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Enhancing Hot and Cool Executive Functions: Meryl Lipton, MD, PhD

ANN MARTIN CENTER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LECTURE SERIESFor Educators & Child Mental Health Professionals


Aspects of executive functions, hot (emotional self-management) and cool (organization, planning, time management etc.) will be defined and discussed. As professionals, we are often asked to help our students or patients to enhance their executive function skills. While there are many ways to address that goal a well-developed understanding of our own executive function strengths and weaknesses is a good way to begin. With that self-knowledge, one can be more effective helping others. During this session, you will gain a better understanding of your hot and cool executive function skills, learn some techniques for executive function improvement and enrich your ability to help children and adolescents develop those skills.


Meryl Lipton, M.D., Ph.D. is a Behavioral Pediatric Neurologist. She has a targeted clinical practice in the Bay Area. She also consults with schools and runs school-based parent groups. In her practice, Meryl learns about the strengths and issues of the child, their parents, and their school. Then she analyzes this information and shares her assessment with parents, teachers, and - when age appropriate - patients. Together they work on building home and school environments where: strengths develop, personal awareness grows, relative weaknesses are overcome, and a healthy sense of self leads the way.