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About Dr. Agnew As A Speaker

I have been doing public speaking since 2005 and have spoken for a variety of audiences: churches, retreats, parents, school social workers, hospitals, psychologists and other mental health providers, medical, and criminal justice personnel. In addition, I have appeared as a guest on a local radio show.  Presentations can be designed for other focus groups as well.

What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:

  1. Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
  2. A personal phone consultation with a member of my team prior to your event, so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
  3. An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
  4. A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
  5. A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include some slides I used in the presentation, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful. This will be available for a 2 weeks after the presentation.
  6. A quick follow-up communication after the event with someone on my team, to make sure I met your expectations. (I also want to know how you think I can improve.)


Frequently Requested Topics

I speak on mental health related topics.  The topics include working with couples, families, adolescents, self injury, boundaries, DBT, and more. I customize my presentations to meet the specific needs of your organization. My goal is to provide the information you need to create the outcome you desire.

Below are the topics frequently requested; however, I am able to present on other topics in my area of expertise. As a speakere, I can tailor presentations based on being a keynote speaker or for a seminar.  Presentations can be as short as 1-1/2 hours to half day, or a full day depending on your need.  We can certainly start a conversation to discuss your event to identify what length of speaking time best fits.  If I do not have a topic listed that you are interested in, do not hestitate to ask  about my availability and ability to present on your topic. (Contact Form on right side panel).

couples communication and conflict resolution



Communication & Conflict Resolution




Couples Communication Skills



Couples Communication Skills Workshop




DBT Walking the Middle Path and Validation



DBT: Walking the Middle Path & Validation




Diagnosing Adolescents with BPD



Diagnosing Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder



DBT Skills Training



Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training




Healthy Boundaries edit



Healthy Boundaries




7 Principles for Making Marriage Work



Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work




Understanding and Treating Self Injury



Understanding and Treating Self Injury




Previous Engagments

You can find a list of previous presentations here.


New Presentations Topics

Family Matters



Family Matters




Art and Science of Love



The Art & Science of Love




Your Next Step

Contact me about your topic and my availability.
(Contact Form on right side panel).