"The Yes Brain", A Presentation for Therapists

  • Fri, January 27, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Monrovian Restaurant Banquet Room, 534 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016
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This will be a popular event, so save your spot soon.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers:  The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. Her newest book, The Yes Brain, is coming in 2017.

This event is sponsored by

Anchor Children & Family Counseling Inc.

Unruh Divorce Mediation

 Once you're anchored, everything is possible.

Keeping balanced in today's busy and distracted world can be tough. When emotional troubles, family transitions, or academic struggles also need attention, where do you start? At Anchor Children and Family Counseling, Dr. Melissa Springstead and her associates support adults, children, teens and parents with a whole-brain, holistic approach. Each therapist integrates mindfulness and executive function coaching with person-centered psychotherapy to help kids and adults feel secure, balanced, and connected.

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 Steven Unruh is a licensed Psychotherapist and Divorce Mediator. Having been in the field of psychology and dispute resolution for over 30 years, he is an expert in resolving divorce, family disputes, and constructive uncoupling. By collaborating with other professionals - Attorneys, Quadros, and CPAs - Steven brings every divorce to completion, no matter how complicated. As a team, the divorcing couple is lead through the entire process, resolving issues of pensions, custody and parenting plan, alimony, and investments, all without ever entering the court room.

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Drawing on cutting-edge research and neuroscience, this workshop focuses on the information highlighted in Dr. Bryson's new book The Yes Brain (Random House, 2017, co-authored with Daniel J. Siegel)  Understanding the Yes Brain approach will allow therapists to:

  • Apply the framework of interpersonal neurobiology to child development and discipline strategies
  • Understand different types of integration that will allow them to teach parents and other clients in revolutionary ways;
  • Utilize Yes Brain strategies to lay the groundwork for promoting integration and mental health in parents and their children;
  • Be intentional about teaching specific caregiving experiences to shape how children's brains are wired and therefore function;
  • Teach kids about their own brain so they can have additional tools for self-regulation and make better decisions;
  • Work with parents to establish a consistent, overarching, approach to child development
  • Give kids tools to change their own struggles so they can be less reactive and more resilient.
In this workshop, Dr. Bryson presents the latest scientific research--with a special emphasis on attachment, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and 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. 

Using stories, case examples, power point, videos, and a lot of humor, Dr. Bryson encourages therapists to keep their own developing brains in mind as they nurture the growing minds of kids and other individuals.  She provides creative examples of how she uses brain science--sometimes in the form of cartoon strips--in her office to help kids see things differently and acquire new tools to be resilient and feel hope about achieving lasting change in their lives. 

At the end of the workshop, you will have a new framework for understanding and evolving your own work, along with Yes Brain strategies you can use to help kids move from reactivity to resilience. 

Therapists Earn 2 CEU's

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Friday January 27, 2017

We're meeting at the Monrovian Restaurant banquet room. A delicious luncheon buffet will be served.

Early Registration is Now Open

Save by registering now for this important event. Early registration ends January 6,2017.
(See cancellation policy at the end of this announcement)
About the Presenter

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers:  The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.  She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting consultant.  She is the Executive Director of The Center for Connection, an interdisciplinary clinical practice, the Director of Parenting Education for the Mindsight Institute, and the Child Development Specialist at Saint Mark's School in Altadena, CA.

Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.



Registration is not complete until full payment has been received. Full payment of the registration guarantees you a seat/place at the event. Partial or incomplete payment does not guarantee you a seat/place unless it is paid for in full within 24 hours in advance of the scheduled event.


Forty-eight hours prior to the event:   100% refund

Twenty-four hours prior to the event:   50% refund

Day of event or no-show:                         0% refund

*if you have a medical, personal, family emergency, or other extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending, and you have already registered (partially or fully), you may either request a refund, or apply your payment/deposit toward the next event.

You may initiate your cancellation request, or to make a refund or credit request, by sending an email to the San Gabriel Valley CAMFT Secretary: susanjanss@yahoo.com


You must send in your request no later than five days within the end of the event.

You will receive your credit or refund within fourteen business days following the approval of your request.

Note that circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations, or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. Therefore, SGV-CAMFT reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speaker and/or topics if necessary. Any changes will be updated on the SGV-CAMFT website, and every effort will be made to notify you via email of any changes so that you may have the option to cancel or transfer your registration fee.

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