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Disclosure: Who, What & How To Tell About TS Diagnosis

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  • Disclosure: Who, What & How To Tell About TS Diagnosis

    The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome will be presenting a two part webinar on how and when to disclose information about the diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome and/or related diagnoses. The presentations are so important that we are posting a separate notification to alert Tourette Canada Forum members.

    NJCTS webinars are always free of charge to attend, and an invitation is extended by NJCTS to Tourette Canada members. If you can, you are invited to support the efforts of NJCTS in their continuing work on behalf of our Tourette community.

    What to say and how to say it – how best to explain to your child and the family about a diagnosed mental health condition
    November 2, 2016
    7:30 – 8:30 PM ED

    Presenter: Dr. Lori Rockmore

    Ok, your child has been diagnosed with a disorder. When and how do you tell your child? What about family? How do we tell them? What do we tell them?

    Lori R.JPG
    Dr. Lori Rockmore served as the Clinical Director of the Tourette Syndrome Program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University from 2005 until 2013 and remains close to the program by acting as a program consultant. She is currently a partner at Specialized Psychological Services, a group private practice in Short Hills, NJ. Dr. Rockmore received her doctoral degree from Pace University in the area of School-Clinical Child Psychology and completed her dissertation on the phenomena of rage reactions in children and adolescents with TS. She completed her clinical internship and Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following her fellowship Dr. Rockmore acted as the training director for Mount Sinai’s Children After Trauma Care and Health Program and was a supervising psychologist at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan (now known as the New York Center for Children). Dr. Rockmore has been invited to contribute to the professional literature on TS and its associated disorders, child trauma, and the impact of chronic health conditions on children’s emotional well-being. She has also been an invited guest lecturer on many aspects of child mental health. Dr. Rockmore's clinical work focuses on evidence based cognitive-behavioral treatment for tic disorders, body focused repetitive behaviors, the full range of anxiety disorders, depression, rage, and adjustment issues related to chronic medical conditions.

    Register for Disclosure Part 1, Free Webinar

    Disclosure Part 2: How and when to tell the rest of your world…
    December 7, 2016
    7:30 – 8:30 PM EST

    Presenter: Dr. Rob Zambrano

    Ok, you have the diagnosis, you’ve explained it to your child, let the family know what next? Should you tell the school? Does the school really need to know? Won’t that stigmatize my child? Are they going to label my child and pigeon hole him/her? What about the church congregation or the sports team?

    Rob Z.JPG
    Dr. Zambrano received his Bachelors of Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, his Masters of Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University.

    He works in private practice at Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, in East Brunswick. Prior to this, he was on staff at the Rutgers Psychological Clinic’s Tourette Syndrome Program.

    Dr. Zambrano specializes in working with children and adults with OCD, depression, and other anxiety disorders as well as Tourette Syndrome syndrome. He has been certified by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, which is provided by the International OCD Foundation. He is also certified to work with patients who have been diagnosed with Trichotillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors by the Trichotillomania Learning Center.

    Register for Disclosure Part 2, Free Webinar

    Space is limited!

    System requirements have changed (April 2015), click HERE for updated information plus how to access archived webinars

    Complete details for Tourette Canada Forum members about New Jersey Center For Tourette Syndrome webinars, system requirements, codec download etc.

    There is no charge to attend a New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Wednesday Webinar nor to access the webinar archives.

    Listings of previous and future NJCTS webinars

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