FEBRUARY 15, 2018




2000 East Spring Creek Parkway

Plano, Texas 75074

The Adolescent Symposium of Texas 2018 will take place at the Plano Event Center (2000 East Spring Creek Parkway) in Plano, Texas, on February 15, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This year the conference will take place on a Thursday!

Designed for anyone who works with teenagers and adolescents, the Adolescent Symposium of Texas features a wealth of programming and learning opportunities specific to youth-related mental illness. Conference attendees can qualify for six CEU/contact hours, access the exhibit area and participate in a dedicated ethics session. This year, participants will choose from 33 workshops aimed at providing practical skills that can be implemented immediately. More than 700 people regularly attend the event from across the state.

Register for the conference:

Early Bird Registration before December 31, 2017 is $99.00.
After January 1, 2018, registration will be $125.00.
January 25, 2018
 Is the Purchase Order Deadline to Mental Health America of Greater Dallas.
On-Line Registration Ends:  February 8, 2018 – Must register in person at the conference after February 8, 2018


Check out the Workshop Titles: Click Here!

Continuing Education Credits: Green Oaks will provide six (6) contact hours/CEUs will be available for all Social Work disciplines including LCDC, LPC, LMSW, LMFT and Ph.D. Region 10 Education Service Center will provide CPE continuing education credits.

Workshops Include:

  • How to Feel Safer During the Complaint Process by Kathleen Mills LPC-S, CEAP
  • I Can’t Answer That: Answering Questions Related to Sex and Sexuality as a Youth-Serving Professional by Veronica Whitehead M.Ed., CHES
  • Drunkorexia and Sexual Assault: The intersection of substance abuse, disordered eating, and violence by Ashley Gilmore LCSW
  • Integrating Social Emotional Health Through Therapeutic Classrooms by Jeremy Hogg LPC-Intern
  • Why do teens consider suicide?  More than “13 Reasons Why.” by Connie Siciliano-Avila PhD, LP, LPCS


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Keynote Speaker


Peter Thomas, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Peter Thomas, Ph.D. is a licensed counseling psychologist with the Holiner Psychiatric Group. Dr. Thomas is a long time Texas resident who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of North Texas. He has completed his post-doctorate training at the DMCP at SMU & UTD in 2008 and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Dr. Thomas has worked with adolescents in the DFW area since 1995 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has developed clinical hospital programing for this unique population and provided services to youth in distress and their families for over 25 years now.


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Sponsor Information

You can become a sponsor for the 2018 Adolescent Symposium of Texas!  This is the leading conference on adolescent issues in the Southwest region with 650-750 attendees. For more information, please contact Barb Reynolds at 214-871-2420 ext 106 or

Title $5,000
Keynote $3,500
Platinum $2,500
*CUSTOM* $2,500
Gold $1,500
Silver $1000
Bronze $500

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Become an Exhibitor

Exhibitor Information:  2018 Adolescent Symposium Exhibitor Form

Registration and payment for Exhibitors:  2018 Registration for Exhibitor