The Yes Brain with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

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The Yes Brain with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Special training opportunity with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson: Proven strategies for creating Yes Brain opportunities that allow kids to thrive.

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About this event

When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues (think homework, screen time, food choices, bedtime), children often respond with reactivity instead of receptivity—leading them to act out or shut down. This is a "No Brain" response.

But kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. As clinicians and educators, we can help parents foster their children’s ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a "Yes Brain," and it leads emotional regulation, resilience, personal insight, and empathy.

In this presentation based on her book (co-authored with Dan Siegel, MD), Dr. Tina Payne Bryson will discuss ways to encourage children towards this positive, engaged approach to life. Using her trademark warmth and humor, she will share specific strategies for child development professionals to create Yes Brain opportunities and help kids thrive.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply the framework of interpersonal neurobiology to child development and discipline strategies that support self-regulation and empathy in children.
  2. Utilize Yes Brain strategies to lay the groundwork for promoting integration and positive mental health in parents and their children.
  3. List at least three tools to help kids to change their own responses to struggles so they can be less reactive and more resilient.
  4. Describe how to help parents in their efforts to build personal insight and resilience in their children.

About the Trainer:

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD is the co-author (with Dan Siegel, MD) of two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline—each of which has been translated into dozens of languages, as well as The Yes Brain, The Power of Showing Up, and the forthcoming Bottom Line for Baby. She is the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice in Southern California. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she frequently consults with schools, businesses, and other organizations. An LCSW, Dr. Bryson is a graduate of Baylor University with a Ph.D. from USC. The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she’s a mom to her three boys.


$60 Early Bird Price.

$40 Non-Profit Organizations/School Employees.

$75 Standard Registration.

Continuing Education Credits:

Full attendance meets the qualifications for 4.0 hours of continuing education credits as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the California Psychological Association. The Child Training Institute, a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services (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.

In order to receive CE credits, participants must purchase a CE credit ticket ($10) 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 be in the meeting by 9:15 am). Failure to meet these requirements will prohibit the Child Training Institute from issuing a 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 the Child Training Institute are accepted for license renewal.

Registration and Cancellation:

Pre-registration is required. Cancellation requests emailed to the event manager prior to 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 3/17/21, will receive a full refund. No refunds for cancellation requests received on or after 3/18/21 regardless of the cause for cancellation including failure to join the meeting 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 the registrant cannot attend the rescheduled date, reimbursement will be provided less any actual costs accrued.

Instructions for Zoom will be emailed to all participants 30 minutes prior to the training.

For questions and discounts for students and interns, please contact Teresa Merenda, Child Training Institute Program Coordinator, at