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Friday October 23, 2020

7:30-8:00 AM PDT

8:00-9:30 AM PDT

9:30-9:45 AM PDT

9:45-11:15 AM PDT

 11:15-12:00 PM PDT

 12:00-1:30 PM PDT

 1:30-1:45 PM PDT

 1:45-3:15 PM PDT

3:15-4:30 PM PDT


Keynote Address Part #1:
Reaction, response, resilience in unprecedented times.
Strategies for living and learning after major life change.
Jane Holmes Bernstein, PhD

15 Min. Break | Meditation Video   

Keynote Address Part #2:
Reaction, response, resilience in unprecedented times.
Strategies for living and learning after major life change.
Jane Holmes Bernstein, PhD

Lunch Break | Breakout Room Link  

The Empathy Solution - Part #1
Diana Kennedy, MA, BCET

15 Min. Break | Meditation Video

The Empathy Solution - Part #2
Diana Kennedy, MA, BCET

Virtual Happy Hour Chat with Jane Holmes Bernstein | Happy Hour Zoom Link


Saturday October 24, 2020

7:30-9:00 AM PDT

9:00-9:15 AM PDT

9:15-10:45 AM PDT

10:45-11:45 AM PDT

11:45-1:15 PM PDT

1:15-1:30 PM PDT

1:30-3:00 PM PDT

School - In, Out, With and Now
Laura Doto, MA, ET/P

15 Min. Break

Impetus for Change:
How to Present Your Assessment Results
Marion Marshall, MS, BCET

Lunch Break   

How to Conduct an Online Practice
Kara Scanlon, M.Ed., ET/P

15 Min. Break

Have You Ever Tried? -- Brought to You Live
Alberta James, ET/P


Sunday October 25, 2020

9:00-12:15 PM PDT

Ethics Panel
Judy Brennan, MEd, BCET, FAET

The Susan Fogelson Ethics Panel
Facilitated by Judith Brennan, MEd, BCET, FAET
Panelists include Jone Bycel, MS, BCET; Marion Marshall, MS, BCET, FAET; and Pamm Scribner, MEd, BCET and Ashley Shapiro, MA, BCET

Educational therapists periodically encounter practice dilemmas that must be handled ethically and effectively. Have you ever struggled to resolve a disagreement with a parent, teacher, or allied professional? Do you find it difficult to manage boundaries when faced with a parent who demands excessive time and drains your emotional energy? What useful information might you learn by analyzing your feelings about that parent? Who can you consult for advice and support? Business practices can also present ethical dilemmas. Is it difficult for you to set fees or discuss fee collection with clients? How do you represent yourself professionally on your business cards, website, or brochures? How do you adapt your practice to an online format?

A panel of Board Certified Educational Therapists moderated by Judith Brennan will discuss ethical issues that often arise in the practice of educational therapy. The panel will offer anecdotes from private practice and settings such as schools, clinics and learning centers. The presentation will include ample time for questions and discussion of specific case examples from the audience.

Participants will be able to generate solutions when there are disagreements between educational therapists and other professionals or parents; decide when professional consultation is needed in order to understand and maintain boundaries that promote healthy relationships with difficult parents; and identify areas of business practice that often present us with practical and/or ethical dilemmas.

Pre-recorded Sessions:

Promoting Self-Advocacy: Building Essential Skills for the Transition to College
Laurel Grigg Mason, MA & Claudia Sandoval, MSW

Get a Life After High School
Drew Lau-Regent, MA & Pamm Scribner, MEd, BCET

Briding the Gap: Student Success in Reading
DeJunne' Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT

What is Multisensory Structured Language
Katie Hodgkins, Dir. Of Instruction

LD as a Social Justice Issue
Bibi Pirayesh, EDD

The Hand You Were Dealt
Cindy Hansen, MEd, ET/P