July 4, 2012
-- There are myriad potential effects to having a chronic illness, including some that many people don’t even know about. During the next New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Wednesday Webinar from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on July 18, Dr. Michael C. Zarabi, Psy.D, will explore “Chronic Illness: Psychological and Educational Impact.”
Dr. Zarabi will cover areas such as emotional aspects, psychiatric concerns, parent involvement, peer relationships and school services as they pertain to chronic illness. The presentation will be geared toward parents who are interested in finding useful ways to help their child deal with a chronic illness, as well as the rights and services afforded to them in the school system.
Dr. Zarabi is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. His clinical training focused on school psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and his graduate work included research in the area of chronic illness and disease. He currently conducts individual and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults with various psychological and behavioral conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders/OCD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and ADHD.
NJCTS launched the monthly Wednesday Webinar series, which draws an audience from 48 states and 13 countries, in 2008. The series, offered at no cost to participants, features online seminars for parents, educators and professionals on topics of interest to the TS and associated disorders community. Professional development credits are given upon verification of attendance and completion of an exit survey. Credits are distributed by mail one week after the webinar.
To register for this webinar, or to view and download past NJCTS webinars, please visit www.njcts.org/