ODW Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety in Children & Teens with Aureen Wagner

ODW Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety in Children & Teens with Aureen Wagner



This 3-hour on-demand webinar led by Aureen Wagner, PhD, was originally broadcast live on April 19, 2024.

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Discover a transformative approach to addressing anxiety in children and teenagers with Dr. Aureen Wagner, a highly regarded expert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Anxiety is a prevalent issue with our youth and can lead to significant social, behavioural, and learning challenges. With CBT, a proven and evidence-based treatment, up to 80% of young individuals can successfully gain control over their anxiety.

Join us for this practical workshop where Dr. Wagner introduces her innovative Worry Hill® approach, designed specifically for anxious youth. Known for her clarity and compassion, Dr. Wagner provides a comprehensive overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy theory, laying the groundwork for effective treatment. Dive into practical CBT techniques, including realistic thinking and exposure, and explore how they can be applied to address separation, generalized and social anxiety, school refusal, phobias, and panic in clinical and school settings.

Benefit from Dr. Wagner’s wealth of experience gathered over 25 years as she combines highly effective CBT strategies with invaluable clinical pearls. Learn the importance of treatment readiness, discover the four steps to cultivate it, and explore the five steps that empower children and teens to cool down their Feeling Temperature.

Dr. Wagner also emphasizes the collaborative role of parents in the therapeutic process, providing insights on raising brave children and teens overcoming the anxiety and difficulties that brought them into treatment. Real-life case examples enrich this learning experience, offering nuanced perspectives and enhancing your skills in effectively working with anxious youth and their parents.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain practical insights into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and elevate your approach to addressing anxiety in young individuals.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what fuels anxiety, the Anxiety Triad, and the Vicious Cycle of Escape.
  • Discuss why treatment readiness is crucial and four steps to cultivate it.
  • Know how to apply the five steps that cool down the Feeling Temperature.
  • Collaborate with parents to help them raise brave kids and teens.


Time Topics Covered
1:00-2:30 pm

The clinical picture of anxiety in children and teens.

The effects of childhood anxiety.

What fuels anxiety? The Anxiety Triad and the Cycle of Escape.

Exposure-based CBT: Evidence and techniques.

How does exposure work? Emotional Processing Theory and Inhibitory Learning Theory.

Challenges in engaging children and teens.

Therapist hesitations about exposure.

Up and Down the Worry Hill®: Child-Friendly CBT.

Four steps to cultivate treatment readiness.

Five questions to cool down the Feeling Temperature.

2:30-2:45 pm Break
2:45-4:15 pm

CBT in action: Putting the five questions into practice.

Collaborating with parents.

Realistic expectations: Reduce dropout.

Parenting framework: The 3 P’s and 3 S’s.

Raising brave children and teens.

What not to do; parenting strategies that don’t work.

Reducing accommodations.

Using the five questions for separation anxiety, school refusal, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, and panic.

The therapist’s toolbox.

The art of CBT.

CE Information

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

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Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

Who Should Attend?

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices