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Centre for Emotional Health

Centre for Emotional Health researchers concentrate on the understanding, treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and related mental health problems. Internationally renowned for our research into anxiety, including several ‘world-first’ findings, we have a special focus on children and families but also conduct research that focuses on emotional disorders and wellbeing across the lifespan.

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Expert: Prof Jennie Hudson

Prof Jennie Hudson is the Director of the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University. Prof Hudson's research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to children’s emotional health and working to improve the services available to children experiencing anxiety and other emotional disorders. Her work at the Centre for Emotional Health impacts the lives of Australian families through the development of new ways of understanding and treating anxiety disorders.


What you get by completing this session

  • 39 mins of CPD

    A 39 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

If we want to raise healthy adults then we need to focus on raising emotionally healthy children. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders and emerge the earliest. In this presentation, Prof Jennie Hudson explores discusses the development of anxiety, treatment options and how to best support young people with this diagnosis. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what anxiety is in relation to the anxiety components: body, thoughts and actions/reactions
  • Identify and discuss the types of anxiety disorders
  • Understanding the development of child anxiety 
  • Describing the triggers of anxiety behaviours, when and where the behaviour is most likely and least likely to occur 
  • Discuss treatment strategies that work for reducing anxiety in the short and long term

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Understanding Anxiety in Young People (40 mins of CPD)