Professional Training


Our Training Institute, launched in 2004, is part of our initiative to share expertise with fellow professionals in mental health, education, and organizations serving children and families. In creating this community for learning, growth, and diversity, we hope to challenge ourselves and others to think deeply, creatively, empirically and to act boldly.

Our training model incorporates what we call experiential and embodied learning, drawing on strength-based and mindfulness approaches in a relational, culturally responsive context. Our training program provides an opportunity to collectively develop our own wise and authentic voices to advocate for social change while helping girls stand strong with zest for life.

Join us Summer 2023 for our Professional Training Series!

Girls and Grit™: Other words for grit are courage, determination, indomitable spirit. How can we help our children (girls and boys) develop this kind of passion and persistence as they face life’s challenges? Come meet with Dr. Johnson for the educational workshop for parents as she shares from the curricula for Girls and Grit™ training program. – DATES TBD

Grab your tea or coffee – and join us for online learning in our professional training webinar series.  The three live, interactive webinars are offered Friday mornings from 9am to 11am. You’ll connect with colleagues and expand your skill set from the comfort of your own home.  Register for one, two or all three!  The webinar series is designed for mental health professionals, educators, school counselors, and youth program leaders.   Mental health professionals will earn 2 continuing education credits per session.   Early bird cost is $95 per session; $110 after June 30.  Build essential skills to do your best work during these extraordinary times.   

Friday Morning Tea & Training Webinars

Date TBD:  Gaps + Gains:  Understand the Social, Emotional + Academic Setbacks and Gifts (Yes, Gifts!) of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Date TBD:  Expressive Arts Therapy: Explore the Healing Power of the Arts for Children, Teens and Adults

Date TBD:  Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth: Clinical Tools for Working with Youth Across the Gender Spectrum


Email Paige Hobey, Director of Community Education and Outreach, at to learn more or to join our email list for updates on Professional Training!


Courses Offered Throughout the Year:

Health and Wellness Center Professional Training

In-Service Trainings for Educators and School Staff

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