Mindfulness Tools: Helping Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30am – 3:30pm

$180 (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.)

Early Bird Special: $160 (through June 15)

Group of 3 Rate — save an additional $15 (see instructions below)

If you experience any trouble registering online, please contact us directly at 626-585-8075, ext. 121 or email Paige Hobey, Workshop and Community Outreach Director, at PHobey@IFGD.care.

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

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

Presenter: Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D.

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.

CEUs: The cost of this course includes 5 hours of continuing education credits. If you are licensed outside of California, please confirm with your board that they will accept programs sponsored by APA providers. For questions regarding continuing education credits, contact Dr. Chris Cooper of Illuminated Education. 626.744.9472.

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.

Please feel free to call (626.585.8075, ext. 121) or email Paige Hobey, Workshop and Community Outreach Director, at PHobey@IFGD.care with questions and 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.

Group Rate $15 DiscountGroup of 3 or more, Individual Registration