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Speaking Engagements

My speaking engagements offer a dynamic and interactive approach that is aligned with extensive clinical experience and research. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a presentation or professional training. 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Utilizing Creative Tools to Support EMDR Therapy for Complex Trauma All day pre conference workshop, ISSTD Annual Conference, Seattle. (2022)

Creative Tools For The Therapist In The Time Of Covid (2020)

George Washington University Learning Center, Alexandria VA (Virtual)

Keeping the Body in Mind: Affect Regulation for Trauma Survivors (2019)

Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P), Short Course, Washington DC

 

​The Embodied Therapist: Attuning Through Art and Movement (2019)

Expressive Therapies Summit, NY, NY

Safe Place Resourcing: A Second Look at Safety in Trauma Treatment (2018)

American Art Therapy Association 49th Annual Conference, Miami, FL

"Keeping the Body in Mind" Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland (LCPCM), Keynote address, Baltimore, MD October, 2018

 

"How Art Deepens the Process" GW Clinical Psychology Program, Presented for interns and externs at the Meltzer Center, Washington, DC April, 2018 

"Mourning Unspeakable Loss: Processing a Stillbirth with Art Therapy and EMDR" Presentation, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) annual conference, Chicago, Il March, 2018

"Ethical Dilemmas for Trauma Therapists: Where to Draw the Line?" Panel presentation for American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico October, 2017 

"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Unique Benefits of Art Therapy for Healing Childhood Trauma" The National Permanency Conference Exploring the Intersection of Neuroscience and Permanency, Nashville, TN, October, 2017

“Breaking the 4th Wall: A Creative Arts Approach for Working with Dissociation” Invited presentation: paper presented to the Washington Professionals for the Study of Psychoanalysis (chapter 39 of the American Psychological Association). May, 2016.

“Integrating Experiential Treatments for Trauma: Using Art and the Body for Healing Attachment Related Injury” presented to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Conference (ISSTD) , Baltimore, MD. 2013. 

“Creative Art Therapy Approaches for Managing Burnout and Vicarious Trauma" presented at the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, Washington, DC, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), Long Beach, CA. 2012

“Bilateral Transformation of Trauma: Integrating EMDR and Art Therapy" presented at the Expressive Therapies Summit, New York, NY (2013-2015)

“The Large Group Experience: Creative Approaches to Interactive Group Art Therapy” presented at the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference, Savannah, GA 2012

"Every Picture Tells a Story: Integrating Art Making in the EMDR Protocol" European Society of Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD), Belfast, Northern Ireland 2010

“An Introduction to Art Therapy in Clinical Practice” Catholic University School of Social Work, Gallaudet University School of  Counseling and Social Work

 “If You Build It…An Art Therapy Clinic in a University Setting" Presentation at the American Art Therapy Association Conference, Washington, DC

 “Healing Circles for Breast Cancer” Presentation at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Breast Cancer Center

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