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An informative, practical and fun training for therapists, educators, school counselors and youth program leaders

Are you a part of a group? We offer a $15 discount to individuals coming in a group from an organization or school. Please register individually, but provide the names of everyone in your group in the ‘order notes’ of checkout.

CEUs are included in the cost of this workshop for mental health professionals. If you are interested in receiving CEUs, please indicate this in the “notes” section at checkout.

Saturday, July 21st , 2018, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sign in and light breakfast 9:00 – 9:30

Presenter: Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D.

Psychologist (PSY 13102)

Come discover creative, fun and meaningful tools for incorporating mindfulness into everyday activities with children and teens. Exciting current research in the fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience indicate that mindfulness practices can help children and teens improve attention and focus, manage stress, enjoy more positive relationships, and increase optimism! Whether you work in an educational or clinical setting or an after-school program, mindfulness tools can be an asset to the youth with whom you work. This presentation will provide participants with current research, practical tools, and experiential exercises to support the effective use of mindfulness with children and teens.

Continuing education credits are available for those licensed through the California Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Illuminated Education is the continuing education provider. Continuing education credits available through Illuminated Education for licensed psychologists and those licensed by the BBS in California. For more details: www.illuminateded.com

Click on links to download following forms to register by mail: School Program Invoicing, Registration Form, and Credit Card Authorization

Please feel free to call (626.585.8075, ext. 108), fax (626.585.0440), or e-mail Maryanne Mueller, at mmueller@IFGD.care, with questions and for registration information.


Melissa J Johnson, PhD, licensed psychologist (PSY 13102), is the founder & CEO of the Institute for Girls’ Development in Pasadena, CA.  An expert on child and teen development with a Master’s in Education and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Johnson has worked with children and teens for over 30 years. At the Institute, Dr. Johnson and her team deliver strength-based therapy, inspiring educational programs, and consultation with schools and districts to help create positive school climates.  Dr. Johnson’s approach to raising and mentoring girls draws together contemporary research in neuroscience, mind/body health, and evidence based interventions in mindfulness and social & emotional intelligence.

Dr. Johnson is the recipient of numerous awards, recognizing her contributions to the community and to psychology. Dr. Johnson is former Interim Chair of the Masters Programs in Counseling at the University of La Verne and has served as an adjunct faculty member at both the University of La Verne and the University of Southern California.  Dr. Johnson is a welcomed regional and national speaker.  Her peer reviewed publications have appeared in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Her numerous articles about raising strong girls have appeared in community online blogs and newsletters. Dr. Johnson’s book chapter, Girls In-Between: Social, Emotional, Physical and Sexual Development in Context has just been released in the Springer publication, Maternal Mental Health Across the Life Span. Through the Institute, she has published Stand Up! Speak Out! Empowering Skills for Girls’ Friendships, a guide for educators and youth program leaders.