Overcoming Anxiety Disorders in School-Age Children
Day One: The Calgary Educators' Conference
Presented by Christine Dargon, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Calgary, ab
- Separation Anxiety Disorder
- Overanxious Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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.
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
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Learning Disabilities
- Selective mutism
- 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
- LifeSkills Program for generalized Anxiety
- Virtual Reality approach for phobias
- Baby Buddhas meditations for anxious preschoolers
- 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 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
This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
- Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
- Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
- Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
- Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)
† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.
* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.
Christine Dargon, Ph.D., having worked in clinical practice for over 20 years, now focusses her time on speaking and education. 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. She recently opened a alternative health and wellness center in North Arizona.
“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
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.
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB
May 7 – May 9, 2019
Block ID: 10548
Single/Double Rate – $135
Triple Rate – $150
Quad Rate – $165
Single/Double Rate – $160
Triple Rate – $175
Quad Rate – $190
Release Date: April 7, 2019
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 1 Day Enrolment||$249||$269|
|Individual 2 Day Enrolment||$449||$469|
|Individual 3 Day Enrolment||$619||$639|
All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).
Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
Early bird cutoff date: April 24, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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