Consciousness, Creativity, and Identity - An Innovative Approach to Effective Education and Empowering Students

January 8, 2013
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW

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There is certainly no lack of critique of the American education system. Inequitity of opportunity, bloated bureaucracies, debates regarding outcome measures...the list goes on. Today we explore an example of what is working in education. Tune in and find out how sociologist Molly Beauregard is strengthening her students' sense of self, and ultimately their mental health. "Consciousness, Creativity and Identity" is her course offered at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit and is an innovative, student-centered approach that integrates meditation into the core curriculum.

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

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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