Stand Up! Speak Out!® Curriculum Training: Empowering Friendship & Conflict Resolution Skills – July 18-19,2018

For professionals empowering girls – and all children and teens – to navigate their friendship worlds. This curriculum is being implemented in many schools and after-school programs. Presenters:  Melissa Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD “When I talk to teachers, school counselors, mental health professionals, and youth program leaders, the conversation quickly turns to the social world of girls,” observes Dr. Melissa J Johnson, expert on girls’ social and emotional development and founder and CEO…

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MINDFULNESS TOOLS: HELPING CHILDREN AND TEENS STRESS LESS AND CONNECT MORE – July 20, 2019

Come discover creative, fun and meaningful tools for incorporating mindfulness into everyday activities with children and teens! For mental health professionals, educators, and youth program leaders. Learn creative, fun and meaningful tools and exercises to support the effective use of mindfulness in school, after school, and in therapy. Presenter: Dr. Melissa Johnson When: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:30am – 3:30pm (Sign in and light breakfast 9:00 – 9:30) Exciting current research in the fields of…

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Gender Expansive Youth: Best Practices – How to Offer a Positive Experience for Gender Expansive Youth – August 9, 2019

Presenters: Caroline Carter, PsyD  and Erin Norton, PsyD Post-doctoral Fellow Supervised by Melissa Johnson, PhD – PSY 13102 In the medical, mental health, and educational fields, we’re working with an increasing number of youth who identify on the gender spectrum. Learn how to offer a positive experience and the right support. This training is designed for medical team members, educators and mental health professionals. The course offers three hours of continuing education credits for California…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – November 15-17, 2019

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD 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 therapies by the New York times and endorsed by the American Psychological Society as scientifically proven. These workshops are based on the international best-selling book Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – February, 2018

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD 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 therapies by the New York times and endorsed by the American Psychological Society as scientifically proven. These workshops are based on the international best-selling book Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love…

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Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy, and Connection – July 14-16, 2017

This workshop builds on previous knowledge gained either from a Hold Me Tight ® workshop, or from significant experience with EFT-focused couples therapy. Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD In our many years providing couples therapy to help heal relationships, we have witnessed how hard it is to talk honestly and openly about challenges in sexual relationships. Conversations about sex are often filled with anxiety, shame, embarrassment, and fear of hurting one’s partner.…

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Stand Up! Speak Out! Curriculum Training – July 20-21, 2017

Train to Use the Essential Curriculum for Educators, Counselors, Program Leaders,  and Others Who Work With Girls  (Ages 8-13).  Curriculum designed for girls ages 8 to 13; can be modified for older and younger girls. Presenters:  Melissa Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD “When I talk to teachers, school counselors, mental health professionals, and youth program leaders, the conversation quickly turns to the social world of girls,” observes Dr. Melissa J Johnson, expert on girls’…

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Mindfulness Tools: Help Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More – July 22, 2017

An informative, practical and fun training for therapists, educators, school counselors and youth program leaders.  Come discover creative, fun and meaningful tools for incorporating mindfulness into everyday activities with children and teens. Presenter:  Dr. Melissa Johnson When:  Saturday, July 22, 2017,  9:30am – 3:30pm  (Sign in and light breakfast 9:00 – 9:30) Exciting current research in the fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience indicate that mindfulness practices can help children and teens improve attention and…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: November 3 – 5, 2017 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 therapies by the New York times and endorsed by the American Psychological Society as scientifically proven. These workshops are based on the international best-selling book Hold Me Tight: 7…

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Hold Me Tight: A Relationship Enhancement Program – Cambria, CA – May 19-21, 2017

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: May 19 – 21, 2017 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 therapies by the New York times and endorsed by the American Psychological Society as scientifically proven. These workshops are based on the international best-selling book Hold Me Tight: 7…

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