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Reagan North, PhD
KEYNOTE: Thursday, March 25th at 8:15 -9:45 am
Dr. Reagan North is a High School Counselor at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, WA, as well as, an adjunct instructor at Seattle Pacific University. He has written a book entitled, "Motivational Interviewing for School Counselors" and has presented on the subject at conferences, universities and school districts around the country. His goal is to train as many school counselors as possible in the use of Motivational Interviewing with their students. He is excited to rejoin us for our virtual conference this year. Students need help accessing their own motivation to improve grades, grow relationships, kick bad habits, and pursue deeply meaningful lives. School Counselors are perfectly positioned to help them do so, and MI is the tool they need.
Matthew Gallagher, MEd, LCPC
KEYNOTE: Thursday, March 25th 1:30-3:00 pm
Matthew Gallagher works as a therapist in private practice serving the Wichita area, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He began his career as a classroom teacher before transitioning to school counseling and later private practice serving individuals, couples, and children since 2009. He has worked with a variety of populations in diverse settings and is the owner of Restoration Counseling & Consultation, P.A. Matthew has pursued advanced training in parenting strategies, personality assessment, and the treatment of trauma in an effort to help others live life more effectively, discovering just as much about himself along the way. His talk, The Power of Personality in Counseling, will describe a research-based approach to better understanding ourselves and those we serve.
Stephen Finzo, PsyD
KEYNOTE: Friday, March 26th at 8:15-9:45 am
Dr. Finzo has over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health both providing direct services and administration. His experience from having worked in many settings in the field has allowed him to compile theory and skills of application resulting in effective treatment of clients, and the ability of passing that knowledge to other therapists. Dr. Finzo engages participants in the process of learning difficult and challenging information combining solid content and humor. His experience having taught with two universities in Behavioral Health departments has enhanced his ability in providing seminars and workshops for the purposes of continuing education and building competencies and confidence.
Effective, competent care is the result of theory and skills leading to appropriate application. But, extraordinary care requires candid involvement and insight leading to the “essence” of therapy.