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 Akhtar and Dr Langan will focus heavily on concrete, practical strategies you can put into action straight away.
This masterclass is aimed at parents of teenage children. However, parents of children who are slightly younger will also find that the information and techniques are highly relevant.
Dr Menaz Akhtar
Menaz is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with people across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds. She specialises in working with children and adolescents experiencing mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked in NHS psychological services for 15 years and independent psychological services, delivering evidence-based therapies for 6 years.
-She has a degree and doctorate in Psychology from the University of Oxford.
-She is an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.
-Along with cognitive behavioural therapy, she specialises in interpersonal psychotherapy, compassion focussed therapy and motivational interviewing.
-She provides supervision, training and teaching on a range of psychological difficulties.
Dr Natasha Langan
Natasha is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialist interest in working with teenagers and young people. She has worked in CAMHS, Oxford University Counselling Service, Health Psychology Services in the NHS and in independent psychology services such as Everlief and Oxford ADHD and Autism Service.
-She has a degree, masters and doctorate in Psychology from University College Cork, University of Exeter and University of Southampton.
-She has a diploma in relationship therapy.
-She uses cognitive behaviour therapy and 'third wave approaches' such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness in her therapeutic work.
-She is starting to train as a mindfulness teacher in 2021 and values mindfulness and compassion approaches in her work with young people, adults and couples.
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.