Join us Wednesday, October 16th, for PACK’s monthly Coffee Connection!
This month, Deanna Sams, Ph.D will discuss how parents can help children and teens cope with anxiety related to school, peer relationships, and other stressors. She will share helpful support and communication strategies and discuss how to know when a child may need professional support.
Dr. Sams is an AC parent and licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Her areas of focus are the assessment and treatment of anxiety, OCD, depression, mood disorders, and parenting children with challenging behavior. Dr. Sams uses a flexible and compassionate approach with an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral and Acceptance & Commitment Therapies, in which she has extensive training. She uses the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions approach (developed by Ross Greene, Ph.D.) as she works with parents of children with behavioral concerns. Dr. Sams is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she is the lead psychologist on the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and is also heavily involved in the training of future mental health professionals. In addition, she maintains a small private practice in the Brighton/Pittsford area.
Wednesday, October 16th
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Snacks and coffee
No need to RSVP! We look forward to seeing Wednesday, October 16th!