Charlotte, NC (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Informed Therapy Resources (ITR), creator of the PTPA award-winning treatment program for anxious children, Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, has added a new blog to the My Anxious Child website (http://www.myanxiouschild.com) to better assist parents who face unique challenges in raising anxious children. The purpose of the My Anxious Child blog is to provide relevant, practical information to help parents better understand childhood anxiety disorders and how to effectively parent their anxious child. Topics covered include school phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), general fears and worries (GAD), social phobias, panic and anxiety attacks, effective parenting strategies, new research in the field, and promising anxiety treatments. It is a site where parents can feel confident that they are getting solid research and professional advice from two therapists who have more than 30 years of combined experience in treating anxiety disorders. Dr. David Russ and Christopher McCarthy strive to provide excellent resources for parents whose children struggle with an anxiety disorder. The My Anxious Child blog joins the family of quality materials provided by ITR to serve the needs of these families.
The My Anxious Child blog is affiliated with the My Anxious Child website, home of Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, and Med FAQs. Turnaround is a professional treatment resource designed for anxious children who struggle with anxiety disorders such as Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Panic Attacks, and other childhood fears. Created by Psychologist Dr. David Russ and Licensed Professional Counselor Christopher McCarthy, this program is a major innovation in the treatment of child anxiety. Turnaround is based upon cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has shown conclusive results in the treatment of children with anxiety and depression. The program invites the listening child to join six other anxious children on an imagined 10 day hiking trip with two “Docs” Chris and David, and a mentor teen named Emily. Emily acts as the narrator and guide, while the "Docs" lead the children though each day’s adventurous lesson. Along the journey, the children meet imaginary characters that make learning the anxiety reducing techniques easy and fun. The talents of 14 child actors and 6 adult actors were utilized to make Turnaround an audio adventure they'll want to listen to again and again. That's the beauty of Turnaround; the kids are learning scientifically researched anxiety-busting techniques in way that feels fun, friendly, and emotionally engaging.
Med FAQs is an interview with nationally recognized Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. James Lee, offering a comprehensive discussion on the medications used to treat anxiety. There are three versions of Med FAQs geared to meet the unique needs of children, teens, and adults. To learn more about Med FAQs, follow this link- http://www.myanxiouschild.com/med_faqs_child.
The Turnaround Audio Program includes:
Turnaround Program for kids (10 CDs)
Turnaround Journal, a 74 page workbook for kids
Chill Kit, relaxation guide for kids (1 CD)
Parent Guide, packed full of helpful information and techniques to help parents (2 CDs)
A BONUS CD titled Med FAQs-Child in also included (2 CDs). Med FAQs is an interview with nationally recognized Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. James Lee, offering a comprehensive discussion on the medications used to treat child anxiety is also included.
No other treatment solution available today combines the professional, creative, and child friendly designed features found in Turnaround. For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release or for a demo, contact us at info(at)myanxiouschild(dot)com or call ITR at (704) 208-4304. Please visit http://www.myanxiouschild.com to learn more about Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom™.
About Informed Therapy Resources, LLC. (ITR):
Informed Therapy Resources (ITR) is dedicated to creating mental health treatment programs that are scientifically based, proven clinically effective, and professionally developed- using creative, eye-catching audio visual materials
David Russ, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. David A. Russ is President and a Licensed Practicing Psychologist of Carolinas Counseling Group in Charlotte, NC. He and his partners have built a busy practice with 11 clinicians. His doctoral dissertation was original research about a novel treatment for anxiety. He is co-author of the book, "More Than Me," published by NavPress. Dr. Russ has been an adjunct or visiting professor for four different graduate counseling programs. He has been continuously providing care for over 20 years. He has been happily married since 1983
Christopher T. McCarthy, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christopher McCarthy, MEd, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating child anxiety disorders, teen behavioral issues, parent-child relationship issues, and couple conflict. He co-owns Informed Therapy Resources and co-created Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom™, a professional and creative audio program designed to help kids get free from anxiety and fear (myanxiouschild.com). He has 3 Masters Degrees and is finishing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. He gives lectures on parenting and improving couple relationships. He has been in private practice since 1998 and is married with 3 children.
Informed Therapy Resources (ITR)
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