Lindner Center of HOPE To Host a Panel Discussion About Anxious Kids for School Staff

Lindner Center of HOPE and OCD Midwest have partnered to offer Anxious Kids in School: Rethinking Response Strategies on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Lindner Center of HOPE, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is a panel discussion for school psychologists, school counselors and administrators in Greater Cincinnati.
Participants will:
Learn additional ways to help students and families manage anxiety and anxious behaviors in the classroom and develop effective intervention.

Increase your skills in identifying children who are struggling in school as a result of anxiety which is often disguised by misleading behaviors.

Learn how many traditional short-term responses can worsen the anxiety in the long term.

Dr. Patrick McGrath, PhD, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Patrick B. McGrath is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and the Co-Director of the School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at Alexian Brother Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL. President of OCD Midwest, the midwest affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), he has authored a stress management workbook, “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different” as well as “The OCD Answer Book” in addition to being featured in newspapers, journals, magazines and numerous radio and television programs across the country.

Panel Members: 
Moderator: Charles F. Brady, PhD, ABPP, Director Lindner Center OCD and Anxiety Treatment Program and Vice-President OCD Midwest. Dr. Brady is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience on the staff and faculty of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Psychiatry and recently honored with the Exemplary Clinical Psychologist Award from NAMI Hamilton County.

Jennifer G. Wells, MSW, LISW-S, Child and Adolescent Therapist, member LCOH OCD and Anxiety Treatment Program. Ms. Wells has completed advanced training through the Behavioral Therapy Institute at the IOCDF. She has treated hundreds of patients with OCD in her work as a therapist and was honored as the “2012 Exemplary Therapist” working with children by NAMI Hamilton County.

Leah Casuto, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist and member of OCD and Anxiety Treatment Program. Dr. Casuto took the lead in Lindner Center of HOPE’s efforts to increase awareness around adolescent depression. Through her efforts, Lindner Center of HOPE launched the Johns Hopkins’ Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) in Cincinnati. ADAP is a school-based program designed to educate high school students, faculty, and parents about adolescent depression.

Liz Lindley, parent advocate and OCD-Midwest volunteer. Chairperson for fundraiser, Ping Pong for OCD and co-facilitator of NAMI support group for parents of Children with OCD.

6 p.m.
Welcome reception and
hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m.
8 to 8:30 p.m.
Questions and
Dessert Reception

RSVP to Liz Lindley
before October 8th
and you will be entered to win one of two Maggiano’s Little Italy $50 gift cards.
Seating is limited.