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AANE Webinar: Coping with Anxiety in an Uncertain World, 9/15/21, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, $25

DESCRIPTION: Do you feel like you are coping with an unprecedented degree of uncertainty?  Are you stressed out about things like, Covid-19, climate change, global turmoil, political tensions, or are you frustrated because you can’t identify what stresses you out? This session is designed for adults on the spectrum and families of individuals with Aspergers/Autism and features a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.  Webinar participants will share insights about what makes them anxious and how (or if ) they can tell if they are anxious.  They will also learn about the physical mechanics of anxiety, how to pay attention to their body’s response to anxiety, how to break out the thought traps that sometimes ensnare anxious minds, and the best anxiety coping techniques for “doers” vs.“thinkers.”

WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOST: Michele Cantara, AANE Training

SPEAKER: Stephanie Monaghan-Blout, Psy.D., a Trauma-informed Therapist and Director of Therapy Services at NESCA. She specializes in the neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children and adolescents with complex learning and emotional issues and enjoys consulting to schools on these issues. Her responsibilities at NESCA also include acting as Clinical Coordinator, overseeing therapeutic services, providing therapy and psychoeducational counseling and, in the time of the COVID-19 crisis, providing teletherapy to parents and teens.

She is a longtime member of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) associated with Massachusetts Advocates for Children and the Harvard Law Clinic and presents nationally and regionally on assessment and treatment of children with complex/developmental trauma.

Dr. Monaghan-Blout graduated from Bowdoin College and received a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Boston University. She obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School with a dissertation entitled, “A Different Kind of Parent; Resisting the Intergenerational Legacy of Maltreatment.” She completed an internship in pediatric neuropsychology and child psychology at North Shore University Hospital in New York, and a postdoctoral fellowship at HealthSouth/Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital.

She joined Dr. Ann Helmus at Children’s Evaluation Center in 2003, and again at NESCA in 2007. A member of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Board of Directors from 2010 – 2013 and from 2014-2017, Dr. Monaghan-Blout served in many capacities, including as President. Dr. Monaghan-Blout is the mother and stepmother of four children and the grandmother of six. She is also an avid ice hockey player, cook, gardener and devotee of urban fantasy.

COST: $25

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.

This webinar will be recorded. If you are not available during the live presentation, registrants will receive the video link to access the recording of the presentation two business days after the session ends. Registrants can access the recorded presentation for 30 days.

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EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications:

  • “Open” events/groups may have different participants joining from session to session and “Closed” events/groups have the same participants for a set number of sessions.

CODES OF CONDUCT: Participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward other participants and group facilitators. AANE reserves the right to deny admission to and/or ask individual participants to leave an event. For more information see FAQS.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The online platform for the event/program will be listed in the confirmation email from AANE. For assistance with Zoom, please visit the Zoom Help Center prior to the event to become familiar with the platform.


September 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232