Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Worry Monster Book
Shrinking the Worry Monster: A Kid' s Guide for Saying Goodbye to Worries written by Sally Baird, Ph.D., and Kathryn O. Galbraith, is a new children's book for ages 4-12.
Dr. Dan's review is featured on the back of the book: "Shrinking the Worry Monster is for any parent who wants their child to worry less and for every child who is being bullied by the Worry Monster. Effective and proven strategies for managing worry and anxiety are described in an easy to understand and visually engaging way to show kids (and parents) that they can make their Worry Monster smaller and take back their power. Read this book to your children and help them say goodbye to worry!"
Self Acceptance Video
Tina Harlow, MSW, LCSW, of Guiding Bright , has incorporated some of Dr. Dan Peters' work in a short video on Self Acceptance. The video dramatizes this concept, based on the section that Dr. Peters contributed to the free ebook, "Helping Gifted Kids Thrive: Insights from the Experts."
A Richer Life Podcast
Dr. Dan Peters was featured on the first "A Richer Life" podcast by his friend, Rich Weingart. " I was honored to be his first guest," said Dr. Peters, "We spoke about my prior struggles which were difficult, though needed, on my way to a richer life."  Learn More & Listen
"B efore we try to change a behavior, we would be wise to spend some time understanding what that behavior is telling us. That ability to resonate with a child, to sit with a child, is gold."

- Dr. Brad Reedy, PhD, 
on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families.
Parent Footprint Podcasts: How to Be a Heroic Parent with Dr. Brad Reedy, and Teens Living with Chronic Disease with Christine Triano
Dr. Dan speaks with two parents with a passion for helping others, especially teens who are struggling with their health, both physical and emotional.
Episode 70: How to Be a Heroic Parent with Dr. Brad Reedy, PhD

Dr. Dan welcomes Dr. Brad Reedy to the podcast to discuss his inspiring work and book The Journey of the Heroic Parent. Co-owner and the Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, Dr. Brad Reedy, PhD believes all parents can be heroic parents. His work helps struggling adolescents, young adults and families embark on a journey to a happier, healthier relationship -- and in doing so they can achieve understanding and love.

An acclaimed speaker, author, and podcast host, Dr. Brad Reedy works with parents who want to provide their children with a safe haven in the midst of today's challenges. He provides parents with principles and skills critical for a child's healthy development. Parents dealing with difficult issues such as anxiety/depression, school problems, substance abuse, communication difficulties, defiance/behavioral difficulties, or self-harm, may want to tune in.

Episode 71: Teens Living with Chronic Disease (and National Eczema Awareness Month) with Christine Triano

Dr. Dan Peters welcomes expert Christine Triano, MSW, LCSW, the Director of Mental Health at the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA. This interview focuses on often misunderstood chronic diseases and conditions - including eczema - and offers helpful advice for all parents raising teenagers. Their discussion includes how to teach resilience, self-care, and other life skills for teens.

Christine Triano is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist. She is a member of the Understand AD (atopic dermatitis) Squad, which encourages adolescent patients with chronic diseases to open up about their personal experience and realize their condition does not define them. 

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New Early Childhood Consultation & Evaluation Services in Walnut Creek
Dr. Ellena Chen, Licensed Psychologist
Summit Center is now offering a range of services for families with toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2.5 through 5 years. Our early childhood team is here to:
  • help answer questions about your child's development
  • consider what type of school program might be a good fit
  • tell you more about our flexible screening, observation and evaluation options
    Amy Feldman, M.Ed., Licensed Educational Psychologist
  • help connect you with community resources
Support begins with a parent consultation and initial screening led by a psychologist on our Early Childhood Team, such as Dr. Ellena Chen or Amy Feldman, M.Ed. This 60-minute meeting includes a parent interview to gather information and clarify concerns, discussion of results from a developmental screener and recommendations for additional evaluation or support services if needed. Parents will also leave with a community resource list in addition to Summit Center's offerings.

Call to schedule your parent consultation and initial screening with a psychologist on our Early Childhood Team today. Just email or call (925) 939-7500.