Events | Trainings

Fall 2017 Presenter Information

Fall 2017 Presenter Information


Katherine Lingras

Presentation: Best Practices for Supporting Social-Emotional Development in the Classroom: Proactive and Behavior Management Strategies | Monday, October 23 | Saint Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP
Biography: Dr. Katherine (Katie) Lingras is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Child Psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in early childhood mental health, emotional/behavioral regulation concerns, and dyadic (parent-child) treatment for children who have experienced trauma. Her clinical work and research is focused on social-emotional development and building the capacities of the adults who care for them. Dr. Lingras directs the Psychiatry Department’s Early Childhood Clinic, which provides assessment and outpatient parent-child treatment, and also works within the community providing mental health consultation and professional development training in early care and education settings and primary care clinics. Dr. Lingras is a certified group leader in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training and has led child, parent, and teacher groups, and provided mental health consultation for HeadStart/preschool programs and school districts around the country. Dr. Lingras completed her undergrad and co-terminal Master’s degrees in Psychology at Stanford University and her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Child Development, and is happy to be back in the Twin Cities after several years training and working on the East Coast.

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Kathy Flaminio
Kathy Flaminio

Presentation: Healing from Within: Trauma-Informed Mind-Body Practices for Health and Well-Being | Wednesday, October 25 | Maple Grove, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Kathy Flaminio, MSW, LGSW
Biography: Kathy is the owner of 1000 Petals LLC a training and consulting company on the Science and Practice of Mindfulness and Movement. Kathy is committed to developing products and services that provide transformative experiences to help adults and children live a more integrated life. She holds a master’s degree in social work and has over 20 years in the schools. Among her many other projects, she is adjunct faculty with Saint Mary’s University and has guided over 20,000 professionals to integrate yoga-based movement, mindfulness, and social/emotional skills strategies into classrooms, hospitals, home care and therapeutic settings.

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Ann Layne

Presentation: Effective Intervention with Anxious Youth using CBT, Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Techniques | Monday, October 30 | Saint Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Ann Layne, PhD, LP
Biography: Dr. Layne is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice at Anxiety Treatment Resources. Dr. Layne specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Layne received her doctorate from Oklahoma State University and went on to complete a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the University of Minnesota. She served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota before starting private practice in 2005.

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Angela Klinefelter

Presentation: Understanding the Child Through the Parent Perspective | Friday, November 3 | Maple Grove, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Angela Klinefelter, MS, IMH-E®(II)
Biography: Angela is a licensed teacher of parents and children. She has a Masters Degree in Child and Family Studies and Marriage and Family Therapy and has 20 years of experience working with children and families. She is currently working as a Parent Educator and home visitor for the St. Cloud School District Early Childhood Family Education Program and is also the Project Manager for Greater St. Cloud Area Thrive. Angela teaches for St. Cloud State University for the Child and Family Studies Department and is an online instructor for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota. Angela specializes in the area of social emotional development of young child and the enhancement of parent child relationships.

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Carol Siegel

Presentation: The Psychology of Scarcity: The Impact of “Not Enough” on Health and Well-Being | Monday, November 6 | Maple Grove, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Carol Siegel, PhD, LP, IMH-E®(IV)
Biography: Dr. Siegel is a licensed psychologist in Minneapolis and sees parents and children in her private practice. Carol’s primary clinical focus is parenting and issues encountered by parents with complex histories. This may include depression, stress, adoption, foster care, trauma, abuse, or neglect. Carol is also a consultant to clinicians and home-visiting programs around Minnesota. She teaches in the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program at the University of Minnesota and is endorsed by the Minnesota Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association as an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor (Level IV). Carol received her doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.

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Lauren Nietz

Presentation: Language for Joining: Supporting Students in Distress | Monday, November 13 | Minneapolis, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Lauren Nietz, LICSW
Biography: Lauren is a therapist, trainer, and consultant at Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis. She has over a decade of experience providing therapy to adults, children, groups, and families who are struggling with the effects of trauma as an in-home family therapist and day treatment supervisor. Lauren provides training and consultation to clinicians working with young children and their caregivers utilizing Developmental Repair, a treatment model that was developed at Washburn. At the core of Developmental Repair is the assumption that all children learn about the world through their primary relationships. Lauren describes ways adults can partner with children to repair social and emotional learning and increase developmental capacities. She has presented at local, statewide, and national conferences on treating childhood trauma. Lauren has a certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the Institute of Child Development and is a member of the School of Social Work Community Faculty at the University of Minnesota.

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Heather Gallivan

Presentation: Battling Eating Disorders in Children and Teens | Tuesday, November 14 | Saint Louis Park, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Heather Gallivan, PsyD, LP
Biography: Heather is the Clinical Director at Melrose Center. She joined Melrose in 2004 and has worked with eating disorder patients in all levels of care from outpatient to residential treatment settings. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Melrose Center, Dr. Gallivan served 5 years in the United States Navy as an active duty psychologist.

 

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Elizabeth Jackson

Presentation: Battling Eating Disorders in Children and Teens | Tuesday, November 14 | Saint Louis Park, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD
Biography: Elizabeth has been a dietitian at the Melrose Center since 2010 and has a special interest in the intersection of trauma, food trauma, substance abuse and eating disorders. She received her degree from Central Michigan University and taught there for 9 years. Elizabeth also had a private practice in Michigan for 19 years, specializing in nutrition counseling for eating disorders and child and family feeding issues.

 

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Lois Larson

Presentation: Battling Eating Disorders in Children and Teens | Tuesday, November 14 | Saint Louis Park, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Lois Larson, PT
Biography: Lois has been with Melrose Center since its inception in 1985. She is the manager of the Melrose Physical Awareness and Rehabilitation Center (PARC) and the developer of exercise programs designed for patients with eating disorders. Lois received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her Clinical Exercise Specialist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

 

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Michele Fallon
Michele Fallon

Presentation: Before the ABCs: Strategies for the Promotion of Self-Regulation and Intervention | Thursday, November 16 | Minneapolis, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E®(IV)
Biography: Michele is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed at Level IV in infant and early childhood mental health through the Infant and Early Childhood division of MACMH (MACMH-IEC), of which she is currently co-chairperson with Tracy Schreifels. With 40 years of experience working with young children and families, Michele currently provides infant and early childhood mental health reflective consultation, supervision and training for infant and early childhood professionals across a variety of disciplines and settings, and is an online instructor for the Center for Early Education and Development at the U of MN.

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Tracy Schreifels

Presentation: Before the ABCs: Strategies for the Promotion of Self-Regulation and Intervention | Thursday, November 16 | Minneapolis, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III)
Biography: Tracy is the Mental Health Specialist for Reach Up Inc, a Head Start and Early Head Start agency in St. Cloud, MN. Prior to this position she taught as a preschool teacher for 8 years and has had experience working in a day treatment program for preschool children with significant mental health disorders. She provides in-home family therapy and classroom support for children identified with challenging behaviors as well as reflective consultation and therapeutic parent education groups. Tracy also teaches online for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota and provides trainings around the Midwest.

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Presentation: Understanding Attachment and Rethinking Behavior: Healing Children Who Have Experienced Trauma | Monday, December 4 | Shoreview, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Kara Rogers, MSW, LICSW
Biography: The topics of trauma and attachment are “near and dear” to Kara’s heart. She has been the Clinical Supervisor for Catholic Charities’ Young Learners program (YLP) – a mental health day treatment program for children ages 3-7 years old, since it started in 2007. She and her husband were foster parents for 12 years and cared for numerous sibling groups and “hard to place” children. They have two biological children and one adopted child.

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Maddie Asp

Presentation: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens and Adolescents | Tuesday, December 12 | Maplewood, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Maddie Asp, MSW, LGSW
Biography: Maddie has experience working with adolescents, early adolescents, and adults using DBT. She facilitates groups using activities to help client’s learn and be able to demonstrate their ability to use skills. Maddie is energetic and engaging.

 

 

 

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Sarah Janzen

Presentation: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens and Adolescents | Tuesday, December 12 | Maplewood, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Sarah Janzen, MSW, LICSW
Biography: Sarah has over 8 years of experience in facilitating DBT programs. She currently supervises a clinic that specializes in using a DBT model in a variety of treatment programs and populations. Sarah has a passion to empower individuals to make lifelong changes and work towards their own personal vision of recovery! She is nationally certified in DBT.

 

 

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Sara Langworthy

Presentation: Bridging the Relationship Gap: Building Resilience in Young Children Facing Adversity | Thursday, December 14 | Saint Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Sara Langworthy, PhD
Biography: Sara is an author, consultant, speaker and YouTuber. Her book award-winning book, Bridging the Relationship Gap, addresses how educators can build resilience with children who experience stress and adversity in early life. She is a dynamic speaker who enjoys talking about the science of child development, both in-person and on her YouTube channel. Sara is also an organizational advancement consultant and founding partner of The Exchange Loop. Learn more about Sara and her work by visiting her website.