2021 FALL SYMPOSIUM
HOW TO COPE WITH EMPTINESS
Two-Day Fall Symposium Agenda
Friday, October 15, 2021
05:00 - 06:00
Registration at the front door of the lobby (at this time you will receive your name tag, welcome bag, and draw for your door prize which you receive at registration tables. You also will need to sign a letter of consent to be photographed or not).
06:00 - 07:00
Meet and Greet begins with a social hour (Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served. Also we will have live entertainment from Lisa Baker and perhaps a surprise guest. :) At 6:45, you will need to make your way to your table as dinner will be served at 7:00.
07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:00
"Life is More than Getting to Enjoy Your Grandkids - a Whole Lot More!"
Rev. Dr.John Killinger
09:00 - 6:00
Dismiss for the evening with instructions for tomorrow
Saturday, October 16, 2021
06:00 - 07:45
Complimentary breakfast served downstairs. (You will receive your breakfast pass upon registering your stay at the front desk of the hotel).
07:45 - 08:00
Please make your way to the ballroom and find your seat where our symposium will begin promptly at 8:00.
08:00 - 08:15
Welcoming and Introduction
Elaine Cobb, Founder and President, Family Access-Fighting for Children's Rights
08:15 - 09:15
"Mind Games you can Play by Yourself...Because Sometimes it is not as Easy as Changing the Way you Think"
Colleen Murray, Ph. D, LPC
09:15 - 10:15
"What is Ambiguous Loss and why do Targeted Parents/Grandparents Need to Know About this to Cope with Emptiness"
Sue Cornbluth, Psy. D
10:15 - 10:30
10-30 - 11-30
"Resurrecting Hope in the Land of the Surreal"
Mark Mosk, Ph. D
11:30 - 12:00
Discussion / Q & A Colleen Murray, Ph. D, LPC, Moderator
12:00 - 01:00
01:00 - 02:00
"How Alienated Parents and Grandparents can Use Recent Developments in Cognitive Science to Reduce Stress and Distress"
Steve Miller, M. D.
02:00 - 03:00
"Weathering the Storm: Tips for Targeted Grandparents"
Carol Golly, Ph. D, LCSW, RPT-S
03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 04:15
"Erasing the Alienator's Tapes"
Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSW-R
04:15 - 04:45
Discussion / Q & A Colleen Murray, Ph. D, LPC, Moderator
04:45 - 05:00
05:00 - 06:30
Break to socialize and perhaps rest or freshen up
06:30 - 08:55
Dinner and those registered to share personal story
08:55 - 09:00
Closing of event
Family Access-Fighting for Children’s Rights, in conjunction with the Steel Partners Foundation, is pleased to announce a one-day Symposium for alienated parents, grandparents, and other family members to be held this coming Fall. The Symposium will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The theme is “Dealing with Emptiness.” As one might expect from that theme, the presentations will focus on how targeted parents and grandparents can cope with this particularly devastating type of psychological and emotional abuse. The speakers are not only specialists in parental alienation but experts in how to better handle and manage such problems. This will not only be an informative and helpful conference, but an uplifting one. Although primarily intended for family members, mental health and legal professionals who deal with parental alienation are also likely to find it worthwhile. Additional information, including a list of the speakers and their specific topics, are listed below. There is limited seating and rooms available so now is the time to register for both.
On Friday night, October 15, 2021, we will have a Meet and Greet event from 6-9 PM. Rev. Dr. John Killinger will be our guest speaker. Dr. Killinger's late wife Annie was the pioneer to bringing grandparent alienation to the forefront. It will also be a time to meet our experts as well as others who are also in this "hell on earth called alienation". Many other professionals will be there too.
On Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 8-5, our experts will be presenting on how to cope with emptiness. There also will be a time of Q & A at the end of the symposium.
On Saturday evening from 6:30-9, we will have a closing dinner and spending time sharing our stories together.
We also will be giving out door prizes when you are registering at the front desk. Each attendee receives a door prize and I must say they are very nice door prizes as well as welcome bags. We have planned many special things for you during this event. We do hope you can join us.
There will be a limit of 150 participants so this will be on a first come, first served basis. Many of you have asked for something like this for some time. Getting together with others who share this "hell on earth call alienation" will be a huge help for all of us. There will be many special things taking place while we are spending this time together. I do hope you can join us.
Sign up to Share your Story at the Symposium
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, N. C. 27703-8460
PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE HOTEL
Book your group rate for How to Cope with the Emptiness Seminar
$99.00 Hotel room rates are quoted per room per night and are subject to applicable state and local taxes at time of check in. Taxes are currently 13.5%, but are subject to change. You may book 3 days prior to our event and stay 3 days after our event for this special group rate. (You may book as many as 4 people with 2 double beds for this price) There are of course king size beds available as well.
The Hotel is pleased to offer the following special concessions:
- Complimentary Airport Shuttle
- Complimentary Parking
- Complimentary WIFI in sleeping rooms & banquet space
*** This special discount rate expires Thursday, September 30, 2021. These rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Please reserve your room in a timely manner.
We have only six vendor tables available now for our event. You may set up your table after 2 PM on the Friday of the event. You will need to man your booth prior to the meet and greet and before and after the symposium. Your business will also be listed on our web page for this event as well. All vendors will be subject of approval. Registration for vendors ends on Saturday, September 25th. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021!!
How to Cope With the Emptiness-Meet and Greet
This will be a special evening from 6 PM-9 PM of food, fellowship, and some other surprises. Our experts who will be speaking on Saturday will join us as well. This cost is separate from the symposium registration as some will not be able to make this special event. Deadline to register for this is Thursday, September 30, 2021.
How to Cope with the Emptiness Symposium
How to Cope With the Emptiness-Vendor Tables
DOOR PRIZES CONTRIBUTORS
Steel Partners Foundation
Dr. Steven Miller
Dr. Colleen Murray
Dr. Sue Cornbluth
Dr. Carol Golly
Rev. Dr. John Killinger
A Thousand Words Photography