School refusal, including school phobia and school anxiety, is an increasingly prevalent yet often misunderstood condition among pre-teens and teens. A student who refuses to go to school creates a crisis at home and a challenge for the school. The longer the student is at home, the less likely he or she will return to school. Join Dr. Ryan Conway to learn about the warning signs of school refusal and what you can do to help teenagers who demonstrate these behaviors.
Dr. Ryan Ruth Conway is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the delivery of evidence-based treatments to children and adolescents. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral interventions for youth who struggle with anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Conway has a passion for working collaboratively with parents, schools and other professionals. She recently founded NESCA’s Back to School (BTS) program, an intensive treatment for school-refusing students.