POSTPONED TO 9/23 & 9/24

In light of current COVID-19 concerns, and with respect to CDC precautions, we are postponing our event. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the fall.

Organized By: Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers

We are postponing to 9/23 & 9/24

Calamigos Ranch 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265



We are postponing to 9/23 & 9/24


The ADOLESCENT + YOUNG ADULT COLLECTIVE is a gathering of professionals dedicated and passionate about working with adolescents and emerging young adults.

This event will be two full days of educational offerings, fun activities and networking. The breakout sessions will offer dynamic, engaging presenters working with effective and exciting treatments within this community. Each day will feature an exciting keynote speaker. Attendees can earn CE's, and PCH.

The motivation for this event is to create a united voice for adolescent and young adult treatment. A voice and perspective uninfluenced by financial gain or outside agenda. The ADOLESCENT + YOUNG ADULT COLLECTIVE will enable us to tailor an experience that will benefit us professionally as well as our clients. A hosting collaboration of select like-minded leaders in our field will ensure keeping of the culture, mission and direction of our top-notch educational offerings.

Who Should Attend

The mission of the Adolescent + Young Adult Collective is to bring together leaders in the treatment community directly working with clients and their families. This includes: therapists, clinicians, educational consultants, educational attorneys, physicians, psychiatrists and treatment providers.

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Day 1


JUNE 24th

Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp

Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families. He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.” Thanks to the support of teachers, counselors, and a wonderful set of foster parents, Josh went on to be listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, and is now a postgraduate student at Harvard himself, further honing his skills in persuasive communication. Josh is regularly called on by OPRAH, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America, and others to provide commentary on common challenges faced by parents and teachers. Over the years, Josh has keynoted events for countless groups of parents, educators, and social workers – with audiences as large as 55,000 – and to date has spoken live in front of more than two million people. Viral clips of his acclaimed presentations have been viewed an estimated 50 million times online through platforms such as UpWorthy, Goalcast, and BuzzFeed. Josh had a challenging childhood, bouncing from one foster home to the next until a small handful of caring adults reached out to him. Now he wants to pass this knowledge on to as many others as he can so that they can be those caring adults for the kids like him in their lives. As Josh says,   “Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story.”
Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner

Compassion Researcher and Author of Born to Be Good

Dacher Keltner’s research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. As a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, he is a leading scholar in the study of emotion, including a new project on awe around the globe, as well as power, class, and inequality. Dacher also serves as the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center.

Dacher is the author of the forthcoming book The Power Paradox (Penguin, May 2016), as well as the bestseller Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Compassionate Instinct. He has published over 190 scientific articles, including seminal works on the psychology of awe (Keltner & Haidt, 2003) and is the co-author of two textbooks. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, London Times, and Utne Reader, and his research has been covered in TIME, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the BBC as well as many other outlets.

Dacher has collaborated on projects at Facebook and Google, and served as a scientific consultant for Pixars film Inside Out. He is featured in Tom Shadyac's documentary I Am. He has twice presented his research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as part of a continuing dialogue between the Dalai Lama and scientists. Dacher has received outstanding teacher and research mentor awards from UC Berkeley, and seen 20 of his PhD students and post- doctoral fellows become professors.

Dacher is an outstanding speaker who has received several national research and teaching awards. Wired magazine has rated the podcasts of his “Human Emotion” course as one of the five best academic podcasts in the country. The Utne Reader named Dacher as one of its 50 Visionaries of 2008.


Click below for breakdown

9/23 - 2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast & Welcome Message - Redwood Room

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Kicking Avoidance
Presented By: Noah Laracy, PsyD
Sponsored By: Visions Adolescent Treatment Center

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Inclusive Sexuality Education for Teens
Presented By: Anne Hodder-Shipp, CSE, ACS
Sponsored By: Polaris

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Working with Resistance: Looking Past the Surface of Challenging Clients
Presented By: Jess Beck, LCSW & Brittany Cohen, MSW
Sponsored By: Ascend Healthcare

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Eggshells, Minefields & Other Gifts My Family Gave Me
Presented By: Brie Rosenfield, LMFT
Sponsored By: Casa Bella Recovery Services

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch - Lawn @ Star C - Picnic

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Title: Every Kid Is One Caring Adult Away from Being A Success Story
Presented by: Josh Shipp Keynote Presentation

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Popsicles, Photo Bus & More

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: The Challenges of Working with Health Insurance for Mental Health Residential Treatment Facilities
Presented By: Karen Fessel, Dr PH

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Mood Disorders in Adolescents & Young Adults
Presented By: Dustin Sanchez, MD
Sponsored By: Pulse TMS

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Borderline Personality Disorder: Facts, Fiction & Future
Presented By: Carl Fleisher, MD

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Using ACT with Treatment-Resistant Adolescent & Young Adult Clients
Presented By: Dr. Amanda Stoeckel & Chase Knaphus

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lawn Games @ Star C & Comedy Show - Birchwood Room

6:00 pm

Dinner - Redwood Room

9/24 - 2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast & Welcome Message - Redwood Room

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Calming the Mind by Connecting to the Body
Presented By: Wendy Haddock, CMHC
Sponsored By: Cirque Lodge

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Practitioner Heal Thy Self(ie): Professional Online Skills & the APA Recommended Guidelines for Digital Engagement
Presented By: Don Grant, PhD
Sponsored By: Benchmark Transitions

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Addressing the "Boy Crisis" & Addiction
Presened By: Brittney Lollis, LMSW, LCDC, CDWF-C
Sponsored By: BRC

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Title: Meaningful Engagement with the Substance Abusing Adolescent Male
Presented By: Dean Porterfield, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Sponsored By: Cumberland Heights

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch - Lawn @ Star C - Outdoor BBQ Buffet

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Title: Compassion Researcher & Author of Born to Be Good
Presented By: Dacher Keltner Keynote Presentation

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Popsicles, Photo Bus & More

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sustain Recovery Services

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Dialectical Exposure Therapy: A transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety, trauma, depression and emotion dysregulation in multiproblem youth, adolescents, and young adults.
Presented By: Ryan Madigan, PsyD

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: How to Track Outcomes That Matter: Current Trends in Metrics for Young Adults
Presented By: Mike Petree, MA

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Warming Up The Family To Change
Presented By: Jean Campbell, LCSW, SEP, CET3, TEP

5:00 pm

Wrap Up

Conference Location

Calamigos Ranch
327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265

Contact us with any questions
Call: 866-889-3665


Westlake Village Inn

Four Seasons Hotel

2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362

We have a 30% off rate using the promo code "visions"


AYAC 2020


A consortium of leaders co-hosting a two-day event, merging education, conversation, and fun.

SKU: AYAC-2020 Category:

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Ticket Type

Mental Health Professional, Marketing & Business Development

Event Details

Date: June 24th, 2020

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

Venue: Calamigos Ranch

Phone: (866)-889-3665




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Continuing Education

Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers is a certified Continuing Education Provider by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. If attended fully, The Adolescent + Young Adult Collective meets the qualification for 9 hours of Continuing Education Credits. One hour of credit is provided for every hour of attendance, excluding breaks and meal times. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the Registration Booth at the conclusion of the Collective in exchange for a completed Participant Evaluation form.

Psychological Care and Healing Treatment Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychological Care and Healing Treatment Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 9 CE units. For MFTs, LCSWs,  Professional Counselors: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now accepts APA CE's. Any grievances can be made with the Administrator, Dr. Sumenjeet Virdee at / (310) 384-2631.

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