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GPS Presents Special Guest Speaker
Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
September 12-13 @ GPS

Girls Preparatory School is pleased to welcome back to campus Dr. Lisa Damour—psychologist, bestselling author, and expert on girls and adolescence. Join us for one of two riveting presentations of fresh insights, advice, and conversation with Dr. Damour and to discuss her newest book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Both presentations are free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged due to anticipated large crowds. When registering, select tickets for the presentation that works best for you.

Thursday, September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | GPS Frierson Theatre

Friday, September 13 | 9-10 a.m. | GPS Caldwell Commons
*This second mini-session has been added for those who are unable to attend the Thursday night presentation. Seating is limited.

Click HERE to RSVP!
In Under Pressure, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., The New York Times bestselling author of Untangled, returns with an urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college. However, not all stress is bad. “Anything that asks us to work at the edge of our current capacity is stressful, but that’s how we learn and grow,” writes Damour.

Damour explores stress in all forms and details the many facets of girls’ lives where tension can take hold and offers critical coping strategies to help parents reduce their daughters’ anxiety and address the toxic pressures to which our culture subjects girls and young women.

Dr. Lisa Damour is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker, and consultant. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times and is a regular contributor at CBS News. She serves as a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. Dr. Damour is the author of two The New York Times bestselling books: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to girls as well as to their parents, teachers, and advocates.

For more information about Dr. Damour, visit DrLisaDamour.com.