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Registration is now open for YARWA’s March online class, INSIDE THE MIND OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGE. This workshop is designed for published AND unpublished writers, and YARWA members receive a 50 percent discount!
Inside the Mind of the American Teenager
Instructor: Cynthia Richards, M.Ed
Dates: May 20-31, 2013
Cost: $10 for YARWA members (non-member fee is $20)
To register: http://yarwa.com/programs
About the workshop: YA fiction is currently becoming edgier, with teens who are experiencing any number of psychological issues. This course will use information from the DSM-IV-TR, case studies, as well as pop culture examples (televisions, music, movies) to illustrate the signs and symptoms of psychological disorders common to adolescents: depression, anxiety, bulimia, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and anorexia.
About the Instructor: Cynthia Richards has served as a crisis counselor for a domestic violence intervention program for children who witness violence and an on-call administrator and crisis manager for a population of residential university students. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Akron and a M.Ed in Community Counseling from Kent State University. Cynthia is currently a psychology instructor at a community college and is pursuing her doctoral degree in cultural foundations of education.
For any questions, please contact the workshop coordinator, Lea Nolan, at vp-programs (at) YARWA (dot) com