Workshop A:


Creative Ways to Engage Kids, Teens, and Adults in Tele-health


Dr. Jennifer Maxfield-DeCarlo, PhD, LCSW-C

Stefanie Plitt, LCSW-C

Eric Kuessner, LCSW-C

Samantha McElroy, LCSW-C


Participants will acquire skills to engage clients in tele-therapy, gain insight into the basic developmentally appropriate goals of tele-therapy and gain knowledge into how to manage barriers to engagement in tele-therapy.

Workshop C:

Coping with Covid


Karyn Harvey, PhD

This training will explore the unique challenges of the Covid pandemic on families and the effects of those challenges. Keys for coping during the pandemic will be shared. Elements of resiliency will be explored.

Workshop B:


Stuck in the Middle with You


January Roberts, LGPC


How can we use playful bottom-up approaches to promote children’s sense of safety and security when all of their helpers are stuck in the same storm? January Roberts, LGPC will use the Polyvagal Theory and real-life examples from her clinical work using relational, body, and play based approaches to further participants’ understanding of trauma responses, how they impact children’s functioning, and how it relates to COVID-19. During this interactive webinar, January will provide helpers strategies that they can use to support children in their care.

Workshop D:

Addressing Global Pandemic Impact Through Trauma-Informed Interventions 

Erich Bonny, CCTP, FAMI, LCSW-C

Explore the influences of a global trauma and its levels of effect. Review emotional aspects of pandemic trauma on children and families. Discuss the recovery process using appropriate therapeutic interventions. Identify and examine stress-response factors for clinicians and caregivers.

Workshop E:

Clinical Modeling of Self-Care in the Provision of Services: Ways to Be as Effective as Possible during a Pandemic

Frances William-Crawford, LCSW-C

Clinicians are in a unique circumstance as of Spring 2020. Not only are their challenges to provision of high-quality services to clients, but challenges to maintain our own life balance in order to do so. In this training, we will discuss ways to uncover and address the unique environmental issues that have been hurdles since the quarantine. During this hour, participants will review specific tools to help gauge the impact of quarantine on not just the services needed but the means to provide services effectively. The skill of self-care will be reviewed as a means to model for clients that they may apply them to their own circumstances

Workshop F:

Combating Loneliness and Isolation throughout COVID-19

Amie Myrick, LCPC


The experience of loneliness is a daily struggle for many during COVID-19, particularly those who live alone or without much support. In this session, attendees will learn about the impact of loneliness on physical health, mental health, and safety. Attendees will discuss ideas for combating and managing feelings of loneliness, as well as suggest ways to stay connected during this time of social distancing.