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Lisa Damour          

Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls & New York Times Bestselling Author

Dr. Lisa Damour writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private practice, consults and speaks internationally, is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and serves as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls.

Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She is also the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.

Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.

Speech Topics

For parents:

  • Cultivating your Child’s Intellectual and Emotional Growth
  • Parenting Doesn’t End Where the Internet Begins: Guiding Children in a Digital World
  • You and Your Teenager: Tips for Frightened, Frustrated, or Flummoxed Parents
  • Talking with Your Teen about Drugs, Drinking, and Sex
  • Grit for Girls: Raising Resilient Daughters
  • Letting Go With Confidence: Preparing Your Child for College

For educators and advocates:

  • Working with Parents: Moving from Conflict to Collaboration
  • Stress and Well-Being in Childhood: What the Research Shows
  • Gender Differences: Truths, Myths, and Implications
  • Making Sense of Adolescence
  • Grit for Girls: A Research-Based Approach to Teaching Resilience
  • The Art of Giving Advice

For students:

  • Being Assertive: Protecting Your Rights, Respecting Theirs
  • Rules of the Road for Relationships
  • Caring for your Body and Mind: What Every Girl Needs to Know
  • Building Resilience: How to Bounce Back


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Psychologist Lisa Damour is examining a weight plaguing some girls. "Under Pressure" looks at forces that can cause stress and anxiety.

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