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Launching Kindergarten-Ready Program in July 2017

The Program for ADHD and Disruptive Behavior is excited to announce a new summer program to help set emerging Kindergarteners up for success.

 

Kindergarten-Ready Camp!

This 4-week day camp will prepare your emerging Kindergartener to:

·        Listen to teacher instructions

·        Transition from activities quickly

·        Regulate emotions and activity level in the classroom

·        Improve cooperative play

·        Overcome shyness and school-related fear

The Kindergarten-Ready Camp uses evidence-based approaches, including:

·        Positive reinforcements throughout the camp day

·        Teacher-child Interaction Therapy (TCIT) strategies

·        Social skills training

·        Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to improve school-related fears

·        Weekly parent training meetings to help manage disruptive home behavior

 

Location:    CUCARD at 3 Columbus Circle

Dates:           July 10th - August 4th

 

The camp is intended for emerging or repeating Kindergarteners with mild to moderate disruptive classroom behavior. It is led by Dr. Vasco Lopes, senior clinical psychologist at CUCARD and coordinator of the Program for ADHD & Disruptive Behavior. For more information, contact our referral line at 212-342-0951.

Lena Dunham discusses growing up with anxiety with Dr. Anne Marie Albano

CUCARD director Anne Marie Albano PhD discusses childhood anxiety with Lena Dunham and moderator, Jenni Konnor, at this special event presented by the 92nd Street Y. 

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2007 at 8 pm

Location: Kaufmann Concert Hall; 1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Street)

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.92y.org/Event/Lena-Dunham-and-Anne-Marie-Albano

Starting Social Anxiety Groups for Children, Adolescents, and Adults for February 2017

CUCARD is planning to launch the following social anxiety groups in February, 2017: 

Middle School Social Anxiety Group (Ages 10-13)

High School Social Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17)

Young Adult Social Anxiety Group (Ages 18-28)

For more information on these groups, please call 212-342-0951. 

Launching Parent Group for Parents of Children with ADHD/Oppositional Behavior - January 2017

In January 2017, CUCARD will be launching a group for parents of children with ADHD or disruptive behaviors. Parents attending this group do not need to have a child in treatment at CUCARD. Throughout this 12 session group, parents will learn to:

·             - Use your attention to increase your child’s positive behavior

·             -  Use rewards, privileges and other positive reinforcements

·             - Work with teachers and improve school behavior

·             - Use consistent consequences for negative behaviors


For more information, please call 212-342-0951.

Dr. Albano featured on ABC 20/20 Video: Reactive Attachment Disorder

Dr. Anne Marie Albano discusses Reactive Attachment Disorder and provides evidence-based treatment recommendations: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/experts-parents-discuss-rad-reactive-attachment-disorder-34667787

Dr. Albano gives advice for coping with holiday stress in Huffington Post article

Dr. Albano provides tips for managing holiday stress: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/social-media-anxiety_56534766e4b0d4093a587400

Dr. Albano discusses coping with anxiety about terrorism in NY Times Article and trauma responses in an interview with the French Press

Dr. Albano provides tips for coping with anxiety about terror threats: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/health/how-to-cope-with-anxiety-during-terror-threats.html?_r=0 and discusses PTSD and terrorism in an interview with the French Press: http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/united-by-trauma-14-years-apart-new-york-and-paris-1246072

Announcing Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowships in Anxiety Disorders

Clinical postdoctoral fellowships are anticipated starting between July 1-Sept 1, 2016 at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). Primary responsibilities include conducting diagnostic/intake evaluations and individual, family and group psychotherapy utilizing empirically supported treatments. School evaluations, treatment planning and consultation, and behavioral programming are also conducted as needed.  Applicants should have a strong background in CBT and experience evaluating children, adolescents or adults using the ADIS interviews and treating patients across the anxiety disorders spectrum and including OCD and school refusal behavior. Experience with The Coping Cat and related empirically supported treatments, and also those with a focus on adolescents making the transition to adulthood will strengthen an application. Opportunities for teaching, publishing, and professional presentations are also made available. Qualified applicants should hold a PhD or PsyD from an APA-approved clinical psychology program, with completion of an APA approved internship.

CUCARD is comprised of a highly energetic, vibrant, and fun group of clinical psychologists who all have expertise in treating anxiety and mood disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by our licensed staff including Dr. Albano, will conduct group therapies with Dr. Albano and other staff members, and will be mentored individually and by the collective group. Participation in ABCT and APA's Division 53 will be encouraged and benefits include a travel stipend. Applicants should send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference by regular mail to:

Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
CUCARD
3 Columbus Circle, Suite 1425
New York, NY 10019


The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) - Westchester
155 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY

CUCARD Westchester is an outpatient treatment clinic in the Child and Adolescent Division of Columbia University's Psychiatry Department and is located in Westchester, NY. CUCARD Westchester specializes in the diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, with focus on accelerated treatment programs for youth exhibiting marked impairment in their functioning at home or school. We are recruiting a clinical postdoctoral fellow to begin in the summer of 2016. The postdoctoral fellowship at CUCARD Westchester provides specialized training in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders and OCD. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct diagnostic assessments and cognitive-behavioral treatment in individual and group formats, and will gain experience providing accelerated treatment up to five times weekly. Postdoctoral fellows will receive weekly supervision and will attend didactic seminars both at CUCARD Westchester and within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. There will also be opportunities for teaching and professional presentations. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree from an APA-accredited institution. Applicants should have experience providing cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders, and particularly exposure-based interventions, as well as considerable experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation to:

Anthony Puliafico, PhD at acp2137@cumc.columbia.edu

Please contact CUCARD Weschester at 914-631-4618 if you have questions.

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Launching Fall 2015 Young Adult Anxiety Group Therapy Program

Fall Group Program for Young Adults (ages 18-28) with Anxiety

The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) is pleased to announce the start of our fall cognitive-behavioral groups in the NYPH Youth Anxiety Center (YAC) for young adults (ages 18-28) with anxiety disorders.

Groups are part of our Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP) and include:

Skills are presented in a group exposure-based approach to reduce anxiety and increase self efficacy and independence in managing anxiety-provoking and developmentally challenging situations (e.g., job interviews/, advocating for one’s self, dating, meeting new people, assertiveness, speaking with persons in authority). Exposures are conducted in session but also in the community and real settings where the challenges occur.

This group is short term (10-12 weeks) and will meet weekly. Our fall groups will be available starting mid November. Groups are led by our YAC staff at CUCARD.

We welcome active collaboration with current care providers in developing realistic goals and objectives. Separate parent-young adult "transition sessions" are offered to promote independence and address family concerns.

Please contact the Youth Anxiety Center Program Coordinator, Evan Alvarez, via phone: 212-246-0481 or email: ealvare@nyspi.columbia.edu

Starting Middle School Social Anxiety Group for November 2015

Middle School Social Anxiety GroupsForming now for November 2015

For boys and girls ages 10-13 (grades 5-8) who have difficulty in social situations due to anxiety, avoidance, or social skills deficits.

Our 10-week groups are formed based on children's age and maturity.

Groups focus on:

Children learn to:

Groups are led by Dr. Kristin Kunkle, a licensed clinical psychologist at The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Please contact our Intake Coordinator for more information, (212) 246-5740.

Dr. Albano at the APA Conference

Anxiety disorders undertreated in young adulthood

Launching our summer College Readiness group therapy program for emerging adults with anxiety

Summer College Readiness Group Therapy Program for Emerging Adults with Anxiety

The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) is pleased to announce the start of our summer cognitive behavioral groups in the NYPH Youth Anxiety Center (YAC) for young adults (ages 18-28) with anxiety disorders.

Groups are part of our Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP) and include:

Skills are presented in a group exposure-based approach to reduce anxiety and increase self efficacy and independence in managing anxiety-provoking and developmentally challenging situations (e.g. interviews, advocating for one's self, dating, meeting new people, assertiveness, speaking with persons in authority).  Exposures are conducted in session but also in the community and real settings where the challenges occur.

This group is short term (4-6 weeks) and will meet two or three times per week.  Our summer College Readiness groups will be available starting in June.  Groups are led by our YAC staff at CUCARD.

We welcome active collaboration with current care providers in developing realistic goals and objectives.  Separate parent-young adult "transitition sessions" are offered to promote independence and address family concerns.

Please contact the Youth Anxiety Center Program Coordinator, Evan Alvarez, via phone: 212-246-0481, email: ealvare@nyspi.columbia.edu, or online inquiry.

Webinar on CBT for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Dr. Ali Mattu hosts a webinar through the Trichotillomania Learning Center Boldly Go Into the Next Generation of CBT: Mindfulness, Acceptance, and DBT for BFRBs

Dr. Albano featured on BuzzFeed: 11 Questions You Might Secretly Have About Anxiety

Dr. Anne Marie Albano paired up with BuzzFeed to help answer common questions about anxiety. Read more: 11 Questions You Might Secretly Have About Anxiety

Dealing With the Ebola Virus as a Hypochondriac

Read A Hypochondriac’s Guide to Dealing With Ebola on elle.com to find out more about Dr. James Hambrick's views on this timely topic.

What Makes a Phobia Different from Fear

As part of a week-long round table on mental health, Dr. Mattu joined Caroline Moderessi-Tehrani to talk phobias and how they are different and more destructive than the common day-to-day fears that we all have.

Anxiety in College Students

Rather than excited and engaged in college life, students who suffer with anxiety wind up avoiding their schoolwork, making new friends, engaging with professors, and settling in to the campus routine. Learn ways to spot the signs of too much anxiety and how to help the college student to tackle anxiety and move forward in healthy ways.

Social Anxiety in Teenagers

Dr. James Hambrick and Dr. Anne Marie Albano discuss how to spot social anxiety in your teenager, the ways that social anxiety takes your teen off track, and the latest in how to treat this common and debilitating anxiety disorder.

Social Phobia and School Refusal

Dr. Albano talks about social phobia and school refusal in children with Dr. Susan White. Learn about these conditions and what parents can do to help their child.