Featured Speakers


Clifton Mitchell

Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., author, Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients Dr. Mitchell received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University and is currently a professor at East Tennessee State University where he received the teacher of the year award in 2002. He is interested in hypnosis, mind‑body connections to health, weight loss, smoke stopping, and the incredible influence that words and language have on our lives.…

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Marcia Newman

Marcia Newman, MA, LMFT Marcia Newman, MA, LMFT is licensed psychotherapist and author with almost 30 years of expertise in the mental health and addiction recovery fields.  She also serves as the Program Manager of Outpatient Services at the Betty Ford Center in West Los Angeles, California. Newman completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University-Malibu, California. She is the author of Five Gifts of Pro-Aging: Honoring Maturity…

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Craig, Andrew and Michael Peterson

Craig Peterson, Author: Adopting Faith: A Father’s Unconditional Love, speaker accompanied by Michael Peterson and Andrew Peterson Biological brothers Michael and Andrew Peterson have proven the skeptics wrong time and time again. Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, they lived in foster care for four long years before being adopted. Although learning was never easy, they tried their best. Upon joining Special Olympics, they found a niche. With the support of…

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