Professional Development Lecture Series

Ann Martin Center sponsors lectures 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)

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.

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

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


If you have any requests or suggestions for speakers and topics, please email Lauren La Plante, Community Education Coordinator, or leave a message at (510) 655-7880 ext 222.

Click here to view past lectures.