Marriage and Family Specialists

Speaking - Shelby Riley

Shelby Riley, LMFT is a nationally recognized speaker with expertise in family relationships, mental health issues, clinical interventions, and practice building/business development for healing professionals. She is a dynamic speaker who uses humor and concrete tools to equip her audience to leave inspired and ready to put new knowledge into action.

Popular Topics…

…for the Public

  • Co-Leadership: How to Create a Respectful Partnership at Home
  • Intentional Living: Creating a Work-Life Balance that Really Works
  • One Person, Many Hats: Honoring Multiple Roles and Talents

…for Mental Health Professionals

  • Time-Tested Play Therapy Techniques
  • Solution Focused Therapy with Couples and Families
  • Treating Anxiety: Partnering With Primary Care Physicians
    This workshop will teach an effective brief model of treating anxiety and guide participants in partnering with clients’ primary care physicians to improve client outcome results as well as build solid referral sources for the therapy practice.
  • Building a Thriving Private Practice
  • Building a Thriving Group Practice

What People Are Saying

“I had the opportunity to attend Shelby’s seminar and enjoyed it very much. It was the seminar I was most looking forward to and it proved to be as great as I had hoped.” Heather S.
“Shelby combines a sound clinical background with effective business savvy—she understands the challenges real therapists face in building a practice and how to address them. This was a highly motivating presentation, a real confidence builder.” Barb S.
“I feel so much clearer about my direction and my ability to follow through on my goals. I feel so empowered after Shelby’s presentation.” Susan M.

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Previous Presentations

  • AAMFT Emerging Leaders Career Q&A: Private Practice, Webinar: March 2016
  • Building a Group Practice: Developing Your Career and the Careers of Other MFTs, AAMFT Leadership Symposium, Santa Fe, NM: March 2016
  • The Divorce Course for Women, Mental Health Component, Chester County Adult Night School, West Chester, PA: October 2015
  • Treating Anxiety: Partnering with Primary Care Physicians, AAMFT Annual Conference, Austin TX: September 2015
  • Creating a Thriving Private Practice, PAMFT Business Day, Plymouth Meeting, PA: February 2015
  • Market Your Practice to Primary Care Physicians, AAMFT Teneo Webinar: May 2014
  • Building a Thriving Practice, PAMFT workshop, Plymouth Meeting, PA: May 2014
  • Creating a Thriving Private Practice, PAMFT Business Day, Plymouth Meeting, PA: February 2014
  • Partnering with Primary Care Physicians, AAMFT Leadership Conference, Arlington, VA: March 2014
  • Men, Women, Communication and Marriage, The Countrymen’s Club, Elverson, PA: May 2013
  • Creating a Thriving Private Practice, PAMFT Business Day, Plymouth Meeting, PA: February 2013
  • Practice Building Training, Downingtown, PA Level Two: October 2012
  • Practice Building Training, Downingtown, PA Level One: September 2012
  • Practice Building Training, Chester Springs, PA Level One: May 2012
  • Blogging to Market MFTs, AAMFT Leadership Conference, Arlington, VA: March 2012
  • Creating a Thriving Private Practice, KSU MFT grad class via Skype: October 2011
  • Intimacy in the Bedroom, Christ Community Church, West Chester, PA: February 2011
  • Mindfulness: Staying Present to Your Life, Christ Community Church, West Chester, PA: February 2011
  • Creating a Thriving Private Practice, KSU MFT grad class via Skype: October 2010
  • The Art of Communication, Valley View Community Church, Audubon, PA: April 2009
  • The Art of Communication, Christ Community Church, West Chester, PA: February 2009
  • The Balancing Act, Christ Community Church, West Chester, PA: February 2009
  • Co-Moderator: Clinical Challenges: Understanding Cultural Diversity and Development in Marriage and Family Therapy, PAMFT Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA: April 2008
  • Raising Your Child’s Emotional Awareness, Starting Forever, Exton, PA: February 2008
  • Identifying Depression and Anxiety in Children, Training for Paraprofessionals, TheraPlay, West Chester, PA: February 2008
  • Play Therapy, Training for Professionals, Peacemaker Center, Downingtown, PA: January 2008
  • Crisis Work with Families, Training for Professionals, Peacemaker Center, Downingtown, PA: April 2006
  • Key Note Speaker for Canyon View Christian Fellowship (CVCF) Church’s Children’s Summit, San Diego, CA: May 2005
  • Working with Children and Adolescents: Therapeutic Clinical Interventions, CAMFT CEU workshop, San Diego, CA: March 2005
  • Key Note Speaker for Canyon View Christian Fellowship (CVCF) Church’s Children’s Summit, San Diego, CA: May 2004

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