Understanding Anxiety in Our Children

Presenter:  Barbara Milrod, MD

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barbara milrod at century clubDate: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location: Ethical Society of St. Louis Auditorium

9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117

Fee: $25 per person non-Credit Hours; $35 per person for Credit Hours/Missouri Professional Registry Certificate/Certificate of Attendance  (non-refundable)


 This program, when attended in its entirety,  is offered for 2.0 Credit Hours

 This course has been approved for clock hours by the Missouri Professional Development Registry. To receive these clock hours, you must include your MOPD ID number when registering.


Anxiety in children is normal.  But there are differences in how anxiety presents itself, and in the levels found in both children and adolescents.  Dr. Milrod will describe these various presentations and discuss consequences of untreated anxiety as well as various approaches to identification and helping children with anxiety.  You will learn about the various aspects of anxiety, including the psychodynamic, developmental, neurochemical, environmental, and cognitive issues that all influence Anxiety and Panic Disorders. Identification of need for treatment will be parsed from more routine, ubiquitous anxiety.

For educators, parents, and others who deal with children, Dr. Milrod will discuss ways of handling more run-of-the-mill anxiety.

For Mental Health Professionals, Dr. Milrod will help us understand the variety of treatment methods for Anxiety Disorders, and specifically address the important contribution of psychodynamic therapies in helping our anxious children.



  1. Participants will be able to identify anxiety in children and discuss some of its consequences.
  2. Participants will be able to identify and distinguish different treatment approaches for anxiety in children.

Barbara Milrod, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and is on the faculty of both the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute for Treatment and Research. She is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry, and serves on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. She is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of clinical trials of psychotherapy outcome, particularly concerning anxiety disorders and psychoanalytic treatments, and has developed and tested an operationalized form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for panic disorder, for which she has demonstrated efficacy.

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