Program Information 2018

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The Professional Growth Conference is designed for LPC's, School Counselors, Counselor Educators and other mental health providers who work in private practice ; an elementary, secondary schools and on college campuses; in criminal justice settings; at community mental health centers, hospitals, nursing homes and managed care facilities; and in other settings across Texas. All programs (excluding poster sessions) are eligible for LPC, NBCC, SBEC, LMFT, SW, Psychologist/LSSP, and School Psychologist continuing education credits. Learning Institutes are held on November 14th, conference programs and general sessions are November 15-16, and Post Conference Workshops are held on November 17th.


Live stream programs will be available. See a list of what programs will be live streamed. Live stream registration is open!

Learning Institutes

Wednesday, November 14 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Registration Fee: $100
Full conference registration is NOT required to attend a Learning Institute.

Tickets for Learning Institutes may be purchased in advance with registration, (Conference registration does not include Learning Institutes) or on site. Pre-purchased tickets will be available for pick up on site Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. All Learning Institutes offer 6.5 CE hours.

Conference Programs

Thursday, November 15 - Friday, November 16

Choose from 3-hour or 90 minute programs. Poster sessions (no CE's) are available mid-day on both days.

General Session Keynote Speakers

1st Keynote: Alex Sheen

November 15, 2018

Alex Sheen is the founder of “because I said I would“, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send promise cards to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. Since his father’s passing on September 4, 2012, “because I said I would“ has sent over 4.47 million promise cards to more than 150 countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. His charitable projects and awareness campaigns have been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CBS Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and many other programs. He has also been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine, honored as a Steve Harvey “Harvey’s Hero” and was the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and TEDxYouth@Austin. Alex’s efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013” and have made the #1 spot on the front page of over 10 times.

2nd Keynote: Chad Littlefield and Will Wise

November 16, 2018

Ready for some fresh tools to connect? Chad Littlefield and Will Wise will present a compelling and thoughtful perspective on how to creatively connect and engage both your clients and coworkers.The session will highlight fresh tools on how to create relationships of trust and ask more powerful questions You will walk away from this session with concrete, actionable tools to infuse into your own practice.

Post Conference Workshops

Saturday, November 17

Registration Fee: $75

Full conference registration is not required to attend a Post Conference Workshop.

Tickets for Post Conference Workshops may be purchased in advance (Conference registration does not include Post Conference workshop), or on site. Pre-purchased tickets will be available for pick up on site during normal registration hours and on Saturday morning. All Post Conference Workshops offer 3.5 CE hours.