Depression is meant to stop you in your tracks. It is a signal that something is wrong and needs to be healed.
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is a worldwide ADD expert and offers ADD coaching.
She is a clinical psychologist licensed in California and author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens and Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life.
Her work has been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Prevention Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and Publisher's Weekly as well as newspapers across the country and local and national radio and television. Dr. Honos-Webb completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. She has published more than 25 scholarly articles.
Addictions, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1999-2001
Addictions, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 9/1999 to 9/2001
Honors or Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan, 1991
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, University of Michigan, 1992
College on Problems of Drug Dependence Early Career Investigator Award, 2001
The Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology recognition of early career contribution., 1998
Honos-Webb, L. (2009). Psychotherapy Revolution: Translating Symptoms into Gifts. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 39, 65-71.
Honos-Webb, L., Sunwolf, J. T. Scalise, S. L. Hart. (2006). How to help after national catastrophes: Findings following 9/11. The Humanistic Psychologist, 34, 75-97.
Honos-Webb, L. (2005). The Meaning vs. The Medical Model in the Empirically Supported Treatment Program: A Consideration of The Empirical Evidence. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 35, 55-65.
Mohr, D.C., S.L. Hart, L. Julain, C. Catledge, L. Honos-Webb, L. Vella and E.T. Tasch. (2005). Telephone administered psychotherapy for depression. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 1007-1014.
Honos-Webb, L., Sunwolf. (2004). The Healing Power of Telling Stories in Psychotherapy. In Raskin, J.D., & Bridges, S.K. (Eds.). Studies in Meaning 2. New York: Pace University Press.
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