Spring Ridge Academy To
Host Noted Author Dr. Lisa Machoian
928-632-4602 Ext. 100
March 8, 2006
"What I know about teenage girls comes from listening to
them," writes Dr. Lisa Machoian in the first sentence of
her groundbreaking new book The Disappearing Girl. Machoian
has been listening to them for more than twenty years as a psychotherapist,
teacher, facilitator, researcher and lecturer at Harvard.
Billed as the first book on the growing "epidemic" of
depression among teenage girls, Dr. Machoian writes a no-nonsense
account of the travails of struggling adolescent girls. It's not
a pretty picture- but there's hope. Media, peers and even parents
send teen girls dangerously conflicting ideas on what it means
to look and act just right. Who is more susceptible for the longing
to be good and cool, attractive and desired than teenage girls?
Mixing a fresh perspective with invaluable research, Dr. Machoian
tackles a complex and scholarly topic with the style and readability
of a novelist. Not just content to simply identify the problem,
she offers expert advice on how to DO SOMETHING to change the
downward spiral. She tells parents how they can start meaningful
conversations with their daughters to help them see through commercial
and peer pressure, develop their identities and make good decisions.
She helps daughters find their healthy self-expression, de-stress
and build character.
Dr. Machoian holds a master's degree and doctorate from Harvard,
where she has taught in their Department of Human Development
and Psychology acting as the director of the Gender Studies Concentration.
She will appear from 7-9 p.m., March 30, 2006 at the Embassy Suites
Hotel, Phoenix Biltmore, 2630 East Camelback Road.
Spring Ridge Academy is sponsoring this free lecture.
Machoian, Ed.D, is available for comment or interviews at
617-285-8198 (cell) or 617-876-0271 (home). Further information
is available at both www.LisaMachoian.com