Constance McCashin, a clinician from the Brandeis University Psychological Counseling Center, will present a talk entitled “Anxiety and Depression: More Common than You Think.” The presentation will take place as part of the Coe College Student Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 4 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall of Hickok Hall. It is open to the public at no charge.
McCashin is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and a master’s in social work from the Simmons College of Social Work. Since 2003, she has worked as a clinician at the Brandeis Psychological Counseling Center in Waltham, Mass. McCashin has extensive experience providing counseling in times of stress, and encourages students to deal with their deeper developmental and psychological issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders.
In addition, McCashin has worked with issues of accessibility. She was named to the Los Angeles Mayor’s Commission for the 1984 Olympics to make the games more accessible to disabled spectators.
A former actress who is best known for a starring role in the television series “Knots Landing” and a recurring role in “Brooklyn Bridge,” McCashin has developed a passion for helping young people deal with psychological problems. In her Coe presentation, McCashin will discuss the prevalence of mental health problems on college campuses across the country.
The event is sponsored by the Coe College Committee on Diversity. For more information, go to www.coe.edu or call 399-8581.