An Evidence-Based Parent Training Workshop for Parents / Caregivers of Children (6-14yo)

Supporting Parenting with Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is an evidenced based treatment for parents of children who have anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other anxiety related disorders.  

 SPACE works solely with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to identify, reduce, and/or eliminate parent behaviors that accommodate the child’s anxious behaviors. SPACE believes that children can navigate through the discomfort of their own anxieties with the support and encouragement of their parents. 

 As an effective treatment in reducing childhood anxieties SPACE works on supporting the parent in reducing their own behaviors that accommodate their child’s anxiety. Accommodations are behaviors parents engage in to remove the child’s anxiety. And its not uncommon for parents to engage in accommodating behaviors. SPACE’s goal is to help you, as the parent, identify these behaviors and eliminate them thus reducing your child’s overall anxiety. 

 What to expect in this workshop: 

  • 6- 90 minute sessions as a group
  • Homework between sessions
  • Commitment from you as the parent to do the work

 SPACE was developed by Dr. Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center. To learn more go here. It has been found to be efficacious in randomized controlled clinical trials for the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. It can be done in conjunction with other types of therapy as this particular treatment is parent only. Children can feel less anxious following this treatment.  

 Facilitated by Carlada Razmus LCPC , trained directly by Dr. Eli Lebowitz via the Yale Child Study Center.

SPACE works well with all anxiety disorders including: 

 

  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • OCD
  • Social Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Specific fears & phobias
  • Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia

 

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