Friday, January 18, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP 
Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC 

Lunch 'n' Learn Webinar: Coping Cat: A Gold-Standard CBT for Child Anxiety

Synopsis: Childhood anxiety disorders are quite common and can be incredibly impairing. The child, the parents, and teachers often feel helpless in the face of anxiety and fear. Moreover, the default parent and teacher responses often inadvertently reinforce the problem. Coping Cat is a gold standard CBT treatment, delivered in a child-friendly, developmentally appopriate format with adult support. This webinar will provide an overview of the Coping Cat and help real-world clinicians apply this treatment. We will discuss ways of applying the Coping Cat to a variety of anxiety presentations and disorders and to youth presenting with multiple problems.

Biography: Dr. Elaina Zendegui is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She is an Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and a Clinical Supervisor at Rutgers University, where she supervises student clinicians in the Coping Cat as part of a research study. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Child Psychology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, and she completed her internship at Long Island Jewish Hospital/Zucker Hillside Hospital (now Northwell). Her externships were at Bellevue Hospital and the Child Mind Institute. She previously worked as a clinical psychologist in the Montefiore School Health Program and in private practice. Dr. Zendegui’s interests include increasing access to evidence-based treatments, and her clinical work focuses on evidence-based treatments for anxiety and eating disorders.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will state all the steps of the FEAR plan.
    2. Participants will be able to design exposures for all points on an exposure hierarchy.
    3. Participants will be able to describe the role of parents in implementing the Coping Cat protocol.

      Learning Levels: Introductory and Intermediate

      CE Approval and Process Information:

      American Psychological Association: CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

      Association of Social Work Boards: CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

      CE Process Information: A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event). Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
      • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
      • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
      If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 or by email at support@ce-go.com