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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. 


THURSDAY, March 28

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 
Attachment-Based Play Therapy for Emotional, Behavioral & Sensory Challenges 
Tammi Van Hollander, RPT, LCSW


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 
Neuroplasticity, Dance/Movement Therapy & Alzheimer's Disease 
Lora Wilson, MA, BC-DMT


2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Empowerment-Based Creative Practices with Older Adults at All Levels of Care 
Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC


2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Alleviating Death Anxiety and Finding Closure Through Art, Music, Drama & Storytelling 
Patricia Jauchler, MA, MS, RDT/BCT, CT, CBF, CDP


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

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 
Creative Rituals for Processing Grief & Celebrating Life 
Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF 
Karen Howard, RMT, CEAP 
Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC


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


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


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


6:45 pm – 8:45 pm 
Music and the End of Life: Singing at the Threshold 
Sarah Fitzsimmons, LMFT, ATR-BC 
Laura Kanofsky, MT-BC, LCSW

SATURDAY, March 30

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 
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


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 
Healing Trauma in International Populations Through Movement 
Ilene A. Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT

SUNDAY, March 31

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Moving Towards Transformation: How Dance in Therapy Facilitates Change 
Marcia Leventhal, PhD, CMA, BC-DMT

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 
The "No Solos" Writing Practice: A Practical, Soulful, & Contemporary Community Grief Ritual 
Kim Scanlon

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Exploring Sexuality, Gender Identity & Spirituality in Psychodrama with LGBTQ Clients 
Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®): Enhancing Resilience & Compassion 
Marise Lariviere, MA, LMFT, ATR 
Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Treating Grief & Loss in 3 Steps: A Multimodal Arts Model for All Ages 
Patricia Jauchler, MA, MS, RDT/BCT, CT, CBF, CDP