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: 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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Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection – February 3-5, 2017

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD   When: February 3-5, 2017 Time: see SCHEDULE below Location: Pepper Tree Retreat, 1130 McAndrew Road, Ojai, CA 93024 CE units: 15.5 hours Course Level: Intermediate to advanced. CE Workshop is aimed at same-sex and opposite-sex couples/practitioners who have experience in EFT therapy or have attended a Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop. Cost: Registration Fees for this workshop (does not include lodging): Early Bird Registration: $825.00 (until…

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Hold Me Tight: A Relationship Enhancement Program – Lake Arrowhead – October, 14-16, 2016

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: October 14-16, 2016 This Relationship Enhancement Program is based on the book Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is the only model of couple intervention that uses a systematic, empirically validated theory of adult bonding as the basis for understanding and alleviating relationship problems. In this program, participants will learn about the science of adult…

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Mindfulness Tools: Helping Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More

Mindfulness Tools: Helping Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More Presenter: Melissa J. Johnson, PhD Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 Location: Institute for Girls’ Development, 95 N. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 Exciting current research in the fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience indicate that mindfulness practices can help children and teens improve attention and focus, manage stress, enjoy more positive relationships, and increase optimism! Whether you work in an educational or clinical setting…

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STAND UP! SPEAK OUT!TM CURRICULUM TRAINING : TRAIN TO USE THE ESSENTIAL CURRICULUM FOR EDUCATORS, COUNSELORS, PROGRAM LEADERS, AND OTHERS WHO WORK WITH GIRLS (Ages 8-13) – July 21-22, 2016

Presenters:  Melissa Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD Date:  July 21-22, 2016 “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 of the Institute for Girls’ Development. Dr. Johnson has worked with girls in educational and therapeutic settings for over 35 years. She and…

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Hardiness Zones for Girls: Best Practices for Helping Girls Thrive at School and After School – July 12, 2016

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 the biggest issues facing teen girls today – and ways to develop hardiness and advocacy in the face of these challenges. Using a 3-tier public…

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