Dr. Kimberly Williams discusses Affluenza in an interview at NYU Medical Center. This program is part of FORA.tv's NYU Medical Center Wellness Series.The impact of Affluenza is breaking down American families at epidemic proportions. Affluenza describes a condition that occurs when children view the acquisition of material goods as a measure of their worth, at the expense of more enduring values. Parents across all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds are susceptible to creating a generation of at-risk adolescents, teens, and unhappy adults.Kimberly Williams, Psy.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist at the NYU Child Study Center, responsible for the assessment, diagnostic evaluation, cognitive remediation, and school consultations of children and adolescents. She regularly consults with parents and speaks to groups about parenting concerns such as the effects of affluence and overindulgence. Dr. Williams has a special interest in pervasive developmental disorders, organizational skills training for children and families living with ADHD, student anxiety and perfectionism, and parent training.moreless
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