Anxiety in Youth - Online Training
Presenter: Kim R. wilson, MSSW/LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is in her 12th year of private practice and more than 20 years in the helping profession. She is the owner of Wilson Counseling, which is staffed by mental health professionals, drug and alcohol counselors, case managers, and peer support specialists. Kim provides counseling to children, adults, couples and families for a wide range of mental health disorders, including trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression. She has extensive experience in providing mental health treatment, as well as working with co-parenting and collaborative divorce cases. Kim is certified in EMDR, and has completed extensive training in CBT, DBT and Solution-Focused therapy approaches. She previously provided forensic interview services, and prior to private practice worked at DCBS investigating child abuse and neglect. Kim provides LCSW supervision to CSWs seeking full licensure, as well as providing practicum placement for MSW students.
Current community advocacy activities include:
- Southern KY Collaborative Professionals - Board Member since 2018, current Vice President
- Hope Harbor Rape Crisis Center – Board Member since 2012, current President
- Green Dot Violence Prevention Team – Member since 2010
- Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse – Member since 2003
Today’s youth face additional challenges than prior generations. The Internet creates yet another setting to navigate. There are more pressures to achieve and succeed than ever before. Active shooter drills in schools. Sexting. Cutting. Isolation. Panic, anxiety, eating disorders have become common. This workshop examines anxiety in youth, signs and symptoms of anxiety in youth, as well as psychoeducation techniques and clinical treatment strategies to support youth in navigating the adolescent stage.
At the conclusion of this workshop:
1. Participants will have increased knowledge of anxiety, its purpose, and appearance in youth.
2. Participants will have increased knowledge of anxiety-based disorders.
3. Participants will have increased knowledge and awareness of psychoeducation, relaxation and strengths-based skill-building strategies.
4. Participants will have increased knowledge and skill to utilize specific theoretical approaches in clinical treatment of mental health disorders.
Target audience: Mental health professionals, case managers, victim advocates, peer support specialists, school personnel (teachers, FRYSC/Youth Service Centers), court-designated workers, social service workers, and parents.
Relevance to Social Work Practice
Enhance understanding of anxiety, increased prevalence in today's world and factors that negatively influence anxiety in youth.
- Enhanced knowledge base to guide practice (both clinical and non-clinical roles) to support youth in managing anxiety, and seeking treatment when indicated.
- Increase knowledge of research-supported treatment approaches for anxiety in youth.
- Continuing education supports professionals in provision of competent and research-informed services.
CEU: Hours - 3