Life Changing Conversations
With guest speaker Harlene Anderson
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Houston Public Library Central Building • Downtown Houston
Life Changing Conversations is an opportunity for thinkers to gather and discuss the work and impact of postmodern practices in the field of therapy and beyond. Join us for two days of learning, discussion and life changing conversations.
This conference is free for all attendees.
CEUs: 12 CEUs available for LMFTs, LPCs, LMSWs and Psychologists, including:
- 1.5 Ethics CEUs, and
- 1.5 Supervision CEUS
Section I Presentations
Glenn to Glen: A Co-Interview About Supervision
By: Glenn Boyd and Glen Hilton
Glenn Boyd, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Glenn is in private practice in Stafford, Texas. He was on the faculty of Our Lady of the Lake University's Houston campus from 1998-2016. He is also on the faculty of the Houston Galveston Institute. He is the author of "A Student's Guide to Clinical Supervision: You are Not Alone" published by the Taos Institute in 2014.
Glen Hilton, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Glen Hilton received a Master of Science degree in Psychology (Counseling) from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2007, and has held mental health license in Texas since. Glen Hilton has been in private practice for nine years, and has previously worked with Montgomery County Youth Services and Montgomery County Juvenile Probation. Hilton specializes in work with youth, young adults, LGBTQI clients and their families. He is an OLLU alumnus and current adjunct faculty member.
Getting Started: Collaborative Ideas on Beginning Conversations
By: Diana Carleton and Stephanie Gabel Zepeda
Diana Carleton, EdD, LMFT
Dr. Diana Carleton is the former program director for the MS Psychology program at Our Lady of the Lake University's Houston campus. She has a private practice in Houston and Galveston for couples and individuals. She is also on the faculty of the Houston Galveston Institute. She has recently expanded her practice to include executive coaching and organizational consulting int he private sector.
Stephanie Gabel-Zepeda PhD, LMFT
Stephanie is an assistant professor and clinical director at for the
Marriage and Family Therapy program at Our Lady of the Lake University's
Houston campus. She completed her doctorate in marriage and family therapy after her doctoral internship at the Houston Galveston Institute, where she is also now a part of the faculty. Her clinical interests include neurofeedback, financial therapy, and collaborative practices.
Ethics as Relational and Socially Constructed Guidelines: Sorting Out What to do in a Postmodern World
By: Sue Levin and Adrina Gil Wilkerson
Sue Levin, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Sue is the executive director of HGI Counseling and has been with the organization since 1984. She balances her time between clinical work, supervision, training and administrative work. Sue’s passion has been evolving ways to reach underserved communities with counseling services while mentoring others to do the same. She is also a former OLLU faculty member and supervisor.
Adriana Gil-Wilkerson, MS, LMFT
Adriana received her Master of Science in Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2005 where she is now an adjunct faculty member. Adriana's research and practice are focused on providing training in Collaborative Practices for therapists of all backgrounds and, as a bilingual therapist, she has a passion for research about the training needs of bilingual counselors. Adriana is a doctoral candidate at Sam Houston State University and lives in Houston with her husband and two young children.
Using Client Feedback to Improve Therapist Efficacy and Therapeutic Relationship
By: Leonard Bohannon and Stephanie Gabel Zepeda
Leonard Bohanon, PhD, Psychologist, LMFT
Leonard is an associate professor at Our Lady of the Lake University's Houston campus and is program director of the COAMFTE accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program. Leonard also maintains a private practice in the Woodlands, Texas.
Stephanie Gabel-Zepeda PhD, LMFT
Stephanie is an assistant professor and clinical director at for the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Our Lady of the Lake University's Houston campus. She completed her doctorate in marriage and family therapy after her doctoral internship at the Houston Galveston Institute, where she is also now a part of the faculty. Her clinical interests include neurofeedback, financial therapy, and collaborative practices.
By: Harlene Anderson, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Harlene is internationally recognized as a leader and author in the development of collaborative-dialogic practices based in postmodern and social construction assumptions. She is known for her engaging conversational style, clarity and insights in helping people expand their professional and personal competency and confidence toward developing possibilities for the futures they desire. SHe is also the co-founder and faculty of the Houston Galveston Institute, Taos Institute faculty and a former Our Lady of the Lake University faculty member.
Collaborative Practices in Action
By: Sylvia London, MA, LMFT
Sylvia is a therapist, trainer, consultant and coach. She is also the founding member and faculty at Grupo Campos Eliseos in Mexico City. Sylvia teaches, trains and consults in a variety of universities, schools, communities and institutions around the world. She is a member of the faculty at the Houston Galveston Institute, a board member of the International Certificate in Collaborative Practices and a Taos Institute associate.
Section II Presentations
Chronic Pain: A Case of Collaborative Narration and Resilience -- Alexander Young
Collaborative Approach in Faith Based Ministry -- Shawn Wyatt
A Strengths-Based Perspective: Using Client-Centered Language to Overcome Sadness -- Alexander Young and Katherine Kainer
Collaborative Learning Groups -- Skeetz Edinger, Candace Runaas, Tara Roper and Shannon Stringer
Thoughts for Collaborative Medication Management -- Rocketa Naron
Small conversations, Big impact: A pre-school program in dialogue -- Adriana Gil Wilkerson and Michael Pontello
Conversations: Exploring Possibilities with Populations at Risk -- Erika Toskovick, Andres Romero and Sylvai Rapini
Latina/o Healing: Incorporating Strengths-Based Principles in discussing spirituality with Latina/os -- Ivette Salinas and Mary Baldwin
Therapeutic Conversations with Gender Diverse Clients -- Glen Hilton and Curtis Henry
Collaborative education: Learning through Relationships -- Josie Paul and Richard De La Cuadra
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Gabel Zepeda, PhD, LMFT
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Clinical Director
This event is sponsored by the Our Lady of the Lake University Psychology Department and the Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.