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The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health of Adolescent Girls

Review a presentation that explores common, but frequently overlooked and undiagnosed, behavioral health challenges facing girls.

A girl’s smile can often hide identity struggles, anxiety, depression, self-loathing, and pressure to succeed under the surface. The presentation of these issues in girls often differs from their presentation in adolescent boys and adult women. This session will explore common, but frequently overlooked and underdiagnosed, behavioral health challenges girls face. After attending this webinar, participants will better understand potential concerns and interventions to support girls through these challenges.

Participants will be able to describe:

  • Risks associated with behavioral health conditions
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its unique appearance in adolescent girls
  • Development and treatment of self-injurious behavior

Thursday, March 13, 2014 • 3:00–4:30 PM ET (2:00 CT, 1:00 MT, 12:00 PT)

Featured Speakers

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.
University Of California, Berkeley

Dr. Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at University of California (UC) Berkeley. He received a BA from Harvard and a doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology. Dr. Hinshaw has authored more than 275 articles and books, including The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (Random House, 2009), The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change (Oxford, 2007), and The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medications, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford, 2014). He also is the editor of Psychological Bulletin.

Wendy Lader, Ph.d., M.Ed. Wendy Lader, Ph.d., M.Ed.
Self Injury Foundation

Wendy Lader, Ph.D., M.Ed., is President and Clinical Director of the S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES Program, founded in 1986 to address deliberate self-harm behavior. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova University and an M.Ed. in special education from Lesley College. She is an international speaker on self-injury, and highly regarded as an expert in the field. She is co-author, with Karen Conterio, of the book Bodily Harm: the Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers (Hyperion, 1998).

Anne Thompson, M.A., MFTAnne Thompson, M.A., MFT

Ms. Thompson has identified as a young person in recovery for more than nine years. She was a founding member of Young People in Recovery (YPR) in 2010 and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Association of Recovery Schools and Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families. Ms. Thompson has a B.A. in sociology and metro urban studies, an M.A. in educational leadership, and an M.A. in marriage and family therapy from University of Connecticut (UConn). She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in human development and family studies at UConn, where she works in the Department of Wellness & Prevention Services coordinating efforts for the UConn Recovery Community.

Earn 1.5 CEHs While Updating Your Knowledge on Adolescent Girls

ATTCNAADAC and NBCC CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office. These CEHs are also recognized by many other licensing boards; contact your licensing board for more information. There is no charge for CEHs during the live webinars; simply complete a test at the end of the webinar.

Online Course: The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health of Adolescent Girls at HealtheKnowledge.org (Course requires registration)


Last Updated: 09/26/2017