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Physicians, fitness experts, wellness coaches and more, if it’s a topic that will enhance the lives of those living with YOPD, we want to share it. This list updates regularly so please check back often to see who’s up next in our Speaker Series.

    • 06/13/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

    Speaker Series:  Bradley McDaniels PhD, CRC

    Tuesday, June 13, 2023 – 7:00 PM EDT

    Psychological Flexibility: What is it, and why is it important for YOPD?

    During this session, participants will be introduced to several potential mental health consequences of a YOPD diagnosis that can negatively affect emotional well-being. After this session, participants should have a better understanding of:

    • Emotional well being
    • How a YOPD diagnosis can affect mental health
    • Common manifestations of a YOPD diagnosis
    • The role of meaning in life and psychological flexibility

    About Brad McDaniels

    Bradley McDaniels is an assistant professor and program coordinator for the Rehabilitation Studies program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services at the University of North Texas. Brad earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, and after graduating, completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University focusing exclusively on Parkinson’s disease. Brad is currently involved in research focusing on meaning in life, loneliness, demoralization, stigma, and other non-motor issues of PD.

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