Anxiety Disorders and Developmental Attachment

$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Advanced

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.


CEU Course Description

Anxiety disorders represent a common but often debilitating form of psychopathology in both children and adults.  This advanced CEU course presents a model of the influence of attachment relationships on the development of stress regulation strategies and discusses the role those relationships play in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, particularly the neurobiological alterations that underpin them.

Article Author:  Tobias Nolte, MD, MSc, et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Investigate the type of trauma that is related to increased risk for anxiety disorders throughout the life span.

2.  Examine which basic mechanism involved in human anxiety is mediated by the prefrontal-amygdala circuit.

3.  Identify the attachment pattern that has been associated with the development of anxiety disorders.

4.  Describe the way in which securely attached individuals can efficiently regulate stress and anxiety.

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