Dig In, Dig Deep, and Get it DONE
Matt grew up in Salt Lake City and has always loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and sport such as wrestling, football, and golf. In January of 2006, Matt was involved in a serious auto accident, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Today Matt is still an avid sports fan, he still golfs, wrestles, and plays many other sports, he just does it a little different. He is here today to talk about some of the decisions he has made in the past and the challenges associated with those decisions
Allison Rencher, LMFT
The Unspoken Mental Virus: Understanding Trauma's Effect on the Brain and Behavior
Allison Rencher, LMFT has been working in the industry for 17 years in a variety of settings including residential and outpatient facilities, community support services, and volunteer settings. Allison has worked extensively with adolescents and their families and has made it a goal to find the method and tool that will help each unique client and their situation. She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, personality disorders, substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders. Allison is a trained MFT supervisor and has enjoyed helping and training other clinicians. Educating the community, her clients, and herself is one of the many things Allison is passionate about. In her free time Allison enjoys being with her family, laughing, hiking, photography, road biking and yoga.
Ben Harris, LSUDC
Avoid Emotional Hijacking
Ben is a licensed counselor that has been working primarily with youth and young adults since starting his career in 1987. During that time, he has worked in in-patient, residential, wilderness, intensive outpatient, and regular outpatient programs. He has spent many of those years in management positions including executive director and national director responsible for the safe and effective operations of several programs. He is a strong advocate of helping people gain necessary skills and tools that will empower them to lead happy, joyful, successful lives. He has been married for over 30 years, has three grown children and six grandchildren. His life is dedicated to making families stronger and happier, including his own. He loves reading and traveling
Rodney Arnold, LCSW
Developing and Strengthening Resilience in Adolescents
Rodney received his masters in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has worked in many areas including; adoption, crisis intervention, hospice and recovery. Rodney has worked in residential treatment for over 15 years. He is the father of four kids, two boys and two girls. He enjoys playing softball and pickleball and loves the St. George weather that allows him to do these most of the year.
Jennifer Morgan-Smith, LMFT
Is 2020 Over Yet?
Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Connecticut, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is an Approved AAMFT Supervisor. She also earned her MBA degree in 2020. She has worked in acute care, intensive outpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Jennifer has been a working in the field of mental health since 1996 working in various roles including hospital administration, clinical director, and admissions. She is currently the Executive Director at Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital. Her clinical interests include Trauma Informed Care, Couples therapy, Family Systems, Therapist Supervision, and Resiliency. Jennifer has been happily married since 1996 and is the mother of 4 daughters.