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Finding help for struggling teens: First steps

As all of us know, the adolescent years can be challenging.

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.

Dr. Reamer is Professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, healthcare, teens in crisis, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics. Dr. Reamer’s recent research has focused on school and program options for teens who struggle with a variety of mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, and academic issues. He is especially interested in...

Jude Cassidy Ph.D.

Dr. Cassidy is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Director of the Maryland Child and Family Development Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of Virginia, where her mentor was Mary Ainsworth, one of the developers of attachment theory and research. Her research focuses on attachment, social and emotional development in children and adolescents, social information-processing, peer relations, early intervention, and longitudinal prediction of adolescent risk behavior. Dr. Cassidy serves as coeditor of the journal Attachment and...

Alan Kazdin, Ph.D.

Dr. Kazdin is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry and the Director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic. He conducts research on child rearing, parenting, and treatment of oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. He has developed and investigated evidence-based psychotherapies that improve child functioning at home, at school, and in the community. He has authored over 600 chapters and articles and 45 books for professionals in addition to a recent book for parents, The...

Sheila Marcus, M.D.

Dr. Marcus is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan, currently Section Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Women’s Perinatal Psychiatry Program. She joined the faculty of the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry in 1991 and became the Division Director in the Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry in 1996.  In 2001, Dr. Marcus began her work with the Women’s and Perinatal Depression Program along with her role as Clinical Director of the Depression Center.  Dr. Marcus was appointed Section Director of...

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