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Anxiety in the Classroom
Where:
BRENTWOOD, TN
When:
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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HILTON BRENTWOOD/NASHVILLE SUITES
9000 OVERLOOK BLVD
BRENTWOOD, TN 37027
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Course Description:

The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, global terrorism and violence, extensive technology use, media overload, bullying and diversity issues, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of students struggling to manage their anxiety. The challenge for those working in schools is to recognize the increasing anxiety level in students and help them cope.

Janine E. Oliver, LCSW, MSW, CH will teach you how, why and when anxiety develops in young people. The various manifestations for anxiety will be described, so that anxious students can be recognized and supported. Janine will help you distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and give you a principle for making this distinction in school settings. Most importantly, you will learn practical strategies that can be applied immediately in the classroom setting and schools to reduce anxiety, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote maximum learning.
Objectives:

  1. Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension.
  2. Summarize the different ways anxiety manifests in the classroom (worry, social isolation, attention deficits, etc.) and determine the appropriate strategy for reducing symptoms.
  3. Implement a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients.
  4. Utilize classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities to keep students engaged.
  5. Determine the signs of normal anxiety vs anxiety disorders to enhance teaching effectiveness.
  6. Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in the classroom.
OUTLINE

Nature and Cause of Anxiety
  • How, when and why anxiety develops in children
  • The anxiety temperament (biological sensitivity)
  • The “anxiety personality” – assets and liabilities
  • The role of stress in anxiety
How Anxiety Manifests in the Classroom
  • Perfectionism
  • Worry
  • Task avoidance
  • Restlessness and hyperactivity
  • Attention deficits
  • School avoidance
  • Social isolation
  • Depression and withdrawal
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Low motivation
  • Disorganization and poor time management
  • Academic inconsistency or decline
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavior problems
Seven Key Anxiety Disorders: Symptoms and Case Examples
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (including selective mutism)
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Classroom Interventions
  • Assessing stress level in students
  • 3-S approach to stress management (signs, sources and skillful solutions)
  • Focusing the mind for learning
  • Classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities
  • Encouraging “flow”
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Relationship building with anxious students
  • Tips for reducing test anxiety
  • Creating calm in the classroom
  • 3 questions: intervention for anxious parents
  • ”Responsive Classroom”: applications and research findings
  • Risk management with high-conflict divorce families
  • Managing technology use in and out of school
  • Best approach to bullying
  • Anxiety curriculums for schools (friends for life, lifeskills)
  • Special considerations for preschoolers
  • Behavioral health recommendations
  • How to be a role model for low stress and anxiety
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks
  • Consider scope of practice
  • Empirical and anecdotal evidence
  • No “one size fits all” for any modality of anxiety treatment
Target Audience

  • Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • School Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

JANINE E. OLIVER, LCSW, MSW

Janine E. Oliver, LCSW, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified hypnotherapist and psychology professor. Janine has over 15 years of experience working with children with anxiety in outpatient and therapeutic foster care settings. She has worked with children in foster care, as well as their foster families, to implement self-regulation and mindfulness interventions with an at-risk population that have suffered abuse, neglect and trauma. In the outpatient setting, Janine has implemented breathing techniques such as deep belly breathing, progressive relaxation, meditation, emotional freedom technique (also known as the tapping technique, or EFT) as well as hypnosis; aimed at calming the sympathetic nervous system response in children to treat anxiety. In addition to serving as a psychology professor since 2010, Janine has trained therapeutic foster parents in a therapeutic foster care agency to be eligible for licensure, and ultimately become and maintain their licensure status as therapeutic foster parents. Presently, Janine is a psychotherapist working at a dynamic outpatient agency, adjunct psychology professor, and part-time yoga/meditation instructor. Additionally, Janine is a doctoral candidate currently researching the cognitive and instruction focus areas in the field of psychology.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janine Oliver has an employment relationship with Psychology and Counseling Associations, PC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janine Oliver has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Counselors
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Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Marriage & Family Therapists
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Tennessee Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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