Overcoming Anxiety: CBT Techniques for Working with Children and Adolescents

Fall 2018 Post-Graduate Course for Licensed Clinicians


12 CEUs • 4 SESSIONS • $350

INSTRUCTORS: Bonnie Zucker, PsyD & Lance D. Clawson, MD


Participants will learn ways to effectively assess anxiety disorders and treat them using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Sessions will focus on learning specific CBT techniques to treat a variety of anxiety related disorders and will include strategies to help children and adolescents manage their anxiety at home and in the classroom settings.

DATES: Oct 2, Oct 30, Nov 27, Dec 11 (This course runs for four sessions.)

TIME: 6:30 – 10 PM (A light dinner will be provided at each session.)

LOCATION: JSSA | 6123 Montrose Road | Rockville, MD 20852

COST: $350

NOTE: This is a training for licensed mental health professionals. To participate virtually, please contact Kiran Dixit, JSSA Training Institute Director, at kdixit@jssa.org or 240-243-8033.



Lance D. Clawson, MD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at both Georgetown University Department of Psychiatry and George Washington University School of Medicine. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and teaches at the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships at both Georgetown University and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is board certified in Psychiatry and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. After starting his private practice, in addition to his clinical work, Dr. Clawson has served on the DC Commission on Mental Health, participated in industry sponsored drug development research.

Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist with a background and expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders. She conducts psychotherapy in private practice in Rockville, Maryland. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, Dr. Zucker has helped hundreds of children become anxiety-free by teaching them coping skills, methods for challenging their faulty thinking, and how to systematically face their fears. She is also the author of Anxiety-Free Kids, Take Control of OCD, and Something Very Sad Happened, and the coauthor of Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents and two relaxation CDs. A respected psychologist in the treatment of anxiety, Dr. Zucker is also active in training other mental health professionals on the treatment of anxiety disorders.

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