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Northwestern Alumni Career Webinars

Thomas Alm, Psy.D.
• December 12, 2018

Thomas Alm, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Family Institute, discusses how our brains evolved to be primed for threat but how often our level of response doesn’t match the threat we are facing. He talks about the benefits of anxiety as well as the drawbacks when our anxiety interferes with living a valued life across the lifespan. Dr. Alm talks about specific approaches in working with anxiety including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These approaches have direct implications for the stress and anxiety we may feel at holiday time.

Thomas Alm, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Alm's specialties include issues related to chronic illness, end-of-life and complicated grief. Dr. Alm has expertise in working with diverse racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender and religious backgrounds. He has served as a consultant for clinicians learning CBT and is a supervisor for Northwestern University doctoral students in Clinical Psychology.