Conference Presentations

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.


Backpacks Full of [BLEEP]:  A Trauma Informed Approach to Helping Teens Leave Their Crap Behind. Counselor Camp, 09/2021.

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