Teenage mental health
Date(s): 20 June 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
Eligibility: Acupuncure Graduates and 3rd Year Students
Adolescence can be a tumultuous time, and today’s teenagers face a unique set of challenges. We will look at:
- The nature of adolescence from a Chinese medicine perspective
- 21st century causes of disease in teenagers
- The practicalities of working with teenagers in the clinic
- The treatment of mental-emotional conditions for which teenagers seek treatment, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders.
Rebecca Avern qualified from CICM 15 years ago, and is now a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor there. After training in paediatrics with Julian Scott, she founded The Panda Clinic - an acupuncture centre for the treatment of babies, children and adolescents in Oxford. She teaches on Julian’s Diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture course and is a guest lecturer in paediatrics at the Traditional Acupuncture Academy.