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The Psychology of Teens with John Grych, Ph.D. – 3-1-14

March 10, 2014

We continue our discussion about emotional healing with insights into the psychology of teens.  Whether you are the parent of a teen, or have teens in your life, it is helpful to know  what kinds of things adults can do to create environments to raise and support teens emotionally.  Our discussion will focus on what we might be doing to negatively influence the environment that we are not even aware of, and what kinds of things our guest has seen most likely lead to healthy vs. unhealthy environments for teens emotionally.

JohnGrychOur guest in this discussion will be Dr. John Grych, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Marquette University.  Dr. Grych’s primary research interests focus on the causes and consequences of aggression in adolescent romantic relationships and the effects of family violence on children’s development.  At the undergraduate level, Dr. Grych teaches Psychology of Marriage and Family, Introduction to Psychology, and Child Psychopathology. At the graduate level, he teaches courses on child psychopathology, models of psychotherapy, and couples/family therapy, and supervises clinical practica.  Dr. Grych and his students study a range of questions related to violence in close relationships, including the origins of physical and sexual aggression in adolescent relationships, the impact of family violence on children’s development, and processes linking childhood sexual abuse to revictimization in adolescence and adulthood. He also has published work on children’s perceptions of interparental conflict and aggression, family processes related to child psychopathology, and interventions for children from conflictual and violent families.

Dr. Grych received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991.  You can learn more about Dr. Grych at

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