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Therapy Reimagined 2020 Call for Speakers

Therapy Reimagined 2020 will be on September 25-26, 2020 in the Universal City Neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.

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** Speaker Application for TR2020! **

For Therapy Reimagined 2020, we want to continue to innovate and explore how our profession is evolving. We’re looking for fresh, diverse perspectives on the issues that #moderntherapists face. 

We’re pondering some big questions, like:

  • Mental Health Access versus Therapist Income
  • Authenticity – and how it is balanced with: 
    • Professionalism
    • Optics
    • Bias
  • Developing your niche while avoiding discrimination
  • Sorting out where tradition and innovation clash, and coexist
  • Professional boundaries versus human connection

We’re also continuing the conversations we’ve started about business and technology, therapists, and the profession. 

We are seeking speakers who are dynamic and engaging, with researched topics that are presented in practical and interactive ways.

We have designed the following tracks:

Track 1:

Business and Technology

We are looking for talks on how business and technology are transforming our profession. We have an option within this track to either provide CEs (looking at the intersection of business or technology and the clinical work, relevant laws and ethics, etc.) or non CE, providing state of the art information that #moderntherapists need to succeed in a format that does not need to meet CE requirements.

Track 2:

Ways of Being

Most conferences focus on what you do to or with clients — the tasks of therapy. But there is a large and growing body of literature on the importance of working on you as a clinician — your ways of being, rather than ways of doing. We have made it our mission to change that focus and provide challenging and empowering content that will transform how you are as a clinician. We welcome innovative presentations that guide therapists on their personhood as a therapist in ways that improve outcomes for clients. 

Track 3:

Ways of Doing

Many clients are not treated effectively by traditional therapy. As we increasingly understand the diversity of the people seeking treatment, we begin to realize that there is so much more to consider when we’re in the room. We’re looking for topics that blast through these gaps in our knowledge, looking at special populations, challenging treatment issues, and innovative techniques. We want the new stuff, the treatments that are not taught in graduate school, and the things that just plain work, even though they’re not done in the traditional ways. 

Track 4:

Misfits, Outliers, Subversives, and Skeptics: Challenging the Status Quo

Systems are often created to sustain themselves. We believe this intent can lead to a toxic mess of complacency. Instead, we want to take the view of the skeptic, who is ready to turn psychotherapy or the profession as a whole on it’s head. Yes, we’re talking about the #moderntherapy upside down, folks. We’re not going to put any crazy theory up on the stage – we’re looking for well-researched, blow your mind, “why do we still believe the status quo any more” kind of shenanigans. 

Types of Talks


Break Out Sessions (60-90 minutes, typically)

Thought Bubbles or Therapy Stories

We love the idea of getting bite size information that shares different perspectives. Please share with us a laser focused lesson OR a short story that reflects your experience as a therapist or an especially interesting client case (with all of the appropriate precautions about confidentiality and identifying info). 

The Call for Speakers closes February 14, 2020.

You will need to have the following ready before completing the application:

  1. CV with your degree, license, current professional position, and relevant experience
  2. Professional Head Shot (will be used for advertising and the program book)
  3. Short Professional Bio for the program book (100 words)
  4. Longer Professional Bio for our website (up to 200 words)
  5. Your license information
  6. Course Description
  7. Learning Objectives (please see best practices)
  8. Timed Outline
  9. Speaker Reel or a video of a previous presentation

* Please note we may request additional documentation if you are selected. Please also note that courses will be recorded for our virtual conference and online learning. The continuing education for this conference is being provided by SimplePractice Learning. They will also be hosting the virtual conference and online learning.*

Best Practices and Guidelines

Writing a course description

Good course descriptions briefly state both the problem and the solution you’ll be covering, and clearly connect with the course title and learning objectives. Any statements of fact should be supported by literature that is cited and referenced in the workshop. Descriptions should be one paragraph in length.

Creating learning objectives

Good learning objectives are observable (so, no “learn” or “understand” actions, as these are internal) and measurable (which often means putting a number in them). Instead of “Learn about making tacos” or “Understand how to make tacos” as a learning objective, try “Make at least three kinds of tacos.” Look online for Bloom’s taxonomy to get a good sense of action words to use for various levels of learning and application.

Relevant experience

For courses offering continuing education credit, presenters must be able to demonstrate expertise in the subject area. This can be demonstrated a number of ways, including (but not limited to) extensive clinical and training history in the subject (demonstrably beyond that of the average practitioner); degrees and certifications; publications; presentations; advocacy; and other means. 

The Call for Speakers closes February 14, 2020.

We expect to receive over 100 applications. We have a panel of professionals who will be reviewing each application for completeness and fit for the conference. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out:

** Speaker Application for TR2020! **

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