Treating Anxiety in Youth: Clinical Strategies within Empirically Supported Programs - Philip Kendall, PhD, ABPP
The presentation will provide an initial description of the theory that guides intervention and an overview of when anxiety is developmentally reasonable and when it is disordered. Cognitive, behavioral, family (parenting) and emotional factors will be addressed. The bulk of the presentation will address intervention strategies and their evaluations, and how what has been learned can be put into practice. A flexible implementation of manual-based approaches will be described and encouraged. Research outcomes that inform decisions regarding the provision of clinical services for anxious youth will be considered and these findings highlight both (a) what we know and (b) what we do not yet know about the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth.
At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP is a Distinguished University Professor, a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University. Dr. Kendall was raised in Merrick, New York and graduated from Chaminade High School. His bachelor’s degree is from Old Dominion University and his doctorate in clinical psychology is from Virginia Commonwealth University where his work emphasized research in clinical child and adolescent psychology. He has been honored with the Outstanding Alumnus Award from each of these institutions. After promotion to Full Professor and appointment as Director of Clinical Training at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kendall joined the faculty at Temple University where he has spent his academic career.
His accomplishments are numerous: 650+ publications (including 35+ books and 20+ treatment manuals and workbooks translated into over a dozen languages) and 35+ years of uninterrupted grant support from various agencies (i.e., NIMH, NICHD, MacArthur Foundation). He is widely cited, and among an elite handful of the most frequently-cited individuals in all of the social and medical sciences. In a recent quantitative analysis of the publications by and citations to all members of the faculty in the 157 APA-approved programs in clinical psychology, Dr. Kendall ranked 5th. His H factor in 2017 was 105.
Dr. Kendall has garnered prestigious awards: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “Great Teacher” award from Temple University, identified as a “top therapist” in the tristate area by Philadelphia Magazine, and the Society of Clinical Psychology 2006 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Clinical Psychology. He has been president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of APA as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT, now ABCT). In 2016, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy recognized him with the “Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.”
Dr. Kendall has designed and evaluated treatment programs for youth (e.g., Coping cat program). His programs have been identified as empirically-supported, have been implemented in over a dozen countries, and are the focus of numerous federally-funded research initiatives in treatment and prevention across the globe.
Others describe Dr. Kendall as someone who is known for his clinical sensitivity, rigorous research methodology, creative and integrative approaches, and commitment to graduate mentoring. He plays basketball twice a week, is a crossword puzzle addict, finds satisfaction in yard-work, and enjoys time with his two sons, Mark and Reed, and his spouse, Sue.
This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program provides two (2) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.