Dr. Lisa Weed Phifer, DED, NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist, mother, wife and educational consultant. She is the lead author of the CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents (PESI, 2017) and the Parenting Toolbox (PESI, 2018). Her work has also been published in the School Mental Health Journal and the book Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students (Oxford University Press, 2012). Dr. Phifer has expertise in developing the social emotional capacities of children and empowering service providers to reframe challenging issues with a trauma informed approach. She has created and facilitated virtual professional training programs to increase educator’s awareness of trauma on social, emotional and educational growth. Dr. Phifer uses engaging techniques to meet the interests of her audience, providing practical information that can easily transfer into participant’s professional practice.
Amanda Crowder, LCSW,is co-author of the best-selling book CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders (PESI, 2017). Amanda is an expert at moving evidence-based interventions into practical methods for application and moving research into action.
She has created and adapted evidence-based interventions to work with the most challenging children, adolescents, and families in the most difficult situations. By helping to establish the Trauma Informed Care initiative within Carolinas Medical Center, Amanda has proven her leadership in moving clinical concepts into practice. Amanda runs a private practice in Charlotte, NC, and continues to work for Carolinas Medical Center within a crisis center and virtual mental health emergency room.
Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and family issues. Amanda uses realness, humor, and passion to build rapport with clients and audiences.
Financial: Amanda Crowder is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Amanda Crowder has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Robert Hull, EDS, MED, NCSP, award winning school psychologist, career educator, special education administrator and professor, is an expert in implementing evidence based practice into practical, easy to implement strategies that lead to desired outcomes.
Robert’s hands-on assistance has helped and inspired thousands of educators who work in the most challenging schools in our nation. His 25 years of experience working with youth and teachers in areas ranging from urban inner cities to impoverished rural counties, has led to his recognition by local school systems, state governments, and state legislatures. Robert Hull has a reputation for taking on the biggest challenges in the most difficult school systems. As an administrator at both the system/district and state levels, he implemented reforms in the areas of disproportionality, implementing evidence based practices, and educating traumatized children.
Robert Hull graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in psychology, and obtained graduate degrees in education and public health from Arizona State University, Memphis State University, and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is also the co-author of CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents (PESI, 2017).
Robert’s style uses humor to instill hope and motivation in order to release the anger and disillusionment that educators working with challenged youth face. A passionate presenter, he creates optimism while making compelling points. Robert’s “get the job done” approach focuses on creating a culture of success where everyone is responsible for leadership and everyone gains from success.
Financial: Robert Hull is an author for Oxford University Press and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Robert Hull has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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