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THIS YEAR THE SELECTIVE MUTISM.ORG WILL BE MEETING IN CHICAGO IN JULY, 2010

HERE IS THE INFORMATION FOR THE CONFERENCE. DR. JOFFE IS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL BOARD OF THE SMG.ORG, AND SHE IS PLEASED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THIS INFORMATION FOR A GREAT CONFERENCE:

For more information and to register, visit:
www.selectivemutism.org
July 23 - 24, 2010 • Chicago, Illinois
DoubleTree Hotel • Magnificent Mile
click on SMG’s DoubleTree website to book your room(s)*:
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/CHIMMDT-SMG-20100722/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
*Book by June 22nd and receive special SMG room rates on: July 22nd, 23rd & 24th
2 Queen Beds/Non-Smoking: $134.00 per night
Program Schedule:
Friday, July 23rd
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Welcome
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.Overview of Current Research
and Treatment
Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Considering Medication for the
Treatment of SM with Anxiety
Disorders
Sucheta Connolly, M.D.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.LUNCH**
12:45 - 2:15 p.m.Brave Buddies: Intensive
Real-World Group Behavior
Treatment of SM
Steven M.S. Kurtz, Ph.D., ABPP
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.DIR/Floor Time:
A Developmental/Relational
Play Therapy Approach in the
Treatment of Children
Impacted by SM
Esther B. Hess, Ph.D.
Sunday, July 25th
9:30 a.m. Brunch (not included in registration)
Informal Q & A
Saturday, July 24th
8:30 - 8:35 a.m.Good Morning
8:35 - 10:00 a.m.The SLP’s Role in Assessing &
Testing Children with SM
Joleen R. Fernald, MS
CCC-SLP, PhD Student
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.Overcoming SM Across the
Ages: A Personal Journey
Toward Recovery
Audrey E. Boggs, Psy.D.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.LUNCH**
12:45 - 2:15 p.m.The Impact of Sensory
Integration Therapy on Children with SM
Kari Thompson, OTD, OTR/L,
BCP, SWC, CLE, IMC
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Special Education / 504
Issues
Joleen R. Fernald, MS
CCC-SLP
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.Questions & Answers
Panel
**Mid-Morning snack, Lunch, and Mid-Afternoon snackincluded on Friday & Saturday
SELECTIVE MUTISM GROUP’S
2010 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“JOINING TOGETHER TO RID THE SILENCE”
Kids Camp - a safe, fun environment for your child(ren) to meet other children with SM and theirsiblings while parents attend the Conference. Arts, crafts, and games that facilitate interaction andengagement without the stress of speaking.
Kids Camp will be provided by SMG with support from local volunteers. The Kids Camp registrationfee (separate) will include the child care, supervision, arts, crafts, games and a Kids Buffet on bothdays. Parents will have the opportunity to eat lunch with their children each day. Kids Camp is forchildren ages 3 - 13: please be sure to indicate your child’s name and age when registering.
Conference Prices:
SMG Members - “Early Bird” Registration (by June 15th)$224.00/per person
Conference w/ lunch both days (includes 20% SMG member discount)
SMG Members - Registration (from June 16th - July 22nd)$260.00/per person
Conference w/ lunch both days (includes 20% SMG member discount)
SMG Members - Kids Camp$ 50.00/per child
Child care w/ Kids Buffet both days (includes 20% SMG member discount)
Non-Members - “Early Bird” Registration (by June 15th)$280.00/per person
Conference w/ lunch both days
Non-Members - Registration (from June 16th - July 22nd)$325.00/per person
Conference w/ lunch both days
Non-Members - Kids Camp$ 63.00/per person
Child care w/ Kids Buffet both days
Treating Professional SMG Members$245.00/per person
“Early Bird” Registration (by June 15th) for Professionals
Conference, CEUs* w/ lunch both days (includes 30% SMG professional member discount)
Treating Professional SMG Members$273.00/per person
Registration (from June 16th - July 22nd) for Professionals
Conference, CEUs w/ lunch both days (includes 30% SMG professional member discount)
Treating Professionals Non-Members “Early Bird” Registration (by June 15th)$350.00/per person
Conference, CEUs w/ lunch both days
Treating Professionals Non-Members Registration (from June 16th - July 22nd) $390.00/per person
Conference, CEUs w/ lunch both days
At-the-Door / Walk-Ins (July 23rd) for Non-Professionals $350.00/per person
Conference w/ lunch both days
At-the-Door for / Walk-In (July 23rd) for Treating Professional (CEUs)$400.00/per person
Conference w/ lunch both days
Parking (if driving) – if not driving see other options - attached$ 41.00/per day
*CEUs - Continuing Education Units for Professionals (SEE NEXT PAGE)
The DoubleTree Hotel•Chicago is 30-45 minutes from both Chicago airports: O'Hare International (ORD) andMidway (MDW) -- accessible by train, taxi, shuttle or limo. It is also within walking distance to dozens ofChicago attractions including the John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, Millennium Park, Art Institute ofChicago, Lake Michigan, and Navy Pier.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Social Workers, MFTs, Play Therapists, and School Psychologists:
July 23, 2010: 5.5 CEUs
July 24, 2010: 6 CEUs
Total: 11.5 CEUsAPT (Play Therapy): 2.5 CEUs
CBPS is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I, CEprograms, the NBCC to offer CE for NBCC, Provider #5763, the Maryland Board of Psychology tosponsor Category A, CE programs, the National Association of School Psychologists to offer CEUs,the Association for Play Therapy to offer CE programs specific to play therapy, APT Provider #97-034,and the Board of Behavioral Sciences in CA to offer CEUs for MFCCs and LCSW, Approval #PCE1466. CBPS maintains responsibility for the training. Approval pending from the National Associationof Social Workers (NASW).
Psychologists:July 23 and July 24 Total: 11.5 CE HoursR. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offercontinuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.11.5 CE hours
To register for the Conference, visit:
www.selectivemutism.org

To book your room at the Doubletree Hotel - Magnificent Mile, visit:
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/CHIMMDT-SMG-20100722/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG