July 2018

The ADOLESCENT + YOUNG ADULT COLLECTIVE

JULY 26th & JULY 27th, 2018

Calamigos Ranch 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265

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COLLECTIVE FOCUSED

JULY 26 & JULY 27, 2018

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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. CE's offered through Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers.

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

Speakers

JULY 26

Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp

AWARD-WINNING SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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.

Day 2

Speakers

JULY 27

Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey

Keynote Speaker

Over her twenty years as a middle and high school teacher, Lahey began to suspect that the way we parent children has a direct impact on their motivation, learning, resilience, and the development of obsessive perfectionism and performance anxiety. A deep dive into the research bore this hypothesis out, and resulted in the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and over five years helping students, teachers, and parents understand that directive parenting and teaching undermines kids’ motivation, makes them more likely to give up when tasks get difficult, and ultimately, renders them less able to learn and become more intelligent.

Jessica offers practical advice for fostering deep, meaningful learning by offering kids more autonomy at home and in school, helping them feel more competent, and strengthening parent-child and teacher-student relationships.

Dr. Don Grant, PhD

Dr. Don Grant, PhD

Sponsored by: Benchmark Transitions

Dr. Don Grant is an internationally award-winning media psychologist, researcher, and addiction specialist.  He is Executive Director of Resolutions Teen Center, (an intensive adolescent/teen outpatient treatment program in Santa Monica; www.resolutionsteen.com), and Founder/CEO of  “(un)BOOT CAMP,” which assists teens, young adults, and families struggling with device, social media, online gaming, cyber pornography, and/or other digitally-mediated platform/device use/utilization, dependence, addiction, and management. Don is Co-Chairman of the American Psychological Association (Division 46) “Device Management” Committee, and has been commissioned by APA to write the only book on “Healthy Device Management & The Practice of Good Digital Citizenship” they plan to publish. He is also a certified chemical dependency counselor, nationally certified group facilitator, and clinician/educator trainer. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan, MFA from the University of Southern California, and both an MA and Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in Psychology (with an emphasis in media psychology) from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

Jordan Held, MS, MSW, ASW

Jordan Held, MS, MSW, ASW

Sponsored by: Casa Bella Recovery Services

Jordan Held MS, MSW, ASW is a Clinical Social Worker at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Center
for TransYouth Health and Development. A proud queer identified, transgender man, Jordan focuses his
mental health professional practice on creating a safe, trauma-informed and healing-centered space for his clients. Jordan has extensive experience teaching on the K-12 level, coaching and developing health and wellness curricula, specific to diversity and inclusion, leadership education and gender violence prevention. When not on the job, Jordan can be found exploring a new hiking trail or at the beach with his Partner and rescue dog, Kingston.

Ward Blanchard

Ward Blanchard

Sponsored by: BRC

Born and raised on the coast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Ward’s professional career sprouted from the progressive roots of Southern California nearly 15 years ago. Ward’s behavioral health career was cultivated through working in all facets of the behavioral health treatment industry. Since moving to Charlotte, NC over four years ago, Ward has become one of the most prominent mental health and Substance Use Disorder professionals in the country for his innovative work with clients and their family systems. Ward founded Blanchard and Associates, LLC over 10 years ago as a private practice focusing on family re-structuring, family case management, and family consulting. In 2017, Ward established The Blanchard Institute, LLC, a dual diagnosis outpatient treatment center that incorporates comprehensive family focused care. Ward and his team approach treatment for behavioral health conditions through a unique family systems model that utilizes multiple evidence-based modalities in their innovative Blanchard family process.

Ward has a Master’s Degree in Psychology—Marriage and Family Therapy and an MBA in Healthcare administration. Specializing in dual diagnosis treatment, Ward obtained his advance addiction counseling education credential through California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC- II). Ward is also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and a credentialed Clinical Supervisor (CSS).

In his career that spans across the country, Ward furthered his career while also working alongside some of the world’s most well-known behavioral health centers including The Betty Ford Center, Michael’s House Dual Diagnosis Center, BRC Recovery Center, Caron Treatment Center, and Cirque Lodge. Ward’s experience includes: interventions, admissions, program design and direction, experiential therapy, long term case management, and business administration and revenue cycle management. His passion is centered on educating individuals, families, and professionals as he has presented extensively at national conferences, hospital systems, continuing medical education events, and public service events. Ward has an altruistic passion around educating the professional community about family systems, SUDs, dual diagnosis disorders, the opioid epidemic and chronic pain.

Mahshid F. Hager, MFT, SEP

Mahshid F. Hager, MFT, SEP

Sponsored by: Made Mentoring

Mahshid Fashandi Hager is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. In her work as a therapist she offers treatment and support to survivors of trauma, including recent refugees to San Diego County. More recently, Mahshid has discovered a passion for writing and story telling. She first began writing as a way to process her own traumatic history of immigration but, soon discovered the power of sharing her stories with others. She is currently working on her first memoir.

Aaron Olson, MS, MHCH

Aaron Olson, MS, MHCH

Sponsored by: Cirque Lodge

Aaron Olson. is a primary Counselor at Cirque Lodge. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has made Utah his home for the past 18 years with the last 4 years practicing at Cirque Lodge. Prior to Cirque Lodge, Aaron was working in a mental health recovery program in Salt Lake City and developed a deep compassion for individuals struggling with both addictions and mental illness. Aaron has also worked in the fields of juvenile justice, serious and persistent mental illness, and various levels of addiction treatment. Personally, he enjoys travel, reading, and baseball.

Jamie Tworkowski

Jamie Tworkowski

Jamie grew up in the surfing world and later fell in love with music and writing. TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms) began as his attempt to tell a story and help a friend in 2006. Today, Jamie spends much of his time on the road, telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities, concerts, and music festivals. He has been interviewed by NBC Nightly NewsCBS Sunday Morningand Rolling Stone magazine. Jamie’s favorite things are his family and friends (especially his new nephews, Landon and Declan), music, surfing, basketball (#TeamKorver), and Dr. Pepper. He drinks iced coffee every morning, even when it’s snowing. Not many people know this, but Jamie is an introvert. His first book, If You Feel Too Much, is now available for preorder.

Lynne Pedersen, CADC II

Lynne Pedersen, CADC II

Lynne Pedersen (Butler) is known for her unbridled passion and fierce commitment to adolescents in need of care. She possesses an innate ability to create spaces where healing and integrity are paramount. Her unparalleled expertise in adolescent treatment has her well sought after by new and emerging programs, Lynne set aside the building of programs to focus on the building of the first nationwide prevention and early intervention support program of its’ kind.

Paulina Siegel, LCSW, CAC II

Paulina Siegel, LCSW, CAC II

Paulina Siegel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC II), and master-level trained mindfulness instructor. Paulina began her clinical career working with teens and Millennials struggling with mental health and or addiction and had the privilege of working with these individuals throughout her six years in community mental health. Paulina recently launched Courageous Paths Counseling in the Wash Park neighborhood and exclusively serves 15-39-year olds. She utilizes a generational approach to address the unique needs of these individuals while publicly speaking about the generational research across the United States.

Schedule

July 26th

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

July 27th

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

Presented By: TBD
Sponsored By: Family First

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)-809-3665
Email: info@theayac.com

Accommodations

The Anza

23627 Calabasas Road Calabasas,
California 91302

(818) 222-5300

10-15 room block
Corporate Rate: $164.00+ tax per night.

Westlake Village Inn

31943 Agoura Road, CA 91361
Westlake Village, CA 91361

(818) 889-0230

10 room block
Corporate Rate: $195.00 + tax per night.

The Sheraton Agoura Hills

30100 Agoura Road Agoura Hills,
CA 91301

(818) 707-1220

15 room block
Corporate Rate: 174.00+ tax per night.

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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.

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