Conference Schedule

The conference will include a keynote address at 11:00 EST and four breakout sessions. Each breakout session will have four one-hour presentation offerings from which to select.


Participants can receive 5 CE credits for live sessions. There will be recorded presentations available after the live sessions for up to 17 CE credits.


11:00 - 11:45 EST

Keynote Speaker (TBA)

12:00 - 1:00 EST

Gender-Affirming Play Therapy: Working with Children and Their Families
Dr. Kimberly Jayne

Preparing School Counselors to Assess Suicide Risk
Dr. Alexander Becnel & Dr. Jessica Lane

Neuroscience-Informed Approaches for Counseling Children and Adolescents
Dr. Tara Gray & Rachel Goodwyn

Understanding Child Counseling in the Child Welfare System
Caitlyn Frawley & Dr. Rachel Jacoby

1:15 - 2:15 EST

Nature-Based Child-Centered Play Therapy: Taking the Playroom Outside (live webinar only)
Dr. Jacqueline Swank and Dr. Sand Min Shin

Play Therapy Supervision: Growing and Enriching Play Therapist Supervisees
Dr. Corie Schoeneberg

Body Neutral Parenting: Cultivating Healthy Body Image in Children and Adolescents
Dr. Emily Horton

Creative Transition Techniques for Child and Adolescent Suicide Risk
Dr. Julie Quigley & Jordan Grasse

2:30 - 3:30 EST

Trauma and Play Therapy
Dr. Timothy "TJ" Schoonover

Pain and Restraint: Exploring Physical Punishment, Restraint, and Isolation
Dr. Claire Cronin and Dr. Brittany Prioleau

What Happened to You? Fostering Resilience Through Child-Centered Skills
Dr. Amy Grybush

Homicidal Ideation in Teens: What We Think We Know and What We Need to Ask
Dr. Rebecca Matthews & Emu Aragon

3:45 - 4:45 EST

Journey Through Grief with Adlerian Play Therapy
Nikole Pauli & Ellen Daly

Counseling Youth with Social Class Related Trauma During and Post COVID-19
Dr. Lucy Parker-Barnes

ADHD: Structure and Strategies for Effective Counseling Sessions
Dr. Gail Roaten & Mariah Goodwin

Children of Parental Addiction: Trauma and Healing
Dr. Wendy Wad




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