Keith Herman, PhD (Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Keith Herman is a professor in the School Psychology and Counseling Psychology programs at the University of Missouri. He is also a licensed psychologist and co-director of the Missouri Prevention Center. Keith earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida and retrained in School Psychology at the University of Oregon. He also completed postdoctoral fellowships at Brown University and Johns Hopkins University. Prior to coming to MU he was a faculty member in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Keith's expertise is in school and family preventive interventions for youth showing early signs of emotional or behavior problems. He routinely provides training and consults with teachers and families about a range of topics including parenting, behavior supports at home and school, stress management, and cognitive behavior therapies for youth problems.

He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international group of MI trainers. He presents nationally and has published four books and over 80 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Much of his work focuses on applying MI in working with teachers and families to promote effective environments for children. His key collaborator and co-author on most of his work is his wife, Wendy M. Reinke.


Ryan Lindsay, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Dean for Social Work and Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Sharon Johnson, PhD, MSW

Professor and Dean of Social Work at UMSL

Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW

Standards and Practice Representative, SSWAA and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, BSW Program Director, Teaching Full Professor at University of Illinois School of Social Work

Susan Tebb, PhD, MSW, RYT500, C-IAYT

Professor at St. Louis University

Aaron Thompson, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor at MU and Associate Director of Missouri Prevention Center

Riisa Rawlins-Easley, MSW

Assistant Teacher Professor at UMSL School of Social Work

Lou Ann Tanner Jones

Assistant Clinical Professor at MU and Director of the BCMHC

Shonta Smith, Ed.D

Associate Professor at Southeast Missouri State University and CEO of Dr. Shonta Smith International LLC

Erika Gonzalez, MSW

Manager of Urban Education Initiatives, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Laurie Brockhaus, LCSW, E-RYT500, C-IAYT

Project Manager at The Oxygen Project: Yoga for Youth/Urban Breath Yoga

April D. Duncan, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Owner of All About Play and Owner and Co-Founder of the St. Louis Play Therapy Institute

Tara Schillhahn, MA

PBIS Facilitator at Special School District

Chaz Franke, MSW, LCSW

Faculty at SLU School of Social Work

Trish Diebold, Ed.S., MAT

Area Coordinator at Special School District

Kelly Arrington, MSW, LICSW

School Social Worker at Minneapolis Public Schools

Jessica Anderson, Psy.S, NCSP

School Psychologist at Minneapolis Public Schools

Candice Cox, MSW, LCSW

Owner of A&A Inspirations

Sumi Mukherjee

Author and Speaker 

Sumi Mukherjee has published three books titled “A Life Interrupted – the story of my battle with bullying and obsessive compulsive disorder”, “Father Figure – my mission to prevent child sexual abuse”, and, “How to stand up to workplace bullying and take on an unjust employer”. Since October 2011, Sumi has been speaking all around the country about prevention of child sexual abuse as well as about bullying prevention in the states of AL, AR, CA, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MN, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV. Please visit

Rebecca Oliver, LMSW

Executive Director at SSWAA

Arthur W. Seabury, MSW, CRAADC, CTP-T

School Social Worker at Hogan Prep High School

Ragan Snyder-Smith, LSCSW, RPT-S, CAS

School Social Worker at Derby North Middle School, Derby, KS

Andrea Reece, LMSW

Elementary School Social Worker at USD 230

Tammy Endecott, MS.Ed

Principal at Spring Hill Elementary, USD 230

Image result for bryan s pearlmanDr. Bryan S. Pearlman, EdD

Founder and Head Trainer at Most Valuable Professional Development

Mary Pat Gilliam, MSW, LCSW

School Social Worker at Special School District

Christian Werner, Ed.S.

PBIS Facilitator at Special School District

Jenny Armbruster, M.Ed, CRPS, MAADCII

Deputy Executive Director of Community Services at NCADA

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