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Monday, March 7, 2016

Anxiety Treatments: Alternatives to Medication - Free Expert Panel Discussion in Natick Tuesday, March 22nd

From NESCA

March 5, 2016

Research indicates that youth today are contending with significantly higher rates of stress and anxiety that interfere with their academic, social, and emotional success.

This presentation will cover:
  • A brief overview of how anxiety functions and interacts with children’s attention and learning;
  • Treatments for anxiety which are alternatives to medication;
  • Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy for anxiety and related disorders in children;
  • Mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation, and how they can alleviate anxiety;
  • The relationship between breathing and the central nervous system.

When:   7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, March 22, 2016

Where: Academy MetroWest
                 218 Speen Street, Natick, MA

Free and open to the public; limited seating.


Presenters

Angela Currie, Ph.D.,
Neuropsychologist, NESCA
Dr. Currie specializes in the diagnosis and evaluation of psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, and has a particular interest in the differential diagnosis of learning and self-regulation challenges and extensive expertise in the treatment of anxiety.

Christine Andre, M.A.,
Staff Clinician, NESCA
A highly-skilled cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in anxiety, Ms. Andre is a Ph.D. candidate at Suffolk University, and has completed a practicum at the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital. Ms. Andre is staff clinician in the AASC, NESCA's intensive Anxiety & Attention Skills Coaching Program.

Daniel Chase, M.A.C.,
Acupuncturist, NESCA
Mr. Chase received his training at the New England School of Acupuncture after years of study both here and in Japan, He earned his Master's Degree in Acupuncture (MAC). Chace is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine.

Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT,
Director of Adaptive and Therapeutic Yoga, NESCA
Ms. Gould received her M.Ed. in the education of children with special needs from Simmons College in 1999. She received her certification as a yoga teacher in 2005, and since 2007, she has offered private and small group therapeutic yoga sessions at NESCA.

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