PAST PRESENTATION

Here is a representative sampling of courses, presentations, and trainings I’ve offered over the past several years:

January, 2016: “Creating a Container in Divorce Work” presentation for class in Alternate Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law

December, 2016: “Issues in Child Custody,” presentation for Training Program in Forensic Child Psychiatry, Department of Adult, Pediatric and Forensic Psychiatry, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC

October, 2016: “It Starts Before it Begins: Building a Collaborative Helping Relationship from the Ground Up” Pre-Forum Institute at the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Las Vegas, Nevada

September 2016-May 2017: “Becoming a Collaborative Mental Health Professional,” second academic year of two-year certificate program (montly 3-hour classes, didactic and case consultation), Washington, DC

May, 2016: “The Role of the Child Specialist in Mediation, Collaborative Practice,and Settlement Negotiation,” Montgomery County Divorce Rountable Conference (with Lisa Herrick, PhD), Rockville, MD

February, 2016: “It Starts Before it Begins: How to Create a Powerful Helping Relationship with Your Collaborative Client,” State Bar of Texas Annual Collaborative Law Forum, Dallas TX

October, 2015:Creating Conditions for Growth: Divorce as a Developmental Experience,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, Washington, DC

September, 2015: “Creating Conditions for Growth: Divorce as a Developmental Experience,” New Mexico State Bar Association Collaborative Symposium , Alburquerque, NM 

September, 2015: “Creating Collaborative Parenting Plans,” Seminar for Collaborative mental health professionals, Collaborative Practice Center of Montgomery County

June, 2015: “Creating Collaborative Parenting Plans,” Seminar for Collaborative mental health professionals involved in pro-bono work, Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington

March, 2015: “Working with Divorcing Parents and Their Children: A Psychoanalytic Perspective,” Program in Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy, Peking University and the International Psychotherapy Institute, Beijing, China

March, 2015: “The Art of Helping People Get Divorced: A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Training,” Collaborative Professionals of Washington Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington

November, 2014: “Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce,” Ontario Collaborative Law Federation (OCLF), Ontario, Canada

November, 2014: “Upping Your Game: The Balancing Act Between Tending and Moving in Collaborative Practice,” American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

October, 2014:  “Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce,” Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA), Rochester, NY

June, 2014:  “Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce,” Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capitol District (CDACD): Two Day Training,  Albany, New York

Nov. 2013: “Transformative Moments: The Self as Instrument for Positive Change,” Center for Educational Leadership, Baruch College, New York

Nov. 2013:  “Anguish, Anxiety, and Aggression: In the Moment with Our Divorcing Clients,” AFCC Regional Conference, Kansas City, MO

October, 2013: “Upping Your Game: The Balancing Act Between Tending and Moving in Our Work with Divorcing Clients,” Family Law Section, DC Bar

October, 2013: Upping Your Game: The Balancing Act Between Tending and Moving in Collaborative Divorce,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, San Antonio, TX

September, 2013: “Creating a Deep and Durable Parenting Plan – Content and Process,” Two-day didactic and experiential workshop for divorce professionals, Washington, DC

July 2013:  “Reaching Children’s Best Interests in High Conflict Custody Cases” Children’s Family Law Center, Washington DC

April 2013:  “The Collaborative Container,” DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Washington DC

March 2013:   “Collaborative Divorce: What You and Your Clients Need to Know,” Family Law Section, DC Bar

March 2013:   “The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Custody Cases,” DC Bar

January-February 2013:   “Introduction to Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Law, ” University of MD School of Law

January 2013:   “The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Collaborative Practice,” Collaborative Divorce Resolution Professionals, Rockville, Maryland

October 2012:   “In The Moment: Anguish, Anxiety and Aggression,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, Chicago, IL

August 2012:   “Three- Day Basic Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Training,” Birmingham, AL

May 2012:   “Two- Day Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Team Training,” Birmingham, AL

2012:   “Navigating Emotional Currents of Collaborative Divorce,” Several venues in the Washington, DC area

October 2011:   “Introduction to Collaborative Practice” Maryland Administrative Offices of the Courts, Annapolis MD

October 2011:   “Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce,” Virginia Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Mclean, VA

October 2010:   “Not Your Average Parenting Planning Workshop; Working With the Dynamics in the Room,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, Washington, DC

May 2010:  “Creating a Deep and Durable Parenting Plan,” Seminar for attorneys and mental health professionals, Bethesda, MD

October 2009:   “Navigating Landmines in Collaborative Practice” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum, Minneapolis, MN

September 2009: “Working with Separating and Divorcing Couples: Psychodynamics and the Legal System” Lecture for International Psychotherapy Institute in Omaha, NE and (by videolink) Washington DC, Salt Lake City, Utah, Panama City, Panama, New York, New York, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA

May 2009:   “Three Day Basic Multi-Disciplinary Team Training in Collaborative Practice,” Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), Annapolis, MD

May 2009:    “Parenting Together After Divorce,” Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable conference; multi-disciplinary panel on the topic of “Parent Coordinators:  What are They and How Can They Help?” Rockville, MD

February, 2008:  Mental Health Professionals and Evaluation of Children,” and “Parenting Coordination,” presenter and panel discussant at Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), Rockville, MD

2005-2008:   “The Art of Clinical Supervision,” monthly course for mental health supervisors at the National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC

July 2007:  “The Unconscious Phantasy in the Couple,” International Psychotherapy Institute, Bethesda, MD

March 8, 2007:  “High-Conflict Divorce; An Integrated Model,” National Association of Social Workers Metro Chapter annual conference, Washington DC

March 17, 2007:  “Psychoanalytic Play Therapy: Theory and Technique” Family Networker Symposium, Washington DC

October 14, 2006:  “The Last Taboo: Money in the Clinical Setting,” One-day conference, co-sponsored by International Psychotherapy Institute Metro Washington Chapter and National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC

September-May 2006:  “Introduction to Sex and Sexuality: A Course for Psychotherapists”: Designed and chaired year-long course for International Psychotherapy Institute, Bethesda, MD

September 2006:  “Sexual Attitude Reassessment:  A Two Day Workshop for Mental Health Professionals,” organized and chaired for International Psychotherapy Institute

February 2006:  “Love and Sex:  A One-Day Conference for Mental Health Professionals,” organized and chaired this event, cosponsored by International Psychotherapy Institute and National Association of Social Workers Metro Washington Chapter, Washington, DC

September 2006:   “Psychodynamic Clinical Supervision,” organized and chaired this two-day conference co-sponsored by International Psychotherapy Institute Metro Chapter and National Association of Social Workers Metro Chapter, Washington DC

September 2005-May 2007: “Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy,” Chaired/taught year long course for International Psychotherapy Association, Bethesda, MD

October 2005:  “Toxic Passivity: Working with Victimized Parents in High Conflict Divorce,” International Psychotherapy Institute’s conference “Applications of Object Relations Family Therapy,” Salt Lake City, Utah

June 2005:  “Working with Families of High Conflict Divorce: An Integrated Model,” American Family Therapy Association/International Family Therapy Association Conference, Washington DC

June 2005:  “Sexuality in Contemporary Psychotherapy,” One-day conference cosponsored by International Psychotherapy Institute Metro Chapter and National Association of Social Workers Metro Chapter, Washington DC

September 2005:  “Psychodynamic Clinical Supervision,” Two-day conference co-sponsored by International Psychotherapy Institute Metro Chapter and National Association of Social Workers Metro Chapter, Washington DC

April 2005:  “Working with Families of High-Conflict Divorce,” Annual Conference of the Metro Washington Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC

March 2005:  “Working with Families of High-Conflict Divorce: Therapeutic Supervision,” Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Washington, DC

January 2005:  “Clinical Work with High-Conflict Divorcing Families,” New Advances in Divorce: Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work and the Catholic University School of Social Work, Washington, DC

September 2004:  “Clinical Supervision,” Two-day conference, co-sponsored by International Psychotherapy Institute Metro Chapter and National Association of Social Workers Metro Chapter, Washington DC

March 2004:  “Working with Families of High-Conflict Divorce,” Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Washington, DC

January 2003:  “Therapeutic Supervised Visitation with Families of High-Conflict Divorce,” International Psychotherapy Institute Conference, “Working with Traumatized Patients,”  New Orleans, LA