PEN Speaker Event: Depression, Anxiety and Learning

PEN 2011 – 2012 Speaker Series: Depression, Anxiety and Learning:  The interaction of mood and learning, what to look for, and evidence based interventions
Richard D. Abbey, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist and Diana Barrett, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic 

This talk will outline warning signs and red flags of vaious mood disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety) and learning deficits.  Triggers and root causes for these mood states will be identified.  Included will be a discussion on the way in which mood impacts learning and learning impacts mood.  Finally, evidence based interventions will be reviewed.

Dr. Richard Abbey is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD, learning disorders, and other neurocognitive and emoptional conditions.  Prior to opening the Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, Dr. Abbey was a clinical faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine/Lucile Packard Hopsital.  His areas of speciality include ADHD (and non-medication based interventions for ADHD), learning disorders, pediatric brain tumors, autism, and treatment of neurocognitive deficits.

Diana Marchetti Barret, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who assesses and diagnoses learning disorders, developmental disorders (e.g. autism, aspergers), mood disorders, and ADHD.   Dr. Barrett completed post-graduate work at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute and post doctorate training at Stanford University School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Barrett also has specialty training in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, non-medication treatment for ADHD, and Pivotal Response Training PRT) for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Friday December 9, 2011. 9 am – 11 am.
 The Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco 94123.
Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

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