2022 Evolution of Psychotherapy Orlando conference

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We’re thrilled to announce a partnership between Evolution of Psychotherapy Orlando and Central Florida Cares! This partnership will enable learners throughout our networks and communities to learn from the masters of psychotherapy, provide effective and efficient care to patients, and help shape the future of the field.

Where foundational principles inspire future practices.

December 14-17, 2022 | Orlando, FL | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Celebrating 37 years, the most anticipated psychotherapy event of the year is taking on the city built on imagination with a refreshed and innovative format. This year, we endeavor not only to review the foundational principles laid by the luminaries, but also to provide a forum for our future leaders to build upon those principles and inspire future practices.

In four education-filled days, enjoy an integrated forum where the masters of psychotherapy, breakout thinkers, and on-the-ground professionals will connect, engage, support, and reinvigorate your passion for the field of psychotherapy—all in the heart of sun-filled and fun-filled Orlando. See for yourself what the Evolution of Psychotherapy Orlando conference is all about!

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Press Release: 2022 Evolution of Psychotherapy Orlando conference features masters, breakout thinkers in refreshed educational program
September 21, 2022


Four-day agenda focuses on change, development, and growth, expanding on fundamentals of effective care and emerging practices.


MALVERN, PA, (September 21, 2022) — This year’s Evolution of Psychotherapy meeting welcomes back the masters of psychotherapy and welcomes new presenters to discuss emerging, future-focused topics that expand on the fundamentals of effective care.
The four-day integrated forum is slated for December 14-17 in Orlando. Dubbed the “Woodstock of Psychotherapy” by TIME magazine in 1985, the meeting allows established experts, forward thinkers, and on-the-ground professionals to connect, engage, support, and reinvigorate their practice in the field of psychotherapy.


“This year at Evolution of Psychotherapy Orlando, we are embracing what an evolution truly means: to change, develop, and grow,” said Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, conference chairman and director and founder of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation. “It is a practice-changing event crafted by experts and inspired by our attendees, where foundational principles will inspire future practices.”

The educational program features a returning core group of more than 20 world-renowned faculty, providing an experience familiar to past attendees. Keynote speakers include:

  • Dan Siegel, MD, co-founder and executive director of the Mindsight Institute
  • Helen Fisher, PhD, internationally renowned neuroscientist, biological anthropologist, and chief scientific advisor on Match.com
  • Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA, professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Stephen Porges, PhD, distinguished university scientist, Indiana University and author of The Polyvagal Theory
  • Diane Ackerman, MA, MFA, PhD, bestselling author of 26 books of prose and poetry

Voices new to the Evolution stage are the focus of reTHINK sessions, with short and impactful presentations delivered by practitioners covering future-focused topics including psychedelics and technology-augmented psychotherapy. Their groundbreaking ideas are designed to spark deep conversations that will examine current challenges in mental health.

The reTHINK sessions are moderated by Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, adjunct clinical affiliate, University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Speakers include:

  • Gowri Aragam, MD, clinical instructor in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital; co-founder, Stanford Brainstorm Lab for Mental Health Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Heather Berlin, PhD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, Ralph Metzner Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, and director of Psychedelics Division, Neuroscape, University of California San Francisco
  • Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD, associate professor, University of Arizona
  • Sheryl Gonzalez Ziegler, PhD, founder, The Child and Family Therapy Center at Lowry

Participants can earn more than 60 continuing education credits in specific areas required for re-licensure, including domestic violence, ethics, and telehealth. The conference is open to professionals in mental health and health-related fields, including marriage and family therapists, clinical and counseling psychologists, psychiatric social workers, pastoral counselors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, and graduate students.

Included in the conference registration are two complimentary pre-conferences on ethical decision making and adolescent and young adult treatment strategies.

For more information or to register, visit evolutionofpsychotherapy.com.