Westport Day School
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Announcements

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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

Trends in Therapeutic Education

  • The Westport Day School: A Safe Place for Anxious Students - Mark Beitel, Ph.D.

    Anxiety is one of the most vexing of all human problems, causing an incalculable amount of suffering for millions of people. Anxiety is an internal experience marked variously by tension, fear, and worry. Fear and anxiety can manifest similarly; however the former is a reaction to an identifiable external danger, whereas the latter may be an inappropriate or outmoded internal experience. Anxiety has cognitive (fears, worries, obsessions, compulsions), affective (tension, distress), and physiological symptoms (increased sweating, heart rate, etc.).