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Identifying Anxiety and Related Mental Health Red Flags in Children and Teens

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Fox Meadow Parent Teachers Association (PTA) Abilities Awareness and the Diversity and Inclusion Committees are pleased to invite the Scarsdale community to hear Dr. Rachel Busman, who will speak about 'Identifying Anxiety and Related Mental Health Red Flags in Children and Teens Especially during the Pandemic' on April 20 at 7:30pm. Dr. Busman will also present on the issue of anxiety among children with special needs.

Dr. Busman is the senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute in New York city. She leads a team of clinicians providing evaluation and innovative treatment to children with selective mutism. She is the former president of the Selective Mutism Association, the nation’s largest network of professionals, families, and individuals with selective mutism.

Dr. Busman has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders, school difficulties and behavioral problems. She also has specific interest and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias.

She has worked with children in both inpatient and outpatient settings at a major academic medical center, where she directed a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Busman has taught and supervised psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows, and lectured extensively on a variety of topics, including the evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens.

This event is open to all Scarsdale residents, teachers, students, administration, and staff. If you have any questions that you want to send ahead of time, please submit them here. Registration for this event is required; you may find the Zoom registration link here. If you have any questions about the event, you may write Rachana Singh or Mayra Kirkendall-Rodriguez.

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