Dr. Saline’s LIVE Webinar – Beyond High School Graduation: How to help neurodivergent teens prepare for their next chapter

"Navigating College with ADHD: Setting yourself up for success" live webinar and Q&A with Dr. Sharon Saline, Monday, June 20, 2022, 7:30-9:00pm EDT, Register today at DrSharonSaline.com."

LIVE Webinar with Dr. Sharon Saline

“Navigating College with ADHD: Setting yourself up for success”

DATE: Monday, June 20, 2022, 7:30 – 9:00pm EDT
*Recordings are available to those who register!

This is the third webinar of Dr. Saline’s Building Better Brains Webinar Series!

Target Audience: Future + Current College Students with ADHD

Webinar Description:

Are you a current or future college student who isn’t sure how to make a strong transition to higher education? In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline will help you figure out how to get what you need to set yourself up for success at college. She’ll show you how to discuss accommodations with professors, use the resources of the student services office and overcome anxiety about these conversations. You’ll leave with practical tools to manage your time, stay organized and keep motivated academically, personally and socially.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe appropriate accommodations for college students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself with professors and learning support staff.
  • Develop strategies for time management, organization and motivation.
  • Manage anxiety and shame about executive functioning challenges related to ADHD.

Learn more and register today!

ADDitude Webinar by Dr. Sharon Saline: “Youth Traumas and Anxieties Today”

"Youth Traumas and Anxieties Today" webinar with Dr. Sharon Saline, hosted by ADDitude, on July 10th at 4pm ET.

Mental Health Out Loud

Webinar by Dr. Sharon Saline | Hosted by ADDitude

“Youth Traumas and Anxieties Today”

When: Friday, June 10th at 4:00 pm EDT

Register here!


Event Description:

In December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an unprecedented public advisory regarding the youth mental health crisis in America, which took root before COVID but has grown alarmingly more severe in the last two years. Roughly 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the U.S. has a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. And 1 in 3 high school students reports persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. The COVID pandemic has disrupted the lives of all children, but its adverse effects are particularly severe for children and teens with disabilities, for racial and ethnic minorities, for LGBTQ+ youth, and for other young people in vulnerable populations.

Add to all of this yet another horrific school shooting — this time the murder of 19 students and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 — and many parents are justifiably worried.

  • How do we talk with our neurodivergent kids without increasing their anxiety?
  • How can I make them feel safe without lying to them?
  • Is my child’s level of worry normal?What if my teen is just apparently numb, avoiding any discussion of hard topics?
  • How can we keep our kids safe, above all else?

This conversation with Sharon Saline, Psy.D., will touch on all these important and immediate mental health concerns. Dr. Saline will talk with us about “small t” traumas from repeated exposure to stresses; the dissociation and numbness that often accompanies these traumas and compassion fatigue; and ways to move forward in the wake of a tragedy or family stress. She will also answer questions from the ADDitude audience — including questions submitted prior to and during the live event.

Click here to submit your questions for the webinar now.

Register today!

For more information, please contact me at info@drsharonsaline.com.

The Art of Adulting Q&A – Getting Stuff Done: How to Improve Executive Functioning Skills Through Collaboration and Harnessing Grit

Getting Stuff Done: How to improve executive functioning skills through collaboration and harnessing grit - live Q&A on the Art of Adulting Facebook page. The Art of Adulting Live Q&A

Hosted by Lynn C. Davison, featuring Dr. Sharon Saline:

“Getting Stuff Done: How to Improve Executive Functioning Skills Through Collaboration and Harnessing Grit”

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12pm EDT

Location: Live on The Art of Adulting on Facebook

Register here!

Dr. Saline’s Guided Support Group for Adults with ADHD and Anxiety

Guided Support Group for Adults with ADHD and Anxiety

Guided Support Group for Adults with ADHD & Anxiety

“Confident and Calmer: Tools for reducing anxiety and living with more resilience”

Led by Dr. Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

  • 6 Weekly Sessions on Zoom
  • When: Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:15pm EDT
  • Dates: May 12 – June 16, 2022 | 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16
  • Group Size: 15 people (max)

Webinar Description:

Are you tired of living with persistent anxiety that is complicating your ability to work, manage family responsibilities or engage in fulfilling relationships?

In this guided support group, Dr. Sharon Saline will help you reduce patterns of worry and improve key executive functions related to emotional regulation, productivity and self-esteem. Each session will have a short teaching, followed by a discussion of how a challenge manifests in your life and how to cope with it.

This is a special opportunity to have semi-private consultations with Dr. Sharon and learn from other adults with ADHD, too. There will be optional homework, recommended readings and access to a private, ongoing discussion group as well. You will learn practical and mindful strategies for feeling calmer and more confident!

Group Format:

After an initial short check-in and moment of mindfulness, there will be a brief 10 min teaching on the topic, followed by a discussion that includes individual consultations.  There will be optional homework and recommended readings as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • How anxiety works in the brain and body and why you become activated
  • Identifying and shifting patterns of negative thinking
  • Understanding the relationship between anxiety, perfectionism and procrastination
  • Shifting limiting beliefs at the core of social anxiety and rejection sensitivity dysphoria
  • Transforming worry into curiosity with mindfulness and growth mindsets
  • Nurturing resilience and decreasing shame

Learn more and register today!

MA Partnerships for Youth Webinar – Strengthen Growing Brains: Improve Executive Functioning Skills and Foster Academic and Social Success

MA Partnerships for Youth Webinar with Dr. Sharon Saline: Strengthen Growing Brains

Strengthen Growing Brains: Improve Executive Functioning Skills and Foster Academic and Social Success

Hosted by MA Partnerships for Youth, featuring a presentation by Dr. Sharon Saline:

“Strengthen Growing Brains: Improve Executive Functioning Skills and Foster Academic and Social Success”

Date: May 18, 2022 / 10:00am – 12:00pm ET

Register here!

*Note: Registration will close one business day before the event.


Event Description:

In this dynamic and interactive workshop designed for teachers, administrators and school counselors of students, participants will learn concrete strategies to meet learners where they are and help them strengthen essential executive functioning skills. With current research on the developing brain and real-life case examples, Dr. Sharon Saline shows you how and why executive functioning skills are critical to the learning process for all students, especially for kids with learning disabilities, ADHD, 2E and level one autism.

Innovative tools to improve focus, organization, planning and motivation will also be covered. Exercises designed to improve participants’ understanding of living with learning differences, teaching students with these challenges and brainstorming about specific classroom challenges are threaded throughout the workshop. Dr. Saline will address the ways that stress and anxiety affect students, their executive functioning skills and, subsequently, their academic performance and social relationships. You will leave this workshop with practical, tangible strategies for identifying and nurturing cognitive and emotional strengths in your students and helping them overcome daily challenges.

MA Partnerships for Youth Webinar Details:

Registration is required for the webinar, whether viewed “live” or recorded. Registration will close one business day before the event. Following the webinar, MPY will email registered participants a link to view the recorded webinar. The link to each recorded webinar will be active for 72 hours.​ Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for most MPY professional development webinars and are issued for a minimum of 10 hours. Learn more here.

For more information, please contact me at info@drsharonsaline.com.

Learn more and register here!

Dr. Saline’s LIVE Webinar – Beyond High School Graduation: How to help neurodivergent teens prepare for their next chapter

Live ADHD Webinar and Q&A with Dr. Sharon Saline: "Beyond High School Graduation: How to Help Neurodivergent Teens Prepare for Their Next Chapter" / Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:15-8:45pm EDT.

LIVE Webinar with Dr. Sharon Saline

“Beyond High School Graduation: How to help neurodivergent teens prepare for their next chapter”

DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:15 – 8:45 pm ET
*Recordings are available to those who register!

This is the second webinar of Dr. Saline’s Building Better Brains Webinar Series!

Target Audience: Parents of neurodivergent high schoolers (and their kids!), as well as educators and mental health professionals.

Webinar Description:

Are you and your teen struggling with the pressure and anxiety that comes with preparing for life after high school? It can be hard to know how and when to support neurodivergent teens and when to let go. You wonder if they’ve grasped the life skills that they’ve been taught and if they’ll be able to find the support that they need so they can thrive.

In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline, PsyD – clinical psychologist, author and consultant – will help parents and their teens navigate this tricky transition. She will share useful tools to help balance your teen’s autonomy and connection while fostering coping strategies to manage the stress of young adulthood. She will also help parents learn how to cope with their concerns and uncertainty, and how they can best offer support to their growing teen. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A, where parents (and teens) can ask questions about their most pressing concerns.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to better help your teen forge a successful post-high school path with less conflict and more confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the developmental milestones in transitioning to adulthood
  • Apply the 5C’s of ADHD in parenting older teens and young adults
  • Build tools and practices for managing your anxiety and concerns
  • Identify strategies for fostering your teen’s confidence and resilience
  • Improve family communication and strengthen relationships

Learn more and register today!

Bright & Quirky Child Summit: Overcoming Post-Pandemic Anxiety & Social Anxiety

Bright & Quirky Child Summit 2022 Featuring a presentation by Dr. Sharon Saline on April 6th: "Overcoming Post-Pandemic Anxiety & Social Anxiety" Dates: April 4 - 8, 2022

Bright & Quirky Child Summit 2022

Featuring a presentation by Dr. Sharon Saline on April 6th:

“Overcoming Post-Pandemic Anxiety & Social Anxiety”

Dates: April 4 – 8, 2022

Register here!


Summit Description:

When is the last time you thought about your child’s best case scenario?

When it comes to bright kids with learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges, it’s natural to think about their worst case scenario. It’s no wonder we think about the negative — our medical model focuses solely on kids’ deficits and we’re living in the midst of a global mental health crisis.

But in interviewing hundreds of experts, we’ve learned there are very important ingredients missing from that equation: Bright and quirky kids who turn into successful adults have… 1. At least one caring, understanding adult in their corner. 2. The adults in their life blow on the embers of their strengths and interests, and 3. Their parents learn how to create a safe haven for them.

According to our research, your roadmap is simple: The more you put into learning about how best to support your bright and quirky child, the more they will thrive. Now is your time. Seize the day by joining us for the 5th annual Bright & Quirky Child Summit!

You will learn in this summit what’s possible for bright and quirky kids:

    • How to use mindfulness to manage anxiety, stress and worry
    • How to solve challenging behaviors and demand avoidance
    • What to say to empower self-driven motivation
    • How to defuse anger, aggression and shutdown
    • How to find the best-fit learning environment
    • How to instill self-advocacy to help kids get their unique needs met
    • How to stack habits to build essential life skills
    • How to harness the power of your child’s unique mind for a future of thriving

Learn more and register here!

For more information, please contact me at info@drsharonsaline.com.

PESI Webinar – Extended Adolescence, When 25 Looks More Like 18: Clinical Strategies for Clients Struggling to Meet the Demands of Adulthood

PESI Webinar Extended Adolescence - When 25 Looks More Like 18 - April 2022

Extended Adolescence – When 25 Looks More Like 18: Clinical Strategies for Clients Struggling to Meet the Demands of Adulthood

A PESI Live Webinar
By Sharon Saline, Psy.D. & Steve O’Brien, Psy.D., PA

 

  • Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm EDT (7:00am – 3:00pm CDT)
  • Cost: $219.99

*Also available as a digital seminar or DVD.

Register here!


Event Description:

The interplay of new technologies, socio-cultural shifts, and educational stressors have created obstacles for young people like never before.

Research suggests that while today’s youth enter adolescence much sooner, they actually reach adulthood much later…resulting in an “extended adolescence.” Our traditional therapeutic tools now fall short, as we endeavor to help clients meet the demands of adulthood.

Join award-winning author and international speaker Sharon Saline, Psy.D., and national trainer and child/family consultant Steve O’Brien, Psy.D., for an enlightening experience designed to redefine and redesign your treatment approach to help young people forge a path to adulthood.

You will learn strategies to:

  • Navigate ADHD, anxiety, autism and other obstacles to develop life skills
  • Reprogram the dopamine dependent brain
  • Cultivate openness and flexibility with Gen Z culture
  • Collaborate with well-intended but over-involved parents
  • Instill motivation to advance real-world engagement
  • Promote “connected independence” in young adults

This timely and engaging training will shed new light on Generation Z youth and equip you with practical, contemporary tools for empowering these young people to shift gears and move toward a rewarding and meaningful adulthood.

Learn more and register here!

For more information, please contact me at info@drsharonsaline.com.

PESI Webinar – Extended Adolescence, When 25 Looks More Like 18: Clinical Strategies for Clients Struggling to Meet the Demands of Adulthood

PESI Webinar Extended Adolescence - When 25 Looks More Like 18 - by Dr. Sharon Saline - - May 2022

Extended Adolescence – When 25 Looks More Like 18: Clinical Strategies for Clients Struggling to Meet the Demands of Adulthood

A PESI live webinar with Sharon Saline, Psy.D. and Steve O’Brien, Psy.D., PA

  • Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm EDT (7:00am – 3:00pm CDT)
  • Cost: $219.99

*Also available as a digital seminar or DVD.

Register here!


Event Description:

The interplay of new technologies, socio-cultural shifts, and educational stressors have created obstacles for young people like never before.

Research suggests that while today’s youth enter adolescence much sooner, they actually reach adulthood much later…resulting in an “extended adolescence.” Our traditional therapeutic tools now fall short, as we endeavor to help clients meet the demands of adulthood.

Join award-winning author and international speaker Sharon Saline, Psy.D., and national trainer and child/family consultant Steve O’Brien, Psy.D., for an enlightening experience designed to redefine and redesign your treatment approach to help young people forge a path to adulthood.

You will learn strategies to:

  • Navigate ADHD, anxiety, autism and other obstacles to develop life skills
  • Reprogram the dopamine dependent brain
  • Cultivate openness and flexibility with Gen Z culture
  • Collaborate with well-intended but over-involved parents
  • Instill motivation to advance real-world engagement
  • Promote “connected independence” in young adults

This timely and engaging training will shed new light on Generation Z youth and equip you with practical, contemporary tools for empowering these young people to shift gears and move toward a rewarding and meaningful adulthood.

Learn more and register here!

For more information, please contact me at info@drsharonsaline.com.

AISNE Health and Wellness Conference: Motivating Students who are Outside-the-Box Thinkers

AISNE Health and Wellness Conference featuring Dr. Sharon Saline

2022 Health and Wellness Conference

Hosted by AISNE, featuring a presentation by Dr. Sharon Saline:

“Scattered Kids: Motivating Students who are Outside-the-Box Thinkers for Success in School and Life”

  • Date: May 5, 2022
  • Time: 8am – 4:30pm ET
  • Dr. Saline’s Presentation Time: 10:30am – 11:45am ET
  • Location:
    Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood
    1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike
    Norwood, MA 02062

Register here!


Presentation Description:

Do you know children and teens with ADHD, ASD or learning disabilities who have a tough time starting and completing things they have to do? Many of these neurodivergent students struggle not only with procrastination but also with perfectionism and low self-esteem. Successfully motivating and supporting these kids relies on a strength-based, collaborative approach that synthesizes cognitive behavioral interventions with mindful awareness.

In this workshop, Dr. Sharon Saline, award-winning author, international speaker and consultant, explores the challenges of teaching scattered students and offers effective strategies for how educators can better support them academically and personally. Participants will learn essential tools for improving executive functioning skills specifically related to motivation, strategies for reducing procrastination, and techniques for building self-confidence. With this support, outside-the-box thinkers develop better accountability and increased levels of independence.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the executive functioning skills that affect motivation.
  2. Describe how to teach goal-directed persistence, time management, and organizational skills that stick.
  3. Understand and reduce perfectionism in neurodivergent learners.
  4. Teach prioritization and create effective routines with meaningful, collaborative incentives.
  5. Determine appropriate levels of parent participation in kids’ academic and personal lives.

Event Description:

Rediscover the joy of teaching and being in community with your peers at our first in-person Health and Wellness conference in nearly three years. Our program will focus on moving forward with purpose, confidence, and clarity. Join us for a day of learning, connection, reflection, and rejuvenation! The theme is From Grieving to Thriving: Making Space to Heal and Find Joy.

You will find workshops to help you reinvigorate your love of education, help students cope with the anxiety of the past two years, center on mindfulness for yourself and students, and support other neurodivergent students in your classroom. The conference will conclude with a rejuvenating session of self-care experiences, including massages, yoga, and meditation.

Learn more and register here!

For more information, please contact me at info@drsharonsaline.com.