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CBT Strategies for Kids and Adolescents: Supporting Students with ADHD and Anxiety

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David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW
1 Hour 50 Minutes
May 21, 2020
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DVD - Also available: Digital Recordings


School’s back in session – but that’s not good news for everyone.

A safe haven for some and a source of significant stress for others, school presents a number of unique stressors  – particularly those with anxiety or ADHD.  And as they navigate their new normal at school, they’ll need more support than ever.  Are you prepared?

Join child and adolescent CBT expert Dr. David Pratt for this compelling 90-minute training designed to set you and your clients or students up for success in the school year

You’ll learn:

  • Why students with anxiety and/or ADHD are especially vulnerable to difficulties re-entering school after a prolonged absence
  • Easy to implement CBT strategies and tools to help your students meet academic and social demands of school
  • And more!

This training is a must-attend for anyone working with school-age kids and adolescents – sign up today!



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Western New York Psychotherapy Services

David M. Pratt, PhD, MSW, is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with 40+ years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Pratt is in private practice at the Western New York Psychotherapy Services in Amherst, NY. He is presently on faculty with the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education and a member of New York State, Office of Mental Health Advisory Board on Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth. He was the Principal Psychologist at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University at Buffalo Counseling, School and Educational Psychology department. Dr. Pratt has conducted numerous trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at local, state, national and international forums. He is the author of CBT Toolkit for Depressed, Anxious and Suicidal Children and Adolescents (PESI Publishing, Inc., 2019) and Advanced CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Promoting Resilience, Positive Emotions and Personal Growth (in press, PESI, Publishing, Inc.).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. David Pratt maintains a private practice. He has an employment relationship with the University at Buffalo. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Pratt serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  1. Determine the unique characteristics and challenges that students with anxiety or ADHD have with respect to coping with the academic and social demands of the school environment;
  2. Utilize evidence-based interventions to help the anxious or ADHD student make a positive adjustment to re-entering school subsequent to a prolonged absence due to COVID-19 quarantine. 
  3. Develop interventions for teaching executive functioning skills to children and adolescents with ADHD.


School Anxiety:  Why Avoidance is not the Solution

  • A problem on a continuum:  From early morning pleas to stay home to chronic absences
  • Common triggers for avoidance
  • 4 functions of school refusal; CBT interventions designed to match each one 
  • Therapist – parent – school cooperation

ADHD:  More Than a “Behavior Problem”

  • 7 executive functioning (EF) skills deficits underlying ADHD
  • Guidance for teachers and parents to teach EF skills 
  • Interventions for motivation, time management, problem-solving, emotional self-control, and more

Target Audience


Social Workers


Marriage and Family Therapists


School Psychologists

School Counselors

School Social Workers

Educational Paraprofessionals

School Administrators

Speech-Language Pathologists

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Assistants


Case Managers

Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 3


Jimmie T


Derek P

"Great course, learned new skills."

Sharon R

"very informative presentation "

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