Dr. Lisa Damour, a New York Times best-selling author and former trainee at the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF), will give a guest talk for Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) clinical trainees in October. As part of the MARI training program, guest speakers with different specialties are asked to share their research, experience, and in-the-field perspectives to help educate the next generation of practitioners. Dr. Damour will discuss parenting adolescents, particularly girls.
“Dr. Damour’s visit will be a key experience for our clinical trainees,” said Dr. Michele Van Etten Lee, director of psychology training at MARI. “She is a fantastic example of what a clinical training program can and should be all about — Lisa was a trainee herself at UCCF and is now one of the leading minds in adolescent mental health. Her visit demonstrates the commitment we have at MARI to ensure the next generation of practitioners have access and exposure to a breadth and depth of knowledge they may not otherwise get.”
Dr. Damour earned a bachelor’s at Yale and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of the books Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She has a monthly column in the New York Times and is a regular contributor to CBS News, while also maintaining a private practice.
About MARI Training Opportunities
MARI’s commitment to high-quality professional training has been an unwavering mission since inception of the Institute more than 80 years ago. We offer professional training in clinical psychology, social work, and speech-language pathology. We also offer observation hours, volunteer opportunities, workshops and guest lectures.
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