Parent Workshop: Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Guest speaker, Dr. Melanie Khu, psychologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Hematology, Oncology, and BMT program, will provide a talk followed by a Q & A on anxiety in children and adolescents. Dr. Khu will cover anxiety in the general population and specific to the pediatric cancer/hematology experience (including anxiety about medical procedures), normal anxiety versus anxiety disorders, evidence-based treatments, and strategies for parents on how to manage their child’s problematic anxiety.
Please note: Parental anxiety will be briefly touched upon, but the focus of the talk will be on children and adolescents. Kids Cancer Care is working on a future workshop to address parental anxiety specifically.
Please RSVP to Kelly Kerr.
About Dr. Melanie Khu
Dr. Melanie Khu (Ph.D., R.Psych.) is a psychologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) in the Hematology, Oncology, and BMT program. Dr. Khu also works with patients admitted to the ACH pediatric inpatient units. Dr. Khu completed her doctoral training through the University of Calgary’s Clinical Psychology program. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS, and completed post-doctoral training at the ACH. Dr. Khu specializes in psychosocial adjustment to chronic and life-threatening illnesses, providing inpatient psychology pediatric consultation and liaison to medical teams, and assessment and treatment of internalizing disorders, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.