When: Tuesday, November 30th from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Grapevine High School Auditorium (as this is a large space, please take advantage of the opportunity to social distance; masks will be encouraged)
Program Description: Parents and students ages 12 and up are invited to join us for this timely and much needed program focused specifically on understanding anxiety and depression in teens and learning some strategies to help our families cope in these unprecedented times. Prior to the pandemic, families were already encountering new challenges such as managing social media, tolerance of the beliefs of others, and high stress/high expectation environments for teens. This program will address these issues and more as they relate to adolescent and adult mental health.
Sheryl R. Jackson, Ph.D. received her degree in clinical psychology in 1994 from Louisiana State University. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. She was an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology for thirteen years where she ran the Anxiety and OCD Program. While there she was the Internship Training Director as well as the Assistant Resident Training Director. She taught in the UAB Department of Psychology as adjunct faculty. For the past thirteen years Dr. Jackson has been in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders and OCD. She has travelled with Cross Country Education offering continuing education to mental health practitioners. Dr. Jackson has three young-adult children. Each of her children has been in either high school or college during this pandemic experience. Personally and professionally, Dr. Jackson has been keenly aware of the effects of the pandemic upon children, adolescents and families.
Beth Lusby, Ph.D. has been licensed as a psychologist in Texas since 1998. In 2004, she opened Cornerstone Assessment and Guidance Center, LLC in Colleyville, Texas. Her practice provides clinical and neuropsychological services to children adolescents, and families. Dr. Lusby graduated from the University of Colorado magna cum laude with a B.A. in psychology. She attended the University of Louisville, in Kentucky, where she received both a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. After completing an APA approved pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, Dr. Lusby completed her post-doctoral work with a neuropsychology practice in Dallas (Pate Rehabilitation). Recently, Dr. Lusby collaborated with longtime colleague Dr. Sheryl Jackson on a book to help children and families with issues related to returning from the COVID pandemic.