Upcoming Webinars

Summit Center is proud to present a series of webinars from our team of professionals, speaking on topics important to our families.

May 15: Webinar with Dr. Lisa Hancock on “Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview of Everything in 60 Minutes”

Date and time: Wed, May 15, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Learn about strengths, weaknesses, common misperceptions, and common misdiagnoses related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as commonly co-occurring disorders. Why might an actual diagnosis be important? Why do we no longer differentiate between disorders formerly known as “Autism” and “Asperger’s Syndrome”? What is the difference between school determination of meeting criteria for eligibility for special education due to Autism (AUT) and a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? What do assessments involve at different ages (who, what, where, and when)? Dr. Hancock will also discuss non-typical presentations of ASD (gifted, AFAB, PDA) as well as address challenges and interventions across the lifespan.

Dr. Lisa Hancock is a licensed clinical psychologist and autism specialist certified through IBCCESS, who conducts assessments as well as therapy with children, adults, and couples who have diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Hancock has experience with neurodevelopmental, learning, processing, anxiety, and mood disorders; ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, dyslexia, math and writing disorders, visual and auditory processing issues, and more. She specializes in working with twice-exceptional individuals (those who are gifted and have concurrent learning or developmental challenges).

FREE. Recordings will be available after the event for a fee. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dr Dan Peters

Past Offerings

Webinar with Dr. Dan Peters on “Parenting with Awareness, Purpose, and Intention”

Parenting is hard. We are bombarded continually with messages that create fear and worry about our children’s future. Will they be able to take care of themselves? Will they make the elite team? Will they get into a good college? Will they be successful? We all want the best for our children and spend considerable time engaging in activities and resources to meet this goal. This talk will address the importance of a parent’s awareness about themselves as key to raising healthy, engaged, and happy children. By being engaged in one’s own life, being clear about where you came from, and being aware of what you want to pass on to your children, you can parent with purpose,  which is aligned with your goals for your child. Come learn how to use your own increased awareness to help your kids reach their potential. Dan Peters, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who has devoted his career to helping children, adolescents and families engage in life so that they can realize their full potential. Dr. Peters is co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center in California, where he is available for consultation. He is host of the Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan podcast.

Recordings are for a fee on Vimeo.

Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising An Organized Kid, with Deanna Kim, M.Ed.

Do you feel overwhelmed by your family’s ever-growing list of after school activities? Are you up late at night helping your child finish a project that’s due tomorrow? While many of us with children struggle with planning, organization, and time management, developing a family system can be the key to overcoming these challenges.

This 5-week course with instructor Deanna Kim, M.Ed. will offer parents the unique opportunity to work with our staff to develop their own family system, and learn more about executive functioning and how it impacts our day-to-day lives.

Sessions will focus on planning through the use of a family calendar, time management, routines, sustaining attention, how to work through the homework frustrations, and emotional regulation. Each participant will leave with the tools they need to help their family get back on track and more organized.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required, so please register early.




No Therapy Groups Are Currently Planned 

Does your child, teen, or young adult need extra support? Summit Center sometimes offers focused weekly therapeutic discussion groups for a variety of interests each fall and spring. Each group is led by one of our experienced professionals and meets virtually for 6 weeks.

Future Virtual Therapy Groups for Children & Teens may include:

Worry Warriors

Executive Functioning Skills

Gifted Teens

2e or Gifted Adults




Earlier Webinar Series

Recordings are available on Vimeo of these unique presentations from Summit Center professionals, talking about issues affecting your life and your family. Each webinar costs $29.99, or $19.99 if you purchase two or more (use promo code “multi”). Price includes unlimited viewing of the recording on demand.

Webinar recordings include:

Supporting Smart Girls – Webinar with Dr. Lisa White
Time Management Skills for Your Child – Webinar with Deanna Kim
Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children – Webinar with Dr. Stephen Chou
Math Difficulties: Reasons and Remedies – Webinar with Dr. Nancy Knop
Living With Intensity: Understanding the the Gifted Child – Webinar with Dr. Susan Daniels
I can take care of myself! How come you didn’t wake me up? Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship – Webinar with Dr. Dan Peters
Organizing Chaos: Solutions for Everyday Life in A Gifted Family – Webinar with Kathleen Crombie
Doodle, Draw & Paint with Susan: Creativity Classes for Parents, Teachers, and Kids (series)