Westport Day School
An alternative college preparatory school designed for students with anxiety and depression


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    January 19, 2017

    WDS is delighted to announce that one of our seniors has been accepted to Haverford College, which is one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the United States.

    Congratulations on a job well done!

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    November 16, 2016

    Dr. Beitel, and co-authors from Yale, just had an article accepted for publication in Pain Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The study investigated the ways in which therapists reacted to their patients' chronic physical pain narratives in counseling sessions. Patients' pain stories had a significant impact on treatment. Barriers to helping patients with pain included a lack of pain-treatment expertise and a lack of pain medicine referrals. Empathy and self-reflection (which also happen to be core values at WDS) were seen as facilitating treatment.

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    October 6, 2016

    The Westport Day school welcomes parents of anxious teens to attend the second fall panel discussion focused on adolescent anxiety.

    This month's local mental health experts who have volunteered to serve as panelists are: Kristi Sacco, Ph.D., Gerri Fleming- Child Advocate, and Elaine Morales-Thomason, Educational Therapist and Consultant.

    Panelists will share their perspectives and insights across educational settings.

    Call or email Sara Evans at 203-557-0939 / sevans@westportdayschool.org

    Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    Time: 7:00PM

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    September 13, 2016

    WDS will host a panel discussion for parents on The Teenage Anxiety Crisis in America: Coping with Pressure in and out of School. Panelists will be Katie Liebenberg, Psy.D., Saasha Sutera, Ph.D., and Vince Benevento, M.A. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mark Beitel, Ph.D.

    Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    Time: 7:00-9:00PM:

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    September 13, 2016

    The Connecticut Psychological Association will hold a meeting for psychologists in the Westport Day School library

    Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016