Please Note: This program is not approved for social worker and LMHC CE credits.