Evidence-Based Treatment for Anxiety Problems: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies
Wendy Silverman, Ph.D. Florida International University
Dr. Silverman discusses the research supporting cognitive behavioral strategies for anxiety problems. First, she illustrates assessment procedures for diagnosis of anxiety disorders through case examples. Features of the DSM-IV anxiety disorder diagnoses are described in detail for children. She details methods for constructing effective exposure sessions that can apply to youth with various anxiety disorders.
Wendy Silverman, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Director of the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program (CAPP) and Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. She is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She is an internationally renowned expert in child anxiety and has written four books and more than 150 scientific papers on this topic. She is past president of the American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, recipient of numerous NIMH grants, and has served as editor and associate editor of leading scientific journals in the field. Dr. Silverman has 30 years of experience in training and supervising students in working with children and adolescents who have problems with extreme fear and anxiety.
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