Newport Academy Day Conference Palo Alto — Rethinking Teen Mental Health: A Path to Sustainable Healing explores creative, evidence-based solutions for teens and their families who are struggling with mental health issues. Participating mental health and healthcare professionals will experience dynamic, interactive workshops. In addition, we will explore how to help teens create authentic connections with self, peers, and family. Professionals may earn up to 7 continuing education credits.
Come hear Newport Academy experts Tim Ringgold, MT-BC; Jeffrey Zurofsky, Culinary Program Director at Newport Academy; Dr. Suzanne Levy, PhD; Dr. Nancy Rappaport, MD; Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADC; Kristin Wilson, LPC, VP of Clinical Outreach at Newport Academy, share their wisdom on teen mental health and wellness.
Our young people need a new approach to mental health treatment. Since 2003, the number of ADHD diagnoses has increased by 43 percent. Furthermore, in some states, more than 10 percent of children are taking medication for the disorder. Meanwhile, another 5 million American youth, ages 17 and under, are using antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs.
Are we over-diagnosing and overmedicating our kids?
The time to discuss sustainable approaches to teen mental health is now. Our kids need us. Join the conversation!
Experts present on therapeutic modalities including
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Self-Medication Theory
- The Meal as Medicine—“Food as medicine”
- Mindfulness practices.