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Anxiety and Disruptive Behaviors in Children
Audio CD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
12/4/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Apply developmental principles to aid in differentiating appropriate courses of action for assessing anxiety and difficult behavior in children.
  2. Integrate traditional clinical interview techniques with developmentally based applications.
  3. Consider the diagnostic benefits of creating a developmentally informed office environment when working with children.
  4. Differentiate common discipline practices used by parents from research-based behavior management techniques.
  5. Examine overlooked diagnostic clues to help treatment resistant anxiety and behavior disruptions.
  6. Explore alternative explanations for bewildering childhood anxiety and behavior disorders.
Considerations to Improve Your Diagnostic Accuracy When Treating Children with Anxiety
  • Role of development
  • Therapeutic setting
  • Clinical interviews with young children
  • Avoidant behavior
  • Children 0-2
  • Helpful therapeutic aids
Strategies for Therapeutic Flexibility
  • Gain rapport, read what needs to happen
  • ”Get down on the floor”
  • When parents should and shouldn’t stay
  • Discussing sensitive information
  • When to request separate session with parents: Rookie mistakes
Behavior Management Techniques – Foundational Principles
  • Objectives
  • Types of attention and how they help or inhibit parental control
  • Essential techniques to avoid
  • Essential techniques to include

Strategies for Differential Diagnoses in Children: Anxiety or a Symptom of Something Else?


  • Healthy developmental trajectory
  • Adult versus childhood anxiety
  • Translating research-based calming techniques to other settings
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic
  • Can be diagnosed at four years of age, but should it be?
  • Hyperactivity trajectory
  • Inattention trajectory
  • Is ADHD really an attention deficit?
  • What is it – Why you need to Know
  • Other toileting difficulties
  • Genetic predisposition to constipation/constipation in infancy
  • Toileting refusal
  • Stool withholding
Sensory Processing Deficits
  • The immature neurological system
  • World as sandpaper – sensory processing issues to consider
Learning Difficulties
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
Advanced Cognitive Ability
  • Aggression in highly intelligent children
  • Intellectually eccentric child


Dr. Christi Bostwick, Ph.D., is a developmental and child psychologist and parenting expert with over 25 years of experience in treating children and adolescents. Dr. Bostwick specializes in co-occurring behavioral concerns in children and adolescents often produced as a result of learning differences, sensory deficits, and toileting concerns. Dr. Bostwick’s eclectic and conversational approach draws heavily from her background in developmental and family systems research and practice.

Dr. Bostwick is in private practice at The Talk Doctor in Northfield, MN. She serves as an adjunct instructor at her alma mater, St. Olaf College. Dr. Bostwick has also been an adjunct instructor at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and Rockhurst University in in Kansas City, Missouri. She has taught introductory and clinical psychology courses to a variety of undergraduates and supervised post-doctoral students. She wrote a children’s book titled, Blankie Bits, which was a 2014 finalist in the Indie Book Awards. Dr. Bostwick also provides parenting basics on her blog, and has contributed to several online news providers including the Huffington Post.

Dr. Bostick earned her BA at St. Olaf College and her Ph.D. at The University of Kansas. Dr. Bostwick completed a clinical child psychology internship and fellowship at The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She has spent her entire career either working within medical practices or partnering with community medical professionals to provide integrative care.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Christi Bostwick is in private practice. She is an adjunct assistant professor at St. Olaf College. Dr. Bostwick receives royalties for her published materials and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Christi Bostwick has no non-financial information to disclose.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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