**NEW** Helping Children and Teens with OCD: The Workshop for Parents
Does your child: Wash and clean too much or need a lot of reassurance? Ask the same questions over and over? Want to do things just right or get very upset when things are uneven? Complain about upsetting thoughts that pop into the mind? Seem intense, reactive and easily upset over little things? Countless parents struggle to find ways to help their children with these challenges.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects 1-3% of children and teens, and can affect their ability to learn, make friends, and have fun. But the good news is that, with early recognition and timely treatment, up to 80% of them can learn to manage their symptoms.
In this practical, information-packed workshop, Dr. Wagner will help you understand:
- Normal versus OCD behaviors
- The many faces of OCD
- How OCD affects children at school
- What causes OCD
- What makes OCD worse
- What makes OCD better
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Scientifically-proven treatment
- The do’s and don’ts of parenting
- What you can do to help your child
Please note that the information and techniques offered in this workshop should not be used as a replacement for consultation, assessment or treatment by a qualified mental health professional. If you are concerned about your child, please consult with a qualified professional. If your child is already in treatment, please do not discontinue treatment without consulting with your treatment provider.
- Online (streamable) video
- Available to watch for two weeks from the date of purchase
- You will receive an email with a link to the video
- Approximate running time: 46 minutes
About the Author
Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist, expert in the treatment of anxiety, and international speaker. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and has developed the child-friendly Worry Hill® approach to making CBT accessible to youngsters. Dr. Wagner is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation and a member of its Pediatric Subcommittee.
Dr. Wagner established The Anxiety Wellness Center in 2002 to provide effective treatment for children, teens and adults with anxiety. Prior to relocation to North Carolina in 2010, Dr. Wagner was Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry since 2003, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry since 1991. In 2007, she was voted Outstanding Psychologist of the Year by the Genesee Valley Psychological Association, Rochester, NY.
In 2011, Dr. Wagner was awarded the Self-Help Book Recommendation for providing the highest level of evidence-based best practices, from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, for all her self-help books: Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. The latter two books, along with her highly-acclaimed resource for professionals, Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Professional's Kit, comprise the only integrated set of resources for children with OCD, their parents, and their therapists. Dr. Wagner has also developed a suite of resources for professionals who work with anxious youth, including Worried No More: Teaching Tools and Forms on CD, and CD’s of her live workshops for parents and school professionals.
Dr. Wagner is a sought-after international speaker who presents workshops for parents, school professionals and clinicians. She offers videoconferencing consultation and workshops for professionals. Dr. Wagner received her education at St. Agnes College, the University of Iowa, Yale University Child Study Center and Brown University.