$25 – $60

CARE4U2 - a self-care conference for helping professionals.

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KU Edwards Campus

11921 West 125th Street

Overland Park, KS 66213

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A day dedicated to helping professionals care for themselves too! CEUs, lunch and networking included!

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Join us in a day of self-care as we gather for inspiring and educational sessions that will leave you feeling better. This is our 3rd annual CARE4U2 event. Each year being greater than the last. Our speakers range from topics on self-image, humor, ethics, mindfulness, play and much more!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:30am- Check-In, Coffee, Networking

9am-9:30am - WELCOME

9:30am-10:30am - Keynote ALLISON EDWARDS, MD owner of Kansas City Direct Primary Care

10:45am-11:45am - Breakout Session (3 options)

12pm-1pm - Networking Lunch (provided)

1pm-2pm - Breakout Session (3 options)

2:15pm-3:15pm - Keynote NIKKI CRAWFORD, PhD owner of Your Peaceful Space

3:15-3:30pm - CLOSING

Group discounts available upon request only. There will be a 10% off total ticket price for groups of 10 or more. Please email kcresolve@gmail.com for information on group pricing.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Allison Edwards, MD

Dr. Allison Edwards aims to change the manner in which healthcare is delivered, putting the emphasis on keeping people well rather than solely stepping in and treating the sick. Her professional interests and areas of expertise include public health, women’s health, preventive medicine, and emergency medicine. Originally from Lawrence, Dr. Edwards spent her undergraduate years at Drake University in Des Moines, IA before returning to Kansas City for medical school at the University of Kansas. From there, she completed her residency and served as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO and is currently board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to providing care at KCDPC, she volunteers at the JayDoc Free Clinic and serves as a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas and a Volunteer Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado, allowing her to continue to educate the next generation of healers. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and pursuing hobbies including photography, travel, gardening, cooking, being outdoors, and reading the newspaper over a cup of coffee.

https://kansascitydirectprimarycare.com/

Nikki Crawford, PhD

As the owner of Your Peaceful Space, Dr. Crawford is a coach and speaker who supports those who are aware that the life they’ve created, isn’t the life they actually want to live. Dr. Crawford coaches clients in the Kansas City area, as well as nationally and internationally. Supported by a Ph.D. in education, a Life Coach certification, and over 30 years of experience teaching and coaching people to accomplish their goals, Nikki helps her clients create lives that serve as an inspiration and beacon to others.

https://yourpeacefulspace.com/

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

James McMillian, LCPC

James McMillian is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in KS and MO. He graduated from MNU in 2013 with his Masters of Arts in Counseling. James has a passion for working with individuals struggling with PTSD, Major Depression, and grief. James is trained in EMDR for trauma therapy and has worked with people struggling with grief since 2012. James uses an integrative approach to therapy, matching the treatment type to what the client is needing, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, and experiential therapy.

Marcia Cebulska

Marcia has received the Dorothy Silver Award, the Jane Chambers International Award, Kansas Arts Commission Master Artist Fellowships, and other honors for her playwriting and screenwriting. Her work has been performed at thousands of venues worldwide and aired on PBS. Marcia’s book Skywriting, A Journaling Guide to Help You Soar! is based on her own decades-long practice of journaling and her experience teaching both creative writing and Writing to Heal classes, including Writing to Heal for Therapists. Marcia believes in the power of writing to give us courage, a sense of authenticity, and make us look up.

Thea Rademacher, JD

With farm family roots planted deeply in Kansas, Thea Rademacher headed north to the Twin Cities where she received her B.A. from Macalester College and a law degree, with honors, from the University of Minnesota. Her commitment to social justice and a desire to return home to Kansas led her to a staff attorney position with Kansas Legal Services where she represented abused women and children in family law cases. After a very rewarding experience co-authoring and publishing a memoir about a WWII Airman, she founded Flint Hills Publishing in 2014 and has dedicated herself to works that have positive messages for the world.

JaMeshia Kykes, MA, LPC, RYT-200

JaMeshia Sykes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher. In her private practice she combines her love for therapy and yoga by offering holistic and integrated wellness services that include yoga, guided meditation, and mindfulness. JaMeshia believes in healing the whole person and her unique style of therapy encourages clients to explore mind, body, and spirit while striving towards well-being.

Whitney Harken, LSCSW, LCSW, CEDS-S

Whitney Harken has worked in every level of care for individuals with eating disorders and is certified in Family Based Treatment (FBT) as well as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Supervisor. She has presented on various topics related to eating disorders, medical stability, positive body image, balanced living, and co-occurring disorders both locally and nationally. Whitney has a passion for delicious food, finding inspiring podcasts, and finding joy in everyday chaos.

Corey Petersen, LMFT, M.A.P.C.

Corey Petersen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Communication Specialist, and owner of Communication and Connection Therapy. She is currently earning her PhD in Communication Studies which is her third college degree in communication, and fifth college degree in total. Corey is passionate about incorporating communication research into her practice and is excited to share some of her favorite work with her community.

Elise Grigg, LPC

Elise is particularly passionate about working with couples and acting as the translator to help partners speak the same language and increase connection. She believes that there is nothing more meaningful than our connections and relationships with others. Elise helps clients improve communication, identify unhealthy patterns and replace them with healthy ones, and solidify a “we” approach in relationships while honoring each person's "me". She is also enthusiastic about working with adults who may struggle with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, especially in times of transition. Whether working with an individual or a couple, Elise helps people figure out what they want and how to go get it.

BONUS LUNCH BREAKOUT

Robyn Stevens

Robyn Stevens knows there’s more to a room than meets the eye. She understands the places we inhabit—home and work—have the potential to either help us achieve our goals or hold us back from the life we want to live. She knows this is true whether we believe it or not. Robyn was certified in 2012 and launched her business, Robyn Stevens Feng Shui, in 2013. A member of the International Feng Shui Guild, frequent TV guest, sought-after speaker, proud aunt and happy wife, Robyn is doing what she knows in her bones to be right: helping people live their best lives through feng shui.

Keynote and Breakout Session content is created for those in the helping profession (social work, counseling, nursing, clergy, etc). Content is focused on the enhancement of helping professional's practice, values, ethics, skills, and knowledge. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. It is the responsibility of the individual to submit for Continuing Education. Up to 4 CEUs will be available. ​

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