At CCFW, we strive to share knowledge through education, professional training, and outreach to the community. Check out the recaps below for highlights from a few of our previous events.
Public Lecture: Dr. Rick Hanson
March 22, 2016
Event recap coming soon.
Public Lecture: Philip Zelazo, Ph.D.
Executive Function and the Developing Brain
Dec 7, 2015
by Page Pless
On December 7, 2015, Dr. Philip David Zelazo, from the Institute of Child Development (ICD), University of Minnesota, addressed the growing interest in executive function in childhood over the last 15 years from scientists, parents, educators, mental health professionals, economists and policy makers. His public lecture titled “Executive Function and the Developing Brain, Promoting Healthy Development” delved into the definition, history, case studies and research supporting the importance of executive function. Read more...
Whole U Speaker Series:
Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.
Courage and Compassion
May 13, 2015
by Dr. Liliana Lengua and Dr. Jessica Sommerville, May 15, 2015
On Wednesday May 13th the UW and Seattle community were fortunate to participate in a visit and lecture by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, a former Buddhist monk, Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Cambridge University, and principal English translator for the Dalai Lama. Jinpa was talking about his new book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. Read more...
Molly Lawlor, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Classroom
Dec 6, 2014
Public Lecture: Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D.
Cultivating Kindness and Compassion in Children
Dec 5, 2014
by Kristina Ponischil, December 8, 2014
On Friday December 5, Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl addressed the growing body of research supporting the importance of promoting children’s social and emotional learning (SEL), especially within the classroom. Her public lecture titled “Cultivating Kindness and Compassion in Children: Recent Research and Practical Strategies” delved into some of the SEL initiatives occurring in Canada and the US, and explored questions around the roots of empathy, whether empathy and compassion can be taught, and best practices for promoting happiness and altruism in ourselves and the children with whom we interact. Read more...
Robert Roeser, Ph.D. and Margaret Cullen, LMFT
The Science and Practice of Compassion
July 11-13, 2014
Download Referenced Articles:
Liliana Lengua, Ph.D. and Suzanne Kerns, Ph.D.
Whole U Speaker Series: Mindful Parenting
by Lauren Updyke, May 2, 2014
One of my favorite jobs of all time is being a mom. It is a hard job, but so rewarding and so fun. I am inspired by my own mother. She spent so much time with us and stayed at home for 10 years so quality time was never an issue, especially since modern technology really didn’t exist. As a working mom who feels pulled to my cell phone, the quality time equation has shifted and this parenting seminar was exactly what I needed and apparently what a ton of other UW faculty and staff needed. Read more...
Download Presentation Slides:
The ABC's of Parenting Presentation Slides (Suzanne Kerns, Ph.D)
Parenting with Mindfulness Presentation Slides Part 1 (Liliana Lengua, Ph.D.)
Parenting with Mindfulness Presentation Slides Part 2 (Liliana Lengua, Ph.D.)
Public Lecture: Dr. Richard Davidson
Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind
by Kristina Ponischil, March 27, 2014
Why is it that some people respond to life’s slings and arrows with resilience while others fall apart? What accounts for these individual differences? How do we promote effective coping strategies and more importantly, is it even possible to change coping habits? These were just a few of the notable questions posed by Dr. Richard Davidson at CCFW’s 2nd annual Mindful Living and Practice Public Lecture. Read more...
Parenting Workshop: Jon & Myla Kabat-Zinn
"Mindfulness is a verb, not a noun."
by Victoria Tennant, February 5, 2014
Mindful parenting is not an ideal state to achieve; it is an on-going practice of getting in touch with ourselves and our children, and connecting with intuitive common sense. These remarks by Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn set the tone for their daylong workshop in Seattle, exploring: Dropping in on the Present Moment; Awareness and Presence with Children; Practicing Acceptance; Reacting vs. Responding to Children. Read more...
Public Lecture: Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Self-Compassion - A Practice for Parenting
by Fred Ingham, December 15, 2013
Dr. Kristin Neff spoke on December 5 at Kane Hall in Seattle WA, in an event organized by the Center for Child and Family Wellness at the University of Washington. Dr. Neff, currently an Associate Professor at UT-Austin, is the originator of academic interest in the concept of "self-compassion", which brings together elements of Buddhist practice and Western psychology. It is an approach that has been shown to foster wellness and effectiveness in a range of experimental settings, and one that seems promising when applied to parenting. Read more...
Public Lecture: Dr. Dan Siegel
The Whole Brain Child: 12 Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
by Fred Ingham, March 1, 2013
On March 1, Dr. Dan Siegel gave the inaugural public lecture for the new “Mindful Living and Practice” initiative at the University of Washington's Center for Child and Family Well-Being. The topic was his recent book, "The Whole Brain Child". His goal in the book, and the lecture, was to provide information and practical tools to parents based on the latest research on brain health and development. Read more...
Public Lecture: Stuart Shanker, Ph.D.
The Development of Self-regulation
November 29, 2011