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A Bit About Our Institute Training Program

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A Bit About Our Institute Training Program Each academic year, the Institute for Girl’s Development selects 2 – 4 dedicated and experienced clinicians-in-training to participate in our highly selective Professional Training Program. Who Participates in the Institute’s Professional Training Program?   • Postdoctoral Fellows have completed their doctoral degrees as well as multiple years of training…

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It Takes Two to Co-regulate

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It Takes Two to Tango Co-regulate By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#101031)   We hear the word self-regulation a lot these days, but what does it mean? Self-regulation is the process during which we manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order in to meet our needs. It involves managing one’s…

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BREAKING NEWS FROM SUPERFLEX ACADEMY!

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Space Invader is on the loose! Space Invader is an Unthinkable that is skilled at invading the brains of citizens everywhere. Be on the lookout for these signs of the Space Invader. The Space Invader will be seen moving into someone else’s personal space without noticing where their body is! Space Invader is known to make…

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Épanouie Promo Video

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Join us June 10-14 at our brand new program for transfeminine youth, ages 10-12! Épanouie is a collaboration between the Institute for Girls’ Development and the LA Gender Center. Check out our Épanouie page to learn more! Click here to watch our promo video with Dr. Caroline Carter and Dr. Erin Norton!

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Art as a Way to Advance Higher Order Thinking Skills

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Art as a Way to Advance Higher Order Thinking Skills By Sushi Frausto, LMFT Participating in artistic processes builds skills that can lead to success in many areas of our lives.  Being creative requires our brain to use higher order thinking skills.  Higher order thinking refers to complex thinking that requires numerous cognitive processes to…

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Art as Language

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Art as Language: Enriching Communication Through Art By Sushi Frausto, LMFT To say art is a language is, in reality, a bit misleading.  Art is a process of communication that includes language but moves beyond the grammatical and linguistic limits of language.  Art is an overarching term often commonly used for all expressive and creative…

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Art as a Tool for Self-Regulation

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Art as a Tool for Self-Regulation By Sushi Frausto, LMFT Self-regulation is a person’s ability to adjust, control and manage themselves in a given situation.  Self-regulation includes: Being self-aware of what is going on within yourself Modulating one’s emotional & physical reactions Adjusting to the situation Using one’s cognitive abilities to meet the task at…

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#WomensHistoryMonth Campaign 2019

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This past March, to celebrate Women’s History Month, we featured Women Making History across our social media platforms! The women featured are all currently involved in feminist activism and they’re using their voices in unique and inspiring ways. Read on for the full list of women we featured and more information about their work, including…

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