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Brainstorm & The Yes Brain: Cultivating Resilience in Teens from the Inside...

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Congregation Beth Israel Judea

625 Brotherhood Way

San Francisco, CA 94132

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Presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Dan Siegel, MD, 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. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an organization that focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences and his books include Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human; Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; The Whole-Brain Child, with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D; No-Drama Discipline, with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D; and his upcoming book, The Yes Brain.

In this presentation we will explore the nature of the changes in the teenage brain and how they set the stage for changes in adolescent mental, physical, and interpersonal well-being. We will explore the increased risk-taking and statistically demonstrated heightened chances of harm during this period of life. But these negative aspects of adolescence are only one side of the coin of this period of life.

Seen from an inside view, adolescence is an essential part of our development and our evolution. This "inside out approach" to the second dozen years of life gives us an exciting new perspective on the essence of adolescence: Emotional intensity, social engagement, novelty-seeking, and creative explorations are not aspects of an "immature" stage of development but actually can be seen as a necessary set of characteristics that are essential for both the individual's development and for the health and adaptation of our species. Further, these features of the teenage brain set the stage for changes that not only shape our life as adolescents, but can surprisingly be seen as essential to thriving in adulthood. How we approach adolescence as a period and adolescents as individuals can make all the difference in how these important years are navigated well.


1. Describe 4 fundamental aspects of the essence of adolescence

2. Identify the difference between impulsivity and hyper rational thinking

3. List the 2 major components of the remodeling process in the teenage brain

4. Evaluate adolescent increased risk and 3 neurological processes that cause it

5. Compare adolescent risk taking with and without the presence of peers

Continuing Education Credits:

Full attendance meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the California Psychological Association. JFCS is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

JFCS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider #JFS-003.

RN's: Full attendance meets the qualifications for 6.0 continuing education contact hours as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Jewish Family and Children's Services is an approved provider with the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # CEP-14954.

In order to receive CE Credits, participants must purchase CE credit ticket ($20) in addition to registration (CE credit price is NOT included in registration). Full attendance is required in order to receive CE credits and no partial credit will be offered (participants must arrive by 9:15 am and return from lunch by 1:15 pm at the latest). Failure to meet these requirements will prohibit CTI from issuing CE certificate and no refund will be provided. Those working outside of California and registering for CE Credits should check with their state licensing board to assure that CE Credits awarded by CTI are accepted for license renewal.

Transportation and Parking:

Beth Israel Judea Synagogue is easily accessible from both 19th Ave. and the 280 Freeway. The event location is also short walking distance from MUNI bus routes 57-Parkmerced and 28-19th Avenue. While we encourage carpooling and public transportation, there is also ample FREE parking on site.

Lunch Options:

Box lunch is available from Miller's East Coast Deli for purchase and there are several restaurants within driving distance of the event.

Registration and Cancellation:

In order to assure seating for all participants, pre-registration is required. There will be no registration at the door. ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please call (415) 449-1285. Cancellation requests emailed to the event manager prior to 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 2/14/17, will receive a full refund. No refunds on cancellation requests received on or after 2/14/17 regardless of the cause for cancellation including failure to show on the day of the training. If the training cannot be held due to circumstances beyond the hosts’ control (natural disaster, strike, fire, severe weather, illness of speaker, speaker cancellation, etc.) the seminar will be rescheduled, if possible, and the registration fee applied to that date. If rescheduling is not possible or registrant cannot attend the re-scheduled date, reimbursement will be provided less any actual costs accrued.

NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING IS PERMITTED DURING THE SESSIONS AND NO PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IS PERMITTED. Please note: CTI - Child Training Institute may photograph or record this event for record-keeping and/or marketing purposes. By registering, you are authorizing CTI - Child Training Institute to publish photographs taken during the event for use in print, online, and video-based marketing materials as well as other program publications.

For more information, contact Stephanie Lay at StephanieL@jfcs.org.

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