CBT for anxiety in children and young people Workshop description: In recent years, there has been much research into the development and maintenance of anxiety in children and young people from a CBT perspective, and CBT has been shown to be an effective treatment with this population. But what does this research tell us about what to do in our CBT practice? How can we use these ideas to help us to formulate with anxious children? What particular techniques and ideas should we use to help them overcome their difficulties? To what extent should families be involved in treatment? ? This workshop aims to explore these issues, increasing clinician’s awareness of relevant theory, but with a particular focus on applying this theory to practice, developing the skills and confidence of participants in working creatively with anxious children and young people. Learning objectives: To provide an overview of theory and research relevant to CBT with anxious children and young people. To develop awareness of CBT skills and techniques relevant to work with this population, and to provide opportunities for participants to learn and practice some of these techniques. To provide a forum to explore issues and dilemmas that arise when working with this population, and how these might be addressed. Training modalities: The workshop aims to be interactive, and will include a mixture of didactic teaching, video clips, role play and discussion. Recommended reading; Murray, L., Creswell, C. & Cooper, P.J. (2009). The development of anxiety disorders in childhood: An integrative review. Stallard, P. (2010). Anxiety: Cognitive behaviour therapy with children and young people. London: Routledge. David Trickey (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) David is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who worked for many years as the clinical psychologist in the children’s team at the Traumatic Stress Clinic in London. He has specialist expertise in the treatment of childhood trauma and has lectured and provided training extensively on the treatment of this disorder. David has been involved in the development and delivery of the Child IAPT training programme, and is a practice tutor on the UCL/Anna Freud Centre Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in CBT for Children and Young People. Vicki Curry (Chartered Clinical Psychologist) has worked with children and young people for over 15 years as part of the Islington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in both inpatient and community-based teams. She completed the Oxford Diploma in Cognitive Therapy in 1999, and has since provided training and consultation in CBT with children for professionals from a range of agencies, including health, education and social care. She was centrally involved in the development of this aspect of the curriculum within the Educational Psychology Group at UCL; as well as in setting up the UCL/Anna Freud Centre Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in CBT for Children and Young People, for which she is a joint Course Director. More recently, Vicki has been involved in the development and delivery of the Child IAPT training programme. She is an associate editor of the BABCP online journal The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.