Transitions to Independence

Presented by: Barbara J. Coffey, M.D., M.S., Chief, Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

These slides are from a webinar that discuss:

• Transitioning years of adolescence towards becoming independent (e.g. going to/coming back from college, starting a job after high school, etc.).
• Stress and anxiety experienced by adolescents and families during these transition periods.
• Strategies for parents, family members and individuals to help reduce and alleviate the stress and anxiety.

Barbara J. Coffey, M.D., M.S. is an internationally recognized specialist in Tourette Syndrome and related co-occurring conditions. Dr. Coffey received her BA in Biology-Psychology from University of Rochester, her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and her MS in Epidemiology from Harvard University. Her current positions are Chief of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Additionally, Dr. Coffey is Co-Director of Tourette Association Centers of Excellence – New York State Consortium and former member of the Tourette Association’s Medical Advisory Board. She is the recipient of numerous research grants from NIH, foundations and industry. Her research and clinical practice has focused on phenomenology, psychiatric comorbidity, neurobiology and novel treatment of Tourette.