PROFESSIONALS— Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy w/ Kids & Teens: Social Learning Theory

In this overview, Dr. Anne Marie Albano discusses the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders. Dr. Albano describes the key principles of social learning theory.

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Albano is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Beck Institute Scholar. In 2008, Dr. Albano received the Rosenberry Award for service to children, adolescents, and families from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Albano is the past-president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She has published more than 90 articles and chapters and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals and the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Albano served as a Principal Investigator for a 6-site, National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study entitled “Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study” (CAMS) and was also a PI for the Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Both trials examined the relative efficacy of CBT, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. She is also currently the Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Columbus Circle in New York City, a cognitive behavioral therapy specialty clinic for children, adolescents and adults.