Emerging Adulthood and Empathy

Join Lou Agosta and his special guests Drs. Jesse Viner and Dale Monroe-Cook for an engaging conversation about the emotional, psychological, and human challenges of emerging adulthood. Drs. Viner and Monroe-Cook address these issues with their clients as Medical director and VP for Clinical Operations at YellowBrick, a national treatment center specializing in working with troubled emerging adults. Click to listen to show (Wednesday June 10, 2015 noon CDT with replay thereafter).

What is emerging adulthood? What kind of breakdowns do the generations between 18 and 29 years old encounter in engaging in relationships, careers, finance, and life? How does the YellowBrick provide a foundation for turning break-downs in self-defeating behavior, emotional upset, addiction, learning disabilities, acting out, into break-throughs in accomplishment, personal satisfaction, and rewarding results?

Drs Monroe-Cook and Viner have years of experience partnering with young adults, and their families, in breakdown and breakthrough.

Dr. Jesse Viner created Yellowbrick in recognition of the specialized needs of emerging adults and their families, and the necessity for a treatment system that addressed the unique challenges of the transition into adulthood. A recognized expert in the treatment of eating disorders, difficulties resulting from trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder, Dr. Viner has three decades of experience applying the knowledge of psychiatry and psychoanalysis to the challenge of creating meaningful and pragmatically effective treatment programs.

Following his education at Yale, The Chicago Medical School, Northwestern University Medical School

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Jesse Viner, MD

Psychiatry Residency and The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dr. Viner has served as Director of Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Services for Northwestern University Medical School; Medical Director of

Four Winds Chicago, a private psychiatric healthcare system; and Director of University Behavioral Health, a group practice on the North Shore of Chicago. He is on the faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Rush Medical College, and on faculty at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Jesse Viner is parent to six emerging adult sons and daughters.

Dr. Monroe-Cook earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University in 1979, completing specialized training in family therapy through the Family Life Clinic there. He has extensive clinical and administrative

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Dale Monroe-Cook, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Yellowbrick

experience in the treatment of substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders, including functioning as Chief of Family Services for the substance abuse program at Martha Washington Hospital and as the Director of Substance Abuse Services at Four Winds Chicago. Throughout his career, he has maintained a commitment to the development and implementation of integrative models of treatment for individuals and families with concerns regarding addictive behaviors. As VP of Clinical Operations at Yellowbrick since the opening of Yellowbrick in 2006, Dr. Monroe-Cook functions as Chief Clinical Officer and is responsible for development and implementation of the comprehensive Family Model and the Parents as Partners Program. Dr. Monroe-Cook is the father of an emerging adult son and daughter.

Show Summary: Join Lou Agosta and his special guests Drs. Jesse Viner and Dale Monroe-Cook for an engaging conversation about the emotional, psychological, and human challenges of emerging adulthood. Drs. Viner and Monroe-Cook address these issues with their clients as Medical director and VP for Clinical Operations at YellowBrick, a national treatment center specializing in working with troubled emerging adults. The rumor of empathy at Yellowbrick is no rumor. Empathy LIVES with Drs Viner, Monroe-Cook and the colleagues and associates (an entire team) at Yellowbrick: Everything You Wanted to Know About Emerging Adulthood but Were Afraid to Ask: Addiction, Learning Challenges, Failure to Launch, and Helicopter Parents

(c) Lou Agosta, PhD., The Chicago Empathy Project

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  1. Reblogged this on Catharine Toso and commented:
    Cool post on what adulthood means for our changing emotions

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