July 2018


JULY 26th & JULY 27th, 2018

Calamigos Ranch 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265



JULY 26 & JULY 27, 2018


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



Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. For over two decades, she served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc. Dr. DeGruy’s research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence, and American chattel slavery. She has over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of intergenerational/historical trauma, mental health, social justice, improvement strategies, and evidence-based model development. Dr. DeGruy has published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters and authored her seminal book entitled “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing.” She has also developed an assessment scale for measuring respect with regard to African American male youth.

Day 2



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.


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


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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