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Welcome Dr. Callum Eastwood!
Introduction to Special Education

March 2013 Newsletter

Welcome Dr. Callum Eastwood!
Callum Eastwood, PsyD is a board-certified clinical psychologist with over twelve years of experience working with children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, learning, and developmental challenges, and their families and care providers. He has worked with children, youth, and families in a variety of service settings, including community clinics, school-based programs, day treatment settings, special education programs, and residential treatment. He approaches the psychological treatment of children and their families with an acknowledgement of the inter-relationship between body and mind and the interplay between physical and psychological symptoms and conditions. Additionally, he strongly believes children must be assessed and treated holistically, acknowledging the impacts and needs of the systems in which they exist, especially family and school. Integrating relational psychotherapy approaches with mindfulness practices and adaptive skill building, Dr. Eastwood has worked extensively with issues of anxiety disorders, trauma, impulse control disorders/ADHD, mood disorders, and social/behavioral concerns among youth. He has a particular passion for the provision of supportive treatments regarding stress, burnout, and secondary trauma for parents and caregivers of children with chronic concerns and special needs.

Dr. Eastwood has an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has additional training in psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral disturbances, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices in psychotherapy, special education consultation, and the treatment of secondary trauma. Outside of psychological approaches, Dr. Eastwood has an interest in aromatherapy, acupressure, and the use of body-centered practices such as yoga and Tai Chi to address the management of stress, the impacts of trauma, and the improvement of impulse control, attention, and affect regulation capacities.

Dr. Eastwood works as Senior Director of Intensive and Special Education Services at Lincoln Child Center in Oakland, and partners with Whole Child Wellness to provide psychotherapy and psycho-educational services for our families. For more information on services or to contact Dr. Eastwood directly, please visit his website at

Introduction to Special Education

Join Callum Eastwood, PsyD, as he provides parents and caregivers of children with special needs an introduction and overview of the special education system and the Individualized Education Plan process.

Parents of children with learning, developmental, and emotional behavioral concerns are routinely faced with difficult decisions regarding the special education needs of their children, often without the opportunity for consultation. This workshop will provide parents with an overview of special education and its applicable laws, the process of requesting an assessment, the importance of special education record keeping, and how to work with local district and independent special education professionals to provide the best services possible for their children. Dr. Eastwood will discuss parent and student rights in the special education assessment and plan development process, and how to best advocate for your child and be an effective IEP team member.

Class size is limited to 25. Be sure to reserve your space soon!
To register, please call 650-595-KIDS (5437) or email

Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Cost: $30
Location: Whole Child Wellness
1601 El Camino Real, Suite 101
Belmont, CA 94002

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