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about this symposium 

Join us from February 3 -7, 2020  to discover a range of fresh ideas to bring back to your practice. With 40 expert guest speakers, presenting on various angles of therapeutic approaches, prepare to be truly inspired. Deepen your clinical skills and let your creativity flow as we learn together from some of the most impactful, heartfelt, highly skilled professionals supporting child and adolescent mental health.

what you’ll learn

Childhood Therapy Approaches

Learn about a variety of therapeutic options for children that honor the developing brain through music, play, metaphor, animals, and more.

Specific Therapeutic Interventions for Kids

Learn actionable, practical techniques to implement with your child clients right away. You’ll have new tools to help your clients heal from trauma, strengthen attachment, grow their coping skills, and more.

Resources for Child Therapists

Gain a multitude of resources to grow your knowledge of the ethical and impactful programs, products, and tools to have an innovative child therapy practice.

Treating Specific Childhood Struggles

Learn specific information about childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Suicidal Ideation, and more.

 

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Deeper Understanding of Childhood Mental Health

Deepen your understanding of childhood mental health and treatment options that take into consideration the developmental stages of a child’s lifespan.

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Types of Child Therapy

#1 - Animal Assisted Play Therapy®️

with Lucy Llewellyn, CAAPT, AASW, PG

Animal Assisted Play Therapy strengthens our client’s capacity to engage in healthy relationships with self and others through play-based human-animal interactions.  Join Lucy and I as we discuss this play-based therapeutic approach that helps clients develop a sense of safety, respect, empathy and more.
About Lucy Llewellyn, CAAPT, AASW, PG

Lucy is a Social Worker, Play Therapist and Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist®️. She has worked with children and families for over 30 years and as a Play/Filial Therapist in a Child and Mental Health Service for over 15. In 2007 she started training with Rise VanFleet and Tracie Faa-Thompson in Animal Assisted Play Therapy®️. Her rescued Lurcher, Lykke trained with her and was an outstanding play Therapy dog, helping many children in a way they both enjoyed. Lucy’s Animal Assisted Play Therapy®️ Practice “Paws 4 Play” was established in 2010. She was the first person to become Certified and in 2015 won the prestigious ‘Kirrie Award’ for outstanding contributions and dedication to the field of Animal Assisted Play Therapy®. Lucy is a level 1 trainer/supervisor in Animal Assisted Play Therapy® and enjoys helping new practitioners. Lucy is studying more about working with dogs and is an assistant dog trainer. Lucy has written for magazines and journals and presented at conferences on Animal Assisted Play Therapy®.

#2 - Play Therapy

with Clair Mellenthin LCSW, RPT-S

Play Therapy allows for expression and therapeutic work through the language of kids – PLAY.  Join Clair and I as we discuss how Play Therapy supports the healing process through healthy communication and processing of emotions, capacity to engage in healthy relationships, as well as the development of problem solving skills.
About Clair Mellenthin LCSW, RPT-S

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S is a sought after international speaker, author, and psychotherapist. Clair is the author of Attachment Centered Play Therapy, Play Therapy : Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorders, and My Many Colors of Me Workbook. In addition to being an experienced play therapist and presenter, she frequently appears on local and national media as an expert on children and family issues.

#3 - Helping Adoptive and Foster Families with Play Therapy

with Sabra Starnes LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed

Working with adoptive and foster families require a specialized approach to strengthen attachment, create healthy engagement, increase self-esteem, and to build trust self and others.  Join Sabra Starnes and I as we discuss how she uses attachment based and expressive therapies to help her clients.
About Sabra Starnes LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed

Sabra Starnes is a passionate play therapist who has being doing play therapy for 18 years in the DMV area. She is the owner of Next Place Therapy Services in Largo, Maryland. Sabra’s area of expertise is in adoption and attachment play based therapies. She is an transracial adoptee and adoptive mother who often speaks on her personal and professional adoption experience. Sabra is an independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC. As a Maryland Board Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, she provides clinical and play therapy supervision. Her private practice is an approved provider for the Association of Play Therapy. Sabra is an engaging and creative play therapy trainer who provides play therapy webinars and workshops for mental health clinicians. Sabra received her Master’s in social work form Catholic University and her Master’s in Education from American University. Sabra is certified in Sandtray Therapy, Daring Way, EMDR, Trusted Behavior Intervention Relationship Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Trauma System Therapy. She the coauthor of Increasing Your Play Therapy ToolBox.

#4 - Nature Based Play Therapy

with  Jamie Langley, LCSW, RPT-S

Nature-based play therapy draws on the healing benefits of the natural environment as it promotes children’s ability to regulate emotions, ground as they connect with the earth, as well as to process through trauma and stressful events in their lives.  Join Jamie and I as we discuss the immense benefits of incorporating nature into therapeutic practices.
About Jamie Langley, LCSW, RPT-S

Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S has been a practicing child, family and play therapist in Tennessee for almost 30 years. For most of that time she worked in community mental health before going into private practice in late 2016. Jamie is also an adjunct professor for two universities in Tennessee (Middle TN State University and Lipscomb University). She co-founded and serves as the President of the Tennessee branch of the Association for Play Therapy and is a charter member of the Children & Nature Network founded by RIchard Louv. Jamie specializes in working with children and their families who have undergone trauma, loss, divorce, disruption and other adverse conditions and brings in nature as part of healing practice whenever possible. A former Cub Scout leader for 15 years, she especially enjoys her personal and family time in nature, especially at the beach and the breathtaking Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

#5 - Working with Aggressive Behaviors in Therapy with Kids

with Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Synergetic Play Therapy supports therapeutic transformation through interconnectedness in the play therapy process. Sometimes kids present with aggressive behaviors that can be difficult and scary to manage.  These behaviors are  a child’s way of expressing the pain within.  Join Lisa Dion and I as we discuss the immense value of therapists becoming a co-regulator in therapy through a deep level of attunement.
About Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S is an international teacher, creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy”, clinical author and researcher, and is the founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. She is the host of the “Lessons from the Playroom” podcast and webinar series and is the author of Aggression in Play: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity. Lisa is the 2015 award recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s “Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence”

# 6 - Sandtray Therapy

with Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S 
Sandtray therapy surpasses the limitation of words. Through the use of sand and miniatures, metaphorical representations help clients of all ages express, process, and find adaptive resolution to stressful and traumatic events in life. Join Carmen and I as we discuss the immense healing power of sandtray therapy and the importance of specialized training for ethical practice. 
About Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S

Carmen K. Jimenez-Pride is a Master Level Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and Georgia. She is also a Licensed Independent Social Worker in South Carolina. Carmen is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credentialed by the Association of Play Therapy and operates a private practice in Augusta Ga. Carmen is a children’s book author, the publisher of the Increasing Your Play Therapy Tool Box and the creator of Focus on Feelings. Carmen is trained in Internal Family Systems and other trauma based models and uses her skills to engage children and adults in creative therapeutic interventions within the playroom utilizing the sandtray.

#7 - Helping Children Regulate with Trauma Sensitive Yoga

with Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S

Trauma-sensitive yoga helps children regulate their physical and emotional responses through somatic awareness and movement. Children become aware of physical sensations in their body and process through stressful events via therapeutically intentional yoga poses. Join Dr. Jenn and I as we discuss how she uses yoga in her play therapy practice with child and adolescent clients to provide deep emotional healing.
About Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S

Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S is a clinical psychologist and Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor.  Her clinical and research interests center on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by complex trauma. She has extensive experience working with young children (0-5), adult survivors of severe childhood abuse and neglect, first responders, and combat veterans.  She and has received specialized training in many modalities, to include Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Theraplay, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is working towards becoming an EMDRIA-approved consultant, and is an EMDR (Level II) clinician.  Additionally, she is an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. Dr. Lefebre is the clinical director at Healing the Child Within, a holistic trauma center in northwestern Connecticut which integrates psychotherapy, yoga, and eastern philosophies into the treatment of complex trauma.  She also provides clinical supervision and play therapy consultation throughout New England and online.  She has worked in residential treatment, psychiatric inpatient, community mental health settings, and schools, while teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level and providing trainings around the country.

#8 - Becoming an EMDR Therapist and Beyond

with Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT

Becoming an EMDR Therapist has forever changed my personal and professional life.  My journey has been filled with countless hours of training, consultation, reading professional journal articles and books, as well as connecting and collaborating with EMDR colleagues to deepen my clinical skills and professional connections. In this video, I share my experience of becoming an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and an Advanced Trainer with you.
About Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT

Jackie Flynn is the founder and director of Counseling in Brevard, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Trauma Therapist, Couples Counselor, Education Consultant, and Parent Coach. She is the creator of the following imagery books: Jackie Feels and Animal Imagery: EMDR Inner Resource Development. Her passion for helping children and families in a variety of settings inspired her to open a private practice group in Cocoa Village Florida where she provides caring, thoughtful counseling and therapy to individuals of all ages, families, couples, and groups.

As a proud veteran of the US Army, a Give an Hour Provider, and a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, she is passionate about helping people heal from traumatic experiences and move towards a happier, healthier life. She has special interests in Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, Grief, Relationship Struggles, Learning Disabilities, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Jackie earned an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling from University of Central Florida and Graduate Certificates in Play Therapy and Nonprofit Management. Prior to her current work at Counseling in Brevard, she was honored to be the School Counselor at Sculptor Charter School in Titusville, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Parent Representative. Jackie is also the creator and host of Play Therapy Community and Parenting in the Rain Podcasts, downloaded over 160,000 times in over 50 countries.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Therapeutic Interventions for Kids

#9 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Teens Individually and in Groups

with Katie May, MS, NCC, LPC, DBTC

Therapeutic group work can be a powerful and highly effective way to help teens struggling with mental health issues. As group therapy provides a sense of community, hope, and connection, adolescents can process in a different way than in individual therapy. Join Katie and I as we discuss the practice she created where clinicians help teens through individually and in groups using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT.
About Katie May, MS, NCC, LPC, DBTC

Katie K. May is a licensed therapist and online course creator.  She helps therapists market and fill groups and online group programs so that they can scale their impact and increase their income, without adding more hours in the office.  To learn more and gain access to free trainings and resources to generate new clients like magic, visit www.becomeagroupguru.com.

#10 - Music Therapy

with Kate Shannon, MT-BC

Music Therapy can help clients heal physical, emotional, cognitive, and social struggles. Join Kate and I as we discuss the immense healing power of Music Therapy and Music Therapy techniques, as well as an exploration of what Music Therapy is and how it helps children and adults.
About Kate Shannon, MT-BC

Kate is a board-certified music therapist working in the Denver, CO area. She is currently finishing up the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and is excited to become a dual-certified clinician to better support her clients needs. She is also passionate about integrative approaches within therapy, especially with play and music therapy. Kate is the host of “Creative Therapy Umbrella: The Podcast” and loves to hike, read, knit, create, play with her dog and cat, and laugh with her husband.

#11 - Integrating Play Therapy and EMDR Therapy

with Alyssa Calbeck, LISW, RPT

Since Play is the language of children, it is an ideal partner for (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy with children.  EMDR is a robust type of therapy that helps clients reprocess traumatic events in their lives by reducing emotionality and image vividness, as well as increasing clients’ capacity to self-regulate and move past maladaptive behaviors. Join Alyssa and I as we discuss the benefits and practical application of integrating Play and EMDR.
About Alyssa Calbeck, LISW, RPT

Alyssa Caldbeck is a Licensed Indepdent Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. She is an Approved Consultant trained under Ana Gomez and a Certified EMDR therapist. Alyssa is also an Integrative Attachment Treatment Protocol Certified Therapist through the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska. She provides EMDR consultation to therapists and training on incorporating EMDR & play therapy.

#12 - Healing Early Childhood Attachment Trauma Techniques

with Robert Cox, LPC

Early childhood trauma can have lifelong impacts. The human brain can start storing emotional memories in the brain as early as 5 months in utero. Neuroplasticity of the brain allows for longterm healing from the effects of trauma, even early childhood experiences that often leave people with a sense of confusion as they attempt to pinpoint symptom sources. Join Robert and I as we discuss specific techniques that he uses to help his clients heal from early childhood trauma.
About Robert Cox, LPC

Robert is a licensed professional counselor in MO who specializes in autism, trauma and addictions and trains individuals and families in mindfulness. He is the author of the book, “The Life Recovery Method: Autism Treatment From a Trauma Perspective” and the creator of the “Mindful Recovery Podcast”. He lectures nationally and trains other professionals in the area of trauma, autism and mindfulness on a regular basis.

#13 - Relationship Development Intervention - RDI

with Sarah Wayland, Ph.D.

RDI, Relationship Development Intervention, is a family-focused program designed to help children and families with struggling with social communication challenges and other necessary life skills to make and maintain healthy relationships. Join Sarah and I as we discuss the how she uses RDI to help the children with special needs through consultation with parents.  
About Sarah Wayland, Ph.D.

Sarah Wayland is a certified RDI™ Consultant, parent coach, and Special Needs Care Navigator at the company she founded, Guiding Exceptional Parents. She helps parents of children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain-based differences learn how to confidently and effectively help their children at home, at school, and in the community. As an RDI™ consultant, Dr. Wayland works with parents of kids who have trouble connecting with others to show them how to teach their children the essential skills that make relationships work. By learning about everyone in the family and collaborating with them, she helps families develop customized strategies that work. Dr. Wayland got her B.A. from Rice University, her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brandeis University, and had two postdoctoral fellowships – one at Northeastern University and another at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has worked as a software designer, and as a researcher, but her most valuable training came from parenting her two boys, both exceptional. You can learn more at www.guidingexceptionalparents.com.

#14 - How to Strengthen a Child's Self-Esteem & Increase Motivation

with Tammi VanHollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Shifting focus to children’s positive behaviors and traits can provide powerful movement in the therapeutic process . Join Tammi and I as we discuss how she was inspired by her Nurtured Heart Approach(R) training and how she uses Greatness Sticks (TM) in therapy sessions to support perceptions and growth of self-worth and self-esteem, as well as improvement of healthy family dynamics.
About Tammi VanHollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist. She is the owner of Main Line Play Therapy in Bryn Mawr, PA, where she works with children and families and consults with local schools and community members. She is a certified Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a certified FirstPlay® practitioner, trained in level one Theraplay® and EMDR. Tammi’s work and creative interventions in the field of play therapy have been published and internationally recognized. Tammi is the author of a multi-sensory, attachment-based children’s book titled, Casey’s Greatness Wings: Teaching Mindfulness, Connection, and Courage to Children and creator of Casey’s Greatness Sticks. She is regular faculty member at The Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC and LA. She is a sought-after expert for speaking engagements, podcasts and webinars. For more information on Tammi’s publications and work, visit her website at www.mainlineplaytherapy.com.

#15 - Using Labyrinths with Child and Teen Clients for Emotional Equilibrium, Integration of the Brain, and Connection

with Neal Harris, LPC

Labyrinths are an ideal addition to any therapeutic practice. Children often view them as playful and are drawn to them naturally. I use my double labyrinth in most sessions to help my clients connect, integrate the hemispheres of their brain, and ground before, during and after trauma work. Join Neal and I as we discuss how labyrinths support the therapeutic process.
About Neal Harris, LPC

Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of holistic psychotherapy for over 30 years. Neal is also the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985. To promote healing on many levels, Neal uses relaxation and meditation training, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch®, Graphotherapy as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented brain-balancing, communication-enhancing, double finger labyrinth design known as an Intuipath®). He also headed up a four-year national research study to determine the behavioral effects of the Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD.

#16 - Inner Strength Superpower Booster Technique

with Stephanie Byrd, MS, LMFT

Associations can be a powerful way to develop a client’s inner resources. This technique directs clients to choose a meaningful word with associations to deepen the magnitude of it’s support. Join Stephanie and I as she walks me through this resourceful activity to demonstrate with real-life my material using the word “FOCUS.”
About Stephanie Byrd, MS, LMFT

Stephanie Byrd is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and former elementary educator who has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She currently works with children, teens, couples, and families in private practice. Her clinical work focuses on trauma-informed care, attachment, relationships, and family systems. In her role as a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Mediator and Parent Coordinator, she assists couples who are separating in creating a plan for long term stability and healing as co-parents.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Resources for Child Therapists

#17 - What Child Therapists Need to Know About Helping Children of High Conflict Divorce

with Lynn Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

Working with children of divorce in the therapeutic setting can sometimes lead to involvement in custody battles and legal processes that are often out of the comfort zone of therapists. Join Lynn and I as we discuss important aspects of what child therapists need to know about helping children and their families in high conflict divorces, as well as how to navigate the legal process that often leave clinicians feeling alone, scared and overwhelmed.
About Lynn Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS

Lynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has been providing psychotherapy services for children and families since 2001 and providing play therapy training, supervision and professional consultation since 2010. Lynn is trained as a Child Specialist in Collaborative Family Law and worked as a family law paralegal in her first career after college. She has provided expert witness testimony in numerous family litigation cases and has served as family therapist, reunification therapist and child therapist in her private practice since 2007. Lynn is the author of When Parents Are at War: A Child Therapist’s Guide to Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases and she provides case consultation for therapists on this topic throughout the United States and beyond. She otherwise specializes in providing play therapy for anxiety disorders in children and providing couples counseling using the Gottman method and a family systems theoretical approach.

#18 - Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse

with Althea Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP, RPT-S

Helping children heal from sexual abuse can be difficult work that can leave therapists feeling burnt out, questioning their effectiveness and ability to work with children expressing deep emotional pain and intense needs.  Join Althea and I as we discuss the complexity of helping children and families heal and live their best lives in the aftermath of sexual abuse, as well as how clinicians can stay healthy throughout the process.
About Althea Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP, RPT-S

Althea Simpson is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Play Therapy Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Additionally, Althea has a B.S. in Business Management; MBA in Marketing: and MSW in Organizational Leadership. Althea’s passion for helping individuals go from “Hurt to Healed” aided in her decision to return to George Mason University to complete requirements to become a Clinical Social Worker and specialize in trauma recovery. Althea’s experience in the fields of business and mental health spans 20 years. Althea is pursuing her PhD in Business Psychology Consulting at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

#19 - Supporting our Children and Adolescents in the LBGTQ Community

with Samatha Willis, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, RPT

Many teens in the LBGTQ community feel the pains of rejection, isolation, shame, and fear, as well as a deep, aching hunger to live a life of acceptance (of self and others), congruency and authenticity. Join Samantha and I as we discuss how to best help our clients in the LBGTQ community.
About Samatha Willis, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, RPT

Samantha earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Guidance with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Montevallo. She also earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Social Work with a Minor in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Montevallo. Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Registered Play Therapist. Samantha has a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She utilizes peer-reviewed and evidence-based therapeutic techniques in her practice such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy. Samantha is a Body-Brain sand tray specialist and uses the techniques with all ages. Samantha works primarily with clients who have experienced trauma, experience dissociative symptoms, are in the LGBTQ+ community, or are transgender. Samantha is currently a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) studying Gender Studies and is currently writing her thesis entitled “Transgender and Non-Binary Lived Experiences Among Southern Appalachian Youth: Correlations of Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationship Dynamics Before, During, and After the Coming out Process.”

#20 - Recognizing Addiction in Teens and Knowing What the Recovery Process Entails

with Julie M Bowen, LCSW, CTS, CSAC, QMHP-A

Addictive behaviors are often the result of one attempting to self-medicate as an attempt to alleviate the emotional pain of trauma. Since adolescents’ brains are still in the developmental phase, substance and alcohol use can spiral out of control even much quicker than with adults in some situations.  Join Julie and I as we discuss what clinicians need to know about addictive behaviors in teens, and how to foster important aspects of the recovery process.
About Julie M Bowen, LCSW, CTS, CSAC, QMHP-A

Julie Marie Bowen, Director of Therapy Services, holds an LCSW. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist and works with children and adults to help in the healing process from traumatic experiences. She earned her certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and has experience working with teenagers and adults working through the addiction and recovery process. She has practical experience working with children, teens, and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, bullying, anger management, social skills, military families, blended families, substance abuse, trauma, ADHD, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and an AutPlay Therapist. AutPlay is a type of play therapy that benefits children with Autism as well as developmental, learning, social, and impulsive-control disorders. She is a mother of four and a proud military wife.

#21 - Helping Teens Ambivalent About Vaping

with Amanda Mattick, MA, LMHC, CAP

In recent years, alcohol consumption, smoking cigarettes, and drug use has declined, as vaping marijuana, nicotine and other substances have grown substantially. Vaping is dangerous and can be harmful, and in some cases even fatal. Join Amanda and I as we discuss what child therapists need to know about clients that engage in this risky behavior. 
About Amanda Mattick, MA, LMHC, CAP

Mindset Counseling Solutions is a private practice in Melbourne, FL. We specialize in the treatment of young adults. Some of the issues we address in therapy are reducing anxiety, improving relationships, managing addiction struggles, and boosting self-confidence. We pride ourselves in the custom scheduling options we have; often starting out more intense with 2 hours of therapy a week then reduce the frequency once we see positive results. The goal is to feeling better as soon as possible.

#22 - Helping Kids Emotionally Deal with Active Shooter Drills at School

with Rebecca Comizio, M.Ed, MA, NCSP

Active shooter drills can trigger feelings of panic and overwhelm in some children and teens, especially if they have a history of anxiety and/or trauma. Join Rebecca and I as we discuss these school drills and how adults can create an environment to foster a sense of safety and protection, that help kids feel safe and sound.
About Rebecca Comizio, M.Ed, MA, NCSP

Rebecca Comizio, MA, MA-Ed, NCSP is the Director of Social-Emotional Learning and school psychologist at The Stanwich School in Greenwich, CT. She is working to utilize her education, training and life experience to positively affect the lives of children and families by advocating for students.  

#23 - The Power of Touch in Infant and child therapy

with Janet Courtney, PhD

Healthy emotional development of a child’s brain is greatly supported through the nurturing touch from a parent. Join Janet and I as we discuss the importance of touch and how it impacts child development, as well as best clinical practices in respect to professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy.
About Janet Courtney, PhD

Janet A. Courtney, PhD, LCSW is Founder of FirstPlay Therapy® [a developmental infant and child play therapy model] and Founder and Editor of FirstPlay® Café: An e-magazine for parents (womb to six Years). She helped found and oversees the Play Therapy curriculum at Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida. Dr. Courtney is author and co-editor of Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide. New York, NY: Routledge, and her research into practitioner experiences of training in touch and Developmental Play Therapy is published in the American Journal of Art Therapy and the International Journal of Play Therapy. She is a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor, TEDx Speaker and immediate past Chair of the Association for Play Therapy Ethics and Practice Committee. She is also former President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy and Chair of the Viola Brody Award Committee. FirstPlay® Therapy was awarded Third Place overall in the Best Practices Showcase at the First 1000 Days Infant Mental Health Summit (Sept, 2018) along with the Children’s Healing Institute. 

She has two books scheduled for publication Spring, 2020 including, “Infant Play Therapy: Foundations, Models, Programs and Practice,” as well as “Healing Child and Family Trauma Through Expressive and Play Therapies: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body and Mindfulness.” She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally including the Cayman Islands, England, Ireland, Morocco, Bali, Indonesia, Russia and the Ukraine. She is a provider through the Florida state boards of mental health and Massage Therapy, and an approved provider through the Association for Play Therapy. She specializes in infant mental health and infant play therapy, attachment interventions, therapeutic storytelling, nature-based play therapies, and Trauma related issues. Dr. Courtney’s new form of Kinesthetic Storytelling® can be found in her children’s book, The Magic Rainbow. Website: www.FirstPlayTherapy.com and www.FirstPlaycafe.com

#24 - What Clinicians Need to Know About Parent Alienation

with Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D

When a child becomes estranged from their parent due to manipulation by another parent, they may present with fearfulness, disrespect, hostility or other intense emotional expressions of extreme relational disconnect. Join Amy and I as we discuss parent alienation, as well as the common pitfalls that child therapists fall into when they work with families in this realm.
About Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D

Dr. Baker has a PhD in developmental psychology and is the author or co-author of 8 books and over 115 articles for lat and professional audiences. She has served as an expert witness and provides parent coaching for families affected by parental alienation.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Understanding for Specific Struggles

#25 - Important Information for Clinicians working with Children with Schizophrenia

with Sarah Magnoni

Parenting a child with schizophrenia can feel isolating, scary, confusing, and unbearably difficult.  It can be traumatic for the entire family. Sarah’s story is one of struggle, perseverance, intense dedication and unwavering love. Join Sarah and I as we discuss her experience of parenting a child with schizophrenia, as well as what clinicians need to know to best help children and families in similar situations.
About Sarah Magnoni

Sarah Magnoni is a life and leadership coach trained by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She specializes in working with parents who are navigating a mental illness diagnosis of a child. Coaching was pivotal in Sarah’s own journey both professionally and personally, helping her to hone her leadership skills and to approach the challenges of life after her daughter’s schizophrenia diagnosis. Her career has included owning a successful small business for eight years, managing a department of 130 professionals, and working in leadership development. Sarah is the proud mom of four grown children and Mimi to two adorable grandsons, wife of an airline pilot, and doting owner of two adorable pups. Find out more about her work at https://www.sarahmagnoni.com/.

#26 - Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

with Laura Chackes, Psy.D.

Physical damage from hair pulling, skin picking, and nail-biting, cheek and lip biting, nail picking, scab eating, and more are referred to as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, BFRB. Join Laura and I as we discuss the underlying the stigma and causes of these behaviors, what treatment may entail, important areas to explore, and how therapists can help their clients heal and move past these emotionally painful and physically damaging behaviors.
About Laura Chackes, Psy.D.

Laura Chackes, Psy.D. is the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT and a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, and related disorders such as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) like skin picking and hair pulling. Dr. Chackes has been treating these disorders in individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults for over thirteen years using evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), and the Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment (ComB) model for BFRBs. She has also run treatment groups for children, adolescents, and adults with BFRBs for the past six years, and teaches courses online to adults with BFRBs, as well as to train therapists on how to treat these disorders. Dr. Chackes teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to adults and families at the center and online. The Center for Mindfulness & CBT is a multi-specialty mental health and wellness center that provides cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Chackes leads a team of psychologists, counselors, social workers, and prescribers who work collaboratively to provide optimal care to every individual and family that they see.

#27 - Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

with Lindsey Biel, OTR/L

Children struggling with sensory processing issues often present with behavioral concerns, emotional self-regulation limitations. As their world feels like  “too much” with overload of sensory inputs, children may move in and out of their window of tolerance frequently, leaving families and other support people in their lives perplexed on how to respond in a helpful way. Join Lindsey and I as we discuss how mental health therapists working with kids can support their clients with sensory processing disorder.
About Lindsey Biel, OTR/L

Lindsey Biel is a pediatric occupational therapist with a private practice in New York City where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other challenges. She is co-author of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword by Temple Grandin. She is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, co-created the Sensory Processing Master Class DVD program, and has authored two chapters in Dr. William Steele’s book Optimizing Learning Outcomes. Visit her websites at www.sensorysmarts.com and www.sensoryprocessingchallenges.com for downloadable checklists, articles, webcasts and more.

#28 - HELPING CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH ANXIETY

with Tiffanie Trudeau, LMHC, LPC, CSAT, NCC

When children experience anxiety symptoms, they often express it differently than adults do.  Anxiety may show up as a “tummy ache”, tantrums, meltdowns, school refusals, self-harm, intrusive thoughts and images, and other difficult struggles. Join Tiffanie and I as we discuss helping children struggling with symptoms of anxiety.
About Tiffanie Trudeau, LMHC, LPC, CSAT, NCC

Tiffanie Trudeau is a Licensed Mental Health and Professional Counselor (LMHC, LPC) who is passionate about working with individuals and couples that feel stuck, lost and alone. Using an eclectic approach rooted in attachment theory, Tiffanie specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma and addiction. Tiffanie holds a Dual Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology and Criminology and a Master’s of Art degree in Mental Health Counseling. In addition to her graduate coursework, Tiffanie has advanced training in:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy,
  • Sexual Assault Response,
  • Gottman Method, and
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior Therapy

Being a therapist is more than just Tiffanie’s chosen profession, but a part of who she is. Tiffanie truly believes in the healing power of having a witness to your life experiences, and having a trusted companion to provide feedback and support. In working with individuals within the military community, child advocacy community and in behavioral health settings, Tiffanie’s has learned that people do not care about what you know, until they know that you care. So in partnering with clients, Tiffanie strives to listen first, then ask how she can help.

#29 - Helping Clients that Struggle with Attention and Executive Functioning Deficits

with Diana Shaw, EdS, RMHCI

Executive functioning is a term used to describe neurologically-based skills involving capacity for retrieval of stored information and self-regulation. Common representations of executive functioning deficits include disorganization, poor time management, struggles with completion of tasks, flow of thinking, and follow through of tasks. Join Diana and I as we discuss executive functioning and specific ways that clinicians can help child clients strengthen it through play.
About Diana Shaw, EdS, RMHCI

Diana Shaw has spent 15 years in the field of education from elementary to high school. She has worked extensively with students as a teacher and a school counselor and understands the developmental stages impacting students’ abilities to learn. Diana has taught gifted and high achieving students and identified methods to help them strengthen attention deficits and sharpen executive functioning skills. 

Diana currently owns and operates a private practice called Chaos Solutions Counseling, LLC. She understands the challenges that individuals face with identity, emotional/mental well-being, educational needs, and advocacy. Diana’s mission is to empower individuals and families to be the BOSS of life’s chaos.

 

#30 - How Diet and Exercise Impacts Children with ADHD

with Dawn Brown, MD

Executive functioning, mood, energy levels, behavior, and capacity for healthy relationships with self and others can improve with a mindful approach to nutrition and exercise. Certain foods provide children with what they need to optimize their capacity to not only function, but thrive, even when they struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. Join Dr. Dawn and I as we discuss ways that child therapists can help their clients in therapy, parent consultations,  continuity of care and more.
About Dawn Brown, MD

Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown (Dr. Dawn Psych MD), America’s favorite ADHD Expert, also known as “The MD with ADHD”, is a double- board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is the owner, CEO and sole practitioner at ADHD Wellness Center and has two private practice locations in Texas; she also has a growing virtual presence, offering online appointments. She serves as a contract physician for five clinics where she has a medical license: Texas, Illinois and South Carolina and supervises nurse practitioners in two states. Dr. Brown is a pioneer of the Mental Health Movement, a keynote speaker, an internationally recognized ADHD expert and coach, a two-time best-selling author, podcaster (“From ADHD to Amaze-Ability™”), on-air/media-influencer, and professional mentor. Dr. Brown is also a mental wellness provider for elite/professional athletes and a mental wellness strategist for “Supermoms” who parent children with ADHD. Her proprietary programs under her ADHD Amaze-Ability™ Academy help families “Position their children to win” and function optimally.

#31 - Therapeutic Approaches for Kids with ADHD

with Christie Rogers – Larke, EdD, NCC, DCC, RPT-S, LPC-S

According to the American Psychiatric Association, APA, 8.4% of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. Having knowledge and skills to help our clients struggling with the presentation of ADHD is essential for child therapists. Join Dr. Christie Rogers and I as we discuss how she supports her clients through a customized approach to therapy that respects their unique challenges and helps them overcome the obstacles that come with it.
About Christie Rogers - Larke, EdD, NCC, DCC, RPT-S, LPC-S

Dr. Christie has been a professional counselor for approximately 25 years across a variety of settings, including mental health, the school system, school based mental health, inpatient and outpatient and private practice. She has traveled around the country speaking about Mental Health in the Classroom, specifically focusing on ADHD and its impact across the lifespan. Currently, she owns Outside of the Box Therapy and Auxilium, a non-profit designed to advocate for, and improve, service delivery of mental health services in Gaffney, SC, as well as teaching courses across three different colleges.

#32 - Suicide Risk Assessments with Children and Adolescents

with Norine VanderHooven, LCSW

The topic of suicide can leave some therapists “frozen”, feeling unprepared and worried about responding to their client in a helpful, safe way. Knowing exactly what to say and do is crucial. Join Norine and I as we discuss what child therapists need to know about suicide ideation and assessments.

 

About Norine VanderHooven, LCSW

Norine Vander Hooven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in practice for 32 years. She specializes in trauma, anxiety, suicide prevention, and life transitions. Norine is also certified in EMDR therapy, and is in training to be an EMDR therapy consultant. She uses this to work with people with PTSD, anxiety, and traumatic life events. Norine provides clinical consultation for therapists, as well as she works with young adults and adults in her private practice.

Friday, February 7, 2020 | Child Mental Health Supports

#33 - Understanding the Profound Benefits of Parent / Child Connectedness

with Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S

Keeping focus on healthy attachment between a child and their parent creates neural networks to strengthen children’s capacity to engage and connect with others. Play-based approaches such as dancing, drumming, singing, creating art, playing ball, jumping, attunement activities, and other ways of “being with” the child in their world. Join Robyn and I as we discuss why the parent child connection is important and how to support it through play therapy.
About Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy experience, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn is a therapist, trainer, and consultant who recently relocated to Grand Rapids, MI from Austin, TX. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences supported healing environment for children and families. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US, including as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College and with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program offered by Portland State University and Oregon’s Department of Human Services. She has recently joined the working board of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).

#34 - Coping Skills for Kids

with Janine Halloran, LMHC

Without coping skills, children are inadequately prepared for life’s stressful situations. Janine Halloran created a wonderful book containing a collection of simple coping skills that clients can use and practice in therapy sessions and as well as their day to day life.  The coping skills help clients move back into their window’s of tolerance as daily stress occurs. Join Janine and I as we discuss the coping skills presented in her book and how therapists can present them to clients to maximize the likelihood that they will actually use them during times of distress.
About Janine Halloran, LMHC

Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working with children, teens, and their families for over 15 years. She has been helping children and teens build their coping skills throughout her career in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and in her private practice. She is the author of the #1 Best Selling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, and the host of the Calm & Connected podcast. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and The Skimm® Newsletter. Janine lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

#35 - Assessments in Child Therapy

with Joanna Piekarski, BA, M.Ed

Assessments in therapy can provide child therapists with essential data necessary to create an accurate treatment plan with awareness of changes throughout the therapeutic process to best help clients based on what they actually need as evidenced by data. Child therapy lends itself to a variety of assessments. Join Joanna and I as we discuss the specific formal and play-based assessments that she uses in her practice.
About Joanna Piekarski, BA, M.Ed

Joanna is originally from Toronto, Canada. After completing her M.Ed specializing in developmental psychology, she moved to Calgary, Alberta where she is currently a provisional psychologist and play therapist for CUPS Calgary Society, a non-profit organization in Calgary, Alberta, where she works with vulnerable families with children between the ages of 0-6. Joanna is also working with the Action Team for Triadic Attachment and Child Mental Health (ATTACH) through the University of Calgary to build reflective functioning skills of caregivers and promote a healthy attachment between caregivers and children. Joanna is the co-founder of Psyched About Kids Inc., which provides services, workshops and products to parents and teachers and aims to promote healthy early brain development. Joanna recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts as a post-graduate fellow in infant-parent mental health under the supervision of Dr. Ed Tronick.

#36 - Maternal Mental Health and How it Impacts Children

with Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C

Children have emotional memories while still in the womb. Connection with the mother is a critical time period as the child’s brain develops and attachment occurs. When mothers (and fathers) struggle with mental health, the child can be negatively affected for years to come. Child therapists are often the first to become aware of maternal mental health decline and can help their clients by psychoeducation, providing referrals, sharing resources and such. Join Dr. Kat and I as we discuss how child therapists can help parents get the mental health support they need.
About Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C

Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. PMH-C, is a psychologist certified in perinatal mental health and the creator and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast. She was drawn to this specialty after going through Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum OCD with her first child. Dr. Kat supports mothers and families in her private practice in Southern California. She is a trainer and board member for Postpartum Support International. Dr. Kat offers training, education and advocacy in perinatal mental health to her to local community and worldwide.

#37 - Understanding How the relationship and habits with food impact Mental health

with Jill Castle, MS, RDN

Mealtimes involve much more than just nutritional intake. Struggles surrounding feeding and eating influence a child’s mental health. Picky and disordered eating, feeding scenarios involving pressure and shame, and such can be at the root of some mental health struggles. Join Jill and I as we discuss helpful family routines and approaches to nutrition, mealtimes, and more.
About Jill Castle, MS, RDN

Jill Castle is one of the nation’s premier child nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill inspires audiences to think differently about child nutrition and feeding kids. A sought-after speaker, advisor, and media contributor, Jill has inspired TEDx, government, medical and parent audiences. She serves on the Board of Advisors of Parents Magazine, and a handful of privately held child nutrition companies. She is the author of Try New Food, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids, Eat Like a Champion, and co-author of Fearless Feeding. She pens The Nourished Child blog, is the voice behind a popular podcast of the same name, and regularly contributes to US News & World Report’s For Parents.

#38 - School Based Therapy

with Dora Henderson, LMHC, RPT-S, CST, CCTP

Schools are often the first line of support professionals to notice and support mental health needs with children. Many children are unable to pursue mental healthcare outside of school for a variety of reasons. School based therapists are in a front line position to help children in the school setting where they have connection with  teachers, access to cumulative files to gain an deeper understanding of the child’s situation, as well as access to the child for service delivery at school. Join Dora and I as we discuss her experience as a school based therapist.
About Dora Henderson, LMHC, RPT-S, CST, CCTP

Dora Henderson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and currently the owner of A Safe Space Counseling LLC (private practice). She worked as a District Mental Health Counselor for the school system for 5 years and was a grief counselor for Stoneman Douglas Highschool. She has worked in agency work for a few years, at Aspire, formally- Seminole Behavioral Healthcare. Prior to this, she was a preschool teacher for 3 and 4 year olds, thus the journey to becoming a Play Therapist was an easy one, as children have always been a passion. She is a children’s author and wrote The Adventures of Sandi and Clammy and has puppets that go with the story. This children’s story helps with coping with grief and loss, as well as increasing self-esteem. She has been married for 33 years and has 3 adult children, and is now a grandmother.

#39 - Helping Children Cope with Grief

with Diane (Dee Dee) Rodriguez, MSCP, CAC

Children are not miniature adults. They react and respond much differently than adult do since they grieve loss developmentally. As they grow older, their brain often develops greater capacity to understand and conceptualize situations in a different way. It’s vital that clinicians working with grieving children understand the manifestation of common emotional responses, helpful methods of support, and an awareness of resources. Join Dee Dee and I as we discuss how children grieve and how to best support them through the process.
About Diane (Dee Dee) Rodriguez, MSCP, CAC

Diane is a registered mental health counselor intern in the state of Florida, with a passion for grief education, grief care and grief advocacy. Born into a world of healing grief, she had experienced so many losses by the age of eighteen that she believed she knew everything there was to know about the grieving process. That was, until her only son, Sergio, died.

Through the tender moments and years that followed her greatest loss, she encountered many professionals who, through no fault of their own, invalidated, minimized, and avoided her grief because of their own grief illiteracy. Becoming an expert in her own grief, she turned her years of volunteering in the field, into a new career. Determined to help educate others in society where death, dying and bereavement are still challenged with honest, compassionate and understanding conversations; her drive was propelled by her life long love of helping people and the shear determination that every professional has the capacity to compassionately connect with grievers with the time, gifts and talents they already posses.

#40 - How to Create a Therapeutic Game for Children and Adolescents

with Ellis Edmunds, Psychologist, PsyD

Child therapists are often known for their creativity, resourcefulness, and love for play. Creating a therapeutic game is a common dream of many child clinicians, but overwhelm and lack of specifically knowing what to do and how to do it can stop it from becoming a reality. Join Ellis and I as we discuss his step-by-step journey to therapeutic game creation of “The Mindful Bus” and “Drop the Rope” based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
About Ellis Edmunds, Psychologist, PsyD

Ellis was born and raised in Oakland, CA and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2009. Ellis received his Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in San Francisco in 2013 where he wrote his dissertation on teaching mindfulness to socially anxious young adults. He has worked in community mental health, college counseling, and various Bay Area schools helping people from a variety of backgrounds improve their mental health and live more fulfilling lives. Since starting his private practice in Oakland, CA in 2015 he has had the honor of supporting hundreds of adults and teens in the Bay Area live with more peace, purpose, and presence.

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Jackie Flynn is the founder and director of Counseling in Brevard, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Trauma Therapist, Couples Counselor, Education Consultant, and Parent Coach. She is the creator of the following imagery books: Jack Feels and Animal Imagery: EMDR Inner Resource Development. Her passion for helping children and families in a variety of settings inspired her to open a private practice group in Cocoa Village Florida where she provides caring, thoughtful counseling and therapy to individuals of all ages, families, couples, and groups.

As a proud veteran of the US Army, a Give an Hour Provider, and a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, she is passionate about helping people heal from traumatic experiences and move towards a happier, healthier life. She has special interests in Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, Grief, Relationship Struggles, Learning Disabilities, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Jackie earned an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling from University of Central Florida and Graduate Certificates in Play Therapy and Nonprofit Management. Prior to her current work at Counseling in Brevard, she was honored to be the School Counselor at Sculptor Charter School in Titusville, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Parent Representative. Jackie is also the creator and host of Play Therapy Community and Parenting in the Rain Podcasts, downloaded over 160,000 times in over 50 countries..

Answers to Your Questions

How do I participate in this symposium?

After registering, you’ll receive a welcome email with further instructions, along with daily emails during the live event Feb. 3-7, 2020. Each day’s sessions will be available to watch free for 36 hours. To extend your viewing time to forever access, you can purchase the Therapist Extraordinaire Pass.

Is it really free?

Yes!  It is really free. You can watch all of the symposium sessions for up to 36 hours free of charge. After 36 hours, you will have an option to purchase to watch at your convenience… forever.

How long do I have to watch each session?

Each session will be available free of charge for 36 hours, from 8am on the day of release until 36 hours later at 9 pm the following day. After that, you can extend your viewing time to forever access, by purchasing the Therapist Extraordinaire Pass.

What if I can’t participate Feb 3-7?

Don’t worry! You can still get access to all the sessions after the event, with the Therapist Extraordinaire Pass, which can be purchased above. 

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You can participate in this online conference absolutely free. OR, upgrade to the Therapist Extraordinaire Pass and have forever access to all the sessions and more than two dozen bonuses from our speakers.