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Turning Distress into Joy Webinar

March 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Speaker:  James F. Schroeder, Ph.D., Vice President of the Department of Psychology & Wellness, Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

Speaker Bio: Jim Schroeder, Ph.D, is a pediatric psychologist and Vice President of the psychology department at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Indiana. He is also the training director of the Internship in Clinical Psychology and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Developmental Psychology.  He resides in Evansville with his wife, Amy, and their eight children. He received a BS from Ball State University with a major in psychology and minors in social work and counseling psychology. He graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2005. In addition to seeing youth with a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues, he specializes in evaluating and working with children (and their families) diagnosed with autism spectrum, learning, sleep, attention-deficit, and other developmental issues. He also writes a monthly column for parents and professionals entitled Just Thinking, which can be found along with many other articles and books on his personal website: He regularly writes for a number of online magazines and speaks widely on topics, especially related to youth and technology. In addition to his life as a father and psychologist, Dr. Schroeder is actively involved in endurance events. He has completed an Ironman and multiple ultramarathons and commutes to work by bike and is always dreaming about the next backpacking trip.


Webinar Description:  Since the beginning of humanity, people have struggled with difficult circumstances and experiences. Long before the advent of modern medicine and formal psychological practice, individuals used various techniques, both as part of faith and secular traditions, to overcome traumatic events, improve mood, decrease anxiety, and develop a greater sense of resiliency for whatever challenges they encountered. Over the past few decades, research has increasingly indicated that these strategies, which are freely available to all, have specific health benefits for an individual’s physical, social, and psychological well-being. Studies have indicated that when used strategically and intelligently, they can unlock healing processes that are both understood and mysterious in nature.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss time-honored, research-driven strategies for improving mood, decreasing anxiety, and improving resiliency among other positive psychological, physical, and social outcomes.
  • Explain specific keys important in using these strategies well.
  • Describe practical ways psychologists can apply these techniques to clinical practice & education and use in their own lives.

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training.  Once we receive your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours.  If you register as a couple or group, each person needs to complete the Assessment to receive a certificate.


March 5, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm