About CBPT Clinical Applications - Separation Anxiety course

Separation Anxiety is a normal developmental stage for infants and toddlers, but most children have outgrown separation anxiety by about 3 years of age. In some children, separation issues can be a sign of Separation Anxiety Disorder, which can start as early as preschool age (ages 3-6). Separation Anxiety Disorder is a fairly common presenting problem in clinical settings. This training will provide examples of using CBPT with children who present with Separation Anxiety.

CBPT Clinical Applications- Separation Anxiety Course Objectives

At the end of the module, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand how to use CBPT with children presenting with Separation Anxiety
  2.  Identify the Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions that are used in treatment of Separation Anxiety
  3. Be able to develop books with a child who is having difficulty separating from parent(s)

CBPT Clinical Applications- Separation Anxiety

Course Requirements

The course is aimed at:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers Or Licensed Independent Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner

The delivery of the certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the course will be tied to the evaluation of the participants' requirements. In the absence of the requirements, the course hours will not be certified. 

CBPT Clinical Applications

Course Presentation

CBPT Clinical Applications- Separation Anxiety Course Curriculum

  Module 2: Clinical Applications
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Helping children and teens that have

Separation Anxiety Disorder.

Your CBPT Instructor

Susan M. Knell holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a MA in Developmental Psychology. She is the author of the book, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (1993) which has been translated into Italian and Turkish. As the first to study and write about the application of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to young children, she integrated Cognitive Behavioral interventions and Play therapy in developmentally sensitive ways. She has written chapters on CBPT in many edited books on Play Therapy. As a clinical Psychologist, she has provided assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults for almost 40 years. In addition to her clinical practice, she supervises graduate students, trains mental health professionals internationally, and has done research and teaching.