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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
 

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Presenters:  Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: October 14 – 16, 2016 Location:  Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Drs. Silvina Irwin and Lisa Blum are offering this educational and experiential workshop which teaches you the core concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), heralded as one of the most effective couples...
Relational Resilience in Girls and Young Women: Current Research and Clinical Interventions
 

Relational Resilience in Girls and Young Women: Current Research and Clinical Interventions

Presenter: Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D. Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 Location: Children’s Friend, Inc., 21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609 Today’s girls and young women deal with relational conflicts at school, work, after school and online.  At the same time, research indicates that positive peer, family and mentor relationships are...
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Stand Up, Speak Out! (TM) – online
 

Stand Up, Speak Out! (TM) – online

EMPOWERING SKILLS FOR GIRLS’ FRIENDSHIPS! Author:  Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D. This is one of our newest online course offerings! This curriculum provides information and activities to help elementary-aged girls build skills to navigate the complexities of their social world.  When we talk to educators and program leaders, we hear about...
Regarding the Horrible Orlando Attack
 

Regarding the Horrible Orlando Attack

By Dr. Melissa Johnson — Can you name the feelings you experienced and continue to feel in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre? Shock, fear, anger, sadness, grief, confusion, disbelief, broken-heartedness, compassion are a short list of emotions that I’ve heard friends and colleagues describe over the past 2 days....
On Connection
 

On Connection

The following passage from the Dalai Lama is one that struck me as unusually beautiful.  (The book it is taken from is the basis for one of our online CE courses.) In this passage, the Dalai Lama is explaining some of the text of an ancient text named the Flower...
Hardiness Zones for Girls:  Best Practices for Helping Girls Thrive at School and After School
 

Hardiness Zones for Girls: Best Practices for Helping Girls Thrive at School and After School

Presenters:  Melissa J. Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD Date:  Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Professionals who work with teen girls in mental health, education and after-school programs often ask how they can help girls thrive in today’s complex world. This course is designed to provide attendees with current information on...
Hyperbolic Geometry, Politics and Therapy
 

Hyperbolic Geometry, Politics and Therapy

by Chris D. Cooper, PhD — This story begins with an almost unbearable 10th grade Geometry class— unbearable because of the attitude of the teacher.  He shall remain nameless, but if he reads this (unlikely to say the least) I’m hoping he will recognize his part.  It was 1963 and...
A Different Kind of Tale about Frogs and Hot Water
 

A Different Kind of Tale about Frogs and Hot Water

There is an old adage that if you put a live frog in a pot of water and heat it very gradually, that frog would just sit in the water and not jump away (even though it could) until the water boils and it is thoroughly cooked.  It may or...
On Playing Well with Others…
 

On Playing Well with Others…

Ask mathematicians about their experience of the craft, and most will talk about an intense feeling of intellectual camaraderie. “A very central part of any mathematician’s life is this sense of connection to other minds, alive today and going back to Pythagoras,” said Steven Strogatz, a professor of mathematics at...

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