Parent Survival Seminar - Spring 2019
Mar 24, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Organizer: Jennifer Schmitz

Parent Survival Seminar: What Your Teen Doesn’t Want You to Know

In this class, you will learn about the current teen culture: statistics, trending drugs, latest apps, technology, the effect it has on their growing brain, and how to help them cope with peer pressure and social media. Parents will also learn how to implement boundaries, form expectations, and be a parent that empowers vs. enables.

This class will be taught by our very own Dr. Bridget Melson.

"Dr. B" has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology, a Psy.D in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in two states. She recently completed a post doctoral certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Duke University.

Her expertise is in working with at-risk teens, those struggling with anxiety or depression, and working with families to find solutions to get them back on track. When working with clients, she uses a solution-focused, short term method and implements a cognitive-behavioral approach with her clients.

Dr. B also researches and evaluates the mentality of mass shooters--specifically learning how the teen brain copes and functions and the correlation between homicidal and suicidal ideation and SSRI’s. In this realm, she meets with politicians and other mental health professionals, hoping to change policy that will benefit teens and families and prevent any further mass shooting tragedies. To support surrounding communities, Dr. B also conducts topical trainings for staff at churches and schools and she speaks all over the U.S. at conferences and political events.