Wyoming Psychological Association 2021 Fall Conference
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 - Sunday, Oct 10, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm
Please join us for the Wyoming Psychological Association 2021 Fall Conference!
The Event will be held on-site in Casper at the Clarion Inn at Platte River as well as available online remotely via Zoom events!
Here is the Preliminary Agenda for Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
and Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Part of registration) and On-site registration
Dr. Daniel O. Taube, Ph.D.
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
NOTE: Dr. Taube’s presentation WILL NOT BE RECORDED
Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987, as a member of the Hahnemann/ Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child.
His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, and addictions. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice since 1990, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for over 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for over 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.
WPA Membership Meeting and hosted luncheon for all attending
Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Conclusion and Evaluation/Certificates
Saturday 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Reception and UW Graduate Student Poster Session (Hot and cold snacks and cash bar)
Saturday 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sunday 7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Part of registration) and On-site registration
Dr. Brandon Wardell, DBH, MAMFT, NCC, LPC
A Brave New World: Practicing Psychology in the Now
Sunday 8:00am –9:30am
Brandon is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 19+ years of clinical practice working with adults and children in both military and civilian settings. He holds numerous clinical certifications, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Family Systems Theory, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing levels 1 and 2, Cognitive Process Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Traumatic Event Management, and Post Concussive injury assessment and treatment. Brandon’s professional experience includes 12 years in private practice, Deputy Director of National Operations for a behavioral health company, CEO of a Community Mental Health Center, and CEO of an Acute Care Hospital. has been Chief Executive Officer for a comprehensive behavioral health care company. Brandon has owned a consulting company providing services to not-for-profit and for-profit organizations with expertise in data analytics, continuous quality improvement, program policy, operational procedures, and payer relations. He received his master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy/Counseling Psychology from Southern Nazarene University in 2002 and his doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2019. Brandon currently lives in Casper, WY with his wife and four girls ages 6, 10, 13, and 15. Brandon and Amanda just celebrated 23 years of marriage.
Dr. Shaina Smith, PhD
Clinical Insights into Police Psychology
Sunday 10:00am –11:30am
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and a Masters of Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has worked in numerous settings, including the VA, university counseling centers, community mental health, and private practice. She currently owns a private practice, Smith Psychological Services, based out of Cheyenne, which specializes in assessment, but also includes therapy, consultation, and other psychological services.
Dr. Smith specializes in police and public safety psychology, having worked with patrol, detention, corrections, and dispatch agencies, as well as with EMS and the fire service, both in pre-employment evaluations, fitness evaluations, crisis management, consultation, therapy, and training. In addition to police and public safety psychology, Dr. Smith enjoys many other types of assessment as well as therapy and consultation. She works closely with military veterans, and has worked in a VA outpatient PTSD clinic, as well as conducted compensation and pension evaluations. Trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dr. Smith has an expertise in trauma treatment and finds joy in serving those who serve us both stateside and abroad.
Sunday 11:30am – 12:00pm
Ten (10) hours of CEUs for both days, seven (7) CEUs for Saturday only, three (3) CEUs for Sunday only will be awarded for successful attendance/completion of all presentation requirements (Certificates will be available at the conclusion of the workshop via email).
A room block (Wyoming Psychological Association WPA) is available at the Clarion Inn at Platte River in Casper ($91.00/night) 1-307-439-2704.
All COVID-related guidelines from the State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health will be followed. These guidelines include social distancing guidelines, mask use, and food handling requirements.
Event LocationClarion Inn at Platte River
123 West E Street
Casper, WY, 82601
Member - Onsite Two Days
Non-Member - Onsite Two Days
Member - Offsite/Zoom Attendance Two Days
Non-Member - Offsite/Zoom Attendance Two Days
Member - Onsite - Saturday
Member - Onsite - Sunday
Non-Member - Onsite Saturday
Non-Member - Onsite Sunday
Member - Offsite/Zoom Attendance Saturday
Member - Offsite/Zoom Attendance Sunday
Non-Member - Offsite/Zoom Attendance Saturday
Non-Member - Offsite/Zoom Attendance Sunday