This illustrated pocket book offers advice, practical tips and useful exercises for students to recognize and manage anxiety at college. Written by the award-winning student mental health specialist, Dr Dominique Thompson and adapted for the US market by licensed U.S. therapists who specialize in the areas of mental health most affecting the new college student., this easy-to-read guide will help readers understand where their anxiety comes from, and why it exists. Whatever the source of individuals’ worries or phobias, this book will help readers understand their anxiety and help them develop the tools they need to handle it. With lots of real-world examples, Dr Thompson shows how anxiety affects people in many different ways – helping readers develop the kinds of strategies that will help them in ways that are truly meaningful for their experience. Just as importantly, readers will learn about the kinds of unhelpful things that people try to do to deal with anxiety, which actually do more harm than good. Above all, this book will help students navigate their life at college, without feeling like their anxieties are in charge of them.
About the Authors:
Jasmine Irvin, PhD is a clinical psychologist working in private practice. Dr. Irvin received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) in 2012, and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from UNC-CH as well. She completed her clinical internship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Irvin has years of experience treating various forms of anxiety specifically in college students, including; social phobia, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and comorbid issues such as trauma, addiction, eating disorders and relational issues. She has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as training in psychodynamic, somatic, and expressive arts approaches. She has also been trained in Leading Others in Writing for Health, at Duke Integrative Medicine. In addition to incorporating writing as a therapeutic element with her clients, Dr. Irvin also writes lyric essays, and is currently working on a manuscript. She lives and practices in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr Dominique Thompson has worked with university students for nearly two decades, and in 2017 contributed towards a landmark report on the nation’s student wellbeing, as well as being involved in the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education working group of Universities UK. Dr Thompson now works with universities across the UK on their mental health strategies, as well as providing training to university staff.