The Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety is pleased to offer professional training workshops for psychologists, educators and social workers. We also offer workshops for parents and educators. For many of our workshops, we are able to offer continuing education (CE) credits. Here are our current offerings. Please check back often as our list is continually updated.
We offer several in-person workshops throughout the year for professionals, educators, students and parents. Several of our workshops offer APA approved CE.
The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, a group of private practice psychologists with a specialty in treatment of childhood anxiety and OCD, is proud to present a workshop for parents. The goal is to help parents to understand the nature of anxiety and to help their children cope with it and flourish.
In the first meeting, we will teach parents about the nature of anxiety in children; how it impacts thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and how parents can use strategies to help their child cope with anxiety. The second meeting focuses on how to apply these child and parent strategies to typical difficult times with children with anxiety (e.g., school mornings, stomachaches, homework, bedtime, trying new things). Also, we will address how parents can take care of themselves so they can better take care of their children.
This is a 2 part series. Each session is 90 minutes long with question and answer periods and time to interact with other parents. The first and second sessions are held 2 weeks apart so parents can practice the strategies and get feedback on outcome.
Presenter: Lynne Siqueland, PhD
Dates: Wednesday October 12th and Wednesday October 26th from 730 to 9pm EST. This workshop will be offered live streaming again in fall 2022. Email if interested.
Location: online Zoom meeting
Fees: The fee for the 2 part workshop is $50 for one participant, $75 for two participants from the same family (e.g., mom/dad, mom/grandparent).
A parent support and idea sharing group will be offered monthly for families who have completed the parent workshop or who have familiarity with cognitive behavioral strategies for child anxiety.
Email Lynne Siqueland at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest or for additional information.
We will offer another parent workshop focused on OCD: Nurturing Courage and Competence- Helping Your Child Cope with OCD if there is sufficient interest (dates to be determined- email to get on the mailing list)
In addition to the in-person parent workshop offered a few times a year at the clinic, there is also an online version available for parents who cannot attend, there is now an online version of "Nurturing Courage and Competence: Parenting Your Child with Anxiety." This is a 2-part series. Each video is 45 minutes long and contains voice lecture and power point slides. This is a series you can download and watch on your own time.
Interested in getting started before your treatment sessions begin? We are excited to introduce you to a state of the art online evidence-based parent-training program developed by Dr. Phil Kendall and Dr. Muniya Khanna, expert researchers in CBT for anxiety in children and adolescents.
Children's and Adult Center for OCD & Anxiety*
3138 Butler Pike, Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Dr Ledley sees patients in Narberth, PA, convenient to the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia
915 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 209
Narberth, PA 19072
The most complicated part of finding us is identifying our Center from the street from the first time because it is a residential building of white stucco with brown shutters (see the photo above). There is a post and rail fence out front and a small wooden sign with our address 3138 Butler Pike. There is no sign saying Children’s Center from street or identifying it as a business location. After locating us the first time, it will be easy. Go slow once you turn onto Butler Pike. Park anywhere there is a free space in the large lot.
Go in the door marked Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and go up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, go thru the right side door to this 2nd floor waiting room. Take a seat in the waiting room. Your therapist will greet you there.
Take Norristown exit. After toll booths, bear right to Plymouth Meeting and Germantown Pike East. After ramp, get in left lane. Turn right at the second light (Butler Pike- Plymouth Meeting Friends School on corner). Turn left into the first full driveway.
Take exit 19, Germantown Pike East. Stay in right lane, turn right at first light, onto Germantown Pike. Turn right at the next traffic light (Butler Pike- Plymouth Meeting Friends School on corner). Turn left into the first full driveway.
You can take Germantown Pike to the intersection with Butler Pike. Alternatively, take Bethlehem Pike to Stenton Ave west. Go thru 2 lights, and turn left at the 3rd light (Flourtown Rd). Bear right at the next intersection, continuing on Flourtown Road. At next traffic light, turn left (Joshua Road). Turn right at next light (Germantown Pike). From either route, at the light turn left (Butler Pike- Plymouth Meeting Friends School on corner). Turn left into the first full driveway.