Knowledge is power! Understanding why we get anxious will help you to help your child.
You will look at the root causes and triggers of your child's anxiety, enabling you to develop an action plan.
Dr Wimshurst and Dr Winton will focus heavily on concrete, practical strategies you can put into action straight away.
This masterclass is aimed at parents of children aged 9-12. However, parents of children who are slightly younger will also find that the information and techniques are highly relevant.
Susan is an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and has worked with children, adolescents and families for 16 years. She has particular interest and experience in anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as developmental disorders including Autistic Spectrum disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Within her NHS role she provides specialist assessment and psychological intervention to children and adolescents with a range of mental health problems. She also provides several workshops for parents of children with neurodevelopmental conditions and provides consultation and supervision to other health professionals and agencies, in addition to being a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training course. Susan has worked with Everlief for over 8 years and is a co-author of the book 'Brighter Futures: A Parents Guide to Raising Happy and Confident Children in the Primary School Years'.
Dr Holly Winton
Holly is an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist and supervisor. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training course. Holly has been working with children, adolescents and their families for nearly 10 years, during which time she has dedicated herself to specialising in emotional disorders, including depression and a range of anxiety presentations, such as separation anxiety, specific phobias, generalised anxiety, OCD and PTSD. She splits her professional life between working for the NHS (within a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service), private work at Everlief Child Psychology, and supervising post-graduate CBT courses at the University of Reading.
The Masterclass may help you feel supported while you wait for your appointment. The Masterclass is not the same as therapy or individualized advice. It will provide information and guidance. If you are urgently concerned about your child you should see your GP or another health professional immediately.
Yes. Although it is not specifically aimed at autistic teens, Dr Akhtar and Dr Langan are very experienced in working with teenagers with autism.