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Emotional Development in the Child's First Five Years

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Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76132

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Dr. Margaret Dempsey and Dr. Tracy Harrington from the Child Study Center will be back at Gladney to provide a training on Emotional Development in the Child's First Five Years. This presentation will focus on emotional development which consists of: learning to interpret emotions, achieving some control over one’s emotions; and learning appropriate ways to display them. They will talk about the first 3 years and their importance in brain wiring for emotional control. And cover the common problems and appropriate strategies for emotional control during: infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years.


About the Speakers

Margaret Dempsey, Ph.D. – Director of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Margaret Dempsey is the Director of Psychology at the Child Study Center where she has been for the past 10 years. Dr. Dempsey earned her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her clinical internship in a Pediatric Psychology medical clinic and hospital at Michigan State University. After graduating, she was an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Tulane University in New Orleans for five years. Afterwards, Dr. Dempsey worked in a clinical setting conducting psychological evaluations for children and adolescents with attention, learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges as well as providing individual therapy. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Dempsey chose to relocate back to the Metroplex to be closer to her family. Her clinical interests include the assessment of children with learning difficulties, anxiety/mood disorders, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.


Tracy L. Harrington, Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Tracy Harrington has been a licensed psychologist at the Child Study Center for the past 7 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research and clinical interests include the assessment of children and adolescents and early childhood disorders, including ADHD, Developmental Delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also enjoys providing parent training to parents of children with disruptive behaviors and is interested in early intervention.


FAQs


Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?

We are happy to offer social work and counseling CEUs.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age and you do not have to provide your ID to gain entrance.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free and provided around the front of the Gladney Center for Adoption.


What can I bring into the event?

Feel free to bring pen, paper or an electronic device to take notes on. You are welcome to bring in drinks, however we do not allow red liquids in our event space. Light refreshments will be provided.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Not necessarily! If you have your mobile ticket on your device, that will suffice!


Will the event be streamed via Facebook Live?

TBD

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6300 John Ryan Drive

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