Teenage Depression (2 CPD)

Course description

In this webinar Rebecca Avern, Pediatric Expert from the UK and Author of a new textbook Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers, covers a wide range of topics that contribute to the declining mental health of adolescents and young people. She showcases the challenges for young people today, especially technology and social media. With a background in Chinese Medicine and Five Element training, the course covers the underlying constitutional types and how to approach each one with tailored treatments. Acupuncturists are becoming increasingly asked to treat wider populations and teenagers, while often overlooked, are in desperate need of non-pharmacological interventions. This webinar is essential for those seeking to expand their acupuncture practice into all areas of community care. 


 This graph shows the prevalence of teenage depression in the USA in 2016. Females age 16-17 are at highest risk.

Learning objectives


◉ Understanding the Teenage Years from a TCM Perspective

◉ Learn about the challenges for young people today with a focus on technology and social media

◉ Understand how to manage complex conditions including mental health and depression 


Rebecca is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. Soon after qualifying in 2001, she spent 4 years working alongside and assisting Giovanni Maciocia in the writing of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic. She teaches paediatrics at undergraduate and post-graduate level, most notably a year-long paediatric diploma at CICM which she took over teaching from Dr Julian Scott.

Future study opportunities:

Rebecca is running an online certification courses starting in April 2019:

TCM and the Teenage Years - you'll get a special discount when you watch this webinar, so enrol today!

Certificate of Completion 2 CPD / CEU / PDA

This course is accredited with the NCCAOM and California Board in the USA, and your certificate of completion is accepted in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe.

You will need to complete a Quiz Assessment and achieve a 70% pass mark to redeem a Certificate of Completion for 2 CPD / PDA / CEUs.



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