Center for Anxiety
Center for Anxiety (CfA) is based at the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen. The center is a treatment, teaching, and research facility, specializing in internalizing problems (anxiety and depression) in children, adolescents and adults.
Center for Anxiety is one of the leading institutions offering specialized treatment for anxiety and depression in Denmark. We excel at being double qualified - that is, we have an extensive theoretical knowledge relating anxiety and depression, and are specialists in treating these problems in youth and adults. Our research shows us what maintains anxiety and depression, and our treatment experience has taught us how to successfully target these factors in treatment.
At Center for Anxiety, we offer cognitive behavioral therapy or metacognitive therapy for children, adolescents and adults. The treatment is conducted either individually or in groups, depending on the problem.
- Anxiety disorders:
- Social anxiety disorder
- Separation anxiety disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Specific phobias
- Panic disorder
- Health anxiety
- Depressive disorders
- Major Depressive Disorder
- School refusal behaviors
At Center for Anxiety, we place great importance on sharing our expertise in anxiety and depression. We have many years of experience in training and supervising psychologists and interdisciplinary staff in treatment of anxiety and depression. We excel at being able to draw on both international research findings and many years of experience from treatment at CFA clinic.
We offer both standard and tailor-made continuing education and supervision courses for psychologists and other interdisciplinary staff who work with anxious children and young people in municipal and regional institutions.
At Center for Anxiety, we are trying to get one-step closer to understanding why some children and young people develop anxiety and depression and how to quickly and effectively help them overcome these problems. We have therefore i.e. developed a completely new treatment concept, ‘Help for Self-Help’ that involves helping parents to learn how they can help their children. We have received international recognition for our work in finding new ways to help children and young people.
Psychologists in the clinic
|Emma Sawada Petersen
|Anna Birgitte Marcussen
We also have interns and other psychology students affiliated with the clinic and our research projects.