The Positive Promise of Teens – Diane Calloway Graham, PhD

Feb 7, 2024

The prevalence of anxiety and depression increases during adolescence. A focus on family and parent-based interventions is a top priority for coping with depression and anxiety. Functioning in daily life is of primary importance for positive outcomes when dealing with depression and anxiety in young people. Resilience, faith in oneself and the future, life skills, and emotional regulation are all important considerations for the positive promise of teens. Diane received her PhD in Social Work in 1990, and her MSW in 1983 from the University of Utah. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1975 with an emphasis in Social Work from Weber State University. Diane was hired at Utah State University in 1990 as an Assistant Profession and Field Education Director; received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 1996; and promoted to full professor in 2016. She served as Director of the Social Work Program along with other important roles. Diane retired July 1, 2022 from Utah State, and continues to teach as an adjunct for the Department of Social Work. She was hired by The Family Place in 1990 as a therapist, and continues to work with clients in groups. Diane’s work with teens includes providing individual therapy; presenting many workshops in the community for teens and parents; working in religious affiliated positions as a camp director, sports coach, teacher, and leader; and teaching an adolescence theory course for many years at Utah State. Diane loves to be actively involved in life, whether it be on a golf course, ski resort, working out at Planet Fitness, attending a yoga group, eating great food, and/or hanging with family and friends. Diane’s philosophy and counsel in life is: Remember Who You Are and Don’t Get too Upset About It!

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