54. Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Dr. Veronica Raggi

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Let's Learn From A Childhood Anxiety Expert!

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While most children experience some fear and anxiety, some develop more extreme forms of anxiety that can impair their daily functioning. In this episode, Debbie interviews Dr. Veronica Raggi, expert on childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders and coauthor of the book Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: A Comprehensive Guide. Dr. Raggi provides some information about anxiety in young people, and discusses the use of exposure therapy techniques in helping children and adolescents face their fears and overcome anxiety.

Dr. Veronica L. Raggi is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in treating children and adolescents for the past ten years in private practice, school, hospital, and outpatient medical settings, including New York University (NYU) Child Study Center, Children’s National Medical Center, and the University of Maryland, College Park. She presents, consults, and trains mental health professionals in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, and has published in numerous scholarly journals on evidence-based treatment approaches for mental health disorders in youth. She has developed CBT Tools for Kids, an iPhone application to help children and adolescents monitor their thoughts and feelings, and utilize CBT skills. She has recently published a book called Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, along with co-authors Jessica Samson, Julia Felton, Heather Loffredo and Lisa Berghorst.

Resources: 

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

The Yes Brain by Daniel Siegel