Anxiety Disorders Essentials Training


Event type Webcast

Live Stream

Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health problem across the lifespan. They have a particularly early age of onset – half of all people who experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life will first experience those difficulties by the age of 11 years. Yet we have found that an extremely small proportion of children who experience significant and sustained problems with anxiety receive any sort of professional support, let alone support that is known to be effective.

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About the day

This 2-hour long live stream session will provide an overview of the barriers to accessing support that families experience and introduce a brief parent-led cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) that has been developed to overcome many of these barriers. Delegates will hear about research on the efficacy of this treatment approach and will get an overview of the treatment content and practice, with reference to case examples that illustrate core components and common challenges. Delegates will also hear about recent developments to further increase access to parent-led CBT for child anxiety problems, including the co-design of an online platform and accompanying app for parents and children.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the barriers faced by families of children experiencing problems with anxiety
  • Knowledge of research on child outcomes following brief parent-led CBT for child anxiety problems
  • Awareness of core treatment components in brief parent-led CBT for anxiety disorders


About the Speaker

Professor Cathy Creswell

Professor Cathy Creswell, is Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading, an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Director of the University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young people (AnDY) research unit. She was awarded the British Psychological Society May Davidson award for outstanding contribution to Clinical Psychology within 10 years of qualifying and was the first clinical psychologist to be awarded an NIHR Research Professorship (2014-2019). Cathy has particular research and clinical interests in the development and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people, and applies experimental, longitudinal, and clinical trial methodologies with children, in both community (including school) and clinical settings, with the ultimate aim of improving access and outcomes for children with these common conditions. In addition to academic publications, she has co-written self-help books for parents, including ‘Overcoming your child’s fears and worries’ (Little Brown), and a recent practice guide for clinicians, ‘Parent-Led CBT for Child Anxiety: Helping Parents Help Their Kids’ (Guilford Press).



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