As schools around the state continue to reopen (even partially), we hope for improved learning and mental health for all of our youngsters. In addition, vaccinations continue to be given daily. There is light. We are getting there. Please call us if you need help.
Dr. Mardini, Psy.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults through our Walnut Creek office. Dr. Mardini has extensive experience in pediatric psychology and addressing the intersection of medical and behavioral health needs of patients and their families. She began her career as a behavior therapist at the Lovaas Institute, providing in-home and school-based services for children with Autism. More recently, Dr. Mardini worked at Children’s Hospital Oakland, providing emotional support services to pediatric patients and their families. She is trained in treatment methods that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dr. Mardini utilizes an individualized and strength-based approach to care.
To make an appointment with Dr. Mardini, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (925) 939-7500.
Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan: Zibby Owens and Benny Nachman
Dr. Dan welcomes two new guests to his podcast to talk about parenting, the pandemic, and family finance.
Moms Don’t Have Time To … with Zibby Owens (#106)
Dr. Dan welcomes author, popular podcast host, and parent Zibby Owens to discuss her new book Moms Don’t Have Time To : A Quarantine Anthology.
Zibby Owens is mom of four and the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, as well as her newly launched podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight.” She is a regular contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Real Simple, Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications.
In this episode Dr. Dan and Zibby discuss the pandemic, podcasts, Zibby’s parenting journey during the COVID-19, and how, ultimately, we all have much more in common than we think we do.
Our friend and colleague Elizabeth Sautter has created a parent training course with Dr. Rebecca Branstetter. Make It Stick Parenting is an inclusive positive parenting program for sensitive, anxious, reactive, and/or neuro-diverse families. The course will help you focus on what you CAN do, helping you and your tots to teens sprinkle social-emotional learning opportunities in, as opposed to adding more onto your already packed day.
The course is currently $199 for Summit Center families, including the 8-part online course and guidebook, quarterly live coaching calls, a private online community, and members-only resource center.
"It's hard getting through this time. I've made some psychological adjustments. I just keep looking down. I'm not looking into the future like I used to. I'm not making plans. I'm just trying to get through one day at a time."
--Zibby Owens, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
with Dr. Dan, Episode #106
Self Care for Families with Don Winn & Dr. Dan
Has COVID taken its toll on you and your family? Find out how self-care is the key to replenishing yourself. From dyslexia expert Don Winn’s interview with Dr. Dan Peters.
You can watch the Zoom video or read the transcript at the link below.
Scheduled for publication in October, Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development is now available for preorder from Amazon. Co-written by Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., professor emerita and former director of school counselor preparation at Purdue University, with Dr. Dan Peters, licensed psychologist and executive director of Summit Center, the book provides a field guide for understanding the complex characteristics and social and emotional needs of gifted kids. For parents, teachers, counselors, and other professionals, from Free Spirit Publishing.
The Parenting in Place masterclass series is here to help to support you and your family through unprecedented times. Join TODAY at 5 pm PT for "A Conversation on Raising Ethical Children" with psychologist and award-winning author Catherine Steiner-Adair (The Big Disconnect) and racial literacy expert and professor Howard Stevenson, for guidance on parenting around difference -- whether disability, LGBTQ or racial identity -- and raising kids to be allies.
The 8 weekly masterclasses (hosted on Zoom) take place on Wednesdays through April 7, each focused on a different theme. No matter when you purchase, you get access to all 8 events and the benefits of the entire series.
The final week of the series launches April 7 with a virtual Town Hall featuring Tina Payne Bryson and other speakers responding to the most pressing concerns and questions from the Parenting in Place community.