Community Education

Ann Martin Center sponsors ongoing free lectures and workshops as part of a commitment to Community Education.  We offer presentations for parents and caregivers as well as for educators and child mental health professionals.  Suggestions for topics or speakers are welcome.

For Parents & Caregivers

Our Parent Education Program at Ann Martin Center strengthens parent-child-family relationships by addressing parenting concerns about their child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic development. With an emphasis on prevention and early intervention, our workshops provide vital support, skills, and tools that promote positive parenting. Workshops are FREE unless noted otherwise.

Fall 2017 Parent Education Program Workshops

Homework: How to Support a Child with Learning Differences
Speakers: Polly Mayer, MEd, and Toby Mickelson, MSW
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00pm


It's Not Just What Happens to Our Kids, It's What They Make of it that Matters
Speaker: Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00pm


"Is it Real Doctor?": How to Respond to your Child's Gender Non-Conforming Behavior in a Rapidly Changing Culture
Speaker: Susanna Moore, PhD
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00pm


Fee Based Parent Workshops

Parenting with Positive Discipline Series
Speaker: Lisa Fuller
Dates: 7 Wednesday evenings, 9/27 – 11/8
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: Early Bird (before Aug 27) $295 ($225 for second caregiver) Fee includes Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen and a supplemental reader. Regular $325.


Taming Tantrums Without Losing Your Cool
Speaker: Julie Johnson
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: Sliding scale between $35-$60



For Educators and Child Mental Health Professionals

Our Professional Development Lecture Series features lectures sponsored by Ann Martin Center on contemporary research, theory, and technique relevant to educators  and child mental health professionals. Speakers reflect diverse expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of learning, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and school-related problems.The series is offered as a free service to the professional community and all presenters have graciously donated their time. (CEUs are available for MFTs and LCSWs)

Fall 2017 Professional Development Lectures

Childhood Mental Health Consultation to Teachers
Speaker: Chad Kordt-Thomas, LCSW, MSW, MsEd
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 12:30-2:00pm


Raskob Learning Institute and Day School - CANCELLED
Speakers: Polly Mayer, MEd, and Edith Ben Ari, MA
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Working Affirmatively with Gender Identities
Speaker: Natasha Distiller, PhD
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 12:30-2:00pm


Enhancing Hot and Cool Executive Functions
Speaker: Meryl Lipton, MD, PhD
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 12:30-2:00pm


Location & Parking: 1375 55th Street, Emeryville, CA. Our clinic is four blocks west of San Pablo Avenue and two blocks south of Powell Street.

For map and directions, see There is a guest parking lot opposite the main entrance to our building. Street parking is also available.