was founded to educate parents and professionals on issues pertaining to children’s mental health and to promote the psychological and emotional well-being of children and adolescents.
Our mission is to empower caregivers (i.e., parents, teachers, therapists, social workers, psychologists) by giving them pertinent insights, skills and tools necessary to help children thrive.
The Institute of Child Psychology places the importance of insight, compassion, trust and warmth at the heart of our work. We want to foster lasting change in the lives of families and to transform our community.
We believe that everyone should have access to affordable mental health resources.
Children and teens who will experience a mental health crisis before the age of 18
Children and teens diagnosed with a mental health disorder who do receive treatment
After three successful years of sold-out conferences, The Institute of Child Psychology is offering its 3rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Conference— and this year it’s online! This globally recognized event will bring in thousands of people, the majority of whom are parents and educators from every corner of the globe.
Our conference will be keynoted by 3 prestigious presenters: New York Times Best-Selling authors and clinicians, Dr. Daniel Siegel, and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (authors of the Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline, the Yes Brain, and The Power of Showing Up); and world-renowned author, Child and Family Therapist, and parenting expert, Jennifer Kolari, M.SW (author of Connected Parenting and You’re Ruining my Life: Surviving the Teenage Years)
Topics Include: Compassionate Discipline, Anxiety, ADHD, Anger, Depression, The Therapeutic Power of Animals, Grief & Loss, Autism, Impact of Divorce and Separation, Trauma, Sport Psychology for Kids, The Power of Play, Exploring Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation in Youth, Living Your Best Parent Life, Fetal Alchohol Spectrum Disorder Explained, Highly Sensitive Children, Impact of Technology, Building Emotional Regulation Skills in Children, The Beauty of Coping, Achieving Optimal Wellbeing for Your Family,
This conference is the only of it’s kind in the world, so this is an amazing opportunity to be a front runner in advocating for children’s mental health! Help us advocate for children’s mental health and to join us in creating a global community where the stigma around mental health is dismantled; moving forward together in empowering parents, caregivers, mental health professionals and educators in creating a more hopeful, dynamic future for our youth.
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson speaks internationally to parents, educators, camps, and clinicians. She is the author of Bottom Line for Baby (Random House 2020) and co-author (with Dan Siegel) of THE POWER OF SHOWING UP (2020) and THE YES BRAIN (2018), as well as two New York Times bestsellers — THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD ( 2011), and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE (2014) — each of which has been translated into over forty languages.
Tina is a psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopment lens. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for kids, parents, educators, clinicians, and industry leaders all over the world, and she’ makes frequent media appearances for venues like TIME, “Good Morning America,” Huffington Post, Redbook, The New York Times, and Real Simple. She is the Child Development Specialist at Saint Mark’s School in Altadena, the Director of Parenting Education at the Mindsight Institute, the Director for Child Development for Camp Chippewa in Cass Lake, Minnesota, and the Child Development Director for Lantern Camps. Tina is a graduate of Baylor University and earned her LCSW and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.
Our early bird gift features world renowned author and speaker Kim J. Payne, M.ED. (Publications: Simplicity Parenting, The Soul of Discipline, Being Your Best When Your Kids are at Their Worst, Beyond Winning: Smart parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment). Kim Payne’s professional versatility is demonstrated in his multiple roles in mental health including his work as a school counsellor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, and a private family counsellor for twenty seven years. He has penned multiple books on parenting, as well as consulted for educational associations in over 12 countries.
Thousands of attendees each day!
Parents, Caregivers, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals
Parents, caregivers, educators, and mental health professionals will come together to learn about the latest research, innovations, and techniques pertaining to children’s mental health and attachment-based parenting practices.
November 20-22st, 2020
Friday 8AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 8AM – 5:30PM
Sunday 8AM – 5:30PM
Online, live-streaming through Zoom.
All workshops are recorded and attendees will have access to recordings for 60 days (30 days for the keynote addresses and early bird lectumentary).
To empower parents, caregivers and educators in creating a more hopeful, dynamic future for our youth.