A helpful discussion about PANS/PANDAS and what every clinician needs to know about this debilitating autoimmune disorder

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Listeners will learn about what PANS/PANDAS is and why it is on the rise… one in 200 children have the disorder(s). PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), and AE (Autoimmune Encephalitis) are emerging health crises that have a far-reaching impact on the field of mental health, and can cause severe OCD-like and Tourette-like symptoms in both children and adults. This course provides an in-depth look at the clinical diagnostic criteria so that therapists can better identify individuals who present with these often misdiagnosed medical issues and help the client and family receive the help they need.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List at least four neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with PANS/PANDAS and survey their diagnostic implications; Contrast PANS/PANDAS with other mental health issues and conditions including, ADHD, ODD, OCD, anxiety, depression, etc.; Describe treatment options for PANS/PANDAS


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast interview which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LPC

PANS/PANDAS Expert

Dr. Roseann, LPC, is a trailblazing Psychologist, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann & Associates, based out of Connecticut. FORBES magazine called her, “A thought leader in children’s mental health”. Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, mood, autism, learning disability, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, and psychotherapy. She is the author of the first ever book on teletherapy activities for child and adolescent therapists, “Teletherapy Toolkit™” and It's Gonna Be Ok: Proven Ways to Improve Your Child's Mental Health . ™ book and The Get Unstuck Program™, which are resources for parents to reverse their child’s symptoms. She is often featured on dozens of media outlets: Fox, CBS, NBC, FORBES, PARENTS, and New York Times.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who helps out with Clearly Clinical, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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