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Anxiety in Children During the Covid-19 Crisis: Targeted Strategies to Create Calm and Build Resilience

Tips and Tools for: Managing the uncertainty, focus on what we can control Become a calm and connected parent and teacher during the Coronavirus Pandemic! Join psychologist Steve O’Brien, PsyD, who has worked with anxious kids and families for over 25 years.
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Faculty:
Steve O'Brien
Duration:
1 Hour 58 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 01, 2020

Description

Tips and Tools for: Managing the uncertainty, focus on what we can control

  • Consistent academic schedule and work zones
  • “Offline” activities and projects
  • Discussion boards for better connections

Become a calm and connected parent and teacher during the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Join psychologist Steve O’Brien, PsyD, who has worked with anxious kids and families for over 25 years.

Dr. O’Brien will give you strategies to efficiently and effectively:

  • Support children and teens to cope with virus-related anxiety
  • Balance the double duty of parenting and working at home
  • Integrate creative approaches for meaningful remote learning

This 2-hour recording will quickly move you from stressed and sequestered to calm and connected!

Handouts

Outline

  • Virus-Related Anxiety: Talking to Kids
  • Calm Environments, Calmer Kids: Tips for Parents    
  • Self-Care and Anxiety Management: Tips for Families
  • Weathering the Storm: Helping Distressed Teens
  • Friends are everything: Promoting safe, social connection
  • Meaningful Remote Learning: Strategies for Teachers

Faculty

Steve O'Brien, Psy.D., PA Related seminars and products: 3

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Dr. Steve O’Brien is a clinical psychologist with close to 30 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and families in his Clearwater, Florida practice. His specialty areas include treatment for childhood anxiety and depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and divorced/blended family adjustment. Dr. O’Brien utilizes an integrative model which tailors treatment to the developmental level of both children and parents. His approach integrates individual child therapy with intensive parental and familial interventions.

Dr. O’Brien has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and medical clinics. He earned his PsyD at Nova Southeastern University and received specialized training in applied developmental psychology. Pediatric, child psychiatric, and school consultation is a significant part of his clinical work, and he is a frequent guest speaker in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. O’Brien previously worked as a continuing education provider for the Juvenile Welfare Board, and is currently a well-received speaker for PESI, training professionals primarily in the areas of child/adolescent mental health treatment and complex family issues. He served as associate professor at the Florida School of Professional Psychology from 2000 to 2016. While at the University, he developed a unique doctoral-level course, ‘Parent Consultation,’ designed for graduate students pursuing a concentration in child-family assessment and treatment. In 2015, Dr. O’Brien developed ‘[email protected] by Psychtouch.com,’ a first-of-its-kind clinical tool/app for obtaining a child’s perception of family life. He also serves as a media consultant for Spectrum Bay News 9, Tampa Bay’s 24-hour news source.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steve O’Brien is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steve O’Brien is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Florida Psychological Association.