2013 February 5, Featuring Congressman Jim Himes on Gun Laws in CT, and Mary Dobson LMFT and Jessica Walther from The Center for Discovery

February 8th, 2013

Guest: Congressman Jim Himes, talking about reasonable gun laws.

Congressman Himes recently praised President Obama’s signing of a number of executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence and echoed his calls for Congress to act on “common sense” reforms that will help keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Himes is a cosponsor of numerous gun violence prevention measures and urged House Leadership to take swift action on the pending legislation President Obama recommended.

Jim Himes represents Connecticuts 4th District in the United States House of Representatives. He is currently serving in Congress and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.

Guest: Mary Dobson, LMFT, and Jessica Walther, talking about National Eating Disorder Awareness Month and The Center for Discovery.

The Center for Discovery New England in Southport, CT is an adolescent eating disorder residential treatment program. It is dedicated solely to the treatment of adolescent females and males, ages 11 to 17. The residential treatment program is both individualized to each resident and intensive. Center for Discovery New England is exceptionally effective at understanding the destructive behaviors and underlying emotional issues of binge eating, bulimia, anorexia and other complex disordered eating. Every member of the Center for Discovery team has a deep commitment to the well-being and healing of adolescents and their families.

Mary Dobson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT.) Mary became passionate about issues pertaining to adolescent development during her time in research with the Connecticut Women’s Health Project at Yale University. Ms. Dobson is now Program Director for Center for Discovery New England. She is devoted to helping teens find their voice, and is thrilled to be a part of the talented team spearheading Center for Discovery New England.

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