Current Announcements and Awards
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
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.
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.
New 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 www.amazon.com.
New Book Released October 2010:
Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD by Dr. Bonnie Zucker. A unique self-help guide for kids aged 10-16. Available at booksellers including www.amazon.com.
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.
Dr. Bonnie Zucker is the author of Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children, a self-help book for children ages 7-13 and their parents. The book, released in November 2008, is based on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders.