Parent Support Group: Help Your Child Cope with the Winter Blues​ – December 11, 2019

6 Dec by HPA/LiveWell Clinical Psychology

The “winter blues” (Seasonal Affective Disorder) impacts 5% of the US population, and typically lasts for about 40% of the year. This can affect our functioning, mood, and energy levels. Join us at our upcoming support group in order to learn how to help your child cope with the winter blues.

Date: December 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Where: 260 Washington Ave Ext. Ste 101, Corporate Plaza, Albany, NY 12203

Cost: $25

Call to register: 518-218-1188 option 1

How to Help Your Child Cope with the Winter Blues

Topics to be covered:

  • Help you identify symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder in your child.
  • Educate you on treatment options and strategies to manage symptoms.
  • Provide a forum for concerns and discussion you may have.
  • And for those interested we will also incorporate some yoga stretches that help alleviate symptoms (so dress comfortably and bring a mat [optional] if you would like!)

Presented by Dr. Amina Mahmood

Dr. Amina Mahmood is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. She completed her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa. Her pre-doctoral internship was at University of South Florida’s Florida Mental Health Institute. Dr. Mahmood is bilingual (English and Urdu/Hindi). Dr. Mahmood’s experience includes managing a clinical research project on Huntington Disease, conducting neuropsychological assessments and working at a university counseling center. She has diverse clinical experience providing services to children and adults in a range of settings including a Veterans Affairs Hospital, women’s center and university hospital.

Dr. Mahmood’s professional interests include multi-cultural issues in psychology (specifically working with ethnic minorities, immigrant and refugee populations), health psychology and relationship issues including interpersonal violence. Dr. Mahmood views psychotherapy from a collaborative, positive psychology and multi-cultural perspective. Her approach to treatment is mindfulness-based and solution-oriented. She incorporates appropriate evidence-based treatments in her interventions based on client issue and needs. Dr. Mahmood is a member of the American Psychological Association and NYS Psychological Association.