Featured Presenters

Keynote 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.

Melanie Pellecchia, PhD, BCBA, NCSP (she/her)


Dr. Pellecchia is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Mental Health at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Pellecchia’s clinical and research interests lie in improving the implementation of evidence-based treatments for children on the autism spectrum in under-served communities. She is an expert in delivering, and training others to deliver, high quality treatments for young children on the autism spectrum. Dr. Pellecchia’s research is focused on partnering with community-stakeholders to develop implementation strategies that are feasible, sustainable, and appropriate for use in community settings, and that increase the use of evidence-based intervention strategies.

Arpana Inman, PhD, ABPP (she/her)


Arpana G. Inman, is the Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, and a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of South Asian Psychology, International Issues in Psychology, and Multicultural Supervision & Training with over 100 publications and presentations. A licensed, board-certified psychologist, supervisor trainer and scholar, she recently co-hosted and developed the first DVD series on Supervision Models published by APA. She has presented at various conferences and conducts clinical supervision workshops nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Fulbright Scholar, a recipient of the Excellence in Supervision Research Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology, Section on Supervision and Training, and the 2024 APA Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award, from the APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA). 

Shannon Ryan, PhD (she/her)


Shannon Ryan, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and a psychologist at the Center for the Management of ADHD at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her doctoral training at Temple University in school psychology, with a focus on supporting college students with their executive functioning through the Student Success Center. She completed her APA internship completed at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA in 2019. She completed a multi-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Organizational Skills Training interventions for elementary school students in 2022. Dr. Ryan has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children with ADHD, including skills training and parent training interventions. She currently works as a research psychologist on two randomized controlled trials at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia under Drs. Power, Mautone and Nissley-Tsiopinis in Behavioral Health Research. She also works with children clinically with ADHD and associated behavioral and co-morbid disorders.

Ashley Stewart, PhD (she/her)


Ashley E. Stewart, PhD, joined the faculty of Temple University's School of Social Work in 2019. As an educator, she promotes self-awareness, advocacy skills, and practice skills through the lens of anti-oppression. As a social work researcher, she is passionate about the translational aspect of research for policy, advocacy and social change. Her main research interests are in accountability measures for reducing mental and physical health disparities resulting from institutionalized forms of racism and identity-based oppression. Dr. Stewart is a trauma-informed mental health provider and leader in innovation toward an equity-centered organizational culture shift.


Temple University College of Education and Human Development

Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania

School District of Philadelphia

CORA Services


  • Crystal L. Austin, PhD, LP
  • Art Dowdy, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Frank Farley, PhD
  • Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD, NCSP, ABPP
  • Shanta Hattikudur
  • Heidi Hutman, PhD, LP
  • Xu (Lilya) Jiang, PhD
  • Paul Jones, PhD, LP
  • Monica McHale-Small, PhD
  • Laura Pendergast, PhD, NCSP
  • Jessica S. Reinhardt, PhD, NCSP, LP
  • W. Joel Schneider, PhD
  • Renée Tobin, PhD
  • Jason Travers, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Daniel Walinsky, PhD, LP

Support Staff

  • Rachel Berger
  • Derek Coffman
  • Julia Kershaw-St. George
  • Jessica Martin
  • Ivy Hoa Nguyen
  • Dawn Angelique Roberts
  • Tina Young

Student Volunteers

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  • Kris Burke 
  • Emma Farnham 
  • Mackenzie Follis 
  • Korie Hawthorne 
  • Destiny Jean-Michel 
  • Watta Kesselly 
  • Vanessa Mitchell 
  • Makiya Murphy 
  • Saachi Shetty 
  • Marta Teferi 
  • Kayla Thomas 
  • Demi Washington