Teen Anxiety and Cognitive Behavior Therapy - An Introduction
Robin Barstow, LCSW
1.5 Clinical CEs approved by NASW Maine
Sometimes young people/teens escalate instead of communicate. I call this “emergency mind.” When responding to a situation as though it were an emergency when it isn’t, we convey anxiety instead of information.
Fortunately, there are great treatments for anxiety. In this workshop we will use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for learning to understand how thoughts contribute to our behaviors and anxiety symptoms. Each of us has a stream of automatic thoughts running through our minds. Many young people/teens believe they are simply anxious, so they struggle to identify specific trigger thoughts. Writing is the first step in cognitive-behavioral therapy to bringing stressful thoughts into consciousness. Only when we are conscious of our thoughts do we gain the power to question them. In the first part of the workshop I will provide an overview of CBT working with this population.
About the Presenter
Robin Barstow is a psychotherapist, writer, speaker, and founder of MINDWELTH, a Holistic Mental Health private practice. Driven by her goal of helping people to suffer less, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the foundation of her social work. She also practices CBT on herself daily, and that experience informs her understanding of this profound, practical method. Robin Barstow holds a MA from Columbia University, a PhD from Yale University, and LCSW from the University of Maine. She has extensive training and knowledge from working inpatient and outpatient, with both children and adults. Her hobbies include swimming in the sea, knitting and traveling.
- A zoom link and handouts will be sent prior to the workshop
- The workshop will start at 9:00, please join us a few minutes early to ensure your technology is working
- All participants receiving a CE Certificate are required to sign their full name into the chat
- Evaluations will be sent to participants after the workshop. Certificates will be emailed upon receipt of your completed evaluation
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