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GPS- Dr. Jason Washburn: Beyond the Blues: Understanding Youth Depression

  • CCSD 93 Administration Center 230 Covington Drive Bloomingdale, IL, 60108 United States (map)

Teenage depression is more common than people may realize. It’s more than feeling sad, and it isn’t just a bad mood. It can alter every aspect of an adolescent’s life.This presentation will focus on how parents and professionals can help identify and respond to teenage depression. Attendees will learn how teen depression is different from the normal ups and downs of adolescence as we separate warning signs of real concern from the erratic behavior so typical of the teen years. Learn how adults can intervene as well as the treatment options for teens when depression is identified.

Dr. Jason J. Washburn is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Washburn earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from DePaul University and completed a clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. In addition to being the Director of Evidence- Based Practice at the Amita Behavioral Medicine Institute he is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Director of Education and Clinical Training for Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University.

The event is free and open to the public

Continuing professional development units are available.