Have you heard about SPACE treatment (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions)?
It helps children suffering from:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Separation anxiety
- Social anxiety (SAD)
- Generalized anxiety (GAD)
- Fears and phobias
- Panic disorder
- Selective mutism
It uniquely can be delivered only through parents and extends to adult children. Parents learn changes they can make that don’t require changes from the child directly! As their site notes, “Parents who participate in SPACE will learn skills and tools to help their child overcome anxiety, OCD or related problems. The treatment focuses on changes that parents can make to their own behavior, they do not need to make their child change. The two main changes that parents learn to make in SPACE treatment are to respond more supportively to their anxious child and to reduce the accommodations they have been making to the child symptoms.”
Find out more at spacetreatment.net
Here’s the Tedx talk from Dr. Lebowitz.