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Parenting the Type 1 Teen
Please join us for a special JDRF morning discussion on raising a teenager with type 1 diabetes. Our guest, Dr. Kenneth Gorfinkle, will be joined by a panel of speakers to present and answer your questions on the unique challenges, concerns and experiences of raising a type 1 teen.
RSVP is necessary. Please reply to Matt Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-478-4322.
Coffee and light morning refreshments will be served
Complete panel guests TBA, subject to change
Kenneth Gorfinkle, Ph.D
, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology since 1992 at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Children’s Hospital. He is also on staff at the Behavioral Medicine Program, Columbia University, where he participates in research, consulting and teaching in areas of diabetes care, pain management, cardiovascular health, and rehabilitation after craniofacial surgery.
Dr. Gorfinkle is currently the consulting psychologist for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at NY Presbyterian Hospital. He also lectures and supervises Child/Adolescent Psychiatry residents at Children’s Hospital in the Consultation/Liaison Service. He is the author of Soothing Your Child’s Pain: From Teething to Tummy Aches to Acute Illnesses and Injuries-How to Understand the Causes and Ease the Hurt, Contemporary Books, 1998. He has been published in numerous books and peer-reviewed journals.
He is a member of the New York State Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.