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50 Francine Drive

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Adolescent Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety & Potential Self Harming Behaviours/Ideations

The AY Jackson Parent Council is pleased to invite ALL AYJ families and community members to learn more about Adolescent Mental Health with our special guest Dr. Laurel Johnson, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist from Kinark Child and Family Services.


Date: Tuesday, December 10th

Location: AY Jackson SS, 50 Francine Dr., North York, ON

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This presentation on Adolescent Mental Health related to youth will cover information about mental health concerns in adolescents is provided, including how to recognize when help may be required and what parents can do to support their children.


About Our Speaker: Dr. Laurel Johnson


Dr. Laurel Johnson is a registered Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention with children, adolescents, and their families. She completed her Doctorate in Developmental Clinical Psychology at the University of Guelph. In addition to her private practice, she is also currently the Clinical Director and Chief Psychologist at Kinark Child and Family Services, the largest children's mental health provider in Ontario. Within her role at Kinark, she oversees all clinical practices within the Child and Youth Mental Health program. She also educates, trains, and supervises clinicians in the practice of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, as well as adjunct therapies and interventions. She applies all these approaches directly to her private clinical practice, taking a flexible and evidence-based approach, where she selects the most appropriate and effective intervention to fit each client’s individual needs and concerns.

As a private practitioner, Dr. Johnson works collaboratively with children and adolescents and with parents and children together to support and facilitate improved mental health, functioning, and relationships. Her clinical expertise includes psychoeducational (i.e., learning disability and gifted) and psychodiagnostic assessments, as well as consultation and intervention related to behavioural concerns, social and emotional difficulties, parenting, anger management, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Dr. Johnson has experience with complex children’s mental health needs in community, forensic, and hospital settings, previously working at Syl Apps Youth Centre, a secure treatment, custody, and detention facility for young people, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in their Child, Youth, and Family Program. She has also taught graduate-level courses for Ryerson University in the Psychology Department, in addition to providing supervision to multiple psychology graduate students, interns, and psychologists in supervised practice, an activity she continues. Dr. Johnson is an accredited member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (registration #4400) and the Canadian Psychological Association.

  • Learning Disability Assessments
  • Gifted Assessments
  • Psychodiagnostic Assessments
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Behavioural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Anger Management
  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Other Issues

For more information visit Dr. Johnson's website at:

https://www.drlaureljohnson.com/about-me

To Pre-Register, please click on the GREEN REGISTER button on the right.

Hope to see you there!

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