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When: Thursday, September 5, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: Renewed Freedom Center
1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 710
Los Angeles 90025
Contact: Jennifer Lynch, Psy.D.

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Join us for our next CBT SIG meeting to be held on



September 5, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm.



SIG Topic:  “Cognitive-Developmental Strategies to Build Resiliency & Self-


Confidence throughout the School Year”


With September right around the corner, many of us are focused on back-to-school agendas. To help kids navigate the new school year successfully, we must equip them with tools that build confidence and resiliency. Children must have the belief in themselves to tackle the daily obstacles that stand in their way. However, many more students today than ever before are struggling with stress, anxiety, and poor self-confidence that significantly interfere with their academic, athletic, social, and familial functioning. Given the recent college scandal as well as the rise in attrition rates for college freshmen (24.5%), it is sadly apparent how few children, or parents for that matter, truly feel confident that they have what it takes to succeed. Children need authentic self-confidence, especially in today’s digital world where information is easily accessible without requiring use of our mental powers, and where gaining contrived likes and followers from strangers are prioritized over genuine social connections. Unfortunately, thinking outside the box, being able to grasp and apply difficult concepts, and forming supportive, healthy relationships are all lacking in today’s youths. As a result, a vicious cycle develops where low confidence leads to anxiety and causes learning and/or social difficulties, which then triggers even further anxiety and low self-confidence. To break this vicious cycle and build resiliency, children must believe in themselves by developing the skills to be confident thinkers. This means providing ample opportunities for children to flex their creative and critical thinking skills. This seminar examines the learning, social, and emotional challenges that youths face today. Cognitive-Developmental thinking activities for students that reinforce an “aha, I can do it” attitude will be demonstrated for improved self-confidence and lowered anxiety. Finally, specific guidelines will be highlighted to nurture resiliency throughout the school year.


About Jenny C. Yip, Psy.D., ABPP

Dr. Yip is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and a nationally recognized OCD, anxiety, and parenting expert.

She developed the Family Systems Based Strategic CBT, and has treated severe OCD & anxiety disorders for almost two decades. She’s been featured in various media venues, and co-hosts the StressLess Life Podcast. In 2008, she found the Renewed Freedom Center – Los Angeles to provide the most advanced treatmentfor those suffering from OCD and anxiety disorders.

In 2016, she established the Little Thinkers Center – Los Angeles to help children with academic challenges develop the necessary critical and creative thinking skills that build self-confidence and resiliency. Dr. Yip is Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at USC Keck School of Medicine, and is on various professional

boards and committees geared to improve mental wellness. She is the author of

“Productive, Successful You: End Procrastination by Making Anxiety Work for You Rather Than Against You”.



The meeting will be held at the Renewed Freedom Center, 1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90025. 

There is plenty of street parking, meter parking, or you may park in the garage for a fee.


RSVP:  DrLynch@RenewedFreedomCenter.com 


This promises to be an interesting and informative meeting!  We look forward to seeing you!  Light refreshments will be provided.


*SIG meetings are open to all LACPA members.  Non-members wishing to attend may join LACPA by visiting our website www.lapsych.org

For more information about SIGS and other events, visit the LACPA events calendar:  www.lapsych.org

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