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 this Summer for our 2021 Friday Morning Tea & Training Webinar Series!

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.   


Click each session title to learn more!

Friday Morning Tea & Training Webinars

July 30:  Gaps + Gains:  Understand the Social, Emotional + Academic Setbacks and Gifts (Yes, Gifts!) of the Covid-19 Year

Aug. 6:  Expressive Arts Therapy: Explore the Healing Power of the Arts for Children, Teens and Adults

Aug. 13:  Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth: Clinical Tools for Working with Youth Across the Gender Spectrum


Effective and Compassionate Clinical Work for Transgender and Nonbinary Children, Teens and Families

Mondays, September 20 – November 15, 2021 with October 11 canceled for Indigenous People’s Day. 

This 8-week professional training (16 hours) is designed to equip you in your clinical and case management work with transgender and nonbinary youth and families.  Learn more or contact us at to save your spot for the fall session!


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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