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  Announcements and Awards

Current Announcements and Awards

Dr. Alvord and staff discuss Americans Anxious over Ebola on Voice of Amerca, October 22, 2014. Click to view.

Resources for Parents and Teachers on Identifying Emotional Distress in Kids
Various resource materials have been created as part of a new partnership between APA and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to provide families with resources and tips on emotional and behavioral health issues. Resources include a webinar on "How to Tell If Your Kid Is Struggling Emotionally" presented by Dr. Mary Alvord and others. There is also a a tip sheet, "Talking With Kids When They Need Help."

Dr Alvord discusses stress and teens on NPR, Morning Edition: School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say” on December 02, 2013.

Dr. Mary Alvord receives Two Awards in 2013
Outstanding Professional Contributions to Psychology awarded by the Maryland Psychological Association, and
2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Armenian Behavioral Science Association

RelaxWellnessTechniquesAdult New CD Released January 2013:
Alvord, MK, Zucker, B., Alvord, B. (2013). Relaxation and Wellness Techniques: Mastering the Mind Body Connection published by Research Press(compact disc and digital). Available through Research Press and MP3’s on Amazon , and on i-Tunes.

Individal titles include:  
Calm Breathing Overcoming Phobias Short Visualization
Zen Breathing Challenging Catastrophic Thoughts Seated Eight Pieces of Brocade
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Gaining Control over Thoughts Music Only for Individual Practice
Self Talk Mindfulness

Relaxation Self RegulationChildren Teens New CD Released August 2011:
Alvord, MK, Zucker, B., Alvord, B. (2011). Relaxation and Self-Regulation Techniques for Children and Teens: Mastering the Mind-BodyConnection (compact disc and digital). Available through Research Press, Amazon, and Itunes.

Individal titles include:  
Calm Breathing Progressive Muscle Relaxation (Long) Attentive Breathing (Short)
One-Nostril Breathing Self -Talk Mindfulness
Attentive Breathing (Long) Progressive Muscle Relaxation (Short) Visualization (Short)
Visualization (Short)

Resilience Builde ProgramNew Book Released February 2011:
Alvord, M.K., Zucker, B. & Grados, J.J., (2011). Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation — A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Approach. Champaign, IL: Research Press. For more information, please visit Research Press and/or

Dr. Mary Alvord and Dr. Bonnie Zucker have been named to the July 2009 issue of Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Mental Health Professionals".

Dr. Mary Alvord was selected as the first recipient of the American Psychological Association's Presidential Innovative Practice Citation (2009). The award is part of the 2009 Presidential Future of Psychology Practice initiative to recognize groundbreaking practices that may inspire other practitioners. Visit the APA website to learn more about Dr. Alvord's selection for this citation.

Dr. Patricia Baker was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner to the National Academies of Practice. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from ten different health professions including medicine, psychology and nursing. Most Distinguished Practitioners and Scholars have achieved distinction while spending a significant portion or all of their careers in direct patient care. Only 150 practitioners or scholars elected nationally may be a member of each academy. The central purpose of NAP, a nonprofit professional organization, is to advise public policy makers on health care issues.

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