Presentations & workshops

Psycho-educational presentations for community groups.  I regularly provide talks for San Diego community groups at no charge. In recent years I’ve offered presentations for the Scripps Research Institute’s “Lunch & Learn” series, the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses of San Diego County, and other similar groups. These presentations cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Singing the blues: distinguishing between sadness can clinical depression
  • Finding flow
  • Sleep: getting your zzz’s
  • From everyday anxiety to overwhelming panic: what to do and when to go for help
  • Community service and well-being
  • Supporting your student’s transition from high school to college

 

Workshops for mental health professionals.  I also offer continuing education workshops for mental health professionals. In recent years I’ve been invited to present workshops and facilitate formal debriefings at the University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Brigham Young University, Purdue University, UC San Diego, the San Diego Center for Children, and at the annual conference of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Topics include:

  • Assessing risk to self and others in university students
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Post-suicide debriefing
  • Therapist self-care
  • Psychotherapy and medication in the treatment of depression
  • Does psychotherapy work? Characteristics of effective psychotherapists and psychotherapies