Principles and Practice of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescence

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Presenter: Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami with expertise in the development and evaluation of evidence-based therapy protocols for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She is the developer of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C and UP-A). Her currently funded work in this area includes effectiveness trials in community settings and the application of the Unified Protocols to new populations and treatment conditions. Dr. Ehrenreich-May directs the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program at the University of Miami, which provides UP-C and UP-A related research services to the community. She is currently the Science Committee Chair for Division 53 of APA and a former Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG Leader for ABCT.

Webinar Summary: The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A) present the compelling idea that there may be a more efficient method of presenting effective cognitive-behavioral and third-wave behavioral therapies to simultaneously address an array of emotional disorder concerns in children and adolescents. The UP-C and UP-A Protocols promote change of strong or intense emotions through a common lens that can be flexibly adapted across youth emotional disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well sub-threshold or combinations of these problem areas. Specifically, the UP-C and UP-A help youth by identifying a unified goal of reducing intense negative emotion states through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving and behavioral strategies, including exposure and activation techniques. The efficacy of the UP-C and UP-A has been supported in two randomized controlled trials, several open trial studies and application studies with a range of emotional disorders. This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to the UP-A, a modular, individual therapy for adolescents, and the UP-C, a more structured, group therapy for children, which includes a full parent-directed curriculum. Case illustrations and brief technique demonstrations throughout the webinar will help illustrate the flexible nature of the UP-C and UP-A materials and how they may be utilized in a clinician-directed manner to optimize and personalize treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • List two reasons for utilizing a transdiagnostic approach when treating emotional disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Identify the primary mechanism of change in the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
  • List the youth-directed core modules and session content contained within the UP-C and UP-A.
  • Identify the four emotional parenting behaviors targeted in the parent-directed sessions and modules of the UP-C and UP-A.

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Presenter: Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami with expertise in the development and evaluation of evidence-based therapy protocols for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She is the developer of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C and UP-A). Her currently funded work in this area includes effectiveness trials in community settings and the application of the Unified Protocols to new populations and treatment conditions. Dr. Ehrenreich-May directs the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program at the University of Miami, which provides UP-C and UP-A related research services to the community. She is currently the Science Committee Chair for Division 53 of APA and a former Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG Leader for ABCT.

Webinar Summary: The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A) present the compelling idea that there may be a more efficient method of presenting effective cognitive-behavioral and third-wave behavioral therapies to simultaneously address an array of emotional disorder concerns in children and adolescents. The UP-C and UP-A Protocols promote change of strong or intense emotions through a common lens that can be flexibly adapted across youth emotional disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well sub-threshold or combinations of these problem areas. Specifically, the UP-C and UP-A help youth by identifying a unified goal of reducing intense negative emotion states through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving and behavioral strategies, including exposure and activation techniques. The efficacy of the UP-C and UP-A has been supported in two randomized controlled trials, several open trial studies and application studies with a range of emotional disorders. This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to the UP-A, a modular, individual therapy for adolescents, and the UP-C, a more structured, group therapy for children, which includes a full parent-directed curriculum. Case illustrations and brief technique demonstrations throughout the webinar will help illustrate the flexible nature of the UP-C and UP-A materials and how they may be utilized in a clinician-directed manner to optimize and personalize treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • List two reasons for utilizing a transdiagnostic approach when treating emotional disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Identify the primary mechanism of change in the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
  • List the youth-directed core modules and session content contained within the UP-C and UP-A.
  • Identify the four emotional parenting behaviors targeted in the parent-directed sessions and modules of the UP-C and UP-A.