Module 4 Discussion: Childhood Anxiety

STEP 1: Watch the Ted Talk , “How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety” about anxiety in childhood and the role of parents, then consider the perspective of the psychologist, Dr. Anne Marie Albano, in approaching and treating childhood anxiety. Once you have finished the Ted Talk please answer the questions listed below. In your answer to the questions make sure you include the following details to keep your answer focused and organized. Use APA Citation style for in-text references and list full references at the end of your response.

  1. Pick one childhood anxiety disorder and briefly describe and provide an example of what it would look like (e.g., a case study). You will use this example throughout your responses.
    1. Give a brief narrative and description of your child case study
      1. Describe the fictional child for your case study – name, age, gender, and life circumstances
      2. What is their anxiety disorder?
      3. Describe in 2-3 sentences how the child meets the criteria for that diagnosis.
      4. Describe the potential negative consequences and problem the child may have as a result of not treating this anxiety disorder.
    2. Treatment
      1. How would you treat this disorder? What type of therapy would you recommend and with whom (i.e., child alone, family, parents, or a combination of these people)?
  2. TED Talk Reflections
    1. What was surprising to you to learn about in the Ted talk and why?
    2. What do you think about Dr. Anne Marie Albano’s perspective regarding anxiety and how to approach she approaches it in theory and treatment? Do you agree? If so, why? If not, why not?

STEP 2: Post your reply (in at least 250 words) in the discussion forum using APA in-text citations and references. Your response should include a clear answer to the questions with supporting evidence as to why you feel the way you do. Show that you can think critically on the topic by integrating your own thoughts, analysis, or experiences.

STEP 3: Respond in two separate posts to two classmates (in at least 75 words). Explicitly address their responses and try to extend, complicate, or redirect their points in a substantive, knowledge-demonstrating way.