The Healthy Child and Adolescent Psychology Workshop Series beginning March 9

AUSB-Healthy-Child-Workshop-headerPresented by the combined AUSB Psychology Programs — Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, The Healthy Child and Adolescent Psychology Workshop Series is a rare opportunity for local therapists, parents, teachers, mental health professionals, practitioners, and students to absorb some of the most current information in the field of child and adolescent psychology, from highly esteemed, ground-breaking presenters.

The workshops will be held; March 9, March 23, and April 6, 2013. Anyone with an interest in this field is welcome to attend. Participants will have the chance to appreciate a range of approaches from Gestalt and forensics to multicultural frameworks and mindfulness, while sharing insights with colleagues and integrating new techniques into their work.


Violet Oaklander



Nancy Leffert

Highlighted speakers include revered child psychology pioneer Violet Oaklander, PhD—practitioner, trainer, and author of Windows To Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents—who will discuss her groundbreaking model of psychotherapy on March 9, and AUSB President Nancy Leffert, PhD, a nationally known scholar, speaker, and consultant who created the widely-used Developmental Assets Framework paradigm for child and adolescent development, on March 23. Both presenters will be honored for their contributions with post-workshop receptions.

In addition to Dr. Leffert, the second workshop includes a lecture on Child and Family Resilience in Forensic Context by AUSB adjunct instructor Marlene Valter, PsyD. Workshop III addresses multicultural family issues with: Salvador D. Treviño, PhD, PsyD program Director of Practicum; Rosanna Jimeno, PsyD; Denise Jaimes Villanueva, PsyD; and Al Munoz-Flores, PsyD, who oversees the MA in Clinical Psychology Program’s Latino Mental Health concentration; and mindfulness for children with trauma, by adjunct faculty member Radhule Weininger, PhD, MD.

Participants may attend any or all three dates, and choose to earn up to 13 CEUs for this post-graduate certificate program, which is BBS-approved for MFTs and LCSWs. Admission is $45 for Workshop I (March 9, 10am–2:30pm); $75 each for Workshop II (March 23, 9am–6pm) and III (April 6, 9am–4pm); $175 for the complete series; and $20 each for students.

A complete schedule, speaker bios and registration information, is available at

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