Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety

Speaker: Allen H. Weg, EdD

Date & Time: Thursday, November 14th , 11:30 am -2:00 pm

Where? Rutgers Club, on the Livingston Campus (see below).

Program Narrative:

Anxiety can often present itself very differently in children and adolescents relative to adult struggles with anxiety. Understanding these differences as well as how anxiety in youngsters may manifest itself as other difficulties (school avoidance, hostility and anger, crying, etc.) is a necessary prerequisite for effective treatment. This presentation will review these differences with the goal of increasing accurate diagnoses for pediatric anxiety disorders.  We will also explore specific protocols designed from a Cognitive Behavioral framework and how they can be applied to our younger clients suffering with anxiety related difficulties. Boundaries and roles among therapists, parents, school personnel, and the clients themselves will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

To become more versed in the application of CBT treatment protocols for differing presentations and difficulties related to pediatric anxiety:
1. Participants will be able to describe different anxiety presentations in children and adolescents

2. Participants will be better able to apply the different components of CBT in its relationship to pediatric anxiety, with special emphasis on relaxation, cognitive restructuring, and exposure therapy
3. Participants will be able to select and differentiate between behavioral vs cognitive interventions and between relaxation and exposure models of treatment


Allen H. Weg, EdD, is President of OCD New Jersey. Dr. Weg is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and Founder and Executive Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC, an independent group practice with locations in East Brunswick and Florham Park, New Jersey. 

Target Audience: Psychologists
Program Sophistication: Introductory - no prior knowledge of subject required.
Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: none
Proprietary Information: NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please CLICK HERE to send an email for more details.

Cost of Program, Refund Policy, and any Additional Fees:

  • PROGRAM FEES: MCAP Members: $30.00. Non-MCAP Members: $35.00. ECP Members $20. Student Members $15.
  • CE CERTIFICATE FEES: NJPA Sustaining Members: Free. NJPA Members: $15. Non-NJPA Members: $25.
  • Program fees and certificate fees are paid separately.
  • Refund Policy: On Request

To Obtain CE Credit:  Two (2) Continuing Education Credits Available
Attendee must sign in and out of the program - be present for the entire program. A link to the evaluation form will be sent to each attendee. This form must be completed and the CE certificate must be paid for within 7 days of the program date. Payment for CE Certificate is made to NJPA when completing the evaluation form.


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This workshop is sponsored by NJPA and MCAP. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Location of The Rutgers Club

Please note that our Thursday Luncheon/Speaker Events are held at the Rutgers Club on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway. It is on the 2nd floor of the Livingston Dining Commons, which is located at 85 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854. If you register in advance for the event, you will be given a link to register your car for parking in their attached parking lot on the day of the event. Otherwise, parking can be found in Lot 101 on the Livingston Campus.