Featured Presenters

Keynote Speaker
Carlton E. Green, PhD

Carlton E. Green

For more than 25 years, Dr. Carlton Green has held various roles in higher education settings. More specifically, he has worked in student activities, multicultural services, residence life, academic affairs, athletics, and counseling services in both public and private institutions. Dr. Green earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology, and received masters-level training in Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Ministry, from Boston College. Dr. Green’s dedication to diversity and inclusion facilitated his appointment as the Multicultural Post-doctoral Fellow in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston. Currently, Dr. Green is the Director of Diversity Training & Education in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Prior to taking on this role, he served as a Staff Psychologist at the University of Maryland (UMD) Counseling Center. Dr. Green has developed and presented workshops on diversity and inclusion, including how to address racial trauma at many universities and colleges in the DMV (Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and nationally. He is also a national advisor to The Steve Fund, which is the nation’s only mental health organization focused on the wellbeing of students of Color. Dr. Green is also an active member in the American Psychological Association. His contributions to the field earned him a Rising Star Award at the 2019 National Multicultural Conference & Summit. In 2019, the Maryland Psychological Association recognized Dr. Green with the Grady Dale Jr. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Psychology. Dr. Green was awarded the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association in August 2020.

Michael V. Ellis, PhD, LP
Professor, University at Albany, SUNY

Michael V. Ellis

Dr. Michael Ellis received his PhD from the Ohio State University and a MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Professor in the Division of Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany. Viewed through the lens of diversity, oppression, and privilege, his teaching and research interests include clinical supervision, therapist and supervisor training, clinical judgment, and research methodology, psychometrics, and statistics.  He has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs, and has served on several peer-reviewed journal editorial boards.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA).  In 1993, Dr. Ellis was a Fulbright Scholar in Trinidad and Tobago.  He received the 2010 Distinguished Professional Achievement Award and, along with his co-authors, the Outstanding Publication of the Year Award (2015 and 2016) from the Supervision and Training Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17, APA).  Dr. Ellis is a New York state-licensed psychologist, a NY OASAS Approved Provider of Clinical Screening and Assessment Services for Impaired Driver Offenders, a Collaborative Divorce Mental Health Professional, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). 

Elizabeth Hughes Fong, PhD, BCBA, LBS
Visiting Clinical Professors, Pepperdine University

Elizabeth Hughes Fong

Elizabeth Hughes Fong is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania. Dr. Hughes Fong has published in the area of behavior analysis, culture and diversity.  Dr. Hughes Fong, serves on the Executive Committee for the American Psychological Association's (APA) Division 35, as the co-chair for the Committee on Technology. She is an ad hoc reviewer for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. In addition, she is the founder of the Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts (now called the Culture and Diversity SIG of ABAI), and a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Diversity, Equality and Inclusion board.  She was also a "Distinguished Scholar" with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P
Specialist Educational Consulting-Pearson

Gloria Maccow

A Pearson employee since 2006, Dr. Maccow is responsible for providing training on administration, scoring, and interpretation of assessment instruments and consulting with colleagues and customers about clinical assessments. Trained as a school psychologist at Texas A&M University and at the University of Florida, Dr. Maccow worked for two years as Supervisor of Psychological Services and for several years as a school psychologist with Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. She provided training for graduate students in school psychology at Indiana State University and at Illinois State University, and she worked as a psychologist in private practice in Greensboro, NC. She maintains a current psychologist license from the state of North Carolina. Dr. Maccow is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and has presented on different topics at national and state conferences.

Amber Hewitt, PhD, LP
Director of Health Equity, Families USA

Amber Hewitt

Dr. Amber A. Hewitt, a Ward 2 resident, is the Recording Secretary for the DC Black Caucus. In 2018, she was appointed by Mayor Bowser to the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys. Amber is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, a national, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization. In her role, she is responsible for developing strategic policy priorities to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health outcomes, health care access, and quality. She previously worked as a health care lobbyist for an integrated, children’s health system. Amber’s background also includes serving as an American Psychological Association/ American Association for the Advancement of Science health policy fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. She began her career as a tenure-track professor teaching undergraduate and doctorate-level courses in psychology, social justice, multicultural counseling and diversity issues at the University of Akron and Loyola University Chicago. Her research on adolescent identity development and well-being, with a special focus on Black boys and young men, has been published in several top-tier academic journals. A counseling psychologist by training, Amber has provided psychotherapy and psychoeducational testing for children and families. She received her BS in biological sciences from the University of Southern California, MA in psychology from Boston University, and a PhD in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She holds adjunct faculty appointments at Catholic University, American University, and Simmons University.

Brittany Greiert, PhD, LP, NCSP
NASP GPR Western Rep, CSSP Legislative Chair, Colorado GPR State Liaison

Brittany Greiert

Brittany Greiert is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and Licensed Psychologist currently working as a school psychologist in Aurora Public Schools (APS) in Aurora, Colorado. She has been an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor for the University of Denver School Psychology program. Brittany is a passionate advocate for students, families, and school psychology services; she serves in numerous professional advocacy capacities. Locally, Brittany is a member of the Aurora Education Association bargaining team. At the state level, Brittany serves on the Executive Board of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) as the Legislative Chair and is a founding member of the CSSP Government and Professional Relations (GPR) Committee. Nationally, Brittany serves as a Western Regional Representative for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) GPR Committee. In 2019, Brittany was selected as the School Psychologist of the Year for Colorado and the Adjunct Faculty of the Year for the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. Brittany received her PhD in Child, Family, and School Psychology from the University of Denver, her MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Michigan State University. 

Brittany Johnstone, EdS, NCSP
Special Services Vice President, Teacher Chapter, Baltimore Teachers Union

Brittany Johnstone

Brittany Johnstone, EdS, NCSP is a school psychologist who lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. Brittany is in her 5th year of practice and is the current President of the Baltimore City Association of School Psychologists. Brittany is the social media voice for the Maryland School Psychologists' Association and has served on the Executive Board of the Baltimore Teachers Union since May 2019. She spends any free time she has tweeting about education, social justice and police-free schools, organizing with the Baltimore Movement of Rank and File Educators and watching school board meetings online.

Mawule Sevon, MA, NCSP, BCBA

Mawule Sevon
Mawule Sevon, MA, NCSP, BCBA, is a school psychologist and behavior analyst who uses her behavioral approach to identify and mitigate the impacts of compound racial disparities in the U.S. education system. The glaring racial inequity in how disciplinary action is applied has most captured her attention and catalyzes the focus for her professional practice.  With a primary focus on inequity in disciplinary practices among young children, she works to increase educators' and clinicians’ awareness and application of culturally responsive practices in the field. With the specialization of social justice and Black liberation, Mawule has written, lead workshops, and facilitated discussion throughout the United States and abroad. Her philosophy centers around capacity building and empowering parents, educators, and communities by providing them with the necessary information to make informed decisions She founded The Key Consulting Firm specifically to have an impact on reducing racial inequity in schools by increasing the socially just work of educators. Mawule also enjoys mentoring students of behavior analysis and holding discussion on how the science can rectify social ailments.  Additionally, Mawule services on the Association of Professional Behavior Analyst Board of Directors and Diversity and Inclusion committee. Her goal within her current role is to disseminate the science of behavior analysts to improve outcomes for historically marginalized communities.

Stephen Sharp, MEd

Stephen Sharp

Stephen Sharp is co-author of Amazon Best-Selling Book and 2019 Hot New Release - 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors. Steve is a Certified School Counselor and Apple Certified Educator. He has worked to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be healthy and successful in the 21st century. Stephen has served on the governing boards of both his local and state school counseling associations. Stephen completed his MEd at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and BA from Lycoming College.

Stephen Sharp is a co-founder of the Leadership Summit, a community-based social justice network to provide students the language and tools to understand and combat the many forms of oppression.

Stephen is a Nationally Certified School Suicide Prevention Specialist, and continues to work with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pilot an electronic behavioral health screening for schools. He works tirelessly across the state to provide education and training on mental health, substance abuse, inequality, and a world changed by technology.

Stephen frequently presents and writes on school counseling practice, leadership, technology, emerging career skills, mental health and race in education. Stephen was named the 2017 Pennsylvania Middle School Counselor of the Year.

Joy Johnson, MEd, MS, BCBA
Spectrum Support, LLC

Joy Johnson

Joy is a Behavior Analyst, Inclusion Specialist, and Autism Advocate who partners with organizations, individuals, and families to improve the lives of Autistic people. After spending
years working in clinical settings, non-profits, and schools, her experience enables her to truly serve and represent autism community members in various contexts. She holds a master’s
in education, a master’s in psychology with a specialization in ABA, and she is currently a PhD student. In addition to her extensive education and professional experiences, she has a
great deal of personal experience. Joy is Autistic herself, which provides a unique perspective, knowledge, and source of passion.

Bryn Harris, PhD, NCSP, LP
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology doctoral program in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics (Developmental Pediatrics) at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Her primary research interests include the psychological assessment of bilingual learners, culturally and linguistically responsive assessment of autism spectrum disorder, health disparities among children with autism spectrum disorder, and improving mental health access and opportunity within traditionally underserved populations. Dr. Harris is the director and founder of the bilingual school psychology program at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist.

Dina Silverman, PhD, LP
Staff Psychologist and Faculty, Cooper University Health

Dina Silverman

Dr. Goldstein Silverman is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at The Cooper University Hospital and Healthcare System.  Her functions at Cooper include conducting pre-operative bariatric evaluations and pre- and post-operative psychotherapy with patients enrolled in the Cooper Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as psychotherapy and psychological evaluations with other outpatient populations with co-morbid medical and mental health conditions.  Dr. Goldstein Silverman received her undergraduate education at The University of Texas at Austin, her MA and EdM degrees in Psychological Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the APA-approved program at Temple University, where she was the 2006 recipient of the Frank and Mary Ann D’attilio Education Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.  Her pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology was completed at The Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, and her post-doctoral residency in clinical health psychology was completed at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, both APA-approved sites.  Subsequently, she spent 5 years as the Associate Director for the Student Counseling Center on the Hahnemann Center City Campus of Drexel University.  Dr. Goldstein Silverman is a member of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Division 38 (Health Psychology) and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals. She was recently recognized by South Jersey Magazine as Reader’s Choice in 2017 and 2019 and was awarded the 2019 Program Director’s Faculty Award by the Residency Program Director for her contribution to the education of residents. 

Samuel Lustgartan, PhD, LP
Dr. Samuel Lustgartan Psychotherapy, Private Practice

Samuel Lustgartan

Samuel Lustgarten, PhD is a licensed psychologist and the host of The Clinical Consult podcast from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Over the last six years, he has been providing privacy and confidentiality consultations for university counseling centers, academic institutions, APA divisions, and private practices. Samuel has concentrated on various technologies providers already use such as telemental health therapy, digital assessments, electronic medical records, email, and text messaging. His research focuses on psychologists’ ethical considerations and decision-making processes at the intersection of technology and psychology. Samuel’s scholarly work has been published in American Psychologist, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

 

Faculty

  • Crystal L. Austin, PhD
  • Diane Barrett, PhD, NCSP
  • John Berna, PhD, ABSNP
  • Jean Boyer, PhD
  • Frank Farley, PhD
  • Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD, NCSP, ABPP
  • Rachel Hodas, PhD, NCSP
  • Heidi Hutman, PhD
  • Xu (Lilya) Jiang, Ph.D.
  • Paul Jones, Ph.D.
  • Avi Kaplan, PhD
  • Darren Levin, PhD
  • Monica McHale-Small, PhD
  • Laura Pendergast, PhD, NCSP
  • Jessica S. Reinhardt, PhD, NCSP
  • Lia Sandilos, PhD, NCSP
  • W. Joel Schneider, PhD
  • Renée Tobin, PhD
  • Daniel Walinsky, PhD
  • Diana L. Wildermuth, PhD, NCC, LPC

Co-Sponsors

Temple University College of Education and Human Development

Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania

School District of Philadelphia

CORA Services

 

The presentations offered through this event are specifically relevant for trainees and licensed clinicians in the fields of health service psychology, counseling, ABA, social work, and marital and family therapy. 

 

Thank you to our Student Volunteers

  • Jackie Spaight
  • Donna Patel
  • Maimouna Coulibaly 
  • Kate Connor
  • Wilimina Kpor
  • Drew Underwood
  • Jessica Benner 
  • Joe Torre
  • Priscilla Wiggins 
  • Verna Rasing
  • Carly Snyder 
  • Maryam Mansur
  • Stephanie Shirk
  • Anna Pederson
  • Mariah Davis
  • Kayleigh Sprague 
  • Tajanté Wainwright
  • Catherine (Cass) Wilson 
  • Anjie Yang
  • Christina Maddox 
  • Laura Velasquez 
  • Shira Berger 
  • Merryl Gladstone
  • Isabel Ridge Creaner 
  • Stephanie Miodus

Support Staff

  • Lori Bailey
  • Alice Berger
  • Courtney Douglas
  • Matthew Kobialka
  • Patricia (Trish) McHugh
  • Jessica Nicolao
  • Gregory Szczepanek