EVENT - Lunch & Learn: Understanding Anxiety in Children & Adolescents
2/27/2018 11:30 am – 01:00 pm | Campus Events
Understanding Anxiety in Children & Adolescents
Please join us for this incredibly timely Lunch & Learn on the topic of anxiety. This presentation will be led by Dr. Margaret Dempsey and Dr. Tracy Harrington from the Child Study Center designed to help better understand anxiety in children/adolescents. This presentation should help us better advocate for and understand this disorder and how best to deal with anxiety as well as provide better understanding to our families in crisis. In this training, the presenters will discuss:
– What anxiety is
– The causes of anxiety
– The different types of anxiety
– What anxiety looks like in children
– Treatment options
Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly!
About the Speakers
Margaret Dempsey, Ph.D. – Director of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Margaret Dempsey is the Director of Psychology at the Child Study Center where she has been for the past 10 years. Dr. Dempsey earned her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her clinical internship in a Pediatric Psychology medical clinic and hospital at Michigan State University. After graduating, she was an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Tulane University in New Orleans for five years. Afterwards, Dr. Dempsey worked in a clinical setting conducting psychological evaluations for children and adolescents with attention, learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges as well as providing individual therapy. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Dempsey chose to relocate back to the Metroplex to be closer to her family. Her clinical interests include the assessment of children with learning difficulties, anxiety/mood disorders, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Tracy L. Harrington, Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Tracy Harrington has been a licensed psychologist at the Child Study Center for the past 7 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research and clinical interests include the assessment of children and adolescents and early childhood disorders, including ADHD, Developmental Delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also enjoys providing parent training to parents of children with disruptive behaviors and is interested in early intervention.