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Presented by Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)
Audience Level: Basic (casual familiarity with topic area e.g., treated one case)
Abstract: Anxiety is expected during adolescence, as teenagers transition from childhood to the independence of young adulthood. For some, anxiety interferes with achieving goals resulting in stalled development. Certain parent-adolescent interactions may hinder a healthy transition to adulthood. Such interactions involve the parents’ perception that the anxious adolescent is incapable of handling responsibilities. Parents may control tasks and responsibilities, intending to prevent missed opportunities for advancement. This prevents learning problem solving, complex social-interpersonal skills, and self-regulation that are necessary for healthy and productive adult functioning. Dr. Albano will review the role of development in adolescents and ways in which anxiety interferes with achieving adolescent to adult transition milestones. A new treatment model, focused on goals in managing anxiety and achieving developmental goals is presented. Central to the treatment are CBT strategies to involve parents in helping adolescents transition to adulthood while learning to master anxiety and related emotions.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: