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, Counselor Camp, and Association of Experiential Education.

Below are some highlights.


PLANNED Ethical and Legal Considerations When Counseling Teens. Counselor Camp, 09/2023 (invited 4-hour pre-conference).

PLANNED Man Up: Understanding the Guy Code When Counseling Adolescent Males. Counselor Camp, 09/2023.

PLANNED Reframing Resistance: Maybe Teens Aren’t Stubborn, Oppositional, or In Denial. Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference, 06/2023.

PLANNED Reframing Resistance: Maybe Teens Aren’t Stubborn, Oppositional, or In Denial. American Counseling Association’s Conference, 04/2023.

Backpacks Full of [BLEEP]:  A Trauma-Informed Approach to Helping Teens Leave Their Crap Behind. Counselor Camp, 09/2022.

Ethical and Legal Considerations When Counseling Teens. Counselor Camp, 09/2022 (invited 4-hour pre-conference).

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

Ethical and Legal Considerations When Counseling Teens. Counselor Camp, 09/2019 (invited 4-hour pre-conference).

Beyond the Stuckness:  Teens, Trauma, and Substance Use Disorders. American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Conference, 06/2019 (3-hour presentation).

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.

Ethical and Legal Considerations When Counseling Teens. Counselor Camp, 09/2018 (invited 4-hour pre-conference).

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 (invited 3-hour 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 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 (invited 3-hour workshop).

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

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 (invited 3-hour 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 workshop).

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

Facilitating for Change. Counselor Camp, 09/2008.