Events | Trainings

Winter 2019 Presenter Information

Winter 2019 Presenter Information

 

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Presentation: Techniques and Strategies: Tools for Intervention – Sessions 1 & 2 | Wednesday, January 30 & Thursday, February 28 | St. Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Dr. Carol Siegel, PhD, LP, IMH-E®(IV), Private Practice & Instructor in Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program – Univ. of MN

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).

 

Presentation: Techniques and Strategies: Tools for Intervention – Sessions 1 & 2 | Wednesday, January 30 & Thursday, February 28 | St. Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Maris Gilbert MA, LMFT, IMH-E (III)

Biography: Maris Gilbert has been working with young children and their caregivers for 20 years.  She has a private practice in South Minneapolis where she sees children, families, and adult clients.  She uses the creative process/art therapy, and parent child psychotherapy to address issues such as parent and child relationship, attachment, emotional/social regulation, developmental concerns, anxiety, depression and grief. She provides reflective consultation to therapists, early childhood educators, clinics and early childhood programs.

 

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Presentation: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know | Monday, February 4 | St. Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Barb Clark, BIS, Youth Studies/Sociology, FASD Consultant – North American Council on Adoptable Children

Biography: Barb spent over 20 years working with at-risk youth in public schools and the non-profit sector. Barb and her husband are the parents of four adopted children, the oldest of which is diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Barb now works as a consultant who works with schools, agencies and families to improve the education and lives of young people who are living with an FASD.

 

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Presentation: How do I help them? Fostering ‘Ordinary Magic’ of Resilience in Children Experiencing Trauma | Thursday, February 7 & Thursday, February 21 | St. Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, SpeakerBiography: 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.

 

 

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Presentation: How do I help them? Fostering ‘Ordinary Magic’ of Resilience in Children Experiencing Trauma
| Thursday, February 7 & Thursday, February 21 | St. Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc. 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 has extensive background knowledge in challenging behaviors and early childhood development.

 

 

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Presentation: Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents| Thursday, February 14 | Mounds View, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Kathryn Cullen, MD—University of Minnesota

Biography: Kathryn R. Cullen, M.D., is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and she is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cullen completed her medical training at the University of Minnesota including medical school, psychiatry residency and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship. She also completed a T32 research fellowship through the Center of Neurobehavioral Development. She currently co-directs the Early Stage Mood Disorders (child and adolescent arm) clinic with Dr. David Bond, and co-directs the Research on Adolescent Depression laboratory (RAD Lab) with Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D. (Psychology). Dr. Cullen is an active member of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, and is an adjunct in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience.

 

Presentation: Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents| Thursday, February 14 | Mounds View, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, PhD, LP University of Minnesota

Biography: Dr. Gunlicks-Stoessel’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions for adolescent depression. She has a particular interest in the development of adaptive interventions, which provide clinical guidelines for selecting, combining, and sequencing interventions to personalize the intervention approach. Dr. Gunlicks-Stoessel also conducts research on the interpersonal context of depression, and the social, emotional, and biological processes involved in regulating interpersonal stress. Dr. Gunlicks-Stoessel is a member of the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health.

 

 

Presentation: Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents| Thursday, February 14 | Mounds View, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Kristina Reigstad, PsyD, LPUniversity of Minnesota

Biography: Dr. Reigstad is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides individual psychotherapy and psychological assessments in the Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic. She provides clinical services to children, adolescents and adults. She provides psychotherapy to parents with their own mental health concerns and parents of children experiencing mental illness. Dr. Registad’s research is focused on the interpersonal processes implicated in the link between parental depression and child and adolescent depression, and associations between improvement in parents’ depression and their children’s psychopathology. She also conducts research on the interpersonal context of depression, and she is interested in the impact of parent-child attachment relationships on child and parent functioning.

 

Presentation: Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents| Thursday, February 14 | Mounds View, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, PhD, LP—University of Minnesota

Biography: Dr. Klimes-Dougan’s long-term goal is to explicate risk factors associated with early stages of depression and suicidal risk in an effort to more effectively intervene. Efforts to target children at risk for depression, prior to or early on in the disease process are thought to be favorable approaches to facilitating adaptation and minimizing risk. To this end, her work has utilized developmental and neuroscience approaches that examine the stress/emotion regulatory systems implicated in depression. Recent work has focused on systems known to be critical to emotion/stress regulation including the assessment of key front-limbic neurocircuitry (e.g., using imaging techniques) and associated physiological (e.g., HPA axis) systems. A second theme of her research pertains to identifying factors that potentially modify these risk trajectories and have the potential to influence neurobiological regulatory processes that are disrupted in depressed youth.

 

 

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Presentation: Fostering Healthy Emotional Regulation in Youth with Anxiety | Tuesday, March 5 | Saint Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: 
Ann Layne, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Anxiety Treatment Resources

Biography: Dr. Ann 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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Presentation: Rethinking Challenging Kids: Helping Kids Build Skills for Success | Tuesday, March 12 | Minneapolis, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Ed Morales, MPP, MSW, LICSW—Socorro Consulting

Biography: Since 2011, Ed has worked with more than 1000 kids and families as a school social worker, school-based therapist, trainer, and consultant. In addition to his work with Socorro Consulting, Ed works with the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a Child Welfare Foundations Trainer, and with Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota as a social worker. Ed lives in North Minneapolis with his two amazing adopted daughters, his wife, and his cat, Mocha.

 

 

Presentation: Promoting Self-Control, Focus, and Attention Skills in Children 0-8 Years | Wednesday, March 13 | Eagan, MN | Learn More

Presenter: Raelene Ostberg, M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist, Thriving Together, LLC, Master Trainer, MNCPD, Parent Educator, PAIIR

Biography: Raelene Ostberg is founder of Thriving Together, LLC and a Master Trainer with Achieve-MNCPD in Minnesota.  Raelene develops and delivers transformative Keynotes, in-person workshops, live Facebook “Naptime Nuggets”, and other online education series designed to decrease stress, enhance joy, and bolster success for those doing the critical work of educating and caring for young children.  She has worked in the early childhood field for over twenty years and builds on her wide-range of experience as a home visitor, parent educator, early childhood presenter, staff coordinator, writer, coach, and business liaison.  Raelene specializes in promoting self-control in young children, working with challenging behaviors, reducing caregiver stress, and building a successful team approach between caregivers. Most recently, Raelene also directs her energy and enthusiasm to support and encourage trainers and coaches who are working to enhance the skills of Minnesota’s early childhood workforce through the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Mentorship Program. Raelene holds a MEd in Family Education and a BA in Theater from the University of Minnesota.

 

 

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Presentation: Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents & Suicide Prevention Best Practices | Monday, March 18 | St. Paul, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Deborah Cavitt, MS, Project Director – Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

Biography: Deborah is project director for the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health. She works as a grant writer and family coach for families of children with mental health challenges. Deb is an experienced certified teacher, a prevention specialist, and presents on topics related to mental health and addiction to youth, parents and professionals. She has a master’s degree in Human Service with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling Certifications. She is also a parent who guided her own children through the risks of substance use and challenges of mental illness.

 

Presentation: Moving Mountains: An Integrative Approach To Helping Intense, Anxious, Reactive Children| Wednesday, March 27 | Eagan, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Marit Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist and Consultant – Private Practice
Biography: Marit Appeldoorn is a therapist, supervisor, and consultant who has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She has a private practice in South Minneapolis, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg University and St. Mary’s University. She is also a board member of the Minnesota Association for Play Therapy.

 

 

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Presentation: Moving Mountains: An Integrative Approach To Helping Intense, Anxious, Reactive Children| Wednesday, March 27 | Eagan, MN | Learn More
Presenter: Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, E-RYT 200, Owner – 1000 Petals, LLC
Biography: Kathy Flaminio 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.

Kathy holds a master’s degree in social work and has over 20 years in the schools. 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. Kathy has partnered with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s hospital to provide trauma informed yoga therapy for children and adolescents on the mental health and dual diagnosis units.

Over the past seven years Kathy has worked with four of the largest schools districts in Minnesota to bring Yoga Calm® training to their educators district wide.  In 2014, Kathy helped develop the Teen Resiliency Program in the Twin Cities with Dr. Henry Emmons and other physicians and psychologists.  This program is an integrative skill based model used to support teens with anxiety, depression and other stress-related conditions.