March 01

Update for -Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents. Tues.,March 9th,2021-5:00-6:00p.m.

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD
A friendly reminder to -Please join UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind/#WOW program on child anxiety and OCD with Eli R. Lebowitz, Ph.D., author of the new critically acclaimed book, Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents.  

In this welcoming resource for concerned parents, Dr. Lebowitz, Associate Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders, offers a complete parent-based treatment program for child and adolescent anxiety. Parents will learn how to alleviate their children’s anxiety by changing the way they themselves respond to their children’s symptoms. The book is filled with detailed guidance and practical suggestions along with worksheets to help parents translate the book’s suggestions into action.   

Professor Eli Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety at the Child Study Center at Yale. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these problems. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of research papers, books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. He is also the father of three great boys.

John Piacentini, Ph.D. ABPP, will join Dr. Lebowitz in conversation. Dr. Piacentini is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine; Director, Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support at UCLA ; and Director, UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program. He is also the Chief of Child Psychology for the Semel Institute Medical Psychology Program and Chair of the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. His research, teaching and clinical work focus on the development, evaluation and implementation of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and other effective treatments, including medication for children with OCD, other anxiety disorders, tics and related disorders, and trichotillomania.  
Tuesday, March 9
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT Registration is required for this free 
live private Zoom event.

To watch videos of our past Open Mindprograms, please visit our YouTube Channel.