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Presentations

Sharing knowledge and expertise is something I have been called on many times to do. Below is a list of some of my speaking engagements. If you would like me to speak for your organization, please contact me.

Presentations have included but are not limited to:

Adolescents & Mental Health Awareness: What You Need to Know

Catholic Central High School – Grand Rapids, 2015

Better Not Bitter: Divorce Recovery

Good News Divorce Recovery, 2007

Communication and Conflict Resolution Premarital Conference

St. Jude Catholic Church, 2009, 2010, 2016

DBT: Walking the Middle Path & Validation

Kent County Juvenile Detention and Probation Officers, 2014

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training

AFBHS Staff, 2014
Grand Rapids Juvenile Detention, 2011

Financial Trauma

St. Jude’s Unemployment Group, 2011, 2012

Healthy Boundaries

Apostolic Faith Church, Grand Rapids
Christ Temple Church, Kalamazoo
IPYPU Western District Youth Council

Importance of Diagnosing Adolescents with BPD Before Age 18

West Michigan Counseling Association, 2014

Managing Cutting and Other Self Injurious Behaviors

Arbor Circle, 2005
Forest View Hospital, 2005, 2009
Grand Rapids Public Schools, 2006, 2007
Michigan Counseling Association, 2006
Priority Health Academy, 2009
Rockford High School, 2006

Managing Depression & Anxiety in the Classroom

Jenison High School, 2017

Motivating Adolescents

Michigan Counseling Association/Kent Intermediate School District, 2006

Screenagers Panel Discussion

Catholic Central and Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, 2016
West Michigan Woman “Wine Down”, 2018

Self-Esteem Building

Michigan Psychological Association, 2010
Kent County Juvenile Detention, 2007

Suicide Prevention with Adolescents

Wedgewood Institute, 2009
Webinar, 2017
Plainwell High School, 2018
South Christian High School, 2018

Teen Anger Management

Variety of Audiences and dates

Transitioning into High School

Kenowa Hills High School, 2006, 2007

Understanding and Treating Self-injury in Youth for School Social Workers

Ottawa County Intermediate School District, 2014

Understanding and Treating Self-injury in Youth

D.A. Blodgett-St. Johns, 2016
Forest View Hospital Breakfast and Learn Series, 2015
Grand Valley State University, 2014

Why Girls Like Bad Boys

Christ Temple Global Ministries – Grand Rapids, 2015