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This is a podcast for parents for who have an anxious child. Practical suggestions are given to help with a wide range of situations in which anxiety can interfere with a child's life Continue Reading >>
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Expert Interview #38 David A Clark on helping teens deal with anxious thoughts David A Clark, PhD is a clinical psychologist and emeritus professor at the University of New Brunswick. He is a leading authority on the nature of intrusive thoughts, cognitive behavior therapy and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He is the author of numerous books and articles, in this interview I talk with him about his latest book the anxious thoughts workbook for teens: cbt skills to quiet the unwanted negative thoughts that cause anxiety & worry newharbinger publications 2022. The adolescent has a new found ability to think about thinking which is a departure from the more concrete thinking of middle childhood. This ability opens new possibilities but also create challenges. Dr Clark provides a comprehensive guide for dealing with the more problematic aspect of dealing with unwanted thoughts,
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Expert Interview #38 David A Clark on helping teens deal with anxious thoughts David A Clark, PhD is a clinical psychologist and emeritus professor at the University of New Brunswick. He is a leading authority on the nature of intrusive thoughts, cognitive behavior therapy and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He is the author of numerous books and articles, in this interview I talk with him about his latest book the anxious thoughts workbook for teens: cbt skills to quiet the unwanted negative thoughts that cause anxiety & worry newharbinger publications 2022. The adolescent has a new found ability to think about thinking which is a departure from the more concrete thinking of middle childhood. This ability opens new possibilities but also create challenges. Dr Clark provides a comprehensive guide for dealing with the more problematic aspect of dealing with unwanted thoughts,
Expert Interview #37 Dawn Huebner on Emetophobia and Health Anxiety Dawn Huebner, PhD is a clinical psychologist and parent coach specializing in childhood anxiety.  Today we are talking about two of her more recent books for school age children Facing Mighty Fears About Throwing Up and Facing Mighty Fears About Health. Her workbooks for children and parents, What to Do When Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety and What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kids Guide to Overcoming OCD  are basically the classic, go-to references for helping anxious children. In addition, she has a book for older children Outsmarting Worry (An Older Kid's Guide to Mangaging Anxiety) that was the focus on an earlier podcast in 2018 with me. At her website there is an online class Seven-Step Solution For When Worry Takes Over that covers in greater depth what was talked about in this podcast.
Expert Interview #36 Generation Sleepless: Why Tween and Teens Aren't Sleeping Enough and How We Can Help Them by Heather Turgeon, MFT and Julie Wright, MFT Heather Turgeon, MFT and Julie Wright, MFT have written their third book together Generation Sleepless: Why Tween and Teens Aren't Sleeping Enough and How We Can Help Them  which is the topic of this interview.  As they point out in their book, it is going to be very hard to help an anxious child if they are sleep deprived. This book explores this alarming problem of sleep deprivation in tweens and adolescents and offers some very practical suggestions.  Their other books are The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age and Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma They also offer online courses at their website thehappysleeper.teachable.com for infants, toddlers and preschool children.
Expert Interview #35 The Resilience Workbook for Kids by Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD and Rebecca Comizio, MA, MEd The topic of today's podcast is fostering resilience in children. Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD and Rebecca Comizio, MA, MEd have just published a very timely book The Resilience Workbook for Kids: 32 Skills to Build "I CAN DO IT Muscles" Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD is a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. She maintains a private practice in Scarsdale, NY and works as a school psychologist in Harrison, NY. She is also the auther of The Grit Guide for Teens.  Rebecca Comizio, MA, MEd was named Connecticut's 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. She is a practicing school psychologist , and licensed professional counselor at the New Canaan Country School, in New Canaan, CT. and the Waverly . She is also the cohost of the School Psyched Podcast and the coauthor of 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning, and Behavior. They also have an instructional webnair on teaching resilience to children which can be found below https://www.praxiscet.com/our-courses/#courses-tabs-1
Expert Interview #34: Mona Delahooke, PhD Brain-Body Parenting Mona Delahooke, PhD is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in infant mental health. She is the author of Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Rasing Joyful, Reslient Kids  and Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges In this interview, she describes how using Steve Porges Polyvagal Theory helps us understand when our children's behavior is intentional and when it is a stress response and how making that distinction is a critical guide about what to do next. Her website monadelhooke.com contains several useful webnairs, a blog and other useful information
Expert interview #33 Alan Sroufe Attachment and Anxiety Dr Alan Sroufe has been described as "attachment chief spokesman in the United States"  He conducted a longitual/prospective study of 170 people from birth to middle age looking at the type of attachment they had in infancy and what happened to them in subsequent years. He found certain types of experiences in infancy increased the chances that one might develop an anxiety disorder in adolescents. He is the author of three books: The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation From Birth to Adulthood, Emotional Development: The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years, and A Compelling Idea: How We Become the Persons We Are and 150 scientific papers.
Expert Interview #32 Ben Sedley OCD, ACT and Teens Ben Sedley, PhD is a clinical psychologist in Wellington New Zealand and author of two books for teens Stuff that Sucks: a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can and with Lisa Coyne, PhD Stuff's That's Loud: a teen's guide to unspiraling when OCD gets noisy He is talking with us today about the treatment of OCD and how ACT (Acceptance and Committment Therapy) is an important tool in helping teens with OCD.
Expert Interview #32 Alan Goldberg, EdD Sport Performance https://www.competitivedge.com/dr-alan-goldberg/ Dr Alan Goldberg is a sports performance coach and internationally recognized expert in peak sports performance. He is talking with us today about the how the principles used to enhance the performance of atheletes can be used in everyday performance situations with children.
Expert Interview #31- Kelsey Torgerson Dunn, LCSW author of When Anxiety Makes You Angry Kelsey Torgerson Dunn, LSCW has just published when anxiety makes you angry in which she describes how angry outbursts in teens can sometimes be an expression of anxiety. Her book describes how to recognize when anxiety may underlie explosive episodes and what the teen, parent and therapist can do to help. As she points out, the fight part of the fight-flight-freeze response to danger is often overlooked and this book helps correct that
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