It's all a Trap! Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and Depression

Childhood and adolescence is the most common time for individuals to develop symptoms of anxiety and its close cousin, depression. Much of the anxiety experienced during adolescence is normative, with mild and short-lived symptoms that are easily managed.

However, sometimes youth experience a significant amount of anxiety with symptoms that indicate the presence of a full-blown anxiety disorder that can significantly impact their emotions, interpersonal relationships, and academic success.

The presenter will discuss the common thinking "traps" that contribute to adolescent anxiety and depression, and will share many tips and techniques parents can use to help their teen identify, get out of, (and even prevent falling into) the traps.

Amy E. Graham, Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology; Dual Title, Infant Mental Health Amy is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University. She is also a Research Fellow at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, where she develops and examines the efficacy of mobile (electronic) health interventions for the prevention of substance-exposed pregnancies. Amy currently works as an intern at Henry Ford Hospital in the Department of Otolaryngology Oncology. She also provides psychological assessments and individual therapy for children and adults at the Wayne State Psychology Clinic. Amy is the current President of the Merrill Palmer Graduate Student Organization, and the Co-leader of the Wayne State Psychology Department Mentoring Program (MUSE). She is also a member of the Wayne County Community College District Advisory Committee, the Wayne State Psychology Department Diversity Committee, The University of Mississippi Parents Association, and We GP. She is the mother of four children, aged 20, 18, 17, and 12. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, watching her sons play baseball and her daughter row, meditating, gardening, baking, and traveling.

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Title: It's all a Trap! Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and
Status: Available
Begin: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 07:00 pm
End: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 09:00 pm
Closing date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 07:00 pm
Presented by: Amy E. Graham
Who Should Attend: All welcome
Location: Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms
Seats available: 37
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