Anxiety and Adolescence in the Digital Age

Workshop for Guidance CounsellorsGriffith College

Griffith College Limerick is delighted to be organising a workshop for guidance counsellors on the subject of “Anxiety and Adolescence in the Digital Age”. This workshop will equip you with skills and expertise that you can use in your dealing with secondary school students.

The workshop will briefly review current theoretical and evidential perspectives on anxiety focusing both on “normative” experience of anxiety and diagnosable anxiety disorders. We will explore how individual psychology and broader societal realities impact on adolescent emotional development and consider whether existence in the digital era has had a transformative effect on how teenagers perceive and experience anxiety. Finally, appropriate school-based interventions will be considered, emphasising the practicality of supporting adolescent anxiety in the post-primary context.


Friday April 13th 2018


Griffith College Limerick, O’Connell Avenue


10am – 3.30pm (with coffee & lunch break – refreshments provided by Griffith College)


Joseph Forde

Joseph Forde, a graduate of NUIG, OU and ICHAS, has over twenty years’ experience in adult education, childcare management, community education and project management. He holds post graduate qualifications in education and education research and holds an Honours Masters’ Degree in Child and Adolescent Development. He has also completed several research projects and is published within these subject and experiential domains. Joseph is currently a senior lecturer and placements officer with ICHAS College.

Level of Course:

5.5 hours of CPD will be awarded for this training.


If you’d like to attend could you provide me with the below details via email to or phone 061 310 031 – closing date for registration is April 6th.

  1. Name
  2. School
  3. Email address
  4. Mobile telephone number

Please mention in the email if you would like to organise a visit to your school from Griffith College Limerick to present the QQI level 6 – 8 programmes in Business Studies, Computing and International Hospitality. This presentation would take approximately 30 minutes with a Q & A session after.


Kind regards,

Eveleen O’Brien
Griffith College Limerick Campus
O’Connell Avenue,

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