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Learn where anxiety in children comes from, how to recognize it, and specific tools to help manage and prevent it.
Dr. Michel received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Harvard University and completed her clinical internship at Brown University, specializing in child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked as a therapist with children and youth ages 5-24 struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, and borderline personality disorder. She has offered presentations and workshops for parents, educators, and mental health professionals since 2008 on topics ranging from anxiety to treatment for suicidal behavior. Dr. Michel is a Clinical Fellow at the DBT Centre of Vancouver, working with children and adolescents struggling with mood dysregulation disorders and suicidal behavior. She is also a Sessional Lecturer at UBC, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on children’s beliefs about emotions (growth mindset vs. fixed mindset) and how this affects their response to treatment for mood disorders. In her free time, Dr. Michel enjoys swimming, finding dogs to pet, and dragging her husband and son to the beach.
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