Anxiety Across the Lifespan: Concepts, Causes and Interventions
Presenters: Alicia Farrell, Ph.D., Dylan Kollman, Ph.D., &
Eli Lebowitz, Ph.D.
September 28, 2018
About the Presentation:
Anxiety has become an increasingly prevalent issue in children, adolescents and adults. Drs. Kollman, Farrell and Lebowitz have been involved in research and clinical applications of various conceptual frameworks and approaches to prevention and intervention strategies to effectively address anxiety difficulties.
Participants will be able to:
Delineate contributing factors to the increase in and escalation of anxiety issues across the lifespan.
Describe the role of avoidance in anxiety disorders.
Describe several treatment modalities shown to be effective including cognitive behavior therapy techniques, exposure, parent -based interventions and collaborative problem solving.
About the Presenters:
Alicia Farrell, PhD is an accomplished cognitive psychologist, professional speaker and clinician working with teens, adults, couples and families who want to make healthy and durable changes in their lives. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include, 9 years as a university professor, twice a fellowship award recipient in support of research on wisdom, published research scientist and an expert problem solver. Dr. Farrell brings 20+ years of expertise and passion to her work
Dylan Kollman, PhD is a clinical psychologist and author of Resolving the Anxiety Dilemma. He received his doctorate from Boston University, where he trained under the mentorship of David Barlow at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kollman worked internationally as a management consultant before becoming a psychologist, and his research is published in leading journals. He currently practices in Westport, and lives in Madison with his wife and family.
Eli R. Lebowitz, PhDstudies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center, where he is director of Program for Anxiety Disorders. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these disorders. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of research papers and of books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. Dr. Lebowitz’ work has been recognized by private and public organizations including a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Foundation, a Career Development Award from NIMH, and he was named a Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Scholar with support from The National Center for Advancing Translational Science. He is also the father of three great boys.