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CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

THERAPY TRACK

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 For session descriptions and continuing education information on any of the sessions below, please consult the daily schedule by clicking here.

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THURSDAY, March 28

10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
The Power of SoulCollage®: Combining Images & Journaling to Reflect Your Life Story 
Kat Kirby, MEd, ATR-BC 

10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Attachment-Based Play Therapy for Emotional, Behavioral & Sensory Challenges 
Tammi Van Hollander, RPT, LCSW 

10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Suicide Prevention & Assessment Across the Life Span for Play Therapists & Clinicians 
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 

10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Complicated Grief, Collage & Trauma Theory: An Artful Integration 
Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT 
Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Managing Big Feelings & Behaviors in Kids Through the Arts 
Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Song Circle: Voice, Movement, Expression & Empowerment in Community 
Patrisha Thomson, MA 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Family Art Time: Recipes for Connection 
Amber L. Cromwell, LMFT, ATR-BC
Jessica Bianchi, EdD, ATR, LMFT 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Action: Applied Improvisation for Social Anxiety Disorder Groups 
Neal King, LCSW 

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm 
Character Development for Teaching Empathy and Building Community 
Diana Rivera, MA, CPC, PhD 

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm 
Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy: Essential Concepts & Techniques 
Chelsea Horton, MA, R-DMT 

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm 
Making Vision Books for Setting Intentions with Teens and Adults 
Kim Selbert, MA, OT




FRIDAY, March 29

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Introduction to TraumaPlay : Flexibly-Structured Sand, Clay & Art for Children and Teens 
Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSSW, LCSW, RPT-S 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Storytelling & Performance for Enhancing Resilience and Self-Awareness 
Diana Feldman, MA, LCAT, RDT-BDT 
Cristina Hernandez

10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Managing Digital Dangers & Online Overuse: Facilitating Healthy Tech Habits Through Play Therapy 
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Helping Children to Say Goodbye: Play Therapy for Grief and Loss 
Lyla Tyler, MS, LMFT, RPT-S 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Sexual Healing & Drama Therapy for Broken Relationships 
Alexis Maron, MA, RDT 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Addressing Loneliness Through Movement & Art: An Intergenerational Group Program 
Julia Vishnepolsky, MA, R-DMT 
Gina Simonelli, MA 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Victims, Bullies & Bystanders: A Multimodal Play Therapy Approach for All Ages 
Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 
Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Magical Approaches to Child Art Therapy: Changing Size, Space & Self 
Jessica Whitesel, LPC, ATR-BC 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Sensory Tools for Mindful & Joyful Living: Enhancing Grounding, Presence & Resiliency 
Aimee Levine-Dickman, MA, OTR/L, SEP 
Adrienne Carpenter, MSOT, OTR/L 

6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Memory Reconsolidation & the Arts in the Treatment of Traumatic Fear 
Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD



SATURDAY, March 30

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Cultivating Emotional Resiliency in Kids Through Mindfulness, Meditation & Imagination 
Charlotte Reznick, PhD 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Guided Imagery for Behavioral Change: Practical & Safe Techniques for Clinical Success 
David Gordon, PhD 
Cynthia Costas-Cohen, MA, LMFT 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Acting Out, Acting In: Embodied Approaches with Traumatized Youth 
Diana Feldman, MA, LCAT, RDT-BDT 
Cristina Hernandez

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Pongo Poetry Project: Writing with Traumatized Vulnerable Populations 
Paloma Andazola-Reza, MSW 
Richard Gold, MA 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
La Llorona Weeps: Traumatic Grief, Sandplay Therapy, and Neural Integration 
Lorraine Freedle, PhD, ABPdN, CST-T 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
The Nurtured Heart Approach®: Energizing Positivity with Challenging Clients in Play Therapy 
Tammi Van Hollander, RPT, LCSW 
Lyla Tyler, MS, LMFT, RPT-S 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Grief and the Memory Box: A Creative Approach for Children & Adolescents 
Sarah Vollmann, ATR-BC, LICSW 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Auto-Regulation and Play Therapy Interventions: Healing the Body 
Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Repairing Broken Attachment with Clients of All Ages: Multisensory Play Therapy Strategies 
Ellen Saul, MS, LP 
Lynn Overvoorde, MSW, LICSW 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Digital Media Arts: Therapeutic Interventions for Adolescents and Others 
Jeffrey Jamerson, MA, PhD 
Jennifer Hoit, LMFT, ATR



SUNDAY, March 31

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Understanding Your Client's Art: Aesthetic Analysis for Mental Health Professionals 
Judith Essex, PhD, LMFT, REAT, BC-DMT 
David Wesley Chester, MA, CAGST 

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Integrating Somatic & Sensory Therapies with Play for Treating Complex Trauma Across the Lifespan 
Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Strength-Based Techniques Integrating Narradrama, Creative Arts & Performance Art in Therapy 
Pamela Dunne, PhD, RDT, BCT 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Holding Space & Building Trust Through Music: Narrating the Process 
Kate Richards Geller, MA, MT-BC, LCAT 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
MeCards: Self-Exploration Imagery-Inspired Poetry for All Ages 
Nancy Weiss, BCD, LCSW 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Therapeutic Photography for Symptom Management, Identity Development & Clinical Connection 
Dana Wyss, PhD, LMFT, ATR 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Team Building in Schools Through Group Art Experiences 
Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ATR 
Genia Young, LMFT, ATR-BC 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Integrating HeartMath Evidence-Based Breathing Practices into Expressive Arts Therapies 
Summer Lall, MT-BC
Megan Barr, MA, ATR 





 

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