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Separation Anxiety: Its Comings and Goings in Early Childhood

Jan 12, 2023 11AM – Jan 12, 2023 12PM

Increase your understanding of separation anxiety and how it comes and goes based on developmental shifts and life circumstances. This webinar seeks to support parents, caregivers, and providers in responding to separation anxiety behaviors and challenges.

Separation anxiety is a natural part of early childhood development and can be extremely challenging for all involved. Join us for a webinar to gain more understanding of separation anxiety and how it comes and goes based on developmental shifts and life circumstances.

Participants can expect to:

  • Have a better understanding of separation anxiety
  • Increase knowledge of developmental shifts and peaks that contribute to separation anxiety
  • Understand how other changes, transitions, and experiences can lead to separation anxiety.
  • Learn strategies to help support a child experiencing separation anxiety.
  • Learn strategies to help support caregivers with supporting a child with separation anxiety.
  • Build self-awareness and reflective capacity.

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Meet the Presenters

Dr. Stacey Austin is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides parent-child therapy and clinical supervision at Erikson’s Center for Children and Families. Dr. Austin has been working with children and families in a variety of settings since 2011, including private schools, outpatient hospital clinics, and community mental health centers. At Erikson, Dr. Austin provides relationship-based therapy services to young children presenting with trauma, developmental delays, attention problems, mood disorders, behavioral challenges, and autism spectrum disorder.

Nadia Costa Spencer, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and early childhood mental health specialist. She has been working in the field for over 20 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her master’s degree from Governors State University with a concentration in marriage and family counseling. She obtained a post-master’s certificate from the Erikson Institute in Infant Mental Health and has extensive training in the Circle of Security Intervention Protocol and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Nadia is a clinical supervisor and staff clinician at the Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families. Her area of specialty is children under eight years of age with attachment, trauma or other psychological concerns or social and emotional delays.


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