43rd Annual School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis Conference

The Temple University School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and ABA Programs; the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania; the School District of Philadelphia; and CORA Services invite mental health trainees and professionals to join us at Temple University's Main Campus for our annual conference.

Friday, March 15, 2024
Time 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Speaker: John Murphy, PhD (he/him)

John Murphy is an internationally recognized practitioner, author, and trainer of solution-focused practice, former finalist for NASP School Psychologist of the Year, and featured psychotherapist in two popular DVD training series—Victor Yalom’s Child Therapy with the Experts (psychotherapy.net) and APA’s Psychotherapy in Practice series. His work has also been featured in the New York Times bestseller Switch, Fast Company magazine, therapy and counseling textbooks, and more. He has authored or co-authored nine books including Solution-Focused Therapy (APA, 2024) and the award-winning Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools, now in its 4th edition (ACA, 2023). Dr. Murphy maintains a private practice and teaches throughout the world for professional associations, mental health agencies, universities, school districts, and the general public.


The Secret Sauce of Therapeutic Solutions

This keynote session highlights the role of clients’ indigenous resources in co-constructing therapeutic solutions with children, adults and families. Every client offers a unique set of resources that can help move forward from depression, anxiety, trauma and other challenges. Drawing from the practical principles and practices of solution-focused counseling, Dr. Murphy will use client examples, real time and videotaped demonstrations, and short experiential exercises to describe how practitioners can partner with clients in culturally responsive ways that honor their resources and accelerate solutions..



Conference registration opens on January 5, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on March 13, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. An early bird discount will apply through February 15, 2024. Learn more.