Facilitator Conference, Thursday, April 16, 2020

12:30-4:30 pmFacilitator Conference (exclusive for Neufeld Facilitators)
4:30-6:00 pmFacilitator Social

Evening Public Address, Thursday, April 16, 2020

6:00-7:00 pmRegistration desk open
7:00-9:00 pmEmotional Health in the Digital World
with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Pre-Conference Seminars, Friday, April 17, 2020

Seminar 1 The Alarm Spectrum with Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Seminar 2Emotional Health in Our Schools with Tamara Strijack and Hannah Beach
Seminar 3Making Sense of Discipline with Genevieve Brabant
Seminar 4Play and Autism with Jule Epp
8:00-9:00 amRegistration desk open
9:00-10:15 amSession 1
10:15-10:30 amMorning Break
10:30-11:45 amSession 2
11:45 am-1:15 pmLunch Break
(lunch not included)
1:15-2:30 pmSession 3
2:30-2:45 pmAfternoon Break
2:45-4:00 pmSession 4

Saturday Conference, April 18, 2020

Emotional Health and Well-Being: Towards Flourishing Children and Youth

7:30-8:30 amRegistration desk open for one-day attendees
8:30-9:50 amOpening Address:
Keys to Emotional Health & Well-Being
Dr. Gordon Neufeld
9:50-10:10 amMorning Break
10:10- 11:25 am SESSIONS A
A1Fresh Insights on the Stress Response (Prerequisite: Intensive II)Dr. Gordon Neufeld
A2Moving Through Emotional DefenceDr. Deborah MacNamara
A3Raising the Sensitive ChildPatti Drobot
A4The Counterwill Dynamic: Understanding Resistance & OppositionalityColleen Drobot
A5The Therapist as an Agent of AttachmentLori Abramowitz
A6An Ode to MelancholyGenevieve Schreier
A7Towards Emotional Health in AdolescentsTamara Strijack, Robin Brooks-Sherriff
A8Fatherhood and PlayMathieu Lyons
11:25 am-12:25 pmLunch
Independently, or you may prefer to pre-order the Optional Add-On Lunch for $26
12:25-12:40 pmTransition to Session B
12:40- 1:55 pm SESSIONS B
B1The Natural Roots of EmpathyDr. Gordon Neufeld
B2Bouncing Back from Adversity: The Resilience ResponseHeather Ferguson
B3Making Sense of Learning & Behaviour:
Nurturing Emotional Growth In and Out of School
Marla Klyne Kolomaya, Tamara Strijack
B4Mastering the Couple Dance with Children UnderfootMichele Maurer
B5Facilitating Emotional Play through Movement and DanceHannah Beach
B6Right from the Start: What do Infants & Toddlers Need from Us?Laina Clugston
B7Family Rituals for Emotional Health & Well-BeingJodi Bergman
B8Addressing the Emotional Roots of AggressionMathieu Lyons
B9Indigenous Healing Rituals as Emotional PlaygroundsDenise Findlay
1:55-2:15 pmAfternoon Break
2:15- 3:30 pm SESSIONS C
C1Special Challenges with Hypersensitivity, including AutismJule Epp
C2Addressing Bullying as an Emotional ProblemDr. Deborah MacNamara
C3Challenges of Coming Alongside Troubled StudentsAdrienne Wood, David McFall
C4Making Sense of AnxietyColleen Drobot, Patti Drobot
C5Softening the Heart of the AdolescentDarlene Denis-Friske
C6Emotional Health and The BrainEva de Gosztonyi
C7Creating Emotional Playgrounds: at Home, in School, in TherapyTamara Strijack
C8Emotional Health in the Preschool YearsGeneviève Brabant
C9Dancing with Defences as a TherapistTerry Warburton
3:30-3:45 pmTransition to plenary session.No refreshments available at this time.
3:45-4:30 pm Closing Plenary SessionDr. Gordon Neufeld, Maria LeRose