Psychology Speaker Series: Anxiety Disorders in Childhood, Visiting Professor Barbara Hoff

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The New School for Social Research's Psychology Speaker Series presents Barbara Hoff, associate professor, University of Copenhagen and visiting professor to Psychology, NSSR, 2012-2013, who will give a talk entitled: "Anxiety Disorders in Childhood: Established and emerging findings"

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in childhood. Between 5-10% of all children suffer from anxiety at a clinical level. Left untreated, childhood anxiety may lead to social isolation and academic failure as well as psychiatric disorders in adulthood. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is effective for treating these disorders with up to 65% of all children losing their diagnostic status by 6 months follow-up. Today's talk will focus on an overall presentation of anxiety disorders in childhood. Furthermore some of the latest research conducted at the Copenhagen Child Anxiety Project (CCAP) in Denmark will be presented. CCAP treats children with CBT, but apply a case-formulation based understanding rather than a manualised approach. Data on the influence of Reflective Functioning and attachment in parents on childhood anxiety will be presented as well as data on a project testing an adult model of generalized anxiety disorders in a large community sample.


80 Fifth Avenue, room 529

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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