Psychological Assessment: Knowing What's in Play

November 27, 2012
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW

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If your child is having a difficult time in school, with friends or with her mood, a comprehensive mental health, medical, and neuropsychological assessment can have a direct impact on determining the most effective course of treatment. A complete evaluation can help you know what's in play. Is what you are seeing in your child a significant issue with executive functioning, or is your child's behavior developmentally appropriate? Is the tension your child is experiencing at school due to anxiety or could there be an underlying learning difference? Join Mary and her guest Dr. Sharelle Baldwin for an in-depth discussion on the role of assessment in developing a comprehensive, effective treatment plan.

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The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

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The Mary Waldon Show is aimed at enriching North America's mental health conversation. Specifically, our show targets the interests and needs of young women, their parents, and a rapidly changing culture. How can our highly pressurized, social media-intense society raise strong, self-aware, self-empowered young women? How do we address the increase in depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and the accompanying decline in self-worth among our daughters? Our guests will include mental health professionals, authors, artists, academics, and successful women with a story to share. Join Mary Waldon, LCSW for an hour dedicated to helping young women discover who they are and all that they are capable of becoming.

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Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in change-oriented psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for teenagers, young adults, and their families. She works extensively with mother/daughter relationships, helping women and their daughters improve communication and strengthen their connection during the challenging teen years. She helps teens move past self-harm behaviors including cutting and damaging eating behaviors. Mary also helps girls and young women develop a strong sense of self, personal empowerment, and lasting behavioral changes. She sees patients privately, leads skills groups, and develops staff trainings for social service agencies, middle schools, and high schools on the North Shore of Chicago.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the clinical social work internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stone Institute of Psychiatry and the Outpatient Treatment Center.

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