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2025 Team

The Speakers who have joined our family over the years have been some of the best in the nation.  This coming year is no exception.

Newest addition:

Dan Griffin 

Griffin’s book, A Man's Way through Relationships, is the first trauma-informed book written to help men create healthy relationships while navigating the challenges of internalizing the "Man Rules." Griffin is also the author, A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, the first trauma-informed book to take a holistic look at men’s sobriety. He also co-authored Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive gender-responsive and trauma-informed curriculum for men. Griffin is also the co-author of the two curricula Amazing Dads (with Harrison Crawford) published by Wiley in 2024 and Healing Men's Pain (with Jonathan DeCarlo) published by Wiley in 2024. Griffin is working on books to go along with both curricula as well. He is also author of the book What Men Would Tell You if We Weren't Too Busy Watching TV (with Dr. Allen Berger). In December 2024, Griffin had the privilege to work with Dr. Sophia Murphy to adapt two of his curricula to be for women to create Amazing Moms and Healing Women's Pain.



Jerry Moe one of the foremost experts on counseling for young children in families affected by addiction, Moe has written dozens of books—most featuring a friendly, beloved character Beamer—that are used by families and other professionals throughout the world. A sought-after thought leader, he has spoken in all 50 states and trained or presented in 22 countries, including China, Ghana and Russia. He has also spoken at the White House and on Capitol Hill, and has been interviewed frequently by local, state and national media, including the TODAY show, TIME magazine, the NBC Nightly News and USA Today—just to name a few.


Since 2019, Moe has been a significant contributor to Sesame Street in Communities and its Emmy-winning initiative on parental addiction


David Fawcett PhD.
psychotherapist and sex therapist who specializes in the sexualized drug use, LGBTQ issues, trauma and mental health concerns related to physical illness. He is the author of Lust, Men and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery which explores the intersection of gay men, drug use, and high-risk sex and is the author of the recently-released Sex Under the Influence: Understanding and Healing from Sexualized Drug Use. He co-created the residential treatment program for sex, porn and chemsex addiction at Seeking Integrity and is the Executive Producer of two documentaries about chemsex. David frequently presents workshops around the world on topics concerning addiction and co-occurring mental health issues, particularly those related to long-term survivors of HIV. He is on the faculty of the International Institute of Clinical Sexology and the IITAP faculty for the Rainbow Advocates training program. He serves on various boards and consults with organizations in the US and Europe on clinical practices and guidelines for substance misuse and mental health. 

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Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT

Carol has been a therapist since 1985. She works with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has been speaking at conferences for many years and created her own workshops. Fourteen years ago Carol started Creative Change Conferences and has been producing one of a kind conferences dealing with Male Survivors of abuse, It Happens to Boys and Female Survivors, The Beautiful Face of Recovery.  A place that is so safe even the speakers have  shared their own stories.  Speakers have ranged from John Bradshaw, Patrick Carnes, Robert Ackerman,
David Whyte, Claudia Black, John Lee, Dr. Harry, Allen Berger, Rev. Leo Booth and so many more.
Carol will be sharing her experience about treating male survivors in a group therapy setting. 


is a highly experienced mental health professional with over 45 years of experience in the field With 30 years of experience in substance abuse and 20 years in intergenerational trauma, Sparrow has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by Native American communities. Trust Sparrow to provide compassionate and effective support for those working through trauma.


Daniel Marquez,
leading groups and helping men in their recovery for over twenty years. 






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