Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. and founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic, cherishes the opportunity to collaborate with parents, educators, childcare providers, early interventionists, mental health clinicians, and other professionals supporting children in the delivery of a variety of workshops. Vanessa is an experienced and celebrated presenter. Her depth of knowledge and personalized delivery, complete with humour and compassion, have her traveling across Canada presenting approximately 50 workshops per year.

All of Vanessa’s workshops have at their core a focus on encouraging hope, nurturing resiliency, and awakening a collective drive for professionals and parents to be the best they can be for our children. Vanessa is also passionate about championing the developmental approach to allow us to understand and make sense of children.

Vanessa’s primary focus is on being part of her local, provincial, national, and international community to bring forward the needs of children and work collaboratively with teachers, parents, early childhood educators, early interventionists, and other ‘big people’ invested in the well-being of children. As such, Vanessa is pleased to work with your organization to address specialized topics, and to ensure that barriers, including budgetary constraints, do not become an impediment to this work, where possible.

Please feel free to contact our office directly to discuss the needs of your specific group and we will do our best to have you feel supported and to be part of what you are doing for families and children!

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe’s Workshop Topics

Dr. Vanessa is happy to tailor a workshop to your group’s specific needs. Some of the child development topics she is often asked to present on include:

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
  • Discipline
  • Behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Anger
  • Mental health in children
  • Why adults need to be in charge
  • Play
  • Resilience
  • Sensitivity
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Divorce
  • Screen time
  • Adoption
  • Sleep
Workshop offerings from Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

For more detailed information on Dr. Vanessa’s workshops & speaking engagements, please visit Dr. Vanessa’s website.

Please contact, if you are interested in having Vanessa host a workshop for your group.

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