Lectures

Please contact Dr. Kastner at 206.324.6444
or kastnerl@comcast.net if you would like to schedule a lecture.


Upcoming Lectures
(all lectures are closed to the public, unless otherwise noted)

Laura Kastner, Ph.D.

Lectures in 2017

January 18, 2017
Epiphany School
7-9 pm
“Tackling Classic Challenges of Every Age and Stage”

January 24, 2017
Woodinville Montessori Schools
Woodinville, Washington
“Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Tweens and Teens”

February 1, 2017
Lake Washington School District
Performing Arts Center at Lake Washington High School
“Anxiety: Yours, Mine and Ours: Finding a way out of the cycle to help your teen thrive”

Monday, February 6, 2017
Villa Academy
Seattle, 7-9 p.m.
“Parenting Generation Z: What do I need to know about media, behavioral challenges and stress management?”

February 28, 2017
ParentMap Lecture Series (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
The Brockney Conference Center, West Seattle
7-9pm
“Tame the Tears: Parenting Positively” (for parents of young children)

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 7-8, 2017
Common Ground Speaker Series
Tuesday, 3/7, 9am-11am, Harker School, San Jose
Tuesday, 3/7, 7pm-9pm, Sacred Heart School, Atherton
Wednesday, 3/8, 9am-11am, Nueva High School, San Mateo

“How do teens and their families thrive in a media saturated world?”

Monday, March 20, 2017
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Healthy Youth Initiative & Mercer Island High School Parent Edge
Mercer Island High School Auditorium
“Toxic Stress and the Pressure to Succeed: Understanding Root Causes, Consequences and Resilience Strategies”

Friday, April 7, 2017
California Psychological Association Convention
San Francisco, CA
“You Might Be Right, But Are You Effective?: Clinical Pearls from DBT, Parenting Research and Brain Science”

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Bates Technical College Child Studies (OPEN)
South Campus Auditorium
Tacoma, Washington
7-9pm
Brain Series Lecture: “Parenting the 3- to 7- Year Old”

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Bush School Parent U
“Cultivating Life Long Strengths for Your Child’s Health, Well-Being and Success” (K-12)

Monday, May 8, 2017
Sunset Club
Seattle
“Emotions Rule: Your family’s user manual”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Eastside Torah
Creative Parenting Early Childhood Education Center
Bellevue, Washington
7-9pm
“Getting to Calm, The Early Years: Practice the Basics!”

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Redmond High School TEDx Conference
Performance Auditorium
Redmond, Washington
“Why Teens Deserve More Credit for their Humanity”

September 15, 2017
Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
Ashland, Oregon
“Adolescent Sexuality: Engaging the Challenges”

September 19, 2017
Spruce Street School, Seattle 6-8pm
“Parenting Gen Z: Media, Behavioral Challenges and Stress Management”

October 11, 2017
Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
Riverview School District, 7-9pm
“Toxic Stress and the Pressure to Succeed”

October 13, 2017
Fall Educators Regional Conference
Charles Wright School, Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
“Toxic Stress and Families: What’s behind those student problems?”

October 24, 2017
Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
Snoqualmie Valley School District, 7-9pm
“Toxic Stress and the Pressure to Succeed”

October 26, 2017
The Bear Creek School, Redmond, Washington 7-9pm
“Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Healthy Tweens and Teens”

November 3, 2017
The National Charity League, Lake Washington Chapter of Mercer Island
Annual Mother/Daughter Tea
The Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
“Cultivating the Giving Practice”

November 8, 2017
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Screening for film “Angst”
Post Screening Discussant

November 9, 2017
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Parent Education Program Conference, 7pm
“Caring for Children in the Anxiety Era: Protecting them and coping strategies for us”

November 15, 2017
St. Joseph’s School
Parenting Gen Z: Media, Behavioral Challenges and Stress Management
7-9pm

Lectures in 2018

January 4, 2018
Woodinville Montessori School 7-9pm
“Cultivating Lifelong Strengths in Our Children”

January 25, 2018
The Overlake School, Redmond Washington 7-9pm
“Stress on the Rise: How to support your child’s successful development”

February 7, 2018
Parent Wiser Speaker Series
Issaquah High School, Issaquah, WA 7-9pm
“Stress on the Rise: How to support your child’s successful development”

March 7, 2018
Stevenson High School
Lincolnshire, Illinois
“The Launching Years: Strategies for preparing for a successful and healthy transition to college” 7-9pm

March 8, 2018
Glenbard Lecture Series
Chicago, Illinois

9:30 – Marquardt Administration Center
“Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for raising independent 3- to 7- year olds”

12pm noon – Marquardt Administration Center
“Getting to Calm: Cool Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens”

7:00pm – Glenbard West High School
“Calm Parenting for Tough Teen Topics: Healthy Relationships, Substance Use, Media Management and Worry”

March 28, 2018
Eton School
Parenting Gen Z: Media, Behavioral Challenges and Stress Management
7-9pm

April 24, 2018
Mountain View – Los Altos Speaker Series

Lectures from past years

Lectures in 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Northwest School, Seattle    7-9pm
“Anxiety:  Yours, Mine, and Ours:  Finding a way out of the cycle to help your teen thrive”

Thursday, January 28, 2016
St. Luke’s School  hosting at St. Luke’s Church
Shoreline, Washington   7-9pm
“Getting to Calm:  Cool-headed strategies for raising smart, good and moral children” (3-12 year olds)

February 3, 2016
Long Grove Country Clubhouse
Long Grove, Illinois  9:30-11:30 am
“Opposite of Spoiled:  The Early Years”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Lincolnshire, Illinois  7-9pm
“Wise-Minded Parenting:  7 Essentials for raising successful tweens and teens”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Issaquah High School
Issaquah Performing Arts Center, 7-9pm
“Anxiety:  Yours, Mine and Ours:  Finding a way out of the cycle to help your teen thrive”

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Whatcom County Community College Auditorium, 7-9pm
Sponsored by Whatcom County Community College, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham School District, and Sendan Center
“Getting to Calm: 7 Essentials for raising caring, happy and independent 3- to 7- year olds”

Monday, November 7, 2016
Bay Area Parents’ Coalition, San Francisco
Place TBA, 7:30-9 p.m.
“Anxiety Management During the Launching Years”

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
University Preparatory Academy
Seattle, 7-9 p.m.
“Grit, Resilience and EQ: Trendy Topics or Essentials for Your Child’s Academic Success?”

November 30, 2016
Thurston County Parenting Tools Lecture Series
South Puget Sound Community College, Rm 186, 6:30-8 pm (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Lacey, Washington
“Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Tweens and Teens”

December 1, 2016
Angel Awards Keynote
Thurston Early Childhood Coalition
Lacey Community Center, 9:30-11:30
Lacey, Washington
“Getting to Calm, The Early Years”

Friday, December 2, 2016
Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Children’s Hospital Wright Auditorium, 8-9:30 a.m.
“Helping Parents of Adolescents: Stringing pearls from developmental science, family systems theory and dialectical behavioral therapy”

Lectures in 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015  7-9pm
Burlingame High School District & San Mateo Union High School District
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, San Mateo
“Wise-Minded Parenting:  7 Essentials of Raising Successful Teens”

Wednesday, February 4, 2015  7-9pm
Redwood High School Tam School District
Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA
“The Launching Years:  Strategic parenting from senior year to adulthood”

Thursday, February 5, 2015  7-9pm
Mountain View Los Altos School District
Mountain View High School Theatre, Mountain View, CA
“7 Essentials for Raising Successful Teens”

Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Menlo School
“Cultivating Life Long Strengths for Your Teen’s Health, Well-Being & Success”
The Menlo School, Menlo, CA

Thursday, February 26, 2015,  7-9pm  (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Whatcom Community College
“Wise Minded Parenting:  7 Essentials for Raising Tweens and Teens”
Heiner Center Auditorium Whatcom Community College

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7-9pm
Shorewood High School
“The Launching Years: Strategic Parenting from Senior Year to College Life”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
Queen Anne Elementary School
“7 Essentials for Raising Successful Children”

Wednesday, March 31, 2015 7-9pm (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Stroum Jewish Community Center
ParentMap Lecture Series – Click Here To Get Tickets
“From Love to Limits:  The Early Years” (ages 3 to 7 years old)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
Meridian Elementary School
“7 Essentials for Raising Thriving Children”

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00-8:30pm
University of Washington Goldman Sachs Dinner Salon
Broadmoor Golf Club
“Predictors of Adolescent Success: What the Research Tells Us”

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 , 7-9pm
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
“The Paradox of Anxiety: Supporting Your Teen’s Success”

Tuesday, October 20, 2015,  7:30-9pm
Raising Resilience Coalition, Bainbridge Island (open to the public)
“Getting to Calm, The Early Years: Cool-headed Strategies for Raising Happy, Caring, and Independent Three- to Seven- Year-Olds”

Tuesday, October 27, 2015,  10-11:30 am
Selah Seattle Minyan, University Presbyterian Church (open)
“What Children Need and Why it’s Hard for Parents”

Tuesday, October 27, 2015,  7-9pm
Waldorf High School campus, open to K-12 parents
“Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens & Teens”

October 28, 2015, 7-9pm
Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center (open to the public)
Drug Forum

December 3, 2015, 6:30-9pm
7 Essentials for Raising Thriving Children
AG Bell Elementary School
Kirkland, Washington

Selected List of Lectures from 2014

Selected List of Lectures from 2013

Selected List of Lectures in 2012

Selected List of Lectures from Before 2012