Upcoming Events

Private Positive Parenting Classes

Private Positive Parenting Classes will meet once a week for four to six weeks and are designed to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be implemented at home. Topics will include communication, conflict resolution, modeling, anger management, and discipline focusing on family’s specific needs.

Cost: $60 per person per class or $60 per couple per class.

For reservations or additional information please call me at 714-745-1535 or email me today to make your appointment.

Women’s Process Group

Ongoing support group for women who have separated from their spouse or partner, or are going through the process. (Domestic partnerships included.)

Weekly 90-minute sessions on Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

$30 per session per person (advanced registration is required).

To register or for additional information call 714-745-1535 or email me here.

Previous Presentations

Positive Parenting Presentation

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Birth Choice Clinic, Long Beach
Interactive Positive Parenting presentation to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be immediately implemented at home by new parents. Topics included five responsibilities of a parent, communication, modeling, conflict resolution, and discipline.

Presentation: Negative Impact High Conflict Divorce has on Children

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Lomita
Presentation on long lasting negative impact of high conflict divorce on children from a personal, leagal, and psychological perspective.

Positive Parenting Presentation

St. John Lutheran Church School, Cerritos
Interactive Positive Parenting presentation to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be immediately implemented at home by parents. Topics included five responsibilities of a parent, communication, modeling, conflict resolution, and discipline.

Positive Parenting Presentation at CHADD meeting

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
CHADD – West Los Angeles Branch
Interactive Positive Parenting presentation designed to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be implemented at home in an effort to better enable you and your children to succeed and have a more balanced family life. Topics include communication, modeling, conflict resolution, and discipline.

Sixth Annual ICAN Conference

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Pasadena, California

Attachment Styles and Grief: How to Adapt Your Intervention to Attune to the Child’s Individual Style

Kerttu Cantin, MA, MFT, Private Practice
Virginia Green, PhD, MFT, Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University

Understanding the attachment style of the grieving child gives us early insight into how he or she will manage the feelings of loss, and provide essential cues for how to treat them in ways that will engage, inspire, and help them heal. We will also see how our own attachment styles as healers can help or hinder the healing process.

Based on the pioneering work of John Bowlby and his colleagues, and including most recently David Wallin, workshop attendees will conduct a self-inventory to ascertain their own attachment style. Using case studies, and current research on the brain and its naturally hardwired need to be attached, we will provide a very current review of state of the art intervention strategies and treatment approaches.

This workshop will offer practical suggestions, including innovative creative ideas for bridging the gap for the avoidant or ambivalent child.

Objectives: 1. Identify your own attachment style and learn ways to use it to enhance the healing process 2. Receive a concise review of current brain research on attachment and grief 3. Receive interactive, practical skills training for using innovative and proven interventions to reach the ambivalent or avoidant child faced with fatal community and family violence, and chaotic families.

Positive Parenting Presentation; Part of Parenting Wisely

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Birney Elementary School, Redondo Beach
Interactive Positive Parenting presentation to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be immediately implemented at home by parents. Topics included five responsibilities of a parent, communication, modeling, conflict resolution, and discipline.

Positive Parenting Presentation, Part 1

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Jackie Robinson Academy, Long Beach
Interactive Positive Parenting presentation to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be immediately implemented at home by parents. Topics included positive parenting, communication, and modeling.

Positive Parenting Presentation, Part 2

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Jackie Robinson Academy, Long Beach
Interactive Positive Parenting presentation to teach positive parenting skills and techniques that can be immediately implemented at home by parents. Topics included positive parenting, conflict resolution, anger management, and discipline.

Previous Workshops

Free Positive Parenting Workshops

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Saturday, February 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Saturday, February 23, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

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