Emotional Regulation Difficulties in Children and Adolescents: What the Heck Do I Do About It?
Featuring: Lynne Siqueland, PhD, and Stephanie Eken, MD
Dr. Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and has been specializing in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for over 20 years.
Dr. Stephanie Eken is the Medical Director at Rogers Behavioral Health.
This webinar will address how to help children and teens whose core difficulty appears to be emotion regulation difficulties with or without a primary anxiety or depression diagnosis. These individuals frequently demonstrate problems of rigidity, reactivity, low-frustration tolerance, and difficulty tolerating distress (both emotional and physical), creating problems for themselves and their families.
The presenters will describe this overarching clinical target and discuss useful clinical behavioral and medication strategies, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of CBT, DBT, and ACT approaches. They will demonstrate how to coach parents to help their children learn these skills and limit the maintenance of problematic behaviors.