Spring Conference Schedule

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Thursday, May 2, 2019

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION Jekyll Convention Center

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTES

#1 Walk-and-Talk Therapy:Jekyll CC

An Integrated Approach to Wellbeing

Denice Crowe Clark, LMFT, BC-TMH

#2 Love Cycles, Fear Cycles:Jekyll CC

The Essence of Couples Therapy

David Woodsfellow, PhD

#3 In Your Skin:Jekyll CC

Strength Based Therapy with 

Transgender Individuals

Nina M Kennedy, LMFT 

5:15 – 6:00 p.m. GAMFT Executive Committee Meeting Westin Hotel

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. GAMFT Board Dinner Westin Hotel

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. GAMFT Board Meeting Westin Hotel

Friday, May 3, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION and COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. WELCOME Jekyll CC

Bowden Templeton, President

INTRODUCTIONS: Michael Lee Cook, Vice-President

MAIN PRESENTATION 

The Shift to Healing Centered Care in Trauma Work and the Principles of Narrative Therapy

Paul Gallant, Ph.D. 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. The Power of Double Listening in Bringing Forth Stories of Resilience, Courage, and Hope 

Paul Gallant, Ph.D.

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH Jekyll CC

Included in the conference fee.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. The Skills of Externalizing, Rich Story Development, and the Absent but Implicit in Action

Paul Gallant Ph.D. Jekyll CC

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. COCKTAIL PARTY Westin Hotel

Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS (1.0 CEU avail)

Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Please join us and mingle with fellow GAMFT Members and Students

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL GAMFT BUSINESS MEETING Jekyll CC

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. COFFEE Jekyll CC

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Contributions of Memory Theory and Neuroscience 

to Healing from Trauma

(Video demonstration)

Paul Gallant Ph.D. 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Outsider-Witnessing and other Definitional Ceremonies

(Video demonstration)

Paul Gallant Ph.D.

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. LUNCH Jekyll CC

Included in the conference fee.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Reclaiming Safety, Mastery, Joy, and Consistency in 

Addressing Children with Complex Trauma Histories

(Video demonstration)

Paul Gallant Ph.D.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

9:00 – 12:00 p.m. SUNDAY WORKSHOPS: Jekyll CC

Innovative Interventions for Families in Conflict

Elizabeth A. Bizzell, LMFT

Medical Family Therapy: Trauma and Women’s Health

Beverly Smith, Ph.D, LPC