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School-Related Anxiety: Helping Students Achieve Success in Non-Traditional Times, 1.5 CE
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Category: In-Person Continuing Education Event



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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

School-Related Anxiety: Helping Students Achieve Success in Non-Traditional Times, 1.5 CE

Presented by Kristie Schultz, Ph.D., Joseph Edwards, Psy.D., Kristen Kyriacou, Psy.D., Zack Thieneman, Psy.D.

Workshop Description:

One of the most anxiety-producing aspects of the current COVID-19 pandemic has centered on the “return to school” questions about timing, methodology, needed resources and choices to be made.  This presentation will focus on the signs of anxiety in students of all ages, as well as their parents and families.  Adding to the issues around school specifically are the impacts of this pandemic on the mental health, social and emotional aspects of students’ lives.  How can we as psychologists help students and families prepare for and successfully engage in the new school year, regardless of the form that it might take?  What resources may be available within school programs for students and what assistance might help parents/guardians to support their children’s success academically, socially and emotionally?  The workshop will provide guidance and resources to help psychologists address critical issues in these non-traditional times. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate 

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe symptoms of anxiety and how anxiety may manifest in youth.
  • Discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health for children and adolescents
  • Identify ways to assist families in supporting their children through continued adjustments in the upcoming school year.

About the Presenter:

 Kristie Schultz, Ph.D. is a Pediatric Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She is a member of the Norton Children's Medical Group at Norton Children's Hospital and practices in Mental & Behavioral Health (Bingham Clinic) in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology at UofL. Dr. Schultz received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi, following which she did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at the UofL School of Medicine.  Currently, she provides clinical services in both outpatient and inpatient settings and is a clinical supervisor for the Psychology Doctoral Clinical Internship.  She has a number of publications and presentations in the area of pediatric psychology.  Dr. Schultz is active in the KY Psychological Association, currently serving as the Child & Adolescent Section Representative.to the KPA Board.




 Joseph Edwards, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Spalding University.  He interned in Boston at McLean Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in Child Clinical/ Pediatric Psychology at the UofL School of Medicine.  For the past 25 years, he has had a private practice working with children, adolescents, families, and young adults.  He has been a member of the clinical adjunct faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and has taught classes in the Department of Psychology at Bellarmine University.  His professional interests include: treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, psychological testing, ADHD and pediatric health psychology.  He is an active member of KPA, having served on the board, and presently is co-chair of the KPA Political Action Committee. 





Kristen Kyriacou, Psy.D. earned her Doctorate in School Psychology from Rutgers University and holds a Certificate as a School Psychologist in Kentucky.  She previously held School Psychologist certifications in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  Since 1998, she has served as a School Psychologist in the Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools.  In this position, she has provided direct student services, staff training, crisis management and programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Kyriacou is a past President of the KY Association of Psychology in the Schools (KAPS) and currently serves as the KAPS Representative to the KY Mental Health Coalition.  In 2019, she received the KAPS Best Practice Award for Mental Health Advocacy. 



Zack Thieneman, Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Spalding University following an Internship at the University Counseling Center for the State University of New York’s Albany campus.  He is a licensed clinical psychologist and holds the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) designation through the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).  Dr. Thieneman is currently Assistant Director at Groupworks, Inc. and the Director of Private Services at Homeplace, Inc. where he develops treatment plans for individuals with developmental disabilities.  He also works with anxiety, school refusal, transition from residential treatment, and oppositional defiance disorders, and provides supervision for doctoral students providing services at Hartstern Elementary School.  In this time of COVID-19, his dissertation on Best Practices in Online Teaching in Higher Education is certainly timely!




This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists

Registration Fees

Registrant Type


     KPA Member $50
     Non-KPA Member $75
     Student Member+
     (no CE credit)

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

This program has been approved for 1.5 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or disconnect before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.  

Social Workers & Art Therapists: 
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors:
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.

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Contact: William Summay - KPA Administrative Assistant - [email protected]