Understanding and managing anxiety disorders in childhood

This workshop will look at the nature of anxiety disorders in childhood and the assessment and diagnosis and treatment of these disorders through discussion and illustrative case studies.


09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Start
16:30 finish


Delegates will consider the manifestation of major and minor symptomatology as well as subclinical anxiety and go on to explore difficulties with assessment diagnosis including a review of the DSM-IV TR and ICD-10 criteria. Delegates will look at the clinical interview with an anxious child, and review assessment instruments (including MASC and BAI).

When covering treatment, the workshop will focus on current treatment approaches (pharmacological/behavioural) and then applied behavioural analysis for use with children with anxiety disorders. Delegates will discuss miscellaneous treatment issues. Comorbidity with other disorders (ADHD, behaviour disorders, Autistic spectrum disorders etc) will also be covered.

This workshop will be of interest to any psychologist who is working with children. The workshop will also be helpful to assistant psychologists working with children.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • Familiarisation of psychologists with the manifestation of anxiety disorders in early childhood
  • Familiarisation with assessment instruments
  • Familiarisation with treatment methodologies
  • Comorbidity with ADHD and other disorders

Facilitator: Dr Antonios Chasouris CPsychol

Dr Chasouris was born in Greece where he served in the Greek artillery before he received his BA in Psychology from the American University in London in 1992, his MSc from Emporia State University Kansas USA in Behaviour Disorders and Special  Education in 1994, his Mphil psychology from the University of Glasgow in 1997 and his PhD in Psychology (Developmental Psychopathology in Children with Williams Syndrome) in 2009. From 1998 to 2008 Dr Chasouris has worked as a  senior psychologist at the Piraeus Rehabilitation Centre and from 2009 to present as Specialist Clinical Psychologist at Southland Hospital, Invercargill New Zealand. 

Booking information


  • DCP members: £25 + VAT
  • Society members: £50 + VAT
  • Society non-members: £75 + VAT

How to book:


Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Thu, 21/06/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Division of Clinical Psychology & BPS Learning Centre