2022 Virtual Spring Symposium

2022 Virtual Spring Symposium

Making Meaning in Mental Health:

Working Relationally in Schools and Communities

Friday March 25, 2022
9:15 AM - 2:00 PM EST on Zoom

Register here


Welcome Address: “Mentoring Relationships in Education

  • Dr. Bernadette Sánchez, Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago

Distinguished School Panel

  • Mr. James Summers, Owner, The Summers Group, LLC (Moderator)
  • Dr. C. Todd Cummings, Superintendent, South Bend Community Schools
  • Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Superintendent, Michigan City Area Schools
  • Dr. Mark Francesconi, Superintendent, LaPorte Community School Corporation
  • Dr. Steven Hope, Superintendent, Goshen Community Schools
  • Dr. Andrae Townsel, Superintendent, Benton Harbor Community Schools

Outstanding Practitioner Spotlight

  • Ms. Teshia Dula, Professional School Counselor, Gwinnett County, GA; 2022 Finalist, ASCA School Counselor of the Year; 2020 Georgia School Counselor of the Year

Keynote Address: “Going Beneath the Surface: What People Want from Therapy

  • Dr. Linda Michaels, Co-Founder, Psychotherapy Action Network

Distinguished Clinical Panel

  • Ms. Vanessa Kelleybrew, Visiting Professor, IUSB (Moderator)
  • Dr. Aisha Abbasi, Past President, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Dr. Matthias Beier, Associate Professor, Christian Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Felecia Powell-Williams, Board President, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Dr. Warren Sibilla Jr., Training & Supervising Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago