|Creative Change Conferences is a subsidiary of Palm Springs TheatreSports, Inc We are a
non-profit 501 C3 corporation dedicated to bringing quality Education, Workshops and
Conferences to the Coachella Valley and beyond. Presenting workshops to teens and their
parents about child abuse, what to look for and how to help a teen begin the healing process
if they have been abused. Speaking about the abuse is the first step to healing and we help
provide safe environments for sharing their stories. To provide scholarships for children
raised in foster care.
Our first conference in March 2009 "Adults Healing From Child Abuse, It Happens to Boys":
was a great success. Through that conference we reached out to the community to help
educate parents, teachers, young victims, adult survivors and partners of survivors. Many
men have come forward as a result of the conference to talk about their abuse and get the
help they need.
The Second Annual Conference was March 5th and 6th 2010 with our headline Speaker,
Dave Pelzer who wrote the best selling book "A Child Called It" , Dr. Robert Ackerman
,"Silent Sons", Jerry Moe, director of the children's program at Betty Ford Center, Dr. Cindy
Carter, Deborah Meints, MFT, Carol Teitelbaum, MFT, Bill Protzman and eight courageous
healing men who shared their stories. We also had a break out session for partners of those
who were abused to give them some healing tools, led by Cathy Boyd and Teri Cortland, Psy.D
May 8, 2010 Welcome to Midlife with Dr. Johnathon Young, Using Mythology and Storytelling,
Dr. Rita Stec, Dr. Jeralyn Brossfield, Dr. Cindy Carter, Deborah Meints, MFT, Carol Teitelbaum,
MFT and Rena Rodman. MFT., "Welcome to Midlife" This was a fun and informative
conference. Midlife offers many challenges and we need to be prepared to meet them.
September 18, 2010 featured Maureen Murdock author of "The Heroine's Journey" lead an
inspiring memoir writing workshop.
November 20, 2010 Cancer: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit with Deborah Meints. MFT, Litsa .
Mitchell, MFT. Dr. Michael Solomon. Dr. Tom Reynolds and JoAnne Lehmer, RN
January 29, 2011 A New and Powerful approach to Health Eating and a Healthy Weight with
Kelly Lewallen, MFT and Berth Mulligan, PA-C. This workshop was so well received it will be
January 30th saw the return of legendary Poet, David Whyte.
March 4 and 5, 2011 Third Annual It Happens to Boys Conference.
With Keynote speakers: Dave Pelzer, John Bradshaw, Dr. Jonathan Young and Jerry Moe,
plus A day filled with education and healing for our participants.
October 8, 2011 Featured World Renowned Author, Screenwriter, play write Julia Cameron
for a inspiring day of Creative Myths and Monsters featuring Mary Gordon, M.A. Opening the
day with dance and drums, Artist Kimberly Nichols, Dr. Cindy Carter and the Playback group
from Ventura, Calif. And Life Coaches and Authors Leslie Gebhart and Carolyn Ingram.
March 2, 3rd 2012 offers up our 4th Annual It Happens to Boys conferences offered such
notables as John Bradshaw and Dave Pelzer, Judy Crane, John Lieberman, Jerry More, Dr.
Cindy Carter, Dr. Sally Diane, Scott Johnson, Dr. Shari ReVelle, plus courageous healers to
tell their stories.
April 28, 2012 bring Tapping the Inner Palate with artist and writer, Kimberly Nichols and
Psychotherapist, Carol Teitelbaum, MFT
October 13th 2012 brought WOMEN with Rebecca Cooper, Velvet Mangan, Dr. Rita Stec,
Mary Gordon and Deborha Meints Pierson, Including Lunch Speaker Kate Porter.
A wealth of information for women about weight issues, Menopause, Alcohol and Drug
abuse, moving your body for health, and the Dangerous older Woman.
March 1 and 2. 2013 Brings the Fifth Annual It Happens to Boys Conference with Dave Pelzer,
John Bradshaw, John Lee, Michael Meade, Jerry Moe, Judy Crane, Dr. Bobbi Carlson, Dr.
Cindy Carter, Jasmin Rogg, Patrick Haggerson, Randy and Cathy Boyd, and Courageous
Healing Men telling their stories.
February 28, and March 1. 2014 we bring our Sixth Annual It Happens to Boys Conference to
Pasadena Hilton. Keynote speakers Patrick Carnes, John Lee, Dr. Harry from the Betty Ford
Center, Judy Crane from The Refuge, Jerry Moe, Betty Ford Center, Jonathan Young, Dr. Cindy
Carter, Dr. Allen Berger and more.
January 24, 2015 "The Beautiful Face of Recovery" a conference for women. Keynote
Speakers: Candy Finnigan from A & E show, Intervention along with Jeanie Griffin,
FRESHOUTAPLANS. Mary Gordon,, Betty Ford Center, International Drummer and workshop
leader Christine Stevens, Alyssa Farrell, Kimberly Nichols, Josie Herndon, Yvete Patterson,
Susan Moffitt, Melissa Thornburg and Rena Rodman.
March 6, & 7th brought the 7th annual It Happens to Boys Conference at the Annenberg
Center for Health Science. Speakers included: Robert Ackerman, Jerry Moe, Dr. Cindy
Carter, Rev. Leo Booth, Howard Fradkin, Male Survivor organization, Dr. Allen Berger,
Herb Kaighen, Carol Teitelbaum, Daniel Marquez, Randy Boys, David Price, Scott Smith
Coming up The 8th Annual It Happens to Boys in Long Beach, Calif.
Conference Organizer is: Carol Teitelbaum, MFT a licensed Therapist since 1985. Carol is
also Co-Chair of Prevent Child Abuse, Riverside County, It Happens to Boys Project, President
of CAMFT, Desert Chapter As well as Trauma Response Coordinator for California
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Desert Chapter. Carol has been a
Conference Speaker for many years and now has combined her talents for bringing people
together to organize great conferences in California.