Category: Let's Talk About It

August 2, 2018 – The Whole-Brain Child: Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind - Dr. Dan Siegel, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCLA School of Medicine Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parent’s lives endlessly challenging? No-it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, explains the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.
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August 9, 2018 - Mindfulness - Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Social Psychologist Professor Harvard University

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as placing ones attention to the internal and external experiences occurring at the present moment. Join us as leading Mindfulness researcher, Dr. Langer explains how Mindfulness works and it’s benefits to our health.
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August 16, 2018 - Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) Clinic Overview - Maricruz Bermudez, LMFT Supervising Mental Health Counselor Youth and Young Adult Services

Teenagers. Sometimes it seems we can’t get them to do simple chores, how can we convince them to participate in mental health treatment? One in four youth and young adults suffers from treatable mental health conditions that affect all aspects of their lives. As it turns out, youth are pretty savvy: when they find themselves getting positive results, from better grades to happier lives, mental health treatment shifts from “meh” to “lit”. Join us as we discover what makes the life-changing difference.
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August 23, 2018 - Coping Cat Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders - Phillip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP Professor of Psychology Director of the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic Temple University

Anxiety is a growing source of concern for our children and youth. Over 30% of youth report anxiety-related problems in their lives affecting school, friends, family and their self-regard. Coping Cat is an evidenced-based therapy model employed by Imperial County Behavioral Health to solve anxiety problems in youth. Join us as the developer of Coping Cat, Dr. Phillip Kendall, describes how and why Coping Cat works.
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August 30, 2018 - Children and Adolescent Clinic Overview - Jose Lepe Behavioral Health Manager Children Services

One in four children suffer from treatable mental health conditions every day in our community. These conditions affect grades, self-esteem, social relationships and can affect lifetime outcomes if not treated. Yet many do not seek treatment. Let’s introduce the community to Imperial County Behavioral Health’s Children and Adolescent Services. Walk with us through a virtual tour, as our guide Jose Lepe seeks to share the ease, comfort and care of accessing behavioral health support for our children.
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