2017 Convention Schedule

Tentative AMCAP 2017 Convention Schedule

Building Resilience

Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 9th Floor, SLC

(NASW: 14 Credit Hours Approved;  APA: 12 CE Credits Approved, 2 CE Credit Hours Pending)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm     Ethics Training (NASW: 2 Credit Hours Approved; APA: 2 CE Pending Approval): TBD

This training is FREE to current AMCAP Members and $35 for Non-AMCAP Members (fee NOT included with convention registration). Pay at the door or register online. Location TBD.


THURSDAY, September 28, 2017 (Total of 6.0 CE Hours)

8:00-8:30 am     Registration/Check-In

8:30-8:45 am     Welcome

8:45-10:15 am     Plenary Session (1.5 CE Hours): The Art and Science of Resilience, Wendy Ulrich, PhD

10:15-10:30 am   Break

10:30-12:00 pm  Concurrent Workshops (1.5 CE Hours)

  1. Building Wellness and Resilience: An Integrative Approach, Carrie Maxwell Wrigley, LCSW
  2. Healing Trauma through the Lifespan, Katrina Appiah, LCSW (No APA Credit)
  3. Mind the Generation Gap: Building Inroads towards Understanding for Families with LGBT Members, Tonya Miller, CSW, Stacie A. Sears, LCSW, & Panel of LGBT Individuals and Family Members

12:00-1:15 pm     Lunch

1:15-2:45 pm       Concurrent Workshops (1.5 CE Hours)

  1. Neurofeedback: Capitalizing on the Resilience of the Brain, Taunya Cox, CMHC (APA Credit Pending)
  2. Don’t Wait Until They are Teens: Building Girls’ Resilience during the Critical Window of Early Puberty (ages 8-14), Peggy A. McFarland, MS, LPC, NCC
  3. Cultivating Emotional and Spiritual Resilience: Verified Interventions, Elizabeth Patterson, CPC, HeartMath Trainer, JR Patterson, BS, MFT Intern, Shauna Bradley, MSW, LCSW, & Lori Rowe Johnson, MS

2:45-3:00 pm      Break

3:00-4:30 pm      Concurrent Workshops (1.5 CE Hours)

  1. What To Do Before Therapy Starts: Resiliency Building and/or Jumpstarting the Therapeutic Experience, Ryan J. Hulbert, PhD
  2. From Trauma to Resilience: Navigating the Effects of Betrayal Trauma, Ryan Christiansen, LCSW, CSAT
  3. Ethics Considerations with Treating Volatile Relationships, Michael Dunn, MA, LMFT, CSAT, MAC (APA Credit Pending

4:30-4:45 pm       Break

4:45-5:30 pm       Keynote Address: Finding Healing and Peace through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Elder John M. Madsen, Emeritus General Authority (No CEUs)


FRIDAY, September 29, 2017 (Total of 6.0 CE Hours)

8:00-8:30 am       Registration/Check-In

8:30-8:45 am       Welcome

8:45-9:45 am        Plenary Session : (1.0 CE Hour): Beyond Betrayal: From Neurology to Metaphor- A Multimodel Approach to Healing Betrayal in Relationships, Dan Oakes, MEd, LPC, CSAT

9:45-10:00 am      Break

10:00-11:30 am    Concurrent Workshops (1.5 CE Hours)

  1. Can We Really Help Couples Forgive and Forget? How to Help Couples Recover from Infidelity, Jonathan Swinton, PhD, LMFT, MedFT
  2. Beyond the 12 Steps: A Comprehensive Look at Recovery from Pornography Addiction, Russell Seigenberg, Psychologist, PhD
  3. Examining the Unexamined: Decreasing Shame by Assisting Clients to Question Hidden Assumptions in their Personal Religious Narrative, Jeffrey Robinson, PhD, LMFT

11:30-11:45 am       Break

11:45-12:45 pm      Concurrent Workshops (1.0 CE Hour)

  1. The Role of Resiliency Therapy in a Multi-disciplinary Chronic Pain Management Clinic, Noel C. Gill, PhD
  2. Safeguarding the Resilience of International Humanitarian Assistance Workers, Rick Klomp, MOB, MS, LPC, BCPC
  3. Building Resilience: Understanding the Adjustment Differences Between Early Returned and Full Term Serving Missionaries, Kristine Doty-Yells, PhD, LCSW, James McGraw, Daniel A. Melendez, and Marisa Moss

12:45-2:00 pm       Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm        Concurrent Workshops (1.0 CE Hour)

  1. Resilience and the Care of Moral Injury, Martha LaRiviere, MA, MFT
  2. Story Telling Parenting: Simple Stories and Practical Strategies for Raising Resilient Children, Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW, and Cal Cazier, PhD
  3. Clinical and Spiritual Implications from Understanding the Experience for LDS Men with Depression in Utah, Fredrick S. Ward, MSW, CSW, and Kristine Doty-Yells, PhD, LCSW

3:00-3:15 pm        Break

3:15-4:45 pm        Plenary Session (1.5 CE Hours): The Resilience Breakthrough: Practitioner-Based Strategies for Transforming Challenges into Fuel, Christian Moore, MSW, LCSW

4:45 pm                 Wrap Up & Raffle



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