The Institute of Child Psychology

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.

10 - 20%

Children and teens who will experience a mental health crisis before the age of 18

50%

Children and teens diagnosed with a mental health disorder who do receive treatment

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.

 

Full Weekend Pass

For USD $159.99 USD $129.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to all 3 Keynote Addresses by Dr. Daniel Siegal, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, and Jennifer Kolari
  • Access to 24 workshops
  • 87 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Friday Nov. 20th
1 -Day Pass

For USD $48.49
USD $41.49
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address
    by Jennifer Kolari “Raising a Great Kid”
  • Access to 7 workshops
  • 27 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Saturday Nov. 21st
1 -Day Pass

For USD $63.99
USD $51.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson “The Power of Showing Up”
  • Access to 8 workshops
  • 30 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Sunday Nov. 22nd
1 -Day Pass

For USD $63.99
USD $51.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Dr. Daniel Siegel “The Whole Brain Child”
  • Access to 7 workshops
  • 30 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Friday Nov. 20th
Keynote Address

For USD $22.99
USD $19.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Full access to our 1st Keynote by acclaimed author and speaker Jennifer Kolari, M.SW

  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content created especially for parents, professionals, and caregivers
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 30 days

Saturday Nov. 21st
Keynote Address

For USD $22.99
USD $19.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Full access to our 2nd Keynote by New York Times Best-Selling Author and clinician, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content based on Dr. Bryson’s best-selling book: “The Power of Showing Up”
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 30 days

Sunday Nov. 22nd
Keynote Address

For USD $22.99
USD $19.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Full access to our 3rd Keynote by New York Times Best-Selling Author and clinician, Dr. Daniel Siegel

  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content based on Dr. Siegel’s best-selling book: “The Whole Brain Child”

  • Keynote presentation recording available for 30 days

Full Weekend Pass

For USD $159.99
USD $129.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to all 3 Keynote Addresses by Dr. Daniel Siegal, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, and Jennifer Kolari
  • Access to 24 workshops
  • 87 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Friday Nov. 20th
1 -Day Pass

For USD $48.49
USD $41.49
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Jennifer Kolari “Raising a Great Kid”
  • Access to 8 workshops
  • 27 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Saturday Nov. 21st
1 -Day Pass

For USD $63.99
USD $51.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson “The Power of Showing Up”
  • Access to 8 workshops
  • 30 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Sunday Nov. 22nd
1 -Day Pass

For USD $63.99
USD $51.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Access to the 1 hour Keynote Address by Dr. Daniel Siegel “The Whole Brain Child”
  • Access to 7 workshops
  • 30 hours of live-streamed instruction available
  • All workshops are recorded and available for viewing for 60 days (keynote 30 days)

Friday Nov. 20th
Keynote Address

For USD $22.99
USD $19.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Full access to our 1st Keynote by acclaimed author and speaker Jennifer Kolari, M.SW
  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content created especially for parents, professionals, and caregivers
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 30 days

Saturday Nov. 21st
Keynote Address

For USD $22.99
USD $19.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Full access to our 2nd Keynote by New York Times Best-Selling Author and clinician, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content based on Dr. Bryson’s best-selling book: “The Power of Showing Up”
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 30 days

Sunday Nov. 22nd
Keynote Address

For USD $22.99
USD $19.99
(early bird pricing ends October 1st)

Your Pass Includes:

  • Full access to our 3rd Keynote by New York Times Best-Selling Author and clinician, Dr. Daniel Siegel
  • 60 Minutes of life-changing content based on Dr. Siegel’s best-selling book: “The Whole Brain Child”
  • Keynote presentation recording available for 30 days

Get Your Early Bird Gift!

For a limited time, when you purchase an early bird Weekend Pass (Ends October 1st, 2020), you will receive exclusive access to Kim Payne’s Lectumentary “Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids” as a gift for joining us on this incredible journey!

 

2020 Children's Mental Health
Annual Conference Schedule
(Scheduled Times are in MST)

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Daniel Siegel

The Whole Brain Child

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting and accessible has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups including mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He lives in Southern California with his family.

The Talented Daniel Siegel's Published Works:

Dr. Tina Bryson

The Power of Showing Up

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.

The Talented Tina Bryson's Published Works:

Jennifer Kolari

How to Raise a Great Kid

Jennifer Kolari (M.S.W., R.S.W.) is one of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari is a highly sought-after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in Toronto and San Diego, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid (Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011). Kolari is a frequent guest on many national morning shows and her advice can be found in many Canadian and U.S. magazines.

Jennifer entertains and educates audiences with her powerful parenting model based on the neurobiology of love. Kolari’s wisdom, quick wit and down-to-earth style helps parents navigate modern-day parenting problems, offering real-life examples, as well as practical and effective tools and strategies. Her highly entertaining, inspiring workshops are shared with warmth and humour, making her a crowd-pleasing speaker with schools, medical professionals, corporations, and agencies throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

The Talented Jennifer Kolari's Published Works:

Early Bird Gift

Kim J. Payne

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

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.

The Talented Kim J. Payne's Published Works:

WHO

Thousands of attendees each day!

Parents, Caregivers, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals

WHAT

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.

WHEN

November 20-22st, 2020
Friday 8AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 8AM – 5:30PM
Sunday 8AM – 5:30PM

WHERE

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).

WHY

To empower parents, caregivers and educators in creating a more hopeful, dynamic future for our youth.

Learn More About The Conference!