Anxiety and Sensory Dysregulation: Diagnosis and Treatment
This training is only open to licensed mental health professionals Overview: Anxiety Disorders and Sensory Dysregulation affect millions people world-wide. Millions of people are treated every day for anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common illness in the United States effecting 40 million people over the age of 18 years old. There is a lifetime prevalence for children developing an anxiety disorder is 25.1%. Sensory Dysregulation is a very common less understood disorder which affects millions of people. Left untreated, children with Anxiety Disorders and Sensory Dysregulation can develop extremely complicated, hard to treat disorders in adulthood, thus, putting a strain on the workforce due to an inability to work or complete and put a drain on the healthcare system. This workshop will provide an overview of Sensory Dysregulation and identify how it affects behavior across the lifespan. Participants will learn how to identify Sensory Dysregulation as a co-morbid condition with anxiety disorders and how to effectively modify treatment in order to adequately address both conditions. Attention will be placed on childhood disorders, however we will address the issue of treating adults. Objectives: 1. Attendees will become familiar with basic functions of the nervous system. 2. Attendees will understand the multiple ways in which Sensory Dysregulation may affect behavior.3. Attendees will become familiar with the transdiagnostic nature of Sensory Dysregulation and how it interacts with OCD and other Anxiety Disorders.4. Attendees will learn how to effectively modify treatment in order to adequately address the co-morbid conditions. About the Presenter Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a co-director of the training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults. She has conducted numerous workshops and seminars and participated as an expert in panel discussions covering many topics including Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, and providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxious adults. In addition to publishing articles for professional journals and newsletters, Ms Golomb is an author of "The Hair Pulling 'Habit' and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle" a book describing the comprehensive treatment of trichotillomania in children and “Stay Out of My Hair” and “A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children with Trichotillomania,” books designed to educate, guide, and support parents of children with trichotillomania. Ms Golomb is also an author of “Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation.” She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for The TLC Foundation for BFRBs. Continuing Education Information Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.