Tina Payne Bryson, PhD: Author of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline

November 3-4, 2017

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, as well as the upcoming The Yes Brain. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA, and a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist. Dr. Bryson speaks nationally and internationally to parents, educators, and clinicians, focusing on how we can help the kids we love be happier, healthier, and more fully themselves.

Tina has a knack for taking research and theory from various fields of science, and offering it in a way that’s clear, realistic, humorous, and immediately helpful. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. You can learn more about her at TinaBryson.com, where you can subscribe to her blog and read her articles about kids and parenting.

In a two-day event, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson will offer an open to the public evening lecture on Friday, November 3rd and a one-day intensive workshop on Saturday, November 4th.

Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Friday evening, Dr. Bryson will highlight the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to challenging behavior, providing an effective, compassionate roadmap for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears with the brain in mind. Dr. Bryson explains how parents can reach their children, redirect emotions and behavior, and turn a meltdown into opportunities to integrate and build the brain. Complete with candid parenting stories and a great deal of compassion and humor, this presentation shows parents how to work with their child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience for everyone in the family.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

In Saturday’s session, Dr. Bryson presents the latest scientific research–with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain–in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding of the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain. Using stories, case examples, videos, and a lot of humor, Tina encourages clinicians to keep their own developing brains in mind as they nurture children’s growing minds. She provides creative examples of how she uses brain science in her own practice to help kids see things differently and acquire new tools to be resilient and feel hope about achieving lasting change in their lives.

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Also coming in February 2018…

When Therapists Get Stuck:

Using NARM to understand therapists’ own emotional themes that may disrupt the therapeutic process

with Larry Heller, PhD, author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationships

February 16-17, 2018

Dr. Heller says,

As therapists, it is very important for us to understand our own motivation to be in this profession. Two of the main roadblocks to more effective therapy that I have seen in the many thousands of supervisions that I have given over the years are the need to compulsively caretake, and the tendency to take on too much responsibility for the therapeutic process. These countertransference dynamics are at least in part the result of our own unresolved issues.

In this seminar we will explore these and other countertransference dynamics that create unnecessary stress for ourselves and limit our effectiveness.

Learn more about Dr. Heller’s work at his website.


Austin IN Connection provides professional psychotherapy educational conferences in the Austin, Texas area on a regular basis. If you have questions about our events, please feel free to email us at info@austininconnection.org