Youth Interrupted – Social Anxiety Disorder during Adolescence: Co-morbidity & Sequalae – treatment principles.
Since the notable paper in 1985 by Liebowitz et al, the scholarly literature still invokes their phrase “the neglected anxiety disorder”, when speaking of social anxiety (and social phobia). That is because the condition is still comparatively under-recognized and undertreated, with limited ongoing clinical research. Irrespective of which theoretical/clinical development lens is used, adolescence encompasses approximately a crucial decade of a person’s psychology that can be compromised, and even interrupted, if Social Anxiety is not correctly diagnosed and treated early.
A combination of genetic, heritable, temperament, and attachment-specific interactions play a part in the aetiology of the condition. The emotional, social, academic, and behavioural impact of non-treated Social Anxiety Disorder typically results in depression, withdrawal, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders and related sequelae. Consequently, careful assessment, competent diagnosis, and specific/targeted therapeutic strategies are required when working with adolescents struggling with Social Anxiety Disorder.
In this webinar on Social Anxiety Disorder, Dr Joan Haliburn will discuss the prevalence, aetiology, assessment, diagnostic criteria, and developmental impact of the condition. She will then delve deeply (using vignettes and case studies), into the importance of early intervention and key psychotherapy treatment principles.
Venue: Online Webinar. Includes access to recording for 30days. Excludes clinical recording materials.
Date: Saturday, 4th May, 2024
Time: 1100hrs to 1230hrs (Sydney Melbourne Time)
CPD Certificate: Provided upon completion
About Dr Joan Haliburn: Dr Joan Haliburn is a Consultant Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, trained in the Conversational Model of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, in the Systems Model of Family Therapy and in Attachment Strange Situation. She is in private practice and is a faculty member of the Complex Trauma Training Unit, University of Sydney at Westmead Clinical School. She has been involved in psychotherapy research and writing since graduating in 1987. Her most recent book ‘An Integrated Approach to Short Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide’ 2017 is used in the short-term therapy training course. She has also co-edited “Humanising Mental Health Care in Australia” 2019 and has authored numerous papers in local and international journals.
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