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10th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS and 15th
NATIONAL of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY


MONASTERIO SAN MARTÕN PINARIO
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (SPAIN)
16-19 NOVEMBER, 2017 
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Silvia Schneider
Head of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum
ALEMANIA
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Silvia Schneider, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Director of the Mental Health Research and Treatment Center at the Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum, Germany. Since 2012 she is President of the German Federal Association of Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents. She conducts research on the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders in children, familial transmission of anxiety disorders, stress and emotion/self-regulation in infancy, and diagnostics of mental disorders. She authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and several books on CBT and Anxiety Disorders, she is referee for numerous scientific journals and organisations.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT
Childhood anxiety disorders: A major challenge for the future of mental health
Considerable progress has been achieved in clinical research on childhood anxiety disorders (CADs). Prospective longitudinal studies have shown that CADs are major pacemaker for adult psychopathology. However, compared to the richness of research on anxiety disorders in adulthood there are still accumulated needs for more research with children. In particular, there is an urgent need in understanding the etiology and treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. Based on a developmental psychopathology framework the presentation will give an overview of the role of CAD for improving mental health. It will summarize current cutting edge research on the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders in children with a focus on the role family in CAD. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) an established first-line treatment for anxiety disorders in children will be introduced and strategies for the improvement of mental health in children will be discussed.