Somerville, NJ, February 12, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Since launching the Wednesday Webinar series in 2008, the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has presented nearly 60 online seminars for parents, educators, medical professionals and the general public on topics to the Tourette Syndrome and associated neurological disorders community.
Between now and the end of April, NJCTS will present 6 more webinars, beginning February 12 with "Treating Specific Phobias: When and How?" Presented by Dr. Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D. -- Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of Penn's Child/Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania, & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) -- this webinar will discuss how specific phobias such as fear of snakes, heights and medical procedures are among the most common mental health issues, and that they are associated with significant anxiety and avoidance that can cause functional impairment.
Many manage to work around their fears, but when doing so causes difficulties with functioning it might be time to seek help. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) involving gradual exposure to the feared situations or objects have worked well for a wide variety of phobias and can be delivered efficiently by trained providers. This webinar will focus on when it is best to seek such help, how to identify providers with sufficient knowledge and expertise to provide CBT, and what to expect from such treatments in terms of process, response and maintenance of gains.
To register for this free webinar, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/150739560.
Here is a list of other upcoming NJCTS Wednesday Webinars:
February 26 -- "Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome Anxiety and Mood Problems with Behavioral Activation and Exposure," presented by Dr. Brian Chu, Ph.D. For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/169942248.
March 12 -- "Chill Out! Helping Teens and Young Adults Manage Stress and Anxiety," presented by Rachel Strohl, Psy.D. For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/513718864.
March 26 -- "Using Creative Arts in Therapy: Benefits of Music, Dance & Art,"
presented by Kathleen Nace, MT-BC, NMT, of The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health. For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/782297336.
April 9 -- "Resilience and Tourette Syndrome," presented by Cathy Budman, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at North Shore-LIJ Health System. For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/387571889.
April 23 -- "Tourette Syndrome & Developmental Disabilities," presented by Lawrence Brown, MD. For more information and to register for this free webinar, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/179757416.
These webinars are free to view, but those wishing to receive a Professional Development Certificate or a Certificate of Attendance for attending any of these live webinars must pay a $20 nonrefundable fee to receive the certificate. For more information, please call 908-575-7350 or visit www.njcts.org.