What Every Parent Needs to Know About Drugs & Alcohol

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One of our clinical team members Vicki Chiang PSY.D.  Licensed Psychologist (PSY 21136) shares information for parents about drugs & alcohol in this video made by the Community Prevention Council of La Cañada Flintridge! Read more and find more resources at: http://www.lcfcpc.com/what-every-parent-should-know-about-drugs-and-alcohol/ Read more about the LCF Community Prevention Council: http://www.lcfcpc.com/about-us/

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What is Gender Identity Anyway?

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By: MARY SCHULTZ, MMFT Registered Intern (IMF 87459) Supervised by Monica Valdivia-Aguilar, MA, LMFT (MFT41352)   & REBECCA TURNER, M.S.   Registered Intern (94229) Supervised by Monica Valdivia Aguilar, M.A., MFC 41352 Mary and Rebecca facilitate Rainbow Grit at the Institute, our group for LGBTQ youth. It might be safe to assume you’re wearing clothes…

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RAINBOW GRIT – A Message for LGBTQIA Teens

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By Kara Johnson, M.A., LMFT Everybody needs a place where they can freely and safely express themselves. Yet I often hear from LGBTQIA teens that they feel  like no one understands what they are really going through.  They may feel  isolated from others. And, they may have lots of uncertainty about who they really are. …

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When Your Teen Identifies as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual…

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When Your Teen Identifies as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual…. By Melissa Johnson, PhD Psychologist (PSY13102), CEO and Founder of the Institute for Girls’ Development. One of the important tasks of the teen years is asking – and starting to answer –  “who am I?” The “who am I?” questions include: Who am I emotionally, socially,…

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Resources for LGBTQ Youth

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At the Institute, our goal is to provide an open-minded space for our clients to explore questions of identity formation and to equip teens and families with resources and support as they journey to an integrated, authentic identity. At the Institute Individual therapy: While all our therapists are trained to develop targeted, supportive interventions for…

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Music & Mindfulness

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Dear Colleagues and Friends, Emerging research continues to show the benefits of mindfulness for children and teens. Some of the researched benefits include increased focus, stress reduction, anxiety reduction, and coping with illness and pain. Here at the Institute for Girls’ Development, we are always looking for ways to enhance the use of mindfulness in the…

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Pre-Licensed Therapist: Child and Adolescent Specialty Program (CASP)

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Posting: June 2017 Accepting Applications: Now Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: August/September 2017 The Institute for Girls’ Development promotes excellence in psychotherapeutic and assessment services as well as community programs for girls and their families. Our asset-based model of comprehensive services is based on current research on girls’ and women’s development and effective…

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Workshop Coordinator

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Workshop Coordinator Institute for Girls’ Development, a Psychological Corporation. The Institute is a private group practice in Pasadena. We are looking for someone who is passionate about empowering girls and families through workshops and community education.  The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working with children, teens and families, is creative and organized, works well…

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Administrative Assistant

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Administrative Assistant Institute for Girls’ Development, a Psychological Corporation. The Institute is a private group practice in Pasadena. We are looking for someone that can work well under pressure with a good attitude, demonstrate assertiveness, solve problems independently, take initiative where there’s need, sharp in their skill set/knowledge of job, confident in what they can…

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Licensed C.A.S.P Therapist

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For Licensed Mental Health Professionals A position in our Child and Adolescent Specialty Program (C.A.S.P.) The Institute for Girls’ Development promotes excellence in psychotherapeutic and assessment services as well as community programs for girls and their families. Our asset-based model of comprehensive services is based on current research on girls’ and women’s development and effective…

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