“Anxiety and Youth”
Many youth experience mental health disorders like anxiety. This presentation will include an overview of common anxiety disorders in youth and the potential origins and influences of these disorders. Social media, biology, awareness, all contribute to these experiences. A review of common treatment modalities will also be discussed including resources that can be accessed by youth and those that support them.
Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Woods
Dr. Woods is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Services with the Multidisciplinary Assessment and Consultation Centre (MACC). She has worked at New Directions since 2015, starting as the Clinical Administrator in Community Homes for Children service area. She then took on the role of Manager of Clinical Supports in Home Services before moving to her current position. Dr. Woods has training and experience using a variety of psychotherapy models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) but views the foundation of therapy from a client-centred and strength-focused perspective.
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