Family Support Group: Transitioning Back To School In the Era of COVID 19

Presented by Dr. Justin Misurell

May 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM

COVID 19 has brought many changes to how we navigate our daily lives not only at home and businesses but also in schools. Prior to the pandemic, schools did not require masks, and social distancing and regular temperature checks were unheard of. However, today these protocols have become standard operating procedures in schools. Couple this with the prolonged stress and anxiety from the pandemic, those living with TS and the associated disorders have additional challenges.

In this session, families will learn ways for making the transition back to school smoother, and find out how they can support their children emotionally.


Justin R. Misurell, PhD. is a recognized expert on the evaluation and treatment of child and adolescent behavior disorders. He currently serves as the Clinical Director of New York University’s Child Study Center- New Jersey Office. Dr. Misurell co-developed Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT), an integrative and trans-diagnostic approach for addressing childhood difficulties. Dr. Misurell has conducted research examining clinical effectiveness of GB-CBT through both individual and group modalities, has served on multiple dissertation committees and has trained and supervised several doctoral and master’s level clinicians. His work has demonstrated how GB-CBT can be modified and successfully applied in various settings and with different populations. Dr. Misurell has given numerous presentations and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on the game-based approach. Additionally, he has co-authored a book entitled, Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse: An Innovative Treatment Approach. Dr. Misurell received an Early Career Scholarship from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey, and is credentialed by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.