SPEAKER SERIES 2018-12-12T13:27:49+00:00

Project Description


The SCC has brought national bestselling authors and experts on parenting, such as Madeline Levine, Brad Sachs, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Catherine Steiner-Adair, and soon, Wendy Mogel to discuss resiliency, grit, the perils of over-parenting, disconnecting from technology and connecting and communicating with one another. In conjunction with the speaker event each year, we organize book talks in the schools prior to the event featuring the speaker’s works. We have hosted critical presentations on stress and teen depression, dating abuse, drug and alcohol prevention for parents and high schools students. Our Board and Mental Health Committee review current literature in conjunction with considering current issues we are seeing in the community to select topics of broad interest.

We also have available speakers from our Board and Mental Health Committee.

Launch to College Talk

The time is fast approaching when we will launch our students to college. Whether you have a Senior or a Freshman, the launch to college comes all too quickly. Do you know what conversations you SHOULD be having with your teen BEFORE they leave? SCC Board Member and local Psychologist Dr. Melissa Sporn provides the following materials to go along with her hour-long talk.

Presentation slides

Is your senior ready for college?

A different kind of checklist

Further reading on the college transition

Ethics Workshop with Dr. Mary Alice Fisher

  • 3 CEUs
  • Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting
  • February 8th, 9am-12pm
  • Location TBD
  • $100
Ethical challenges arise in every clinical setting. They can arise because of the physical setting itself, or they can be created by the behaviors of others (including clients, non-clinical staff, or clinical colleagues). Ethical challenges can also originate in our clinical work (including diffcult issues about informed consent, boundaries, multiple relationships, confidentiality, and ethical-legal conflicts). Business practices can create ethical challenges (including those related to forms, record keeping, billing, electronic communications, social media, etc.). Finally, ethical challenges can be created by our own personal and professional issues (including those caused by overwork or burnout). Sometimes such challenges can be avoided with forethought and planning. Even the unavoidable ones can sometimes be lessened with forethought and planning. But sometimes we need the support of others to confront the challenges or to create the necessary changes in the setting or in ourselves. This workshop deals with the first step in the change process: Recognizing the ethical challenges in your own practice and setting.
Learning objectives:

  1. Name three ethical challenges that arise in my own practice setting.
  2. Describe some ways those might be avoided or resolved.
  3. Describe the support I might need for avoiding or resolving those challenges


Please contact us for more information and booking speakers.