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Save The Date! The AYAC Conference Returns June 19th & 20th, 2024


A consciously curated event bringing together professionals dedicated and passionate about working with adolescents and emerging young adults.



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

2024 Keynote Speakers

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of “Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others,” has over three decades of experience working with trauma survivors across diverse groups globally. She’s a pioneer in trauma exposure and serves on advisory boards for organizations supporting girls in sports and resilience networks addressing climate change. Additionally, she’s an associate producer of the acclaimed film “A Lot Like You” and author of “The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul.”


Tiq Milan

Tiq Milan

Tiq speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights, and racial justice. He shares stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race, and the gender binary. A journalist for over a decade, his work has appeared on MIC, Buzzfeed, NBC and CNN. He is also a strategic media consultant helping organizations and companies create detailed media campaigns that will engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and authentic.


Upcoming Events


Jun 19
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast & Welcome Message

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Facing the OCD Monster: Family Inverventions for Adolescent Anxiety

Dr. Kathryn Held

Sponsored by: Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Use of Exposure Therapy to Treat Addictive Disorders

Dr. Kevin Murphy

Sponsored by: AToN Center


Jun 20
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast & Welcome Message

10:15 am - 11:30 am

The What, How, and Why of Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment for Psychiatrically Complex Cases

Dr. Dov Gold

Sponsored by: Casa Bella Recovery Services

10:15 am - 11:30 am

A Compassionate Approach to Self Injury

Heather Russo, LMFT

Sponsored by: Muirwood

Nearby accommodations

The Anza Hotel

23627 Calabasas Rd

Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 222-5300

Reservations can be made by phone or online

Four Seasons Hotel

Two Dole Drive,

Westlake Village, CA 91362 USA

(818) 575-3000

Travelers can receive 30% off 2024 room rates. Please make reservations by calling or emailing the Reservations team at and asking for the Visions rate.

If any issues arise please reach out to Joslyn Buckley at 805-338-5102 or

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