Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D., author of Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls and the New York Times bestselling, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, will speak at Greens Farms Academy on Tuesday, April 30.
At 10:00 AM that morning, Damour will conduct a workshop with GFA’s Head of School, Bob Whelan, on “The Seven Transitions into Adulthood.” Then at 7:00 PM she will present a keynote address on stress, anxiety, and other themes from Under Pressure. Both events are free and open to the public as part of the Coyle Scholar speaker series at GFA.
“Lisa provides an invaluable public service for today’s parents who routinely express a sense of helplessness as their children navigate life experiences that are unfamiliar compared with those of a generation ago,” said Whelan. “Lisa’s engaging writing style offers the reader a sense of reassurance that they are in the presence of a skillful docent; one who empowers parents to more readily embrace a rapidly evolving social and technological landscape, and provides a blueprint for how to navigate the challenges that accompany the transformation from childhood to adulthood.”
Damour writes the monthly “Adolescence” column for The New York Times, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and serves as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. She has also written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development.
Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.
Space is limited. Please RSVP here. For more information and directions to GFA at 35 Beachside Avenue, Westport, call 203-256-7597.