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Innovative Child Therapy Symposium — Therapist Extraordinaire Pass

Diversity & Creativity in Child Mental Health Care




Welcome to the Innovative Child Therapy Symposium Library!

Prepare to be truly inspired! Join us to discover a ton of fresh ideas to take back to your therapy practice, from over 40 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.



What You'll Learn

Childhood Therapy Approaches

Learn about a variety of therapy options for children that honor their developing brain and right hemisphere dominance through music, play, metaphor, animals, and more.

Specific Therapeutic Interventions for Kids
Learn specific, practical techniques to implement with your child clients right away. You’ll have 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 for mental health professionals who wish to grow their 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.

Deeper Understanding of Childhood Mental Health
Deepen your understanding of childhood mental health and treatment approaches that take into consideration the developmental stages of a child’s lifespan.


The Sessions


Monday: Types of Child Therapy

Animal Assisted Play Therapy®️, Lucy Llewellyn, CAAPT, AASW, PG
— Play Therapy, Clair Mellenthin LCSW, RPT-S
Nature Based Play Therapy, Jamie Langley, LCSW, RPT-S
Helping Adoptive and Foster Families with Play Therapy, Sabra Starnes LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed
Synergetic Play Therapy, Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
Sandtray Therapy, Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S
Helping Children Self-Regulate with Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Jennifer Lefebre, Psy.D., RPT-S
Becoming an EMDR Therapist and Beyond, Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT


Tuesday: Therapeutic Interventions for Kids

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Teens Individually and in Groups, Katie May, MS, NCC, LPC, DBTC
Music Therapy, Kate Shannon, MT-BC
Integrating Play Therapy and EMDR Therapy, Alyssa Calbeck, LISW, RPT
Healing Early Childhood Attachment Trauma Techniques, Robert Cox, LPC
Relationship Development Intervention – RDI, Sarah Wayland, Ph.D.
How to Strengthen a Child's Self-Esteem & Increase Motivation, Tammi VanHollander, LCSW, RPT-S
Using Labyrinths with Child and Teen Clients for Emotional Equilibrium, Integration of the Brain, and Connection, Neal Harris, LPC
Inner Strength Superpower Booster Technique, Stephanie Byrd, MS, LMFT


Wednesday: Resources for Child Therapists

What Child Therapists Need to Know About Helping Children of High Conflict Divorce, Lynn Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse, Althea Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP, RPT-S
Supporting our Children and Adolescents in the LBGTQ Community, Samatha Willis, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, RPT
Recognizing Addiction in Teens and Knowing What the Recovery Process Entails, Julie M Bowen, LCSW, CTS, CSAC, QMHP-A
Helping Teens Ambivalent About Vaping, Amanda Mattick, MA, LMHC, CAP
Helping Kids Emotionally Deal with Active Shooter Drills at School, Rebecca Comizio, M.Ed, MA, NCSP
The Power of Touch, Janet Courtney, PhD
What Clinicians Need to Know About Parent Alienation, Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D


Thursday: Understanding for Specific Struggles

Important Information for Clinicians working with Children with Schizophrenia, Sarah Magnoni
Body Focused Repetitive Behavior, Laura Chackes, Psy.D.
Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder, Lindsey Biel, Lindsey Biel, OTR/L
Recognizing Anxiety in Kids, Tiffanie Trudeau, LMHC, LPC, CSAT, NCC
Helping Clients that Struggle with Attention and Executive Function Deficits, Diana Shaw, EdS, RMHCI
How Diet and Exercise Impacts Children with ADHD, Dawn Brown, MD
Therapeutic Approaches for Kids with ADHD, Christie Rogers-Larke, EdD, NCC, DCC, RPT-S, LPC-S
Suicide Risk Assessments with Children and Adolescents, Norine VanderHooven, LCSW


Friday: Child Mental Health Supports

Understanding the Profound Benefits of Parent / Child Connectedness, Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S
Coping Skills for Kids, Janine Halloran, LMHC
Assessments in Child Therapy, Joanna Piekarski, BA, M.Ed
Maternal Mental Health and How it Impacts Children, Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C
Understanding the Children's Nutrition and Mental Health Connection, Jill Castle, MS, RDN
School Based Therapy, Dora Henderson, LMHC, RPT-S, CST, CCTP
Helping Children Cope with Grief, Diane (Dee Dee) Rodriguez, MSCP, CAC
How to Create a Therapeutic Game for Children and Adolescents, Ellis Edmunds, Psychologist, PsyD

 


With the Therapist Extraordinaire Pass You'll Have:




— forever access to all Symposium sessions,

— more than 25 bonuses from our experts, and

—a certificate of completion.


Your Instructor


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

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.

Jackie Flynn EdS, LMHC-S, RPT, Host of Play Therapy Community (TM) is the founder and director of Counseling in Brevard, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Trauma Therapist, Couples Counselor, Education Consultant, and Business Coach. 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 an 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, Florida 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 200,000 times in over 50 countries.


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