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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.


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. 

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Robert Julian Stone

Palm Springs resident’s revelation was key moment leading to $490 million settlement with university

A brave first step by a Palm Springs resident in 2020 marked a turning point that eventually led to Wednesday’s announcement that the University of Michigan will pay $490 million to settle abuse cases brought by more than 1,000 people.


Daniel Marquez
Speaker and workshop leader.





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