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Part 3: Anxiety & School - Answering Your Questions

1:00pm - December 9, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: December 8, 2020
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Please note: These events will be limited to 500 attendees. Access to the live event will be available to registered participants on a first come, first serve basis. To secure a spot, we invite you to log on 5 - 10 minutes prior to the event.

About the Webinar:

Have you watched Part 1 or Part 2 of our Managing Anxiety & The Return to School webinar series? Do you have questions on how we can support staff, students, and families navigate returning to school during a global pandemic? Are you curious about how to identify problem anxiety in youth or what coping strategies may help?

If so, please join us for this live, interactive Q&A session with Drs. Jennifer Blossom, Kendra Read, and Cesalie Stepney to ask your questions or listen to answers to questions others have. All are welcome to attend and you can submit your questions in advance while registering.

This webinar is part of 4-part series designed to highlight what anxiety looks like and walk through evidence-based interventions for anxiety in educational settings. Learn more about the series and access presentation materials here.

*Our events are open to the public and attendees from any region. Due to limited capacity, however, we kindly ask that if you are not from Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) to please consider waiting to register or not attending live and watching the recording in order to prioritize space for our Region 10 participants. We have an amazing team that will post a link to the recording within a week of event.

Our Presenters:

BlossomJennifer Blossom, PhD is a Clinical Child Psychologist with expertise in assessment and intervention for youth with anxiety, depression, and suicidality. Dr. Blossom has worked in some capacity in the field of clinical child psychology for over 10 years. Currently, Dr. Blossom is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Human Development at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before joining UMF, Dr. Blossom completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Seattle Children’s/University of Washington where she conducted research and provided clinical services within the Mood and Anxiety Program and Crisis Care Clinic. Dr. Blossom maintains an active research program related to service delivery, efficiency, and access for youth with internalizing problems, with particular emphasis on expanding behavioral interventions within integrated healthcare settings.


ReadKendra Read, PhD is a clinical psychologist, the Director of the Mood & Anxiety Program and Director of Anxiety Programs at Seattle Children’s. She is also the Director of Psychotherapy Training through the University of Washington School of Medicine Child Psychiatry Fellowship. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA under the mentorship of Philip Kendall, Ph.D., completed her internship in pediatric psychology at Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. Dr. Read specializes in the treatment of youth with anxiety disorders and OCD from a cognitive behavioral therapy perspective. Her research interests include understanding factors that contribute to treatment outcome, and the dissemination and implementation of CBT for anxiety disorders.



Cesalie HeadshotCesalie Stepney, PhD is a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s with roles in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. In the psychiatry department, Dr. Stepney is the director of the Anxiety Training Clinic for first year psychiatry fellows and a provider in the anxiety clinic and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program. In her work in adolescent medicine, she works on the integrated care and gender clinic teams. Dr. Stepney specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD, depression, and emotion dysregulation. She also has a strong interest in working with BIPOC populations and gender diverse youth.  Dr. Stepney received her PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers, The State University of Jersey. She completed her internship at the Yale School of Medicine and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in the Leadership in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she also received a Master’s of Education in Risk and Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.




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