|Student Anxiety/Stress Reduction Presentation
Parents and students of St. Francis are invited to hear Dr. Patrick McGrath speak on the subject of anxiety, stress, and how to better respond in the Spartan Theatre on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM. As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to help students use positive coping mechanisms when it comes to stress and anxiety.
Don't Try Harder, Try Different is a stress management approach that is based on the idea that trying harder at something that is not working is a waste of time. Sometimes we need to do something else, something different.
Join Dr. McGrath as he walks you through ways to deal with stress that involve both research and humor, and leave with techniques that you can start to use right away.
In his current role, Dr. McGrath is the Director of the Anxiety and OCD Program and the Co-Director of the School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. He is the author of a stress management workbook called "Don't Try Harder, Try Different" and "The OCD Answer Book," available at bookstores across the country and on-line. Dr. McGrath has also been featured in many newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has been on numerous radio stations across the country, including The Sally Jesse Raphael show, The Steve Cochran Show on WGN, and National Public Radio. He also does numerous speaking engagements across the country, has an active research program, and presents at national conferences focusing on anxiety disorders.