Enhanced Family Therapy



Friday, March 21, 2014
1:00-4:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own)

Enhanced Family Therapy

Kristina Brown, PhD, LMFT


This workshop will focus on two specific interventions to enhance family therapy – video play therapy and music therapy. The presenter will review the origins of these techniques and practice the application of them in the “hands-on” portion of the workshop.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of music therapy;
  • Discuss the appropriate application and intervention opportunities for using music with individuals, couples, and families in therapy;
  • Practice the use of music with individuals, couples, and families in therapy;
  • Describe the benefits of using video with individuals, couples, and families in therapy;
  • Discuss appropriate application and intervention opportunities for using video with individuals, couples, and families in therapy; and
  • Practice the use of the video family therapy in family therapy.

This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours.


BURRELL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH and FOREST INSTITUTE are committed to an ongoing process consisting of formal learning activities that:

(1) are relevant to psychological practice, education and science,

(2) enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies, and

(3) allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

The workshops listed are at an intermediate level of learning for psychologists.

FOR QUESTIONS regarding educational credit please contact Johnelle Ethridge, Education Coordinator at 417.761.5025 or via email at Johnelle.Ethridge@burrellcenter.com.

ACCREDITATION APPROVAL only refers to these educational activities and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by Burrell Behavioral Health nor Forest Institute.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program. Continuing education statements will be e-mailed within 30 days to participants who complete and return evaluation forms and sign in on the program roster.

If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

are appropriate for:
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• School Counselors
• Courts & Corrections Staff
• Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Counselors
• Marriage & Family Therapists

NOTE: Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences. Workshops are alternated between Burrell and Forest campuses – please pay special attention to the location of the workshops you wish to attend.



Kristina S. Brown, PhD, LMFT,

is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She received her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Syracuse University and her master’s, also in MFT, from the University of San Diego. Dr. Brown is a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist at Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions in Springfield. Her education, training, and practice includes a specialization in medical family therapy helping couples and families who struggle with medical issues including chronic illness and cancer. She is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Missouri Approved MFT Supervisor.


Todd Daniel, PhD,

is the Director of the RStats Institute at Missouri State University, where he assists students and faculty with research design, statistical analysis and training related to research and statistics. He holds a Masters in Counseling and a PhD in Organizational Psychology, having researched compassion fatigue among mental health therapists. Daniel’s podcast Great Ideas in Psychology on iTunes U was recently featured in the American Psychological Association’s APA Monitor.

Carl Dawson, MS, MAC, LPC, SAP,

has been actively working and lecturing in the field of Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Recovery for Thirty Five (35) years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Community Mental Health “Clinical” Psychology, from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri; is certified as a National Board Certified Counselor and a National Board Certified “Master Addiction Counselor” (MAC), granted by the National Board for Certified Counselors; holds a Level II Substance Abuse Counselor Certification; and is certified as a Substance Abuse Professional “SAP” by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board. Mr. Dawson has maintained an Independent Practice in professional mental health counseling, specializing in Substance Use Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Employee Assistance Programs and Marriage and Family Counseling for Twenty Five (25) years. He is currently a member of the clinical faculty at The School of Professional Psychology, at Forest Institute, Springfield, Missouri in addition to teaching for fifteen (15) years in the Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work at Missouri State University (MSU), Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Dawson is a consultant and lecturer for the State of Missouri/Greene County Drug Court Association and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, as well as an educational consultant and faculty member of the National Drug CourtInstitute (NDCI), Washington, D.C. Mr. Dawson is the Nationwide Substance Abuse consultant for O’Reilly Automotive Human Resources Department headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. He presently serves as an EAP clinical consultant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield “Anthem” in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Dawson is also currently a member and associate member of the American Counselors Association (ACA) and the American Psychological Association.


Susan Henderson, MS, Licensed Psychologist,

is the Director of Children’s Day Treatment and the Burrell Autism Center. Susan has spent the past 25 years working with children and their families in a variety of settings through Burrell Behavioral Health. She has worked in the Children’s Day Treatment Program and the Outpatient Department at Burrell. She saw children and their families at Northside Pediatrics and Robberson Elementary School for several years. She directed the Safe Schools Healthy Students Program in Springfield Public Schools for 6 years. Susan has a great love for kids. She believes that all kids are awesome and that our responsibility as adults is to give them opportunities to grow into great kids.


Ginger Holczer, PsyD,

is the Program Directorof the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The School for Professional Psychology at Forest Institute and an adjunct instructor at Drury University, teaching several courses throughout the year, including human sexuality. In addition, she is a licensed psychologist in Springfield, Missouri, and an AASECT-certified sex therapist. Dr. Holczer co-authored a book entitled, Finding and Revealing Your Sexual Self, published by Rowman and Littlefield.


AnnElise Parkhurst, PhD,

is a licensed psychologist and full professor at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Counseling Psychology from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987. In addition to her academic roles as professor, Dr. Parkhurst is active on various committees in many leadership roles, and is closely involved with advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students at Forest Institute students. She regularly serves on thesis/dissertation committees as either chair or member. Committed to the community, Dr. Parkhurst continues to provide psychotherapy to clients in under-served populations.


Jeremy Rinne, PharmD,

earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2001 from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. With significant experience in pharmaceutical management, Jeremy’s position as Director of Pharmacy for Burrell Behavioral Health mandates his continued educationof pharmaceutical innovations, particularly as they relate to advancements in antipsychotic medications. Through continued education of medicinal developments, Jeremy’s expertise is vital in keeping behavioral health professionals abreast of pharmaceutical changes including the availability of generic forms, diagnosis-specific medications, indications, potential/indications of side-effects, drug regimen recommendations, and potential drug interactions.


William Robison, PsyD,

is a 1983 graduate of Eureka College where he majored in Psychology and Philosophy & Religion. He attended Lexington Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1986. Following his graduation, Dr. Robison was ordained by Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and he became the Pastor of the Central Christian Church of Havana, Illinois where he served for four years. In the fall of 1992, Dr. Robison completed a two year training program in Clinical Pastoral Education and Marriage & Family Therapy sponsored by the Pastoral Care Department of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. He was licensed as Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Illinois in June of 1994. Dr. Robison completed his internship in Clinical Psychology at Charter Beacon Behavioral Health Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana and received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in an American Psychological Association approved program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology — Meadows Campus in 1998. Dr. Robison completed his Post-doctoral clinical residency at Alternative Behavior Treatment Centers in Mundelein, IL, and in June of 2000 he began as a Staff Psychologist at Indian Oaks Academy receiving his license as a Clinical Psychologist in December of that year. In January of 2001, Dr. Robison was promoted to Senior Psychologist at Indian Oaks Academy, a position he held for 7 years. He also was the Permanent Part-time Pastor of Immanuel’s United Church of Christ of Papineau, IL. Dr. Robison was recognized as a Health Service Provider in Psychology by the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology in May of 2002. He received Dual Partner Standing in the United Church of Christ in September of 2004. He was recognized as an Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in April of 2005. In 2007, Dr. Robison migrated to Springfield, Missouri to take a teaching position with Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and taught on the staff there for 5 years. He was promoted to Associate Professor by Forest Institute in 2008, and served as the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy training program beginning in 2009. He was elected Faculty President in 2010. He subsequently shifted his focus back to clinical work in June of 2012, when he took a position as a clinical provider and Psychologist with Burrell Behavioral Health Centers of Springfield. With 27 years of experience providing psychotherapy services, Dr. Robison is an expert in the areas of Spirituality and Psychotherapy; Grief and Loss; ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults; Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders in Adolescents; and Juvenile Sex Offender treatment. Dr. Robison continues to teach continuing education programs and occasionally serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Marriage and Family Therapy courses, Professional Ethics, and Relationship & Interview courses. Dr. Robison is an amateur herpetologist; a model Ferrouequineologist; loves music and plays the guitar. He is married to Laura, his wife of 29 years. He is anofficial “North-sider” of Springfield, and has five cats.


Glenna Weis, PhD

is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in child and adolescent therapy and assessment at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She is also the Coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Concentration as a faculty member for the clinical doctoral psychology program. Her prior work has been in schools both inner city and rural. She received her doctoral training in school psychology with an emphasis in pediatric psychology from the University of Kansas and re-specialized in Clinical Psychology through her Post-Doctoral training at the Murney Clinic in Springfield, Missouri. She loves the practice of psychology because she believes children and adolescents are our key to the future and the earlier the intervention the more likely our children become successful adults. Also after having two children of her own, she experienced the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” Her education, training, and practice include diagnostic psychological evaluations for learning disabilities/Dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety/depression disorders, family adjustment/parenting, violence assessment, and school risk. Additionally, she provides evidence-based psychological interventions for the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, divorce adjustment, trauma including abuse, aggression and oppositional defiant behavior, to name a few. She has training and expertise in both individual (such as Coping Cat curriculum, Learning Disability strategies, Trauma Focused CBT, directive and nondirective play therapy) and group practices (such as Functional Family Therapy, Skill Streaming, Defiant Child/Adolescent, ADHD practices, and Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP)). Dr. Weiss enjoys providing clinical services to children from the preschool years through high school along with family therapy. Her training and experience in psychology has also led to opportunities in presenting workshops regarding discipline, childhood stress and adjustment, assessment, and child and adolescent evidence based strategies such as Trauma Focused CBT.