2021 Innovative Child Therapy Symposium, Therapist Extraordinaire Pass

2nd Annual Innovative Child Therapy Symposium

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Innovative Child Therapy Symposium!

FEBRUARY 8-12, 2021

The Sessions are Pre-Recorded and ALL Available to Therapist Extraordinaire Passholders On February 8th, 2021

This pass is the paid version of the symposium that offers forever access to the entire library of speaker sessions and bonus materials.


Prepare to be informed, equipped, and truly inspired!

Join us to discover a ton of fresh ideas to take back to your therapy practice, from 34 expert speakers presenting on a wide variety of therapeutic approaches.

You'll 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.

Our Sessions

Monday: Specific Childhood Disorders & Treatment Approaches

EMDR as a Treatment Approach for Anxiety in Children with Annie Monaco LCSW-R, RPT and Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R, RPT-S

Autism through the Lens of Relationships with Sarah Wayland, Ph.D.

Autism: Words of Wisdom from and Insider's Point of View with Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Using Creative Interventions in Therapy to Support Children and Families of Divorce with Liana Lowenstein with MSW, RSW, CPT-S

AutPlay® Therapy as a Treatment Approach for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder with Robert Jason Grant, Ed.D

— Social Communication Skills for Children with Stephanie Sanders, M.A., CCC-SLP

Bibiliotherapy with Julia Cook, M.S.

Tuesday: Clinicians Supporting Families

Supporting Adoptive Families with Andrea Vargas LMHC, RPT-S

Understanding Imposter Syndrome with Ernesto Segismundo Jr., LMFT

Using Genograms with Parents to Strengthen Case Conceptualization with Allan M. Gonsher, LCSW, RPT-S

Understanding the Magnitude of Cultural Attunement When Working with Families with S. Kent Butler, Ph.D.

Filial Therapy with Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC, CAEBC/I

How to Support Parents through Art Directives with Erica Curtis LMFT, ATR-BC

Strengthening Children's Resilience through a Focus on the Mind, Body and Relationships with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D

A Teacher's Passion to Help Kids through Support and Education with Nicole Schmatolla, M.ED.

Wednesday: Expressive Arts Therapies

Healing Trauma through Expressive Arts with Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S

Legos in Therapy with Althea Simpson, MBA, LCSW, RPT-S

Using Rhythm for Healing in Child Therapy with Dan Walsh, MS, MT-BC

Construction Play and Story Telling for Children in Play Therapy with Leslie Baker, MFT, NCC, RPT-S

Creative Play Based Career and College Readiness Activities for Professional School Counselors to Use with Students with Stacy M. Van Horn, Ph.D., NCC

Gestalt Therapy with Children - Virtual Use of the Oaklander Model in a Time of Crisis with the Online Sandtray & Dollhouse with Karen Hillman Fried, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Thursday: Understanding the Developing Brain

Understanding How Trauma Presents in Children and Adolescents with Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

The WISE Method to Teach Children & Parents About the Brain with Amy F. Parks PhD, ACS

Supporting Children's Somatic Awareness through the Felt Sense of Emotions with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC-S, RPT

Braindrops: Applying our Understanding of the Neuroscience Behind Co-Regulation with Judith Norman, MA, MS, LPC, RPT-S

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Kids: a Body-Based and Bottom-Up Approach with Pat Ogden, Ph.D and Bonnie Goldstein, LCSW, Ed.M., Ph.D.

Supporting Children's Somatic Awareness through the Felt Sense of Emotions with Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC-S, RPT

Helping Children Understand How their Brain Works through the Handy Model of the Brain with Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T.

Friday: Play Therapies

Virtual Sandtray Therapy with Jessica Stone, Ph.D., RPT-S

Online Play Therapy with Rachel Altvater, Psy.D., RPT-S

Adlerian Play Therapy with Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD, LPC, LMHC, RPT

School-Based Therapy with Teresa Lawhead, M.A., LPCC-S

Supporting Adoptive and Foster Families through TheraPlay® with Mandy Jones, LCSW, RPT, JD

The Oaklander Method: Violet Describes the Rosebush Technique with Violet Oaklander Ph.D, Martha Oaklander, Ph.D. (Violet's daughter-in-law), and Karen Fried, Psy.D.,M.F.T.

On Documentation: Writing Quality Play Therapy Progress Notes with KatySue Tillman, Ph.D.

Your Instructor

Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved
Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved

About the Trainer

Jackie Flynn is an experienced Certified EMDR therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an Approved Provider for the Association for Play Therapy, and an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, EC Provider (#19012-29). Specializing in EMDR intensives, Jackie has become a sought-after expert, with people traveling from far and wide to benefit from her efficient format to therapy. In addition to these roles, she serves as an education consultant, author, and internationally recognized speaker.

She harbors a special interest in integrating EMDR in nature, applying neuroscience throughout the process to enhance the therapeutic experience. Another area of her expertise is integrating play therapy into each phase of EMDR, making the healing power of this method more accessible to children.

Jackie has also earned certification from ILS (Integrated Listening Systems) to provide the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) — a non-invasive application of the Polyvagal Theory designed to benefit individuals of all ages.

While Jackie is renowned for her work with children, teens, and families, her expertise also extends to individuals across all age groups. Driven by her aspiration to significantly reduce global suffering, she delivers top-notch experiential trainings, consultations, and develops clinical resources specifically designed for child therapists. Her proficiency in telehealth enables her to support clinicians worldwide in offering the healing touch of Play and EMDR therapies online.

Jackie's contributions include Play Therapy trainings, EMDR advanced training, and consultation efforts. She is the host of the Play Therapy Community podcast and the annual Innovative Child Therapy Symposium. Jackie also organizes the Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summit at the beach. As a private practitioner, she serves children and families in the state of Florida, offering a comprehensive and transformative approach to therapy.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The Therapist Extraordinaire Pass offers forever access. Watch videos and download the bonus materials wherever and whenever.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Does this program offer Continuing Education Credits?
This program has not been submitted for approval by any professional organizations. A Certificate of Completion is available for those that complete 100% of the symposium sessions. Some organizations may or may not approve credits depending on their policies and procedures. Last year, some educators and various discipline were able to attain credit from their professional affiliate. Participants pursue approval for continuing education credit on their own.