What you get by completing this session

  • 45 mins of CPD

    A 45 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Anxiety disorders are common in children, and are both underestimated and under treated. In this presentation Dr Chris Wever provides valuable insight into how health care professionals can identify when intervention is necessary, as well as which treatment options are effective in specific cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how common anxiety disorder is and why it’s important
  • Understand the neurobiological underpinnings of anxiety disorders, and how this shapes the way they present
  • Describe how anxiety changes with development and the factors that contribute to the development of an anxiety disorder
  • Discussing with patients and their families on implementing a management plan, including a systems approach to management
  • Identify strategies and treatment for anxiety

About the Expert

Dr Chris Wever

Dr Chris Wever is a child, adolescent and family psychiatrist and author. He has worked in a wide variety of professional capacities in both public and private sectors in the management of children with mental health issues. He has founded programmes for children with OCD, school refusal and disruptive behaviours. Dr Wever now works in full time private practice on the Gold Coast, Queensland and is involved in teaching many different groups of professionals in the field of child psychiatry. In the past he was an Assistant Professor at Bond University and is now on the faculty at the medical school, Griffith University.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents (45 mins of CPD)

    • Test your learning!

  • 2

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    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool