Conversations that Heal: Story Telling, Comic Books, and Hip Hop


Conversations that Heal

How do you build a relationship? Through storytelling. Join us for an engaging session where we discover 25 ways to drop a little culture into your conversations that offer opportunities for healing and growth. Designed for work with teens, but adaptable to all ages and populations. Come ready to level up your next session!

  1. Name and understand how storytelling can build trust, establish rapport, and gain instant connection through shared experiences and building narratives.
  2. 3 core competencies to melt resistance to treatment.
  3. 25 rapport building exercises.
  4. 5 scripts for increasing engagement with teens/adults.

April Neff, LSCSW

Clinical Director
Dayenu Behavioral Health Care, LLC

April Neff has been in the social work field for more than 12 years, providing over 15,000 hours of direct service work for 5 nonprofits within Topeka.

Currently she hosts the “Be A. Neff” podcast, a mental health continuing education podcast devoted to providing intuitive interventions to field workers and modern mental health therapists. Through her podcast she provides free and low cost continuing education to field workers fusing her own protocol of intuitive therapy practice with modern resources and technology.

On completing her Masters in Social Work, she has built a thriving private practice, achieving full case load within 2 years. This Fall, April will be participating as a Washburn University Field Instructor, providing mentorship to social work interns.

Her commitment to her community also includes volunteering for Topeka organizations including: Head Start, Temple Beth Sholom, Women’s Empowerment Board, Harvesters, and Communities in Schools.

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