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    WCW Research Scientist Will Implement PTSD Treatment in University Counseling Centers

    December 2023

    Katherine R. Buchholz, Ph.D., has been approved for a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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    Health advisory on social media use in adolescence

    May 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., co-authored a health advisory on social media use in adolescence released by the American Psychological Association.

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    Journeys in Youth Development Podcast, Episode 4

    APRIL 2023

    NIOST director Georgia Hall, Ph.D., talks to Terrance Cauley, Senior Director in the Department of Youth, Family & Clinical Services at Better Family Life, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Terrance highlights the importance of offering historically marginalized Black youth opportunities for self-definition, and discusses how he does this through his work in out-of-school time programming.

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    WCW Collaborates on $5 Million Project to Promote Sustainability in Liberia

    February 2023

    WCW will lead the design of a social inclusion strategy to empower women and young people in the Liberian forestry sector.

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    Having 'The Talk' with Teens

    February 2023

    Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., shares findings from interviews with fathers about how they try to make conversations with their teens about sex and dating less awkward.



Wellesley Centers for Women 

is a research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.


Presenters: Amy Banks, M.D. and Mary Vicario, LPCC
Date: September 21, 2012
Location: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Dedham, MA

Reclaiming Your Connected Brain: Using Your Brain to Build Better Relationships

Presenters: Amy Banks, M.D. and Mary Vicario, LPCC
Date: September 21, 2012
Location: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Dedham, MA

Reclaiming Your Connected Brain is an innovative new program designed to help people put relational neuroscience into practical action. This day-long conference will introduce attendees to up-to-date concepts in relational neuroscience and will provide specific strategies to translate this knowledge into action designed to strengthen neural pathways for connection.

Objective - Participants will be able to:

Describe the role of the smart vagus nerve, SPOT theory, mirror neurons and the dopamine reward system play in human connection;

Map their relational web to see what relationships are shaping their pathways for connection;

Describe 3 strategies or techniques aimed to strengthen the neural pathways necessary for mutually enhancingrelationships; and

Describe the reciprocal relationship between culture and neurobiology.

Learn more.

Holiday Inn & Conference Center
  • Location: Dedham, MA
  • Phone: 781-283-3800
  • Fax: 781-283-3646
  • E-Mail: jbmti@wellesley.edu
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