Compass Health Center will host an educator and clinician free of charge

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Compass Health Center will host a live/CEU webinar on August 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The webinar, titled “Understanding and Treating School Anxiety and Refusal”, is aimed at clinicians and education professionals working with children and adolescents who experience symptoms of school anxiety and refusal. The free webinar will offer two (2) CEU credits to Illinois clinicians. Presenters include Toni Boos, PsyD, Associate Director, Children’s Program, Compass Northbrook; Anna Finis, PsyD, director, children’s program, Compass Chicago; and Eric Anthony, MS Counseling, Primary Clinical Therapist, Adolescent Program, Compass Chicago.

According to a December report from consulting firm McKinsey & Company, which defined chronic absenteeism as missing 15 school days per year, the percentage of students who were on track to be chronically absent was around 22%, more than double the chronic absenteeism rate. students before the pandemic. With the start of the new school year approaching, experts at Compass Health Center will provide in-depth training on school anxiety and rejection. Highlights and key takeaways from this webinar include diagnostic presentations of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; in-depth exploration of the functions of school anxiety and refusal behavior for patients and families and its impact on school functioning; an exploration of various evidence-based therapeutic assessments, techniques, and interventions associated with the treatment of school anxiety and refusal, and more.

Anna Finis, PsyD, Director of Children’s Program, Compass Chicago, shares, “Over the past decade, and even more so with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a significant increase in the number of children and teens with school-related issues, anxiety and academic rejection As we approach the 2022-2023 school year, we hope to equip children, adolescents, caregivers and school staff with the tools to be well start the year. This presentation will be aimed specifically at clinicians in the community who provide direct services to these youth and their families, with the aim of providing a framework for best practices in the treatment of school anxiety and refusal. It is expected that over 500 clinicians and educators will join the webinar.

The webinar will take place on August 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. CT via Zoom.

Two (2) CEUs will be provided to clinicians in Illinois.
Clinicians, school administrators and educators can register for free at:

Media Contact:
Kelly Jones
Compass Health Center
312.404.4127 | [email protected]

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As schools resume in the fall, parents, educators and clinicians feel the need for increased education and treatment for school refusal and anxiety in children and adolescents.

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