This summer is a great time to pause, reset, and spend some quality time with your kids. Get outdoors, change up your routine, or do something creative together. You will be glad you did!
Welcome Dr. Jenna Ouye
We are excited to welcome Dr. Jenna Ouye to our Summit Center team.
Dr. Jenna Ouye is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist who provides assessment services to children and adolescents at Summit Center. Dr. Ouye is passionate about conducting clear, comprehensive, and client-centered evaluations. She views assessment as a collaborative process to support individuals in reaching their full potential.
Dr. Ouye has specializations in learning disabilities, neurodiversity, autism, anxiety and depression, and early childhood. Dr. Ouye has worked in school districts conducting special education evaluations for preschool to high school populations. She has also worked within children’s hospitals, as well as community mental health clinics, and private practice. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. As a parent herself, it is Dr. Ouye’s mission to ensure that parents feel heard and informed and that their children be happy and successful.
To make an appointment with Dr. Ouye, please email email@example.com or call (925) 939-7500.
Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: New Guests include Georgia Hardstark
As part of the Exactly Right podcast network, Dr. Dan now offers episodes every week. This month, Dr. Dan spoke with Georgia Hardstark, Emily Gordon, Jessica Lahey, and Annie Murphy Paul about reparenting, inner superpowers, addiction recovery, and how to think better.
Reparenting with Georgia Hardstark
Dr. Dan speaks with Georgia Hardstark, co-host of the true crime and comedy podcast My Favorite Murder and co-founder of the Exactly Right network. Dr. Dan and Georgia, who are also cousins, give insight into their family and beloved grandmother, discuss Georgia's openness about her mental health, including her addiction and recovery. The underlying theme of the episode is how to re-parent yourself in a loving and compassionate way.
Super You : Release Your Inner Superhero with Emily Gordon
Dr. Dan interviews Academy Award-nominee of The Big Sick (Best Original Screenplay) and former therapist Emily V. Gordon. Emily is the author of Super You, a guide to living your best life. Her book teaches us that we all have superpowers and as a result we can overcome challenges to become the superhero of our own life. Dr. Dan and Emily discuss how to embrace it all -- our joys and our mistakes. With self-awareness, we can strive to become the best versions of ourselves every day.
Dr. Dan interviews NYTimes bestselling author Jessica Laheyabout addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, recovery, and prevention. Jessica discusses her personal story of being born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse and how she found her way out. Jess’s book The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence is a life-saving resource written to help parents/educators understand the roots of substance abuse, to identify who is most at risk for addiction, and to offer practical steps for prevention.
Dr. Dan’s fascinating interview with scientific journalist Annie Murphy Paul tackles provocative questions including what makes us the way we are, why should we trust our intuition, and how can we listen to our bodies. Annie Murphy Paul’s TEDxTalk “What We Learn Before We’re Born” has more than 2.6 million views. In her compelling book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, Annie offers a new way to understand intelligence.
To meet the needs of more children and families, Summit Center will be offering focused weekly discussion and support groups beginning in September. Each group meets virtually for 8 weeks with a concluding session for parents. Due to licensing requirements, participants must reside in California. This fall's groups will include:
2e Adulting (A Radical Self-Acceptance Experiment), for ages 18+ with Melanie Hayes, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Unstuck: Executive Functioning Skills, for 6th-8th and 9th-12th graders with Dr. Rupa Robbins, Licensed Psychologist
The Worry Warriors, for 4th-5th graders with Amy Feldman, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Exploring Gender, for ages 16-20 with Dr. Lisa Hancock, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Interested in any of these groups? Sign up by September 10. Talk to your Summit Center professional, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at (925) 939-7500 or (310) 478-6505.
(SENG) presents their Annual Conference on “Rebirth. Renewal. Redemption. Affecting Meaningful Change” to the worldwide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional community, this week, July 22-25. Join SENG for four days packed with keynote presentations, live breakout sessions, and making connections – from the comfort of home! Keynote speakers include neurodiversity author Jonathan Mooney, anti-racism educator Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, and educational equity advocate Colin Seale. Registration includes access to recordings of every session for 3 months after they happen.
"I want all kids to feel like they are enough when they walk through that door. And I don’t want them to mask the reasons that they don’t feel enough or the reasons they don’t feel like they can be loved or the reasons they don’t deserve to take up space. And if we are constantly masking that, then we are never actually having to deal with the core issue. And that’s what causes depression. And anxiety. And suicidal ideation."
--Jessica Lahey on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan
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