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While this decision has not been an easy one, it is in the best interest of all RTD participants and our local community to move all 2020 workshops to online format. 
As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we will provide further communications regarding future workshops.
We appreciate you hanging in here with us, and look forward to learning and growing together this year. Most of all, we wish everyone and their loved ones safety and the best during this unprecedented time.

February 5th | 1-4 PM | Zoom Workshop

Texas Ethics

Dr. Michael Flynn, JD
  • Know what to do when a client or client’s parent requests a treatment record
  • Know what to do when a lawyer requests or serves a subpoena for records
  • Know how to handle the record request when the parents disagree

Dr. Michael Flynn began his career in private practice in 1980 after earning a doctorate in clinical psychology. Lawyers and courts throughout North Texas have appointed him to conduct hundreds of psychological evaluations, primarily in matters of disputed custody. Increasingly, North Texas attorneys sought Dr. Flynn’s services for consultation in their disputed cases and as an expert witness with a reputation for integrity, insight, and professional expertise. As his work became increasingly focused on court-related matters, he decided to study law formally, and he added a law degree to his credentials. He also works in criminal and personal injury cases, and CPS matters.

After nearly thirty years in private practice as a psychologist, Dr. Flynn finds it especially enjoyable to help mental health professionals answer their legal questions: From helping you create good office forms, to making sure your contracts with one another and your employees are workable, and especially, helping you deal with unwanted subpoenas, cranky lawyers, and hostile licensing boards. Rest assured that there is someone you can call for answers to those often-threatening requests for your clients’ records.

March 5th | 1-3 PM | Zoom Workshop

Treating Eating Disorders and Trauma and how They Impact Families.

Alyssa Williamson, M.A., LPC
Alyssa Williamson Counseling

Alyssa is a proud therapist with the Firefly Movement, a community organization dedicating to bringing mental health workshops and education to the Dallas area.

She has five years of experience in working in social services with children who are refugees, asylees, and trafficking survivors in foster care, followed by experience as a private practice therapist working with adults and teens. Alyssa uses evidence-based treatments like Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Neurofeedback, and Emotional Transformation therapy. The populations she works with are teens, individual adults, parents and families of all compositions (Blended, Adopted, Co-parenting, LBGT). As a Christian she is willing to pray with her clients, in addition works with clients of diverse religious spiritual or non-religious beliefs. Alyssa offers individual, group, family and coaching services. She is also a speaker, podcaster and trainer.

April 2nd | 1-3 PM | Zoom Workshop

Teaching Parenting Skills Using the Enneagram as a Tool.

Jeri Marshall, M.A., LPC-S
Marshall Family Counseling

Jeri graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Master’s degree in counseling and have been working with children, teens, adults and families for 14 years. Methods of training and evidence-based treatments are elements of cognitive behavioral techniques, experiential therapy, art therapy, DBT skills, ETT and other modalities to meet the specific needs clients. Jeri has vast training and continued education in play therapy, equine/animal assisted therapy and art therapy… An area of passion is helping others make healthy connections in their families, workplace, peer groups and other areas of their lives. Jeri presents to many groups on parenting skills and healthier ways to communicate with children. Not only does she facilitate individual and family sessions but also multiple process groups for adults, experiential groups for both adults and teens. She helped create an afterschool program for teens where they were involved in individual, group and family therapy and created a variety of techniques to build healthier connections within themselves and their families. Jeri along with Lynn McCracken, M.S., LMFT-S, LPC-S created the Firefly Movement. Firefly Movement was born out of a desire to cultivate a community of fireflies, showing others how to shine their own unique light in the darkness!

May 7th | 1-3 PM | Zoom Workshop

Addressing Cultural, Racial, and Diversity in Today's World and How Mental Health Professionals

can Address These Issues Effectively and Appropriately.

Dieule Previlon, M.A., LPC-S

Dieula is an LPC-S, Certified Life Coach, Ordained Minister through the Evangelical Covenant Church Denomination, and a leader within her communities. As founder and CEO of ElevateHer International Ministries and Elevate Life Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting LLC – Dieula’s hope was for the focus to be centered around women’s emotional healing. We know when trauma hits a community, women and children are often the most severely impacted. She believes when a woman actively enters a journey of emotional healing, she is better positioned to be her best at whatever role she is called to play. With ElevateHer, she entered Dallas, Lew Sterret jail, teaching and challenging women to choose life, no matter the difficulties and where they might have found themselves. 

ElevateHer has also offered Trauma informed training in the US, Kenya, DR Congo and Brazil. The hope and desire for ElevateHer is for its message to get in the hands of women all over the world so they can be elevated and empowered to live life fully as God intends. Every woman has a right to live a life of purpose on purpose. Dieula is also well known for presenting about the “Act of Forgiveness”.


About RTD

Relational Therapists of Dallas is a professional organization for mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

We provide networking and continuing education for clinicians who work with relationships, couples, and family systems.

We are a supportive and inclusive community of LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s, Psychiatrists (MD’s), in/outpatient treatment facilities, and attorneys (JD’s).


We host almost monthly meetings, with guest speakers, on a wide variety of topics related to relationships, family systems, and mental health.

Meetings occur in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. They generally occur the first Friday of the month, from 1-3pm.

Prior to each meeting, we host a networking lunch at noon (12pm), hosted by a treatment facility who presents for 10 minutes at the end of the lunch.

By attending all meetings, CEU requirements for most master’s level mental health licensures are completed.

February’s topic is always ethics and lasts 3 hours (1-4pm) to meet CEU requirements for most mental health disciplines. In January, we host a supervisor refresher course which lasts 3 hours and is not included in “participation”. Additionally, we host a holiday party at the end of the year.

These fees include all workshops EXCEPT the January Supervisor refresher course.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.


These fees include all workshops, but does NOT include the Supervision or Ethics workshops.

If you pay these fees and want to attend the Supervision and/or Ethics workshop – you will have to pay those workshop fees separately.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.


These fees include all workshops, but does NOT include the Supervision or Ethics workshops.

Students currently enrolled in Graduate School for a mental health discipline with valid Student ID.


These fees are ALL INCLUSIVE, this includes January 3 CE Supervisor refresher course, February 3 CE Ethics, and all 2021 workshops.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.



Relational Therapists of Dallas, 2018