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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps
March 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am AST
In this free webinar, IGNITE has teamed up with Tranquility to bring you the benefits and understanding of cognitive therapy.
Join us on March 8th at 11am to 12:30 am with Dr. Richards for a free webinar on Cognitive Therapy.
This webinar will teach you the difference between normal worries and sadness versus anxiety and depression. It will include proven ways to help you reduce your anxiety and depression (or support a loved one). An online program, Tranquility, will be discussed as one way to manage anxiety and depression from the comfort of your home.
You’ll learn tips on how to ;
(1) boost your mood
(2) challenge unhelpful thoughts
(3) begin to overcome your fears using scientifically supported methods.
Dr. Richards is a clinical psychologist registered with the province of Nova Scotia. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University after completing her undergraduate studies at St. Francis Xavier University. She completed her residency training at the Edmonton Consortium where she served individuals from urban and rural Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. Since graduating, she has remained involved in clinical research and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Richards currently holds a position at the IWK’s Community Mental Health and Addictions Program, and she is a Senior Clinical Director for an online anxiety and depression treatment platform based out of Nova Scotia, Tranquility Online. She provides supervision to clinical psychology Ph.D. students and residents, and volunteers as President-Elect for the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia.
In her clinical work, Dr. Richards works collaboratively with children, adolescents, parents, and adults who have a variety of presenting concerns. She practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which she supplements with Motivational Interviewing and she uses a family-based approach to provide tailored, scientifically supported treatment. Dr. Richards has worked in a number of treatment service areas including outpatient mental health, day treatment, pediatric rehabilitation, chronic pain, eating disorder services, university settings, early autism intervention, as well as assessment services including early developmental assessments, diagnostic assessments, and mental health assessments.