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Discussion: Issues with Young Children

    Discussion: Issues with Young Children

    View the video Curing Kids with Extreme Social Phobias. In your post, compare and contrast social phobia in children versus adolescent development, considering each subset and the implications of diagnosis.

    How would you propose an intervention strategy for a child with a phobia compared to an adolescent with a phobia? Provide substantial support that addresses this disorder from this module’s readings.

    Library Article: Psychopathology of Adolescent Social Phobia
    This article reviews the basis of psychopathology in social phobia. The article reviews the symptomatology, causes, and treatment of social phobia in children and adolescents.

    Library Article: Building a World-Class Mental Health Care System for America
    This article stresses the importance of building an accessible mental health system in the United States. The article also briefly compares and contrasts the differences in standards of care across countries.

    Library Article: Investigating the Impact of Strength-Based Assessment on Youth With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
    This article examines the credibility and usability for assessments in youth in determining a mental illness.

    Library Article: Behavioral Treatment of Childhood Social Phobia
    The article explores the behavioral treatment modalities available to children and their families for addressing social phobias and how to control problematic symptoms impairing daily functioning.

    Video: Curing Kids with Extreme Social Phobias (cc) (5:48)
    This video provides a firsthand perspective on social phobia in children and how debilitating a phobia can be without proper and effective treatment.



    Beidel, D. C., Turner, S. M., & Morris, T. L. (2000). Behavioral treatment of childhood social phobia.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(6), 1072–1080. https://doi-

    Beidel, D., Turner, S., Young, B., Ammerman, R., Sallee, F., & Crosby, L. (2007). Psychopathology of  Adolescent Social Phobia. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 29(1), 46–53.

    Cox, K. F. (2006). Investigating the Impact of Strength-Based Assessment on Youth with Emotional or  Behavioral Disorders. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 15(3), 278–292. https://doi-

    Gore, T. (2000). Building a world-class mental health care system for America. Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 31(5), 467–468. 7028.31.5.467

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