Conference Presentations

Since 2007, I’ve presented over 100 times at international, national and regional conferences — including multiple times at conferences of the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Washington Behavioral Health Council and Association of Experiential Education.

Below are some highlights.


Getting Unstuck: Understanding and Treating Co-occurring Disorders in Teens. American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Conference, 06/2021 (4-hour presentation).

Teens and the Pandemic Blues. American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Conference, 06/2020 (invited 3-hour presentation).

Behind the Mask:  Depression in Adolescent Males. American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Conference, 06/2020.

Attached to Drugs:  Adolescents, Addictions and Insecure Attachments. Counselor Camp, 09/2019.

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma and Substance Use Disorders. American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Conference, 06/2019.

Engaging Avoidant Teens:  An Attachment Based Approach to Building Therapeutic Alliance. American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Conference, 06/2019.

Understanding Co-occurring Disorders in Teens. Washington Behavioral Health Conference, 06/2019.

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma, and Substance Use Disorders. Washington Behavioral Health Conference, 06/2018.

Cultivating Rapport:  Building Therapeutic Alliances with Resistant Teens. American Counseling Association’s Conference, 04/2018.

Cultivating Rapport:  Building Therapeutic Alliances with Resistant Teens. Counselor Camp, 09/2017.

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma and Substance Use Disorders. American Counseling Association’s Conference, 03/2017 (3-hour pre-conference workshop).

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma and Substance Use Disorders. Counselor Camp, 09/2016 (keynote).

Trauma-Informed Facilitation. Association for Experiential Education’s Northwest Regional Conference, 04/2016 (3-hour invited workshop).

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma and Substance Use Disorders. Joint conference of the American Counseling Association and the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, 04/2016.

Facilitating Mindfulness, Facilitating Mindfully. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 10/2015 (6-hour invited workshop).

Sober Choices:  Experiential Activities with Substance Abusing Teens. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 10/2015.

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma and Substance Use Disorders. Counselor Camp, 09/2015.

Getting Unstuck:  Five Keys to Fostering Change with Teens That Have Co-occurring Disorders. American Counseling Association’s Conference, 03/2015.

Trauma-Informed Facilitation. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 10/2014 (3-hour invited workshop).

The Trauma-Informed Helper. Recovery and Resiliency Conference, sponsored by King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse, and Dependency Services, 09/2014 (invited workshop).

The Trauma-Informed Drug Counselor. Counselor Camp, 09/2014.

Recovery Happens:  Experiential Activities with Substance Abusing Teens. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 11/2013.

Therapeutic Experiences with Teens. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 11/2012 (6-hour professional development intensive).

Hands-On Mindfulness. Association for Experiential Education’s Regional Conference, 04/2012.

Overcoming the Stuckness:  Facilitating Change with Substance Abusing Teens. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 11/2011.

Fun and Games in Clinical Settings. Association for Experiential Education’s Northwest Regional Conference, 03/2011 (3-hour invited workshop).

Gray Matters:  What Neuroscience Tells Us About Facilitating Change. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 11/2010.

Fostering Resiliency in LGBTQ Teens. Saying It Out Loud Conference, presented by Washington State Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery, 05/2010.

From Ambivalence to Action. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 11/2009 (3-hour invited workshop).

Clinical Applications of Experiential Education. Association for Experiential Education’s International Conference, 11/2008 (3-hour invited workshop).

Facilitating for Change. Counselor Camp, 09/2008.