Presentations & Training Opportunities

The Center for Connection is committed to supporting local community organizations and clinicians by offering a range of presentations and training opportunities. Scroll down to learn more about booking a speaker, upcoming training opportunities, and virtual learning opportunities.

Book a Speaker

CFC professionals frequently offer public presentations on a wide range of specialties and expertise. Our brilliant team members have participated in organizational trainings, video interviews, podcasts, lecture-style events, conferences, and more. Here are a few of our most-requested speakers:

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.   Dr. Tina Payne Bryson speaks internationally to parents, educators, camps, and clinicians, focusing on how we can help the kids we love be happier, healthier, and more fully themselves. She is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers:  THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD ,  NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE , and  THE YES BRAIN .    Click here for details.    contact:  parenting@tinabryson.com

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson speaks internationally to parents, educators, camps, and clinicians, focusing on how we can help the kids we love be happier, healthier, and more fully themselves. She is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers: THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE, and THE YES BRAIN.

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contact: parenting@tinabryson.com

Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT, RPT-S   Georgie Wisen-Vincent is a licensed child and adolescent psychotherapist who helped create and coordinate the Loma Linda University Play Therapy Certificate Program. She now specializes in play and creative arts therapies for children from the early years to adolescence.    Click here for details.    contact:  georgie@thecenterforconnection.org

Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT, RPT-S

Georgie Wisen-Vincent is a licensed child and adolescent psychotherapist who helped create and coordinate the Loma Linda University Play Therapy Certificate Program. She now specializes in play and creative arts therapies for children from the early years to adolescence.

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contact: georgie@thecenterforconnection.org

Christine Triano, MSW, LCSW, Director of Mental Health   Christine Triano specializes in working with teenagers, young adults, and parents of adolescents. She frequently speaks and provides trainings for educators, community groups, and organizations looking to learn more about the teen brain and how to support happy and healthy adolescent development. She can also present about mindfulness, self-care, and working with anxiety in the teen and young adult population.    Click here for details.    contact:  christine@thecenterforconnection.org

Christine Triano, MSW, LCSW, Director of Mental Health

Christine Triano specializes in working with teenagers, young adults, and parents of adolescents. She frequently speaks and provides trainings for educators, community groups, and organizations looking to learn more about the teen brain and how to support happy and healthy adolescent development. She can also present about mindfulness, self-care, and working with anxiety in the teen and young adult population.

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contact: christine@thecenterforconnection.org

Annalise Kordell, LCSW   Annalise is the Clinical Director of the Center for Connection. She is passionate about helping parents and children find a more tranquil path through busy years of change and growth. She works within a broad systems viewpoint, balancing attention to culture, environment, family, and individuals to achieve a sense of harmony and cohesion.    Click here for details.    contact:  annalise@thecenterforconnection.org

Annalise Kordell, LCSW

Annalise is the Clinical Director of the Center for Connection. She is passionate about helping parents and children find a more tranquil path through busy years of change and growth. She works within a broad systems viewpoint, balancing attention to culture, environment, family, and individuals to achieve a sense of harmony and cohesion.

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contact: annalise@thecenterforconnection.org

Jamie Chaves, OTD, OTR/L, SWC   Dr. Chaves focuses on sensory integration theory and practice that fundamentally acknowledges that the brain can actually change through repeated stimulation (called neuroplasticity). Teaching is a passion of hers, and she regularly consults with educators, learning specialists, therapists, pediatricians, and other health professionals.    Click here for details.    contact:  jamie@thecenterforconnection.org

Jamie Chaves, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Dr. Chaves focuses on sensory integration theory and practice that fundamentally acknowledges that the brain can actually change through repeated stimulation (called neuroplasticity). Teaching is a passion of hers, and she regularly consults with educators, learning specialists, therapists, pediatricians, and other health professionals.

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contact: jamie@thecenterforconnection.org

Joy Malik-Hasbrook, PsyD   Dr. Malik-Hasbrook is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been dedicated to supporting families for the past fifteen years. She can discuss parenting support strategies from an IPNB lens; strategies for teachers and schools to integrate social and emotional development; self-care, well-being, inner-compassion, and vicarious trauma; the impact of screens and technology; psychology assessments and testing; as well as general field discussions for psychology students.    Click here for details.    contact:  joy@thecenterforconnection.org

Joy Malik-Hasbrook, PsyD

Dr. Malik-Hasbrook is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been dedicated to supporting families for the past fifteen years. She can discuss parenting support strategies from an IPNB lens; strategies for teachers and schools to integrate social and emotional development; self-care, well-being, inner-compassion, and vicarious trauma; the impact of screens and technology; psychology assessments and testing; as well as general field discussions for psychology students.

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contact: joy@thecenterforconnection.org

Hanna Bogen Novak, M.S., CCC-SLP   Hanna Bogen Novak is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Social-Cognitive Specialist who trains parents, schools, therapy teams, and other professionals across the US to encourage greater understanding of how to support healthy development of speech and language skills, social-regulation/social communication, self-regulation, emotional-regulation, and executive function thinking so that children can be successful. Within her clinical work, Hanna specializes in supporting children and teens who struggle with social communication, strategic thinking, regulation for learning, and speech and language deficits. Hanna is the co-creator of the  Brain Talk Curriculum , an interactive curriculum designed to teach children about their brains and how to use executive function thinking skills to respond mindfully rather than react impulsively.    Click here for details    Contact: hanna@thecenterforconnection.org

Hanna Bogen Novak, M.S., CCC-SLP

Hanna Bogen Novak is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Social-Cognitive Specialist who trains parents, schools, therapy teams, and other professionals across the US to encourage greater understanding of how to support healthy development of speech and language skills, social-regulation/social communication, self-regulation, emotional-regulation, and executive function thinking so that children can be successful. Within her clinical work, Hanna specializes in supporting children and teens who struggle with social communication, strategic thinking, regulation for learning, and speech and language deficits. Hanna is the co-creator of the Brain Talk Curriculum, an interactive curriculum designed to teach children about their brains and how to use executive function thinking skills to respond mindfully rather than react impulsively.

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Contact: hanna@thecenterforconnection.org

 

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Professional Development

Expand your skills by participating in a workshop or training program at the Center for Connection. 

Play Therapy Courses & Certification

(Online & In-Person Options, CEs Available)

Our Play Strong Institute is dedicated to providing continuing education and training to a new generation of play therapists, and advancing study and research in play therapy and neuroscience. Our work is highly integrated with the science of interpersonal neurobiology, trauma-informed care, play and the expressive arts.

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invited speakers services

(CEs Available)

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a series of professional workshops, featuring expert speakers on a range of topics we feel are unique, highly relevant, and intrinsic to the work of mental health practitioners and related disciplines who share our desire to stay current and integrate interdisciplinary practice with the latest research in neuroscience. You'll also have the opportunity to learn more about what we do and meet many of the wonderful clinicians on our Team during a lunch time Meet and Greet with the Center for Connection. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided throughout the training experience, but lunch will be on your own, so please plan accordingly. Several local eateries are close by to grab a quick bite, or you may decide to bring lunch with you to make the most of the mid-day networking event. 

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POSTDOCTORAL CERTIFICATE IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Are you a clinical psychologist interested in incorporating neuropsychological testing into your practice? Join a supportive group of peers to learn more about the brain, expand your practice, and connect with other psychologists.

Contact Dr. Ashley Taylor to learn more and join a waiting list. 


Video Resources

We offer a number of video workshops to help expand your knowledge on interpersonal neurobiology and other topics. Scroll down to view our current offerings. (Please note: when you click on the title, you will be taken to the purchasing site. For Vimeo links, you'll be taken to a log in page where you may sign in or create an account, and pay for your purchase. Then you can instantly watch your video. 

Adult Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology, & Narrative

CFC Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, presented on the science of how relationships shape the brain and nervous system, and the hopeful science of how people can change attachment patterns. A recording with slides is available via Vimeo. Click here to learn more

Child Development Mini-Package

This series of videos is a rare opportunity to hear both Dr. Bryson and Dr. Dan Siegel teach the concepts in their bestselling books. This collection will help parents, teachers, and anyone who works with kids to better understand child development and to cultivate resilience and well-being in children.

10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions

In this video, Dr. Bryson shares the information she most often gives parents who visit her in her office.  Click on the title above to purchase the instant download*, or scroll down to order the DVD.

10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children in the Classroom Improve Emotional, Academic, & Social Skills for Back-to-School

In this video lecture, Dr. Bryson explains the ten strategies she most commonly offers parents, teachers, and clinicians to understand what's going on, and how best to intervene, when kids are struggling at school -- academically, emotionally, socially.  Click on the title above to purchase the instant download.  

30 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children: A Three-DVD Set

In this DVD package, Dr. Bryson reveals 30 different brain-based strategies to help children with anxiety, social skills, classroom difficulties, decision making, and more.

The Whole-Brain Child Approach for Therapists DVD: Develop kids' Minds & Integrate Their Brains for Better Treatment Outcomes

Watch as Siegel and Bryson spend all day teaching the Whole-Brain approach to a room full of parents and clinicians.  They present the latest scientific research -- with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain -- in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain.  CE's available.