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Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents

Presented by Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Friday, October 19, 2018  |  Vancouver, bc



!  Important Notice:

This workshop is on a BC Professional Development Day.


Date & Location

Friday, October 19, 2018 – Friday, October 19, 2018

9:00am – 4:00pm

Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre

950 W. 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

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Workshop Description

The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, family breakdown, violence in society, the media, and a failing school system, has produced a “shell shocked” generation suffering from anxiety in many cases. The challenge for educators and clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and help them cope. Dr. Christine Dargon will teach you how and why anxiety develops in children and adolescents. She will present practical treatment strategies that can be applied immediately.
The seven key anxiety disorders along with case examples to be addressed include:
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Overanxious Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias

Other co-occurring disorders (e.g. behaviour problems, medical conditions, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, selective mutism) will also be discussed. Emphasis will be on creative interventions involving insight- oriented, cognitive-behavioural, biological, mindfulness, expressive arts and family systems approaches.


Workshop Topics:


Agenda & Learning Objectives

Nature and Causes of Anxiety

  • How anxiety develops in children
  • Three ingredients in all anxiety disorders
  • The “anxiety personality” –– assets and liabilities

Seven Key Anxiety Disorders

  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Overanxious disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Selective mutism

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive-behavioural
  • Biological
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems Approaches

Interventions and Self-Regulation Strategies

  • The Floating Technique for panic anxiety
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD
  • Mindfulness for worry
  • Solution Focused Intervention for worry
  • Group therapy guidelines for social anxiety
  • Visualization Desensitization for separation anxiety
  • Three Questions Technique for parents struggling with child separation anxiety
  • Three Step Technique for managing children’s stress
  • Yoga games and breathing techniques for relaxation training
  • Life Skills Program for generalized anxiety
  • Virtual Reality approach for phobias
  • Baby Buddhas meditations for anxious preschoolers

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to apply the “Three Ingredients” template for understanding how, why and when anxiety develops in children
  • Describe how to recognize and modify the sources of stress in children and adolescents
  • Explain the anxiety management skills to use with young clients and students
  • Identify effective treatment strategies for each of the seven key anxiety disorders
  • Identify steps that schools can take to reduce student anxiety

Continuing Education Credits


Your Presenter(s)

Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Christine Dargon, Ph.D., having worked in clinical practice for over 20 years, now focuses her time on speaking and education. Her areas of clinical expertise include working with children and families for years in such areas as abuse, divorce and custody disputes, children of alcoholic/drug addicted parents and adopted children.  She also specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and marriage counseling. Dr. Dargon did graduate research and her dissertation on rape-related PTSD and began working with rape survivors over 25 years ago. Currently, Dr. Dargon is an international speaker traveling throughout North America presenting seminars of numerous topics. Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 20 years and is currently on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program and Ashford University teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, her Masters’ of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University with a focus in School Counseling and her Bachelors’ in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Connecticut. She also has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies from Grand Canyon University.

 

Testimonials

“Dr. Dargon was superb! She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Thanks for a rewarding, educational day.”
– Heather Guillou | Langley, BC | November 20-22, 2017

 

“All three days were wonderfully informative. Your energy and enthusiasm was so welcoming. Your passion and depth of knowledge on all topics explored was clearly evident. I love all the practical take-away pieces, scripts and resource links + tools provided. Thanks so much.”
– Erica Mackinnon | Halifax, NS | June 7-8, 2017

 

“Christine is very engaging! By far the best workshop I’ve ever attended. She focuses on practical concept and not boring theories!”
– Ottawa, ON | June 5, 2017

 

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Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.

 


Recommended Accommodation

Granville Island Hotel

1253 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC

phone:  604.683.7373

website:  www.granvilleislandhotel.com

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Our rates:

April 18 – 19, 2018
April 19 – 20, 2018
April 22 – 24, 2018
May 16 – 18, 2018

Room Type: Double Beds

April 2018: $169 + tax
May 2018$219 + tax 

To make a reservation, please refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rate. 

*Please note, room reservations are subject to availability 


Holiday Inn Vancouver

phone:  604.879.0511

website:  www.hivancouvercentre.com

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Our rates:

April 19 – 20, 2018
April 22 – 26, 2018
May 16 – 18, 2018

Room Type: Double Beds

Price: 
April: $150 + tax
May: $209 + tax

Release Date: 30 days prior to the start of the workshop

To make a reservation, please refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rates. Alternatively, please refer to the following links to make a reservation online.

February 20 – 23: Click Here 

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May 16 – 18: Click Here

*Please note, room reservations are subject to availability 



When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.


Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrollment $229 $249
Group 3-7 $214 $234
Group 8-14 $199 $214
Group 15+ $179 $199
Full-Time Student $179 $199

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Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: October 5, 2018
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Friday, October 5, 2018.


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