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Groups for Parents of Young Adults with Anxiety

Parenting Your Anxious Emerging Adult

The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) is pleased to announce an educational group program for parents of emerging adults with anxiety disorders.  This group is ideal for parents of young adults who have been experiencing distress or "failure to launch" and meet the demands of emerging adulthood due to anxiety.

The next Parenting Group will begin in August or September 2018.

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

·         Education about anxiety in the emerging adult

·         An overview of the tasks and challenges of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood

·         Skills for parents to challenge and change their child's negative thinking styles

·         Strategies to increase adaptive communication between you and your young adults

·         Practice in appropriate limit setting

·         Methods to assist your emerging adult in negotiating important life transitions

·         Skills to help your young adult achieve developmental milestones

·         Strategies for your own self assessment of what helps or hinders your young adult

This program is presented in a 6-week group learning approach to practice skills and increase self efficacy in parenting anxious young adults in anxiety-provoking and developmentally challenging situations (e.g., job/college interviews, dating, assertiveness).

Groups are led by Dr. Anne Marie Albano, the developer of the "LEAP" program and a noted authority in the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth. 

We welcome active collaboration with current care providers around goals and objectives.

This program is offered as part of the Youth Anxiety Center of NYP at CUCARD.

Please contact the Group Coordinator, Schuyler Fox, via phone at 212-342-1066 or email at Schuyler.Fox@nyspi.columbia.edu.