“Connecting with the Connected Generation: Parenting in the Age of Screens.”
Speaker: Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst
Date: Tuesday, September 11th
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Family Center Upper Lounge Room 201
Join Dr. Ohlenforst for a thoughtful discussion on how to better understand and respond to your child’s need to connect. In her presentation, she’ll review key changes in your child’s developing brain, and how these changes influence your child’s interests, choices, and decision-making. After highlighting current research on screen time, she’ll offer helpful tools and strategies for how you — as a mindful parent — can help your child foster healthy interpersonal relationships and increased self-awareness.
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Kristen M. Ohlenforst, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family-based interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. She completed her doctoral training at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and subsequently completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Stanford School of Medicine.
Shortly after returning to Dallas, Dr. Ohlenforst founded Therapy Dallas, a group practice offering coordinated and comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, and adults in the Dallas area. Her primary areas of specialty include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals with Anxiety Disorders, and individualized Parent Consultation for parents of children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral difficulties.
As co-author of Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare, a therapeutic children’s picture book teaching children how to “bark back” at their worries, Dr. Ohlenforst enjoys speaking to groups of parents, students, and school administration on topics related to identifying and managing childhood anxiety. More broadly, she enjoys speaking on a variety of topics pertinent to healthy child and adolescent development, focusing on accessible and effective strategies for parents and children alike.
You may read more about Dr. Ohlenforst, her speaking engagements, and the services available through Therapy Dallas at www.therapydallas.com.