2020 California Student Mental Wellness Conference

Come together to advocate for the mental wellness of California's students, families, and educators.
Sept. 8-10, 2020 NOW A LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT!

Join educators, school administrators, policy-makers, and school mental health professionals from all over the country for a three day virtual experience to gain knowledge of evidence-based interventions, network with colleagues and celebrate common goals.

Expanded Conference Schedule Below

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In Partnership with the CA Department of Education

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, has provided a special invitation to the 2020 CASMWC.

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2020 Keynote Speakers

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, California Surgeon General

An award-winning physician, researcher, and advocate dedicated to changing the way our society responds to one of the most serious, expensive and widespread public health crises of our time: childhood trauma.

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Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., “Finding your Element”

An internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business, and one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his famous talks to the prestigious TED Conference are the most viewed in the history of the organization.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims, MFA, JD

The author of the New York Times bestselling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017).

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Isaiah Pickens, Ph.D.

Licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in counseling and educational services for individuals and organizations. Dr. Pickens is currently Assistant Director of the Service Systems Program at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the coordinating site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

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Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and his book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life was featured in Time Magazine and has been ranked the #1 best-selling self-help book in the US.

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Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Ph.D.

Serves as the Executive Director of The Education Trust–West, a research and advocacy organization focused on educational justice and supporting the high achievement of all California students.

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Stephen Sroka, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor with School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and has worked in schools worldwide for over 30 years, delivering cutting edge information and skills in an entertaining, motivating, and inspirational presentation that lets theory translate into practice.

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Attendees Will Learn To:

Use practical skills from the state's leading voices in student mental health
Promote mental wellness for students and educators
Create a positive school climate
Address social-emotional barriers to increase student learning

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 Teachers and Site/District Administrators
  • School Counselors and Psychologists
  • School Social Workers
  • School Nurses
  • School-Based LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs
  • Campus Health Center Staff
  • Education Specialists
  • Discipline Technicians
  • Classified & Support Staff
  • School Resource Officers
  • University & Community College Counselors
  • College Faculty

Have Conference Questions?

Click here to access the 2020 CASMWC Frequently Asked Questions