Evidence-Based Assessment & Management of Symptoms of Anxiety & Depression in Youth After Concussion

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Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP

Research shows that the vast majority of youth who experience a concussion will recover emotionally quickly and fully. For a minority, however, symptoms of anxiety and depression may persist beyond expected trajectories. How can these children be reliably identified but not pathologized, as well as provided evidence-based emotional supports? This presentation, by an expert psychologist in the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders, will address these issues, particularly as related to students and the school setting. This is a BrainSTEPS session.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych, Instructional Hours

Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker biography: Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP, is Founder and Director of Brave is Better LLC. She is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She focuses her efforts on the promotion of evidence-based psychotherapy via her clinical practice, speaking and writing, and consultation and training.
Dr. Dahlsgaard specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She was previously the Founder and Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) and the Picky Eaters Clinic in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Dahlsgaard also serves as a media expert, educator, writer, lecturer, and keynote speaker. She regularly writes columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer on topics related to mental health and serves on their Health Advisory Panel. She also serves on the NJ American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Teen Sleep and School Start Times. Dr. Dahlsgaard was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Psychology Association's 2017 Psychology in the Media award, the 2019 Friend of PA School Nurses Award, and the 2019 CHOP Psychology Internship Teaching Award.

E-mail: dr.katherine.dahlsgaard@gmail.com
Website: www.katherinedahlsgaard.com
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