Dr. Lisa Damour is the author of three New York Times best sellers: Untangled, Under Pressure, and The Emotional Lives of Teenagers. She co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Damour is also a regular contributor to The New York Times and CBS News.
Dr. Damour serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She maintains a clinical practice and also speaks to schools, professional organizations, and corporate groups around the world on the topics of child and adolescent development, family mental health, and adult well-being.
Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.
“Lisa Damour accomplishes the near impossible. She deftly blends insights from her clinical experience, time-honored wisdom, the latest social science and neuroscience research, and frank descriptions of cultural trends and media messages.”– Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author
Dr. Damour speaks around the world on a wide range of topics including stress, anxiety, well-being, parenting, education, and child and adolescent development. She welcomes the opportunity to tailor her presentations to fit the needs of a specific audience.
“Lisa is an amazing speaker who captivates her audience with the way she weaves research, personal stories, and real life into relevant advice. She gives parents tools that allow them to be more effective while instilling confidence and a feeling that you’re-not-in-this-alone. Lisa does not lecture or judge; she speaks frankly and always has a unique and knowledgeable view on parenting topics.”– Robin Eisen, Co-President Shaker Heights High School PTO
“Lisa is masterful working with faculty. Her warmth and humor engages them, putting them at ease as she communicates an understanding of both their compassion and commitment to their students and the challenges they face. Her presentations are interactive and practical, providing teachers with concrete strategies whose value they all recognize. Lisa is, without question, the most popular professional development speaker we’ve had in the eight years I’ve been Head of School. ”– Susanna Jones, Head of School Holton Arms School