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The Rosenberry Conference:
Pediatric Anxiety: Exploring Innovative Evidence Based Treatments

Friday, May 3 • 8am to 3:45 p.m. MT
In-person in the Conference Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado. A virtual option is also available for those unable to join us live at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

To register, click here and for more information, click here for the brochure or
Shaun Ayon or call (720) 777-2700.

Community Professionals – $100.00
Children’s Hospital Colorado/Anschutz – $75.00
Verified Students* – $50.00
*Email student status verification to shaun.ayon@childrenscolorado.org within two days of registering.

Course Overview:
Anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental disorders, worldwide nearly one third of youth will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder at some point during adolescence. Worldwide, anxiety disorders are the 6th leading cause of disability between ages 10-24 and anxiety disorders predict later mental health problems including depression and substance use. Left untreated, anxiety disorders follow a chronic course with impairment across several domains of life: physical, occupational, social, family functioning.

Parenting interventions and exposure therapy are helpful in treating pediatric anxiety disorders. This conference will review innovative and evidence-based treatment for youth and explore the nuances of different anxiety presentations and treatment approaches including individual and group psychotherapy. This conference will be of interest to Physicians, Psychologists, Advanced Practice Providers, Social Workers, Counselors, Family Navigators, School Behavioral Health Providers, Nurses, and Health Professions.


  • Explore an evidence-based parent led anxiety treatment program, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).
  • Identify adaptations of SPACE with special pediatric populations and strategies to enhance quality of life and overall functioning.
  • Examine evidence for the central role of exposure with response prevention (ERP) in the treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders.
  • Review the advantages and challenges of implementing ERP in a group therapy modality and explore group-based activities utilized in treatment.

Guest Faculty:

Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD
Associate Professor, Child Study Center
Director Program for Anxiety Disorders
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Faculty from Children’s Hospital Colorado / University of Colorado:

Benjamin C. Mullin, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Leslie and William Vollbracht Family Chair in Stress and Anxiety Disorders
Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Allie Morford, PhD
Psychology Post-doctoral Fellow, Children’s Hospital Colorado