Talking with Teens About Mental Health

Wed Mar 13 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Queen Anne United Methodist Church | Seattle

The Well @QAUMC
Publisher/HostThe Well @QAUMC
Talking with Teens About Mental Health
The Well, Caleb Visser, and Dr. Natalie Goodwin invite you to this conversation about mental health, identity, and agency.
About this Event

Join us on March 13 for this presentation and conversation on mental health and teens. The event is designed for parents, educators, mental health professionals, and others who accompany teens. In particular, this event will focus on identity, identity formation, and agency as we look at mental health and the challenges teens face in maintaining their well-being.

Caleb will draw from a decade of experience with teens to talk about teenage brain development, typical challenges to well-being, and general treatment goals. Trained in psychodynamic theory, Caleb also relies on ideas from interpersonal neurobiology and CBT. Natalie will consider common challenges for families seeking to support their teens. She draws from years of work in the field of disordered eating, and training in emotionally focused family therapy.

Caleb Visser (LMHC, MACP)received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. In more than a decade of work in clinical settings his focus has always been with adolescents and teens, starting with work in a residential foster home, spending two years working for the Cowlitz Tribe, and most recently in a contracted position in a local high school. Caleb works well with teens, building rapport quickly, working with parents when it's helpful, and trying to get to the heart of difficulties. Caleb is heavily influenced by the work of Daniel Siegel (The Whole-Brained Child, Mindsight, Brainstorm) and feels that the teenage years present a special window of opportunity for learning greater insight and empathy, as well as skills for self regulation.

Dr. Natalie Goodwin, PhD, is a native Seattle-ite who loves living in the Pacific Northwest and taking advantage of all the natural beauty it has to offer. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and she completed pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She returned to Seattle and served as a clinical manager and clinical director at Eating Recovery Center Bellevue for 6 years and then spent 3 years in private practice. Her professional focus is in the area of treatment of eating disorders. She enjoys providing therapeutic intervention with clients and their families, as well as supporting others who are providing care through teaching, supervision and general support. Therapeutically her favorite interventions are Family Based Treatment, Emotion Focused Family Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is certified in Exposure and Response Prevention treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and also have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 5th Avenue West, Seattle, United States


USD 0.00

Sharing is Caring: