WS025: Developmentally Informed, Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Adolescents

Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 PM–3:30 PM


Anxiety disorders are the most common reason for mental health referrals in schools, with prevalence ranging from 12% to 20%. Anxiety disorders are often associated with high comorbidity and negatively affect a child’s development, potentially impairing school, family, and social functioning for the long term. This workshop will present the psychopathology of the most common DSM-5 childhood anxiety disorders in middle school and high school. The workshop will present (a) diagnostic and assessment methods for use in school settings, (b) the components of cognitive–behavioral therapy, and (c) our developmentally informed treatment model, focused on managing anxiety while meeting age-appropriate milestones.


Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, Columbia University Clinc for Anxiety and Related Disorders, New York, NY