Celebrating the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium

Friday, February 28, 2020
8:45am – 3:45pm
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Cocoanut Grove Grand Ballroom

Thank you for your interest in this year’s symposium, registration is now full.

REVISITING THE AGE OF ANXIETY IN YOUTH: Societal, Psychological & Social Media Considerations - Assessments & Treatments.

On the day of the event, check-in registration closes at 8:45am. PARTIAL CREDIT WILL NOT BE GIVEN: To receive course credit, one must arrive on time, stay to the end of the program, complete and turn-in the course evaluation.

The $75 registration fee includes lunch and complimentary parking.

Please visit the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium Website for more information.

The Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium has brought world-renowned speakers and local experts together for over 20 years in order to improve the lives of adolescents, young adults and their families in Santa Cruz County.


Jean Twenge, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

  • Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and the books iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell). Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a data set of 11 million young people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, high school teachers, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times,USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today,Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Paul J. Marcille, Ph.D.

Professor & Program Director of Palo Alto University, Past President of the California Psychological Association

  • Dr. Paul Marcille is a licensed psychologist with over 35years’ experience working with adolescents in inpatient,outpatient and academic settings. He is a former full professor and program director at Palo Alto University and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, the former Vice President and Dean of Students of the American University of Paris, and the former director of psychology at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge,Virginia. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in behavioral medicine from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Marcille is the past-president of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. In his private practice in Saratoga, Dr. Marcille specializes in working with adolescents and their families, all of whom struggle with issues around technology use. He has a particular interest in the developing adolescent brain and helping his adolescent clients to develop more effective critical thinking and executive functioning skills in order to achieve their academic and personal goals. Zurlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and doctoral candidate with more than 15 years of experience in behavioral health service provision and administration. Her clinical expertise lies in motivational interviewing, gender responsive trauma informed care, and cultural transformations in a range of milieus. Emphasizing a holistic strengths-based approach, Ms. Zurlin connects with clients, participants and multidisciplinary staff to generate successful and sustainable change which best meets individualized needs in dynamic, supportive settings. She has delivered vibrant and engaging presentations to a variety of audiences in such venues as the California Department of Health Care Services Substance Use Disorders Statewide Conference, the California Quality Improvement Coordinators Conference, the California Department of Public Health, the University of California San Francisco, San Diego State University and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

History and Legacy

In 1995, the Calciano family lost Jon, their23-year-old son, and brother, to suicide. After two years of collaboration with the Dominican Hospital Foundation, the family inaugurated the Jon E.Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium to strengthen adolescent behavioral health resources in our community. These annual symposia enable local families, educators, and mental and medical health professionals to hear and interact with renowned specialists in a wide range of timely topics. Over the past twenty years, areas of focus have ranged from suicide to bullying, ADHD,substance abuse, and gender identity.

The Calciano family is grateful for the hundreds of symposia participants who work tirelessly to improve the mental health and coping abilities of adolescents in our community. We welcome you to join us at our 22nd anniversary event.

Please visit the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium Website for more information.

Donate to the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium If you would like to make a donation to support the annual symposium, please click here to donate online. Using the drop-down selection please select "Jon E. Nadherny-Calciano Crisis Support".