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. Keep reading to learn more about booking a CFC speaker, our 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:
if you are interested in booking one of our speakers, then please the form at left.
Additional speakers are available for a range of topics. Visit our Team Page to learn more about our clinicians and their areas of speciality. You may also use the form at right to let us know what topics you’re interested in, and we’ll do our best to find the right match from our team.
Expand your skills by participating in a workshop or training program at the Center for Connection.
(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.
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.
Virtual Learning Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This four-week course will address sensory processing as a whole, dissect each of the eight sensory systems, and discuss how sensory input impacts daily functioning and regulation--all of which will give you another lens with which to view the behaviors of clients. And it will provide you tools to recognize the need for an Occupational Therapy evaluation!