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Integrating Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Pediatric Anxiety by Mike Zito, PhD

  • 14 Sep 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom - link to be emailed to registrants prior to the event
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    You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:

     Integrating Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Pediatric Anxiety

    Presented by:

    Mike Zito, PhD

    Dr. Zito is a licensed psychologist who practices clinical, sport and performance psychology for 30+ years.   He has three Family Systems book chapters and earned his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy.

    This program will help participants understand the need to broaden assessment and intervention strategies to consider how family dynamics influence pediatric anxiety.  Specifically, the role of enmeshment/over protectiveness, family conflict, alliances, discordant parenting and poor individuation will be discussed.  Methods to guide family members to promote anti-anxiety cognitive behavioral change will be addressed.

    .   Learning Objectives:  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • Summarize the value of broadening clinical assessment and intervention by including a family systems component. 
    • Recognize that family racial, ethnic, and cultural background needs to be included in assessment and intervention. 
    • Assess healthy vs unhealthy family dynamics.       
    • Explain how enmeshment/over-protectiveness, family conflict, alliances, discordant parenting, and poor individuation contribute to anxiety symptom development
    •  Provide guidance to the family member to promote anti-anxiety cognitive behavioral change. 

    This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

    When:       Wednesday, 2022 September 14th

                      9:30-10:30 a.m.  (optional 9am “coffee and conversation”)

    Where:      zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration

    Cost:         $20 (non-MCPA members)

                      $10 (MCP members)

                      $  0 student members

    Please register online by Monday, September 12th 2022 at www.mcpanj.com.

     Contact:   Hayley Hirschmann at hhirschmann@morrispsych.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Hayley Hirschmann 14 days ahead of the zoom event.


    1.0   CE Credit Available
    This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

    This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

    Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.

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