Speakers & faculty

For 3 decades, we've hosted speakers and faculty from across the country and around the world. This year we add new presenters to our roster, and welcome back returning faculty with all new topics to share.

Keynote speakers

Cover of current catalog

Mare Chapman, MA, Lives Unlimited, Madison, WI

Ross Cheit, PhD, JD, professor, Brown University, Providence, RI

Diane Poole Heller, PhD, Founder of Dare (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning Experience) and SATe (Somatic Attachment Training education), Louisville, CO

Workshop faculty

Cordelia Anderson, MA, founder, Sensibilities Prevention Services, Minneapolis, MN

Carolyn M. Ball, MA, LPC, author, national trainer, and counselor in private practice, Myrtle Beach, SC

Dana Barre, MS, founder and executive director, Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Madison, WI

Dianne Brakarsh, MS, creator/founder, Moving from Within, Madison, WI

John Briere, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Psychological Trauma Program at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Center Director of USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Sarah S. Briggs, LPC, RPT-S, Creative Therapy Associates, LLC, Fairfax, VA

Cathy Cornell, MSW, LCSW, clinical director, Oasis Program, Canopy Center Inc., Healing and Family Support Services, Madison, WI

Geraldine Crisci, MSW, Geraldine Crisci and Associates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thomas J. Fallon, DDA, Dane County District Attorney’s Office, Madison, WI

Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, private practice and adjunct faculty member, graduate programs at University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, and Trevecca Nazarene University

Robyn Lending Halsten, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, DTRL, therapist, Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, Madison, WI

Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW, senior community social worker, Dane County Department of Human Services, Madison, WI

Celia Huerta, MS, LPC, bilingual adult, child and family psychotherapist, The Rainbow Project, Madison, WI

Noell Juola, MEd, LPC, child and family therapist, One Hope United, Gurnee, IL

Owen Karcher, MA, oasis therapist, Canopy Center, Madison, WI

Sharyl J. Kato, MS, executive director, The Rainbow Project, Madison, WI

Julie Kenniston, LSW, director of training and education, Butler County Children Services Board, Mason, OH

Jeanine Kiss, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, Madison, WI

Barbara Knox, MD, medical director, UW Child Protection Program, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rena Kornblum, MCAT, BC-DMT, DTRL, executive director, Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, senior lecturer, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Cheryl Lanktree, PhD, project director and research assistant professor at the University of Southern California–Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Mariah Meyer LeFeber, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, DTRL, dance/movement therapist, Hancock Center for Dance /Movement Therapy, Madison, WI

James B. Lewis, LCSW, CSAT-S, CLC, president, Guiding Path, Sandy, UT, editor of The Teen Guide to Recovery From Sex and Pornography Addiction (due out Spring 2015)

Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC, director, Adult Services and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, The Center for Contextual Change, Skokie, IL

Steven Marans, PhD, is the Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; child and adult psychoanalyst; director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center

Lucy McLellan, RDT-BCT, LCAT, director of training, Creative Alternatives of New York, faculty in the NYU Drama Therapy program and the International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University

Justin R. Misurell, PhD, Psychologist, Co-Founder, Psychology Innovations, LLC, Bloomfield NJ

Jan Miyasaki, JD, director, Project Respect, Madison, WI

C. Jill Poarch, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Wisconsin Department of Justice, medical-forensic training advisory consultant, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Middleton, WI

Michelle Progar, PsyD, licensed psychologist, One Hope United, Gurnee, IL

Anna Salter, PhD, psychologist, Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Toni Shriver, CVT, founder, Pawws to Heal, Madison, WI

Craig Springer, PhD, Psychologist, Co-Founder, Psychology Innovations, LLC, Bloomfield NJ

Molly Tomony, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, child and family therapist, The Rainbow Project, Madison, WI

Ann Wingate, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, Madison, WI