How to Help Children, Teenagers and Young Adults Cope with the Anxiety of the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Anne Marie Albano, Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Thursday, January 20, at 7 PM EST on Zoom
Science Writers in New York is pleased to present Dr. Anne Marie Albano (@AnneMarieAlbano), director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She will talk to SWINY co-chair David Levine (@dlloydlevine) about helping adolescents and young adults cope with the uncertainty and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are living during the time of a worldwide pandemic. Although vaccines and new treatments have brought hope, the Omicron variant has spread to each state and nearly every territory since December 2021. Infections and hospitalizations are at record levels.
For many people, but especially teenagers and young adults, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. They do not know if schools will remain open, if they can visit friends or play sports.
About Dr. Anne Marie Albano
Anne Marie Albano, PhD, is a professor of medical psychology, a clinical psychologist and board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. In addition to serving as director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at 3 Columbus Circle, she also conducts research and trains residents, fellows and psychology postdoctoral fellows and interns.
Dr. Albano has devoted her career to the study and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. She co-developed a cognitive behavioral treatment program for adolescents with social phobia and is the co-author of a treatment manual and parent guide for school refusal behavior and of the treatment of depression in adolescents. She is the co-author of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children.
Her clinic treats children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Specialized programs, such as the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program for young children (ages 3-8), and the Launching Emerging Adults Program (ages 18-28) focuses on treatment from a developmentally sensitive perspective. The clinic offers individual, group, and family based cognitive behavioral therapy, in addition to psychiatric consultation and medication management.
Dr. Albano is editor of the journal Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a past member of the board of directors of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and past president of both the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Her book for parents, You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life, with Leslie Pepper, was published in 2013 by Avery/Penguin Press. Dr. Albano has authored or co-authored over 90 articles and chapters, conducts clinical research, supervises the research and clinical development of interns and postdoctoral fellows in psychology and psychiatry, and is involved in advanced training of senior clinicians in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Watch Dr. Albano discuss anxiety on YouTube.
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Thursday, January 20
7 to 8 pm EST