If a child cannot learn the way I teach, then I must teach the way he learns.
--Anna Gillingham, educator and psychologist

Monday, October 4, 2010

An Announcement from our friends, the Sewickley Area Moms Club:

Sewickley Area Moms Club & Sewickley Valley YMCA Evening Speaker Series

Post-partum Depression
The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. Studies show that Post-partum Depression (PPD) can affect up to 25% of women after giving birth, as well as new fathers.

Hosted by the Sewickley Valley YMCA, the Sewickley Area Moms Club will offer an evening speaker series open to the entire community (yes, that means dads too!). Please welcome speaker Adrian Dotson, a licensed family therapist based in Shadyside, who will address the symptoms, signs and treatment options for Post-partum depression.

October 19th
7 – 8pm
Sewickley Valley YMCA,
Community Activity Center
Adrian Dotson, MA, LMFT Presenter

Adrian currently works at Relationship Resolutions based in Shadyside. She has extensive work with families, experiencing a range of problems, including substance abuse, and a gamut of other emotional and behavioral issues. Adrian believes her best work has been with families with adoptive and foster care issues, couples in crisis that need and desire reconnection, and parenting of challenging children. She has a passion for the family systems approach to therapy and brings many years of strong, eclectic therapeutic interventions to the practice.

Other specialized training and experience included her involvement in a research-based treatment model called "Parenting with Love and Limits." As a facilitator, she implemented a specific program to help parents dealing with difficult/troubled children, including those that struggle with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorders.

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