TUESDAY, 10/22



4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration and Exhibit Booth Set Up

-Nauset Nook / Nauset  Foyer


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Opening Dinner

-Ocean View Room





7:30 AM – 9:00 AM


-Ocean View Room


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


-Nauset Nook


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening General Session and NATSAP Updates

-Nauset III


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session A1:

“Executive Functioning and Substance Use Disorder”

Presenter: Evan Flamenbaum, DSW; Academics West



Session A2:

“Examining Ourselves: Creative Disruption and the Revitalization of a Therapeutic Culture”

Presenter: David Mintz, M.D., The Austen Riggs Center



Session A3:

“What Hopper and Eleven from the Popular Netflix Series Stranger Things Teach Us About Being Aware of Student Emotions”

Presenters: Ian Petersen, MBA; Elevate Academy at Heritage


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Morning Refreshment Break

-Nauset Foyer


11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Session B1:

“Autism as a Piece of the Neurodevelopmental Puzzle”

Presenters: Brandon Park, Ph.D.; New Focus Academy and Neil Wallace, MBA/HAS; Spark Academy



Session B2:

“Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and You”

Presenters: Brian King, PC; Utah House of Representatives, David Copeland; Sego Strategies and Joe Pyrah; Sego Strategies



Session B3:

“Thor & the Goonies: Finding Miracles During Transitions for Students in Crisis”

Presenter: Amy Falk Weinberger, MSEd.


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM


-Ocean View Room


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Session C1:

“The Art of Storytelling in the Therapeutic Process”

Presenters: Alaina Chatterley, LCSW; Launch Academy at Heritage and Jody Dobson, MA; Dobson Educational Services, Inc.



Session C2:

“Truth in Advertising: Changing Perceptions and Fostering Authenticity in Marketing”

Presenter: Deara Ball, MS; Red Mountain Sedona and Kris Archer, Solstice Programs



Session C3:

“The NATSAP Practice Research Network (PRN):

Improvements in Efficiency and Clinical Relevance”

Presenters: Jessa Hobson; Shortridge Academy and Alison McHugh, BA; True North Wilderness Program


2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Afternoon Refreshment Break

-Ocean View Room


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session D1:

“All in the Family: Utilizing an MBT Approach in Family Therapy as the Vehicle for Growth in Individual Therapy”

Presenters: Gwendolyne Tuttle, LCSW; Cornerstones of Maine and Eric Beaudoin, Psy.D.; Cornerstones of Maine



Session D2:

“The Role of Private Schools in the Reimbursement Process”

Presenters: Paul N. Barger; Barger & Gaines



Session D3:

Clinicians and Educators Unite: A Collaborative Model for Academic Engagement with Anxious, Avoidant Adolescents

Presenter: Tammy Moscrip, Ph.D., LCSW; The Spire School and Megan Sweeney, LMSW; The Spire School


4:00 PM

Post-Conference Beach Bonfire