2017 BTR Annual ConferenceAugust 9th, 10th, & 11th

Moving From Success to Significance

This conference provides a vast number of opportunities and resources to help professionals and community leaders "Level UP" to do the MOST good and reach the populations that we are MOST passionate about. These three days include Micro and Macro level insights- Clinical Trainings, Business Strategy Seminars, and Management/Leadership Workshops, to enhance our ability to empower ourselves AND others!



Black Therapists Rock

Black Therapists Rock
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (301) 795-5200
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Conference Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, Aug 9th

8-8:45am - Registration & Vendors

9am
 - Opening Speech - Founder & CEO of Black Therapists Rock, Deran Young, LCSW

10am - 11:45am
- Intensive IFS Workshop Part I with Dr. Percy Ballard & Nancy Sowell, LCSW

​11:50am - 12:50pm
- Lunch On Your OWN

1:00pm- 3:15pm
 - Internal Family Systems Workshop Part II with with Dr. Percy Ballard & Nancy Sowell, LCSW

3:30pm - 4:30 - Break Out Sessions

Breakout A
Jasmine Wright-Totimeh, LCSW, NSW-C, DCC
Topic: Intro to Clinical Supervision

Breakout B
Dr. Terrence Z. Johnson, DPC, LPC-S, ACS, DCC, NCC 
Kendrick Bailey, LPC-S, DCC, NCC
Topic: Building a Telehealth Private Practice 

Breakout C
Dr. Reginald Cunningham, EDD, LPC
Topic: Racism’s Psychological and Emotional Injury:  Identifying and Treatment of Race-Based Traumatic Stress

Breakout D
Dr. Sherri Simpson Broadwater M.D., Board Certified Adult & Child Psychiatrist
Topic: Pharmacologic and Medical Pearls to Improve Integrative Care in Psychotherapy
 

**Networking Happy Hour 5:30 to 7pm**


Day 2: Thursday, Aug 10th

9am: Opening Speech - BTR Founder & CEO, Deran Young, LCSW

10am - 11:15am:
Breakout Sessions

Breakout A
Dr. Deidra A. Sorrell, Ed.D., LCPC, ACS
Topic: Child Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning

Breakout B
Lynette Medley
Topic: Sexual Framework, Sex Talk Integration

Breakout C
Panel Discussion: Heart, Mind and Soul of a Black Man
Markias Littlejohn, LCSW| Paul Williams, LCSW| Dr. O'Shan Gadson, PH.D

11:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch & Learn
Panel Discussion - Leadership as Mental Health Professional
Speakers: Dr. Ruth White, Lisa Savage Phillips, LaTonya Summers, Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad

1:45pm - 2:45pm - Break Out Sessions

Breakout A
Panel Discussion - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) & Generational Trauma
Speakers: Markias Littlejohn, LCSW | Nakita Banks, LCSW| Danielle Witsell, LMSW | Tiffany Young, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Breakout B
LaTonya M. Summers, MA LPC LPCS LCAS​
Topic: Cross-Racial Supervision: The Impact of Power, Race, and Gender

Breakout C
Dr. Terrence Z. Johnson, DPC, LPC-S, ACS, DCC, NCC
Kendrick Bailey, LPC-S, DCC, NCC​
Topic: Providing Trauma Treatment via Telehealth: Secured Video Technologies

3pm to 4pm - Break Out Sessions

Breakout A
Marlo Lowe, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor​
Topic: Motivational Interviewing

Breakout B
Panel Discussion - Black Sexuality
Speakers: Chasity Chandler, Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST | Lynette Medley | Dr. Donna Oriowo, LICSW, M.Ed | Dr. Reginald Cunningham, EDD, LPC | Dr. Tanisha Sapp, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Breakout C
Alicia Cobb, LCSW
Topic: Identifying Triggers: Clinicians Addressing Vicarious Trauma

Breakout D
Speakers: Ayize Ma'at, MSW, LGSW | Aiyana Ma'at, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Relationship Strengthening Skills For Clinicians


Day 3: Friday, Aug 11th

9:00am -10:15 - Mass Incarceration Panel
Speakers: Denise Simpson, LCSW and Tremont Porter| Markias Littlejohn, LCSW | Jennifer McClendon, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS

10:30am - 11:45am
- Outreach- Expanding The Reach of Your Message with Deran Young, LCSW/CEO BTR

12 noon
- Conference Ends for general attendees

Business Sessions Begin
12:15pm - 4pm - VIP Sessions - speaker details coming soon
Topics to include- 10K in 30 Days - The Therapist's Way! Social Media Marketing, Becoming a Best- Selling Author, Getting PAID as a Professional Speaker, and Profit Planning for 2018