PTA Meeting Thursday, 2/10 6:30PM

Please join us Thursday, February 10, for The Center School’s February PTA meeting. 

The General PTA meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and immediately following the PTA meeting, Center School Parent Alum Dr. Ellen Jacobs PhD, LCSW Psychotherapist & Parent Guidance Consultant will talk about The Adolescent Mind. This presentation will discuss parenting strategies that promote a positive relationship with your teenager, managing anxiety, stress and the emotional impact of the pandemic on teens and tweens, and weathering the ups and downs of this emotional yet potentially rewarding phase of development.

Please submit anonymous questions for the Q &. A session at the meeting today through the link below:

A zoom link and agenda will be sent out on Thursday morning. 

Looking forward to seeing you on zoom Thursday 2/10 — PTA at 6:30 and Dr. Ellen Jacobs at approximately 7:15pm. 


The Center School PTA

More about our speaker Dr. Ellen Jacobs:

Dr. Jacobs earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from the New York University Silver School of Social Work, and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a graduate of The Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies, where she received psychoanalytic psychotherapy training. Dr. Jacobs also completed post-graduate training in hypnotherapy, which she has used successfully for pain management and treatment of anxiety in medically ill children. 

Dr. Jacobs served as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She spent 12 years at the Mount Sinai Medical Center working with children with cancer and their families. While at Mount Sinai, Dr. Jacobs taught educational seminars to social workers and physicians and currently conducts educational seminars within the Mount Sinai Social Work Department’s continuing education program. 

Dr. Jacobs has presented nationally on a broad range of topics including the psychological aspects of childhood cancer, helping children cope with anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, peer relationships, separation and divorce, learning disabilities, and bullying. Dr. Jacobs has been a consultant for Scholastic Inc. and clinical advisor on a series of books on bullying and teasing for school-age children. She has also published articles on hypnotherapy with medically ill children for pain management and anxiety. 

Adolescent Psychotherapy

Dr. Jacobs works with ‘tweens and adolescents dealing with issues related to their transition from childhood to adolescence and adolescence to adulthood. She has the ability to connect and engage well with tweens and adolescents providing a positive and safe therapeutic environment. Dr. Jacobs treats adolescents suffering from depression and anxiety, sexuality and identity/body image issues, low self-esteem, and aggression and impulsivity. 

She integrates psycho-education into the therapeutic relationship to help teenagers make responsible and safe choices regarding sex, alcohol and drugs. In addition, Dr. Jacobs helps adolescents cope with stressful friendship dynamics, manage their need for more independence and handle difficult family relationships. She also works with adolescents preparing for the transition from high school to college.

https://www.drellenjacobs.comKindly,Lisa Procopio and Wendi Lee
Parent Volunteers
on behalf of The Center School

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