Interrupting Anxiety’s Cognitive Patterns in SchoolsTuesday, November 19, 2019
Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA
8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Presented and Facilitated by Lynn Lyons
- Registration, Networking and Breakfast: 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
- Welcome: Becky Biggs, AISNE: 9:00 a.m.
- Morning Program: 9:15 - 11:45 a.m.
- Networking Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Afternoon Program: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
- Reflections and Farewell: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
When it comes to dealing with anxiety and its pal depression, programs are introduced, professional development offered and plans are written. But what’s working and what isn’t? How much may we expect of counselors, psychologists, teachers and administrators? How is the collaboration and communication between parents, schools and outside mental health and medical providers going? What are students actually learning in school about their mental health?
This training will focus on HOW to interrupt anxiety’s cognitive patterns in schools with simple, process-based strategies. We’ll discuss how to create behavioral plans that help, as well as how to address those that inadvertently “do the disorder” by supporting avoidance and isolation.
Learn how anxiety’s quest for certainty and comfort impacts an anxious student’s functioning and attendance, the common problems with plans and goals for anxious students, and practice creating plans for anxious students that are skill-based instead of avoidance-based.