Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

She has been an adjunct faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its 11th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,200 clinicians from her two certificate programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009 she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2014), Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing (Routledge, 2014), and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch (PESI, 2017). Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, and teaches on many webinars.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Ferentz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Psychotherapy Association.

Kevin Ferentz, MD

Dr. Kevin Ferentz graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York at Albany, where he majored in Biology and Theater. he received his MD from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Maryland, along with a fellowship in Faculty Development with an emphasis in Obstetrics.

Kevin retired as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine after 25 years on the faculty. He went on to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for Baltimore Medical System, Inc. - the largest group of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maryland, responsible for approximately 60 clinicians serving in six medical centers and eight school-based health centers, caring for 45,000 patients and providing 155,000 visits per year. He is currently the Lead Physician for the GBMC Primary Care office at Owings Mills, Maryland.

Kevin has authored several articles and book chapters concerning issues in family medicine. His academic work centered on Smoking Cessation, and the recognition and treatment of Depression in primary care. He received more than two dozen teaching awards, including two national awards: The Exemplary Teaching Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Outstanding Program Director Award from the Association of Family Medicine* Residency Directors. he was named one of the Best Family Physicians by Baltimore Magazine in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2010.

Kevin is a past-President of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and served on several committees and commissions for the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has done may media spots on TV and for eight years, he was the regular host of Sunday Rounds, the largest medical call-in show on public radio, heard nationwide, and around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network and online.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kevin Ferentz is the lead physician for the for the GBMC Primary Care office at Owings Mills, Maryland. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kevin Ferentz is a past president of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians.