Psychologist Sally Winston of "Hoarders' to speak April 7
Dr. Sally Winston, clinical psychologist and founder and co-director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland, will speak about compulsive behaviors and disorders at 7 p.m., Thurs., April 7 in 1 Kostos Building at Penn State Hazleton. The event, sponsored by the Faculty Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public.
Winton’s lecture will cover the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders, which include panic, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She will describe the phenomenology and experience of having these disorders and present the current state-of-the-art of integrating biological and psychological approaches to recovery. While the information given is scientifically evidence-based, this is a user-friendly, non-jargon way of understanding the mind and body of excessive worry and fear.
The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland was started in 1978 as part of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and has been a freestanding facility since 1992. Winston is nationally recognized as an expert trainer and master clinician in the field.
She has served on the board of directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, helped to draft the first National Institute of Health Consensus Statement on Panic Disorder in 1991, and currently serves as the chair of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Public Education Committee. She has appeared on A&E’s popular television program “Hoarders.”
More information on Winston is available at her web site at www.anxietyandstress.com.
For more information on the lecture, contact Penn State Hazleton’s Public Information Office at 570-450-3180.