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Get ready for the best psychotherapy event in six years
December 12-17, 2023 | Anaheim, CA

Celebrating 38 years, the most anticipated psychotherapy event of the year is making its grand return to Anaheim, CA. Over five plus education-filled days, enjoy an integrated forum where the masters of psychotherapy, breakout thinkers, and on-the-ground professionals will connect, engage, support, and reinvigorate your passion for the field of psychotherapy—all in the city of Anaheim. Join us in the home of the most magical, imaginative, and innovative place on Earth. See for yourself what the Evolution conference is all about!

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Conference Highlights

Meet with the field’s leading innovators in our world-class exhibit hall, peruse the exclusive onsite bookstore, unlock local deals for Anaheim's globally sought attractions, and so much more!

Conference for Psychotherapy Professionals
Practice-Changing Days
Globally Renowned Speakers
Who is Eligible to Attend?

The conference is open to professionals with a master’s degree or equivalent in mental health and health-related fields from accredited institutions as well as graduate students in accredited programs in mental health and health-related fields who supply a letter from their department certifying their student status as of December 2023.

Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
Psychiatric Social Workers
Pastoral Counselors
Nurse Practitioners
Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
And more...

Why Attend Evolution 2023?

A ‘persistent and consistent offering of the very best of the field’

The 2023 Evolution of Psychotherapy meeting is a golden opportunity for mental health professionals. 

Professor and therapist Gary Quan: "Evolution brings together the world’s best career psychotherapists, providing a unique opportunity to meet, learn from, and collaborate with the very best clinicians in our field. Evolution’s 2023 faculty lineup is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we may not have again, and I am excited about the possibilities around this year’s event – for myself, my colleagues, and the students who are entering the field of psychotherapy."

See why one of our beloved alumni choose to return again and again, and why you should consider joining us in Anaheim this year. 


2023 Speakers

Check out our star studded speaker line up for the 2023 Evolution of Psychotherapy conference in Anaheim.

Daniel G. Amen, MD
Revolutionizing Brain Health for Optimal Living
Patricia Maria Arredondo, EDD
President, Arredondo Advisory Group
Ellyn Bader, PhD
Shaping the Future of Couples Therapy through Expert Leadership and Clinical Excellence
Claudia A. Black, PhD
Clinical Architect of Claudia Black Young Adult Center & Senior Fellow, The Meadows
David D. Burns, MD
Emeritus Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford Medical School
Eli Coleman, PhD
Pioneer in Education of Sexual Health and Advocation for Inclusive Care
Robert B. Dilts
Mastering Human Excellence through NLP and Personal Transformation
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
Empowering Minds, Healing Hearts through Generative Trance and Psychotherapy
John and Julie Gottman, PhD
Expert Psychologists with Expertise in Marital Stability and Divorce Prediction
Temple Grandin, PhD
Best-selling Author and Researcher on Visual Thinking
Steven C. Hayes, PhD
Revolutionizing Psychology with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Meaningful Change
Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
Leading Trainers, Revolutionizing Relationships through Imago Therapy and Conscious Partnership
Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Sue Johnson, EdD
Excellence Director, Transforming Relationships through Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Lasting Connection and Intimacy
Rob Kapilow
Composer, Conductor, Author, Music Commentator
Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA
Legendary Psychologist & Leading Researcher on Personality Disorders
Peter A. Levine, PhD
Founder, Advisor, and Faculty, Ergos Institute of Somatic Education and Somatic Experiencing International
Camillo Loriedo, MD, Ph.D.
Founder and Director, Shaping the Field of Psychiatry with Innovations in Psychodynamic Therapy and Mental Health Research
Cloé Madanes, LIC, HDL
Innovator and Teacher of Family and Strategic Therapy
Christina Maslach, PhD
Pioneer of Research on the Definition, Predictors and Measurement of Job Burnout
Gabor Mate, MD
A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, expert on topics of addiction, stress and childhood development.
Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP
Visiting Professor Emerita, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Founding Expert on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Scott D. Miller, PhD
Continuing the Evolution of Psychotherapy with Outcome-Informed Practice and Feedback-Informed Treatment
William R. Miller
Distinguished Educator, Inspiring Transformation through Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Approaches
Helen A. Neville, PhD
Professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Expert Scientist, Advancing the Science of Human Connection and Polyvagal Theory for Optimal Well-being
Terry Real, LICSW
Relationship Expert, Redefining Relationships and Healing through Relational Life Therapy and Authentic Connection
Martin Seligman, PhD
Leading Authority in the Fields of Positive Psychology, Resilience, Learned Helplessness, Depression, Optimism and Pessimism
Daniel Siegel, MD
Award-winning Educator, Co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA
Derald Wing Sue, PHD
Professor, Leading the Way in Cultural Competence and Diversity Training for Inclusive and Equitable Communities
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, LMFT
Institute Founder, Rewiring Relationships for Secure Attachment and Thriving Intimacy through Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)
Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW
The Divorce Busting Center Founder, Empowering Couples and Families with Solution-Focused Therapy for Lasting Relationship Transformation
David Whyte
Renowned Poet, Philosopher, and Speaker
Michael D. Yapko, PhD
Clinical Leader, Unleashing the Power of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy for Effective Change and Mental Wellness
Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD
Founder and Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
Therapy, by its very nature, is an unusual conversation. Its methods are unusual. But the unusual serves a purpose, namely, evocative impact.

Jeff Zeig, PhD

It was a phenomenal conference and terrific experience! The speakers were amazing experts, the booths were very informational, and the food was delicious! Thank you, Dr. Zeig, for your brilliant vision and dynamic leadership in bringing the mental health community together from all over the world, during these challenging times, for another awesome and legendary conference! I learned so much and networked rigorously!

Tina Liu-Tom, Psychologist

This was my first time attending the conference and thought it was very well organized with excellent speakers and content. I left the conference interested to learn more about several modalities/interventions and skills to practice the following week.

Amanda Olson, Clinical Social Worker

It was a great experience. I appreciated the range of options for sessions and the presentations were excellent and very relevant and informative. I learned a great deal and was impressed with the organization and continuity of the topics.

Christine Austin, Licensed Professional Counselor