Kristel ThomassinKristel Thomassin will lead a colloquium Thursday on applying emotion science to therapy for youth.

Applying emotion skills to psychotherapy subject of colloquium

A colloquium Oct. 5 will explore applying research into emotion skills in children to clinical treatment approaches.

Kristel Thomassin, associate professor in the clinical child and adolescent psychology program at the University of Guelph and director of its child emotion and mental health lab, will deliver “Leveraging Emotion Science Findings to Inform Psychotherapeutic Interventions” at 4 p.m. Thursday in room 202, Toldo Health Education Centre.

Dr. Thomassin’s research focuses on children’s emotional functioning. In particular, she is interested in the ways the family system contributes to children’s development of emotion skills and the role they play in child psychopathology.

She seeks to translate this knowledge to the clinical care context as a means of gaining insight into how treatment approaches may be adapted to maximize therapeutic outcomes for youth.

This event is hosted by the Department of Psychology as part of its colloquium series.