- Faculty and Staff
This past Wednesday, at Gunston's weekly scheduled summer upskilling session for faculty and staff, Lisa Damour, PhD presented a detailed workshop on “Anxiety, Stress, and Managing the School Year Ahead.”
Dr. Damour writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private practice, consults and speaks internationally, is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and serves as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls.
Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She is also the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
“We were thrilled to welcome back Dr. Lisa Damour to work with our faculty during our summer professional learning workshop series. Dr. Damour offered a dynamic presentation on managing stress, anxiety, and meltdowns (yes, teens have meltdowns too) during the COVID era,” said Director of Distance Learning Emily Beck. “I found Lisa's tips very helpful for preparing to support our students when classes resume this fall. Her insights and materials are invaluable in helping Gunston meet our goals of supporting the social and emotional needs of our students.”
“We know there is a strong link between emotion and cognition, thanks to our partnership with CTTL. The resources that Dr. Damour shared are available to all members of the Gunston community and linked here.”
Dr. Damour concluded the workshop with a warm (virtual) hug and high-five for all of the incredible work faculty has accomplished this summer.