Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome Anxiety and Mood Problems with Behavioral Activation and Exposure

Presenter: Brian Chu, Ph.D. — Dr. Chu discussed Behavior Activation as a program that takes a comprehensive, and focused, approach to helping youth and families address depression and anxiety. He gave examples of how teens could use techniques to develop a more active coping approach towards life.

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Treating Specific Phobias: When & How?

Presenter: Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D. — Dr. Franklin talked about the differences between phobias and age appropriate fears, such as monsters under the bed. Dr. Franklin discussed how exposure therapy is used in the treatment of specific phobias, such the fear of spiders & dogs. He discussed the process of the

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Accommodations, Strategies and Techniques for Working with Students with Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Susan Conners, MEd. — Sue Conners discussed many creative accommodations and strategies for working with children with Tourette Syndrome in the classroom and at home. Ms. Conners also include strategies for accompanying disorders such as OCD, ADHD, Executive Dysfunction. Sensory Issues, Learning Disabilities and Dysgraphia (writing deficits).

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504 Accommodation Plan vs. IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

Presenter: Susan Conners, MEd. — Ms. Conners discussed the differences between the 504 and IEP plans, in order help parents and educators understand which is most appropriate for a student with TS, an associated neurological disorder or other special-needs condition.  She discussed what children are eligible and why and how the

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Holiday Stress: Coping Skills for Parents and Kids

Presenter: Dr. Michael Osit, LP — Dr. Osit discussed helping parents identify signs of stress in themselves and their children, causes of stress, and ways to prevent and manage Holiday related stress.

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The NJCTS Tourette Syndrome Program at Rutgers University: A Model Resource for the TS Community

Presenter:  Shawn Ewbank, Psy.D. — Dr. Ewbank, clinic director, explained how the NJCTS Tourette Syndrome (TS) Clinic works and the services it provides from counseling to research to training of doctoral students.  Dr. Ewbank went more in depth on the treatments offered at the clinic such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, Exposure

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Cyber Safety Guide for Parents and Educators

Presenter:  Graham Hartke, Psy.D. — Dr. Hartke covered not only the how cyber bullying occurs but how to monitor the risky behavior that is being used in the online world. He presented strategies on how to limit these behaviors and possibly reduce exposure.  

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Dealing with School Refusal

Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy. D. — Dr. Zambrano discussed some of the underlying anxieties that cause school refusal and gave appropriate interventions.  He also covers a collaborative approach between parent, student and school.

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Medication Managment for Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Mark Mintz, MD Download this webinar’s slides » Download this webinar » Dr. Mintz spoke about pharmacological therapies that help in achieving positive outcomes in treating the neuropsychiatric symptoms of Tourette Syndrome.  He spoke of the types of drugs that have been shown to be beneficial as well as

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iSocialSkills: Strategies to help students, parents, and educators reduce risks, cope with challenges, and utilize interactive technology in pro-social ways

Presenter: Graham Hartke, Psy.D. Download this webinar’s slides » Download this webinar » Dr. Hartke discussed the impact technology has had on communication, learning, attention, and socialization in today’s society. He then gave us strategies to help students, parents, and educators reduce risks, cope with challenges, and utilize technology in

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