Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Free Executive Function Online Summit Begins Friday
If your child struggles with focus, organization, memory, time management, initiating and completing tasks, remembering details, or emotional regulation, they struggle with Executive Functioning. Attend this FREE 3-day summit to learn how to better support your child's growth, learning from heart-centered experts and thought leaders.

The Summit takes place August 23rd - August 25th, and will feature 23 expert speakers, including Dr. Dan Peters, Dr. Stuart Shanker, Patricia Lemer, Debbie Reber, Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman, and organizer Seth Perler.
Dr. Dan will speak on Coping, problem-solving, and resiliency.  Pre-register Free
Licensed Psychologists Join Summit Center's Professional Team
Dr. Dan Peters, Dr. Susan Daniels, Dr. Stephen Chou, Dr. Michelle Freeman, and the rest of the Summit Center team congratulate our recent Training Team graduates Ellena Chen, Psy.D., Rupa Robbins, Ph.D., and Brennan Whitley, Psy.D., on becoming licensed psychologists. Drs. Chen, Robbins, and Whitley will be offering assessments and counseling out of Summit Center's Walnut Creek office. Please call (925) 939-7500 to make an appointment.
" You need to get an accurate picture of who your child really is, and how their brain functions, because that is what drives them at the deepest level."

-  Wendy Gossett, M.Ed., talking about temperament on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
August 2019

We hope your child has a great first day at school! If you'd like to discuss any topics in person with one of our professionals, give us a call.
Summit Center Announces 2019-2020 Doctoral Training Program in Walnut Creek
The 2019-2020 Training year has begun, with our returning predoctoral intern Cyrell Roberson, new advanced practicum trainees Susan Ryan and Allison DelConte, and MFT intern Melanie Hayes joining the Summit Center team at our Walnut Creek office. Summit Center's training program allows more clients to access high-quality assessment and counseling services at reduced fees. Trainees work under the close supervision of Dr. Gabriela Bronson-Castain, Dr. Lisa White, and Dr. Katherine Eng with support from Dr. Dan Peters, Dr. Stephen Chou, Director of Training and Research, and Dr. Michelle Freeman, Director of Assessments.
In addition, Susan and Allison will be providing school psychology support for the Orinda Unified School District.
Trainees provide intellectual, neuroeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations and counseling/therapy for children and adolescents. To schedule an appointment with any of our trainees, please call (925) 939-7500 or email
New Parent Footprint Podcasts with Child Temperament Specialist Wendy Gossett and  Children's Author Katy McQuaid
Dr. Dan Peters recently welcomed two guests to talk about your child's temperament and how to deal with challenging circumstances.

Parenting To Your Child's Temperament + Inner Drive with Wendy Gossett
Child temperament specialist Wendy Gossett, M.Ed., starts off the show discussing her own parenting journey and how her daughter inspired her life's work.

Wendy Gossett's Child Temperament test helps parents to understand their child or children (and her adult test helps parents understand themselves). Her work with parents shows parents how to uncover their "true type" so they can be self-aware and differentiate their strengths from their kids.

Wendy Gossett is a Parenting and Relationship Specialist based in Denver, who has also worked with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer and facilitator. She is author of the upcoming parenting textbook "Your Child's Inner Drive."

Everybody Loves Grace with Katy McQuaid

In this episode, Dr. Dan interviews author and leadership consultant Katy McQuaid. Katy spent more than three decades in the CIA, including 12 years living abroad. Her work in communities all over the world and the endearing, unconditional love of her four-legged muse Grace inspired her to write the "Everybody Loves Grace" series of illustrated books for children. Parents, kids of all ages, executives, and organizational leaders hail the series as a beacon of hope and inspiration for anyone navigating change or challenging circumstances. 

Dr. Dan and Katy discuss many relatable topics in today's episode and they offer advice listeners can start to implement today.  Learn more at .
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