School Phobia – Let’s Practice Theory 2022 – WEBINAR

Start atSeptember 29 at 6 p.m.

It ends inSeptember 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Aimed atpsychologists, psychotherapists, doctors and psychiatrists

Price Free event, application for registration Registration


Let’s practice Theory
Cycle of training meetings
IV Edition 2022

The Cognitive School of Florence, in collaboration with Cognitive Studies, offers a series of training sessions, also at the application level, aimed at professionals, in particular psychologists and psychiatrists in training. The meetings are free and each will focus on a topic of clinical interest with special reference to practice.

After a theoretical introduction, teachers will also illustrate the practical applications and, as far as possible, encourage exercise activities offering the possibility of confrontation and direct exchange.

Scientific direction

Dra. Sandra Sassaroli and Dr. Filippo Turchi

Didactic Coordination

Dra. Stefania Righini


“School phobia: alarm bells and intervention strategies”

The terms “school phobia,” “school phobia,” or “school rejection” indicate a condition of intense fear and discomfort characterized by an attitude of opposition or resistance toward the school environment by a child or adolescent. School phobia begins most often in conjunction with the passages of the school year: at the beginning of primary, first or second year of high school, in relation to fears related to adaptation to the new environment, new classmates and teachers and the growing school demands. In the early stages of development, school rejection is one of the most common manifestations of separation anxiety disorder. In later stages of development it is most often associated with concern for school performance and is characterized by a great fear of making mistakes, receiving negative grades, disappointing parental expectations, and making a bad impression on peers. In some cases, denial in school is associated with or followed by progressive social isolation, which significantly compromises the overall functioning of the adolescent, setting up a clinical picture that often requires intensive and multidisciplinary intervention. It is clear that school phobia differs greatly from situations of unjustified absence from school and therefore requires prompt recognition and treatment.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing the intensity of anxious symptoms and in favoring the gradual resumption of school attendance. The school, along with the family, plays a key role in caring for children and adolescents with school phobia. The meeting aims to present school phobia from an epidemiological, clinical and etiopathogenetic point of view, with special consideration to differential diagnoses and / or any comorbidity, in order to learn to orient in the evaluation phase. Participants will also be able to recognize the main prognostic factors and will have a basic knowledge of the main applicable therapeutic interventions. Finally, reference will be made to the importance of involving the School at a preventive and relapse prevention level.

Dra. Silvia Chiaro

Specialist in Child Neuropsychiatry, licensed to practice Psychotherapy. Student of Advanced Training in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy of Cognitive Studies. He works as a freelancer at the Clinical Center for Cognitive Studies in Florence and at the Synapse Center in Florence.


Who is it for?

Free participation upon registration, open to professionals working in the field of psychiatric and psychological disorders, postgraduate degrees in psychiatry, psychology and medical students and mental health operators.

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