Teenage mental health
Date(s): 20 June 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners & 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 is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. Soon after qualifying in 2001, she spent 4 years working alongside and assisting Giovanni Maciocia in the writing of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic. She teaches paediatrics at undergraduate and post-graduate level, most notably a year-long paediatric course at CICM which she took over teaching from Dr Julian Scott. She is the author of the textbook Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers, which was published by Singing Dragon in 2018.