Kids are back to school! We hope your child had a great first day. If you'd like to discuss any topics in person with one of our professionals, give us a call. Stay safe & healthy!
New Doctoral Trainees at Summit Center
Summit Center is pleased to announce our annual Doctoral Training Program, providing high-quality assessment and counseling services at reduced fees. Our doctoral trainees this year are Jillian Thrall, Yael Goldstein-Love, Madeline Chadwick, and returning predoctoral intern Cyrell Roberson.
Cyrell, Jillian, and Yael (pictured, left to right), will be proving clinical services virtually or at our Walnut Creek office. Madeline Chadwick will be working at Big Minds, a private school for 2e students in Pinole and Pleasanton.
Our trainees provide intellectual, neuroeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations and counseling/therapy for children and adolescents, under the close supervision of Dr. Katherine Eng, Dr. Gabriela Bronson-Castain, and Dr. Lisa White, with support from Dr. Stephen Chou, Director of Training and Research.
To schedule an appointment with any of our trainees, please call (925) 939-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Therapy Groups This Fall For Children, Teens, and Young Adults
To meet the needs of more children, teens, families, and young adults, Summit Center is offering focused weekly discussion and support groups beginning the week of September 27.
This fall’s groups include:
The Worry Warriors, for 4th-5th graders with Amy Feldman, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Unstuck: Executive Functioning Skills, for 6th-8th graders and a separate session for 9th-12th graders with Dr. Rupa Robbins, Licensed Psychologist
Exploring Gender, for ages 16-20 with Dr. Lisa Hancock, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2e Adulting (A Radical Self-Acceptance Experiment), for ages 18+ with Melanie Hayes, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Due to licensing requirements, participants must reside in California.
Interested? To ensure a spot, please sign up by Friday, September 10. Talk to your Summit Center professional, email email@example.com, or call our office at (925) 939-7500 or (310) 478-6505.
Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: Jonathan Mooney, Caroline Leavitt, Carla Naumburg, Elizabeth Sandoz, and More
Dr. Dan offers episodes every week as part of the Exactly Right Media network. This month, Dr. Dan spoke with guests about redefining normal, family trauma, stopping parental triggers, and other ideas/topics/concepts to set your child on a path to success.
Normal Still Sucks with Jonathan Mooney
Dr. Dan speaks to Jonathan Mooney, the inspiring social justice and diversity advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, and author of Normal Sucks. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn’t learn to read until he was twelve, the realization that that he wasn’t the problem ― the system and the concept of normal were ― literally saved Mooney’s life.
Dr. Dan interviews writer Caroline Leavitt about her Psychology Today blog “Runs in the Family” and family secrets -- how devastating they can be until we decide to own our life story, our problems, and our challenges and not let them define us. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Caroline’s novels and essays expertly explore the struggles and conflicts that people face in their search for happiness.
Dr. Dan interviews host of the popular Miraculous Mamas podcast Elizabeth Joy Sandoz. Liz is a Mom, a doula, and a former reality tv star from The Bachelor. On this episode, Dr. Dan and Elizabeth have a fascinating conversation about being a new parent, birthing plans, parental fears, social media, and other topics.
The Parent Compass with Cynthia C. Muchnick and Jenn Curtis
Dr. Dan interviews educational consultants, podcast hosts, and authors Cynthia C. Muchnick, M.A. & Jenn Curtis, M.S.W. about their show and their book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. They discuss how parents can best support their kids, challenging the notion that "success" is based on getting into a "name brand" college or being at the top of one's class. Instead, success can mean many things: living a life with purpose, attending a “right fit” college, being able to self-advocate, and embracing mistakes.
TEFOS: The Executive Function Online Summit Begins Friday
Many amazing speakers are coming up this weekend at The Executive Function Online Summit. Learn key strategies from leading experts who "get" outside-the-box kids. Register by August 24 for free access.
Great news for our college-bound clients who need standardized testing accommodations! (No changes yet for kids in private schools.) "Beginning with the 2021-22 testing year, students who already receive accommodations at their school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act will automatically be eligible to receive the allowable testing accommodations when they register for the ACT with accommodations."
2eResources.com is a free directory of resources for the gifted/2e community organized in five categories: education, clinicians, consultants, associations and enrichment. Summit Center is a participating clinician.
"When we can take the long view of parenting and we can make our choices based on that. We can ask ourselves, is this going to matter in a month, is this going to matter in a year? Is this going to matter in 5 years? I think that can color our choices so much when we are able to look out over a long period of time."
― Jenn Curtis and Cynthia Muchnick on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan
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