In-Person Training

'Upstander' Movie Screening & Discussion


This course was held on March 10, 2020


Liz Driscoll Jorgensen, CADC, Clinical Consultant with Daniel Villiers, Ph. D., Director of Admissions and Outreach, Founder at Anxiety Institute

Newport Academy, in partnership with The Anxiety Institute, presents a special film screening of THE UPSTANDERS

The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers, and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change. The film is appropriate for anyone age 13 and up.

Upstanders is an important movie for our times. Bullying can have a lasting impact on mental health - the latest studies show a direct link between bullying and anxiety, trauma and depression. Upstanders explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on our brain.

Join us to see The Upstanders, followed by a Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION with experts in the field of adolescent therapy.

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Learning Objectives

  • Highlight new laws and programs created to reduce bullying in schools.
  • Learn how we can learn to make a difference together to create a systemic change to protect our children from bullying.

Liz Driscoll Jorgensen, CADC

Clinical Consultant

Liz Driscoll Jorgensen, CADC

Liz Jorgensen has 30 years experience with adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in counseling, particularly in engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She was the coordinator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Services at Danbury Hospital and created and ran dual diagnosis partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services in her 18 years there. Since 2000 Liz has been the owner and director of Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT where she collaborates with seven dedicated colleagues to run a full spectrum of outpatient counseling programs, including medical care, extensive group services for adolescents and young adults and DBT programs. Liz is also a consultant to Newport Academy, an adolescent treatment system with residential centers in CT and CA and outpatient centers in CA, WA, NC and CT.

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