Join the Selective Mutism H.E.L.P./Whole Child Behavioral Support Book Club.
This Month's Book is "Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD" by Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD
Link to purchase on Amazon
Description from Amazon:
Parenting an anxious child means facing constant challenges and questions: When should parents help children avoid anxiety-provoking situations, and when should they encourage them to face their fears? How can parents foster independence while still supporting their children? How can parents reduce the hold their child's anxiety has taken over the entire family?
Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents is the first and only book to provide a completely parent-based treatment program for child and adolescent anxiety. Parents will learn how to alleviate their children's anxiety by changing the way they themselves respond to their children's symptoms--importantly, parents are not required to impose changes on their children's behavior. Instead, parents are shown how to replace their own accommodating behaviors (which allow anxiety to flourish) with supportive responses that demonstrate both acceptance of children's difficulties and confidence in their ability to cope. From understanding child anxiety and OCD, to learning how to talk with an anxious child, to avoiding common traps and pitfalls (such as being overly protective or demanding) to identifying the ways in which parents have been enabling a child's anxious behaviors, this book is full of detailed guidance and practical suggestions. Worksheets
are included to help parents translate the book's suggestions into action, and the book's compassionate and personable tone will make it a welcoming resource for any concerned parent.
Enjoy conversation with fellow book club members to discuss the book "Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD." Meetings will be held once a week for 60 minutes with two days/times to choose from. Emily Niemeyer from Whole Child Behavioral Support and Kelly Melhorn from Selective Mutism H.E.L.P. will be facilitating the meetings. Meetings will start the week of 11/5 and finish the week of 12/10.
Book Club will meet once a week for one hour starting the week of October 29th and ending the week of December 3rd. Participants are encouraged to share what they've learned from the assigned reading. The cost is $49 for the entire 6 weeks (does not include the cost of the book).
Meet your Hosts
Kelly and Emily are SM Specialists under supervision to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Both are passionate about collaborating with and learning from others.