Professional Series: 4 Session Package

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 6:00 PM - Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7:30 PM PST

3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105, United States

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Registration for 4 Session Package -offer expires 9/27/16 (click the arrow to the left for more information) Partial Approval - $135.00

4 lectures, normally $160, now for $135 through 9/27/16. Includes 8 hours of continuing education credit hours (2 hours per session for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State; or 1.5 MERIT hours per session for educators).

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 6:00 PM - Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7:30 PM PST

Center for Child and Family Well-Being, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105, United States.


Professional Series, 4 Session Package

This professional lecture series will review the state of research on each topic, provide participants with suggested readings, and introduce short practices to share with clients and patients. This lecture series is tailored for health and mental health workers, teachers, and others serving children and their families. All lectures in this series are focused on mindfulness, children and parents.


Course Descriptions

  • In Introduction to Mindfulness for Children and Families, we will review studies related to mindfulness and pediatric populations, and learn about the types of mindfulness programs offered for this population. We will also discuss strategies for sharing mindfulness with children and youth, and learn basic practices. 
  • In Mindfulness and Parenting, we will discuss relevant studies on the effects of mindfulness on parents and their children, adn learn about this growing research area. We will also learn how mindfulness can be shared with families in community settings, including early learning settings.  
  •  In Mindful Eating and Childhood Obesity, we will consider viewing childhood obesity through a different lens of mindfulness and mindful eating. Experience mindful eating practices and get ideas to incorporate into your practice
  •  Stay tuned for information on Mindfulness for Children and Youth with Special Needs



$135 fee for the 4 Session Package --15% discount from $160: offer expires at midnight 9/27/16


Continuing Education Credits

The registration includes a Certificate of Completion for 2 credit hours per session (8 hours total) for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers  in Washington State.  1.5 MERIT hours per session are also available.   



Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the first lecture (9/13/16), you will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within two weeks leading up to the first lecture, you will receive a partial refund of 50% minus a $5 processing fee. Refunds cannot be granted on or after the day the class begins.



Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund

If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such trainingand to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit


Course Schedule

9/27: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Introduction to Mindfulness for Children and Youth, taught by Robyn Long, MA, E-RYT

10/25: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Mindfulness and Parenting, taught by Liliana Lengua, PhD

11/22: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Mindful Eating and Childhood Obesity, taught by Lenna L. Liu, MD, MPH

12/13: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Mindfulness for Children and Youth with Special Needs, taught by Felice Orlich, PhD


About the Instructors

Robyn LongIntroduction to Mindfulness for Children and Youth

Robyn Long leads CCFW's community outreach and dissemination efforts. She has completed several teacher-training programs in yoga and mindfulness, including specialized courses for children, youth, cancer, trauma, disabilities, and pregnancy. Prior to joining CCFW, she facilitated community-research yoga program for pediatric cancer patients and their families at the University of Calgary. At Perkins School for the Blind she developed and led a yoga programs for children and teens with visual impairment and deafblindness. Robyn has also lead global partnership building initiatives at Harvard School of Public Health and facilitated mindfulness and health programs for refugees in the Middle East. 


Liliana Lengua, PhDMindfulness and Parenting

Liliana Lengua, PhD, UW Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, is a child clinical psychologist and a mother of 3 children. She is an internationally recognized expert on childrens vulnerable and resilient responses to stress demostrating how parenting and children's temperament contributes to children's unique responses to stress. She is also recognized for her research on the effects of stress and disadvantage on parenting and children's social emotional development, and has developed an evidenced-based parenting program infused with mindfulness practices to enhance parenting effectiveness. She has been the principal investigator of several federally funded research projects and is the author of 80 published papers. She serves on the steering committee for teh CDC funded Washignton State Essentials for Childhood Initiative, collaborates with the Harvard Center for the Developing Child's Frontiers of Innovation, and serves on the board of trustees for Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit anti-poverty organization.



Liliana Lengua, PhDMindful Eating and Childhood Obesity
Lenna L. Liu, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital. She practices general pediatrics at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic. Dr. Liu is active locally and nationally on childhood obesity prevention and management efforts, particularly with an emphasis on health disparities and low-income populations. She is the physician lead for the Seattle Children's Obesity Program which includes clinical services, education, research and advocacy. She is also trained in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and working to bring mindfulness and mindful eating to pediatrics and obesity prevention.

Felice Orlich, PhD Mindfulness for Children and Youth with Special Needs  

Felice Orlich, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist and the Director of Community Outreach at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Sciences at the University of Washington Medical School and an attending at Seattle Children's Hospital. For the past 17 years, she has been integrally involved in developing and implementing state-of-the-art models of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Her research is focused on improving quality of life in individuals with ASD. She is interested in how integrative treatment approaches, spanning the community, clinic and home environments, improve outcomes for individuals with ASD.  


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Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Office: 206.221.8508

University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application. We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.

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