Current Lectures

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, and developmental problems. The series is offered as a free service to the professional community; all presenters have graciously donated their time.

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.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in Low and Middle Income World (LAMI)

Presenter: Brad D. Berman, MD
When: November 6, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 12:30-2:00PM

The prevalence rate of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders is much higher in Low and Middle Income Countries compared with Industrialized-Westernized Nations. There will be a brief presentation about this, along with a discussion of several factors associated with these elevated rates and the types of interventions, or lack thereof available for children and families in LAMI country settings. The role of culture and beliefs will also be explored.


The Art and Science of Interviewing Children

Presenter: Kristy Brodeur Dermody
When: November 20, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 12:30-2:00PM

This presentation will address CALICO’s history, goals, procedures, roles of various professionals on Alameda County’s Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and benefits of a MDT collaboration. The workshop will cover an overview of how sexual abuse happens, child interviewing techniques and explanation of why certain questions are asked, and an overview of the Ten Step Investigative Interview. We will also address facts about child sexual abuse including prevalence, definitions, myths, symptoms of abuse, why individuals sexually offend, relationships between offenders and victims and facts about the grooming process.


The Making of "Inside Out"


Presenter: PETE DOCTER, Director & Vice President, Creative, Pixar Animation Studios
When: December 4, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 12:30-2:00PM

Pete Docter, director of Disney•Pixar’s summer feature Inside Out, will discuss the research that went into depicting emotions in the making of the film. Seating is very limited!



Please cancel if you cannot attend. Lectures are free. Questions? Please leave a message at (510) 655-3999, ext. 0.

Have Lecture Ideas? Email your requests or suggestions for speakers & topics to David Theis.