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Program Description

More U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010’s (vs. the mid-2000’s) experienced major depression, psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and suicide completion. These trends do not exist for adults 26-year-old and over, suggesting a generational upsurge in mood and anxiety disorders and suicide-related behaviors. High rates of substance use in this demographic add to the acuity of the difficulty these individuals face. This mental health crisis has implications for all aspects of an individual’s functioning, including in the workplace. Often times, it is co-workers, bosses, and EAP counselors who are on the front lines for identifying and intervening to encourage people to get the care they need. This talk will address trends in mental health among young adults, consider factors that contribute to these trends, and present ways of addressing common ambivalence for seeking and receiving adequate mental health treatment resources.


Learning Objectives

1) Identify trends in mental health among young adults and discuss factors that contribute to these trends

2) Describe challenges faced by providers in their efforts to enhance treatment motivation in patients


Speaker Information

Dr. Susan F. McClanahan is a licensed clinical psychologist, the Chief Clinical Development Officer of Eating Recovery Center and the President and Founder of Insight Behavioral Health Centers and is in private practice at SpringSource Psychological Center. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for over 20 years. Dr. McClanahan is active on the boards of several professional organizations and is a founding member of ANAD’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and a current co-chair for the Residential and Inpatient SIG in the Academy for Eating Disorders. Dr. McClanahan is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical Center and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Angela Derrick is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor at SpringSource Psychological Center. Dr. Derrick has over 15 years of experience treating eating disorders and is especially interested in the role of mindfulness-based treatment interventions. She is on faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical School. Dr. Derrick has been credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor and is a co-chair of the Somatic Therapies Special Interest Group in the Academy for Eating Disorders.


CEU Information:
This webinar qualifies for 2.0 PDH CEUs through EAPA and the ICB. In order to receive CEUs for this presentation, you will need to make sure that you are registered to attend. Each registration is unique to the user so please do not share your invitation information.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Branch at NIEAPA@CorpEvent.com or call 312-756-7756.  Thank you for your participation!

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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