On-Demand: Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) for Children & Adolescents - 6 CEUs


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  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (please see below for details)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $135
  • Presented by: Ashlenn Von Wiegand, Ph.D. (see bio below)

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the cutting-edge research on Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and how it relates to children and adolescents
  • Briefly review anxiety disorders seen in children and adolescents
  • Discuss how to communicate ERP with children/adolescents and their parents to gain willingness for consistency in treatment for anxiety and OCD
  • Identify treatment planning steps useful for doing ERP with children/adolescents
  • Discuss exposure-based skills to help navigate high levels of anxiety
  • Identify tactics to improve motivation and develop reinforcers to keep clients engaged in ERP
  • Discuss parental involvement in the ERP process and how to encourage parent collaboration in home-based exposures activities.
  • Demonstrate ERP based activities to do with children/adolescents
  • Identify obstacles to treating children/adolescents with anxiety and analyze how to navigate these obstacles clinically
  • Develop useful tools and resources for children/adolescents and their parents to become educated on ERP

Workshop Description:

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the Gold Standard for treating anxiety and OCD spectrum disorders. Even individuals who experience high levels of Generalized Anxiety Disorder can benefit from ERP. Doing ERP with children and adolescents can be challenging because you are not only working with the child but their parents as well. There are more factors to consider when using ERP with children and adolescents because they do not have a fully developed prefrontal cortex, and their parents may be unknowingly feeding into the client’s anxiety. This workshop is aimed to help participants learn effective techniques and interventions to use for children and adolescents with high amounts of anxiety and OCD. Dr. Ashlenn Von Wiegand will also educate participants on the importance of parental involvement in the ERP process and how to encourage parent collaboration in home-based exposure activities. The presenter will also provide various creative and fun exposure activities to keep kids engaged. Finally, participants will learn ERP tailored skills developed by Dr. Von Wiegand to help the young mind learn to accept anxiety’s presence and face anxiety with courage and strength. Overall, participants will have a better understanding of how to use ERP with children and adolescents, and they will be ready to apply these techniques immediately.

Presented by: Ashlenn Von Wiegand Ph.D., LPC, CCH, NCC

Ashlenn Von Wiegand, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS, CCH, NCC is the Clinical Director and founder of Liberating Counseling Services, a practice specializing in anxiety disorders, self-harming behaviors, addictions, and behavior change. In her practice at Liberating Counseling Services, Dr. Von Wiegand provides individual and group therapy for OCD spectrum disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and addiction for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Von Wiegand is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Schema Therapy, and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Dr. Von Wiegand is also the founder of a supervision, consultation, and training venture known as Clinician Collaborative. Through Clinician Collaborative, she provides resources and tools for clinicians seeking to expand their understanding of modalities she specializes in. She loves presenting and equipping clinicians with tools and resources to help them thrive in their practice.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "The presenter was fantastic and jam packed this with so many things. I appreciate her focusing on the work with clients and what we can do in the room with them. This training was wonderful!" - JP, LPC
  • "Excellent mix of concepts with practical ideas/help. Presenter was great, knowledgeable and so sweet" - MS
  • "FABULOUS presenter. I was hesitant about an all day training virtually but I would do it many times with this presenter." - BJ, LCSW
  • "I loved the "doodles" and will definitely use the materials that were shared with my clients!" - LH, LPC
  • "Great workshop - good presentation, well organized, great resources and case examples" - JW, LCSW
  • "She was engaging. I enjoyed how she would share her personal experiences within implementing tx with clients. I would not change anything. Everything was new and thorough- I will use it in my work with clients. The family approach and slides were very helpful! Enjoyed the PD very much!" - CLH, LCSW
  • "It was excellent, the handouts are very helpful." - DK, LPC
  • "The presentation was awesome!" - JB, LPC
  • "Amazing training that captivated my attention all day, which says a lot from this ADD brain of mine! The presenter sent tons of resources before the session even began and gave more during the training! I will definitely be signing up for another training by her and others from The Knowledge Tree!" - CG, LCSW
  • "The presenter was knowledgeable. The material was excellent. This was a great workshop." - EDC, LMFT
  • "She did a great job. Very informative, enthusiastic and personable." - DW, LPC
  • "Very informative and love the visual tools." - DD, LCSW
  • "Excellent presenter and information. I especially appreciate the activities that are so child-appropriate! I look forward to using these with my clients. Thank you!" - LKS, LPC

6 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • Licensed in another state: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
    • Georgia Counselors: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Counselor: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
    • Licensed in Canada as a Counselor: This workshop is approved for 6 credit hours through CCPA, event code 64957609.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 6 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #120721. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Social Workers: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Social Worker: Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 6 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #168-2021. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Marriage & Family Therapist: Please see the yellow highlighted section just below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Social Worker or Marriage & Family Therapist? Most states will accept CEs for Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists if that workshop has approved status from another state association which ours have been (see above). Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states will accept APA & NBCC approved continuing education hours, but please check your specific state rules & regulations. We strongly recommend saving the course description and educational objectives, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity, and please contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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