Join us on February 9 at 6:30 pm for the first in a monthly series of seminars exploring helpful topics for parenting adolescents in "the New Normal", presented by Teen & Family Service.
Our first speaker is Crystal Collier PhD, LPC-S. She is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent neuroscience. Crystal will be talking about challenges and opportunities that present themselves during the various stages of teenage brain development. Information on March, April, May, and June speakers and topics coming soon!
Crystal Collier, Ph.D., herself a person in long-term recovery, is a therapist and educator who has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavioral problems, and substance use disorders since 1991. Her area of expertise includes adolescent brain development, prevention programming, parent coaching, addiction, family-of-origin work, and training new clinicians.
Dr. Collier’s comprehensive prevention model, which teaches the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to children, teens, teachers, and parents, was selected for the 2015 Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In 2018, she received the Torch Bearer Award for her work in the field of addiction from the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. In the same year, The Hope and Healing Center and Institute in Houston, TX, granted Dr. Collier a research fellowship to support the completion of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide. In 2019, she received the Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Alternative Peer Groups and was acknowledged as Counselor of the Year by the Houston Counseling Association.