Up and Down the Worry Hill (Audio CD)

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Listen as Aureen Wagner, Ph.D., reads her award winning and heart-warming story about a child with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

This Audio CD will help parents and professionals explain Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to children clearly and simply through the eyes of a child.  Children will identify with Casey's initial struggle with OCD, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, his relief that neither he nor his parents are to blame, and eventually, his victory over OCD.  In the US alone, there are over one million children with OCD.  Dr. Wagner's unique story and metaphor of the Worry Hill makes OCD and its treatment easy for children to understand.  Now is a time for optimism and hope because OCD can be treated successfully.  This Audio CD, along with its companion guide for parents (What to do when your Child has OCD) brings hope and help to countless children and families who suffer from this baffling illness.  The metaphor of the Worry Hill is a common thread that weaves through both products. 

 Tracks Include:

  • Casey's Worries and Habits
  • Casey Gets Help
  • Note for Parents/Professionals

Approximate running time: 27 minutes

About the Author

Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist, expert in the treatment of anxiety, and international speaker. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and has developed the child-friendly Worry Hill® approach to making CBT accessible to youngsters. Dr. Wagner served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation and a member of its Pediatric Subcommittee.

Dr. Wagner established The Anxiety Wellness Center in 2002 to provide effective treatment for children, teens and adults with anxiety. Prior to relocation to North Carolina in 2010, Dr. Wagner was Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry since 2003, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry since 1991. In 2007, she was voted Outstanding Psychologist of the Year by the Genesee Valley Psychological Association, Rochester, NY.

In 2011, Dr. Wagner was awarded the Self-Help Book Recommendation for providing the highest level of evidence-based best practices, from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, for all her self-help books: Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. The latter two books, along with her highly-acclaimed resource for professionals, Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Professional's Kit, comprise the only integrated set of resources for children with OCD, their parents, and their therapists. Dr. Wagner has also developed a suite of resources for professionals who work with anxious youth, including Worried No More: Teaching Tools and Forms on CD, and CD’s of her live workshops for parents and school professionals.

Dr. Wagner is a sought-after international speaker who presents workshops for parents, school professionals and clinicians. She offers videoconferencing consultation and workshops for professionals.  Dr. Wagner received her education at St. Agnes College, the University of Iowa, Yale University Child Study Center and Brown University.