Training

On occasion I provide presentations and trainings to agencies and organizations that promote child mental health. Trainings typically involve topics surrounding my speciality areas of adoption, parent-child attachment, early childhood development, and child maltreatment. Below is a list of the presentations I’ve given over the past fifteen years.


  • The Impact of Institutionalization / Orphanage Care on Children: Current Findings, 11/04/1
    Triangle Child and Adolescent Resources (Triangle CAAR), Raleigh, NC
  • Play Therapy with Children, 3/25/13
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    Presentation provided to graduate counseling students in practicum
  • Parent-Child Attachment: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment, 04/20/11
    Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
  • Parent-Child Attachment: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment, 11/29/11
    Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Raleigh, NC
  • Narrative Therapy and Therapeutic Lifebooks for Foster and Adopted Children, 05/21/11
    North Raleigh Foster Care Parents, Raleigh, NC
  • Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adopted Children and Families, 05/20/11
    Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
    Full day in-service staff development training
  • Parent-Child Attachment: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment, 12/08/10
    Wake County School Counselor’s Association / North Regional Group, Raleigh, NC
  • Hosting the Older, Orphaned Child, 06/24/10
    Hope Community Church, Raleigh, NC
  • Attachment and Identity in the Transracial Adoptee, 04/17/10
    Transracial Families of the NC Triangle, Raleigh, NC
  • Using Theraplay® to Facilitate Healthy Parent-Child Attachment, 04/15/10
    National Association of Social Workers, N.C. Chapter, Raleigh, NC
  • Mental Health Work with Adopted Children and Families, 03/22/10
    North Carolina State University / Department of Social Work, Raleigh, NC
    Guest speaker for graduate course: Social Work Practice with Children & Adolescents
  • Parent-Child Attachment: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment, 01/22/10
    Jewish Family Services, Durham, NC
  • Facilitating Healthy Attachment after Adoption , 01/11/08
    Forest Hills Baptist Church, Adoption Support Ministry, Raleigh, NC
  • Using Theraplay® to Facilitate Healthy Parent-Child Attachment, 11/02, 11/06, & 12/14/07
    Wake AHEC Young Child Mental Health Series, Raleigh, NC
  • Ethical Issues for Practicing Licensed Professional Counselors, 02/16/07
    Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
  • Play Therapy Techniques for Young Children, 10/05/06
    Wake AHEC Young Child Mental Health Series, Raleigh, NC
  • Creating and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice, 08/25/06
    Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of North Carolina, Apex, NC
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Suicide Ideation in Adult Trauma Survivors
    and Children’s Response to Trauma and Crisis, 05/15/04
    North Carolina Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Raleigh, NC
  • Parent-Child Attachment Issues in Internationally Adopted Children, 02/21/04
    Frank Adoption Society, Raleigh, NC
  • Parent-Child Attachment Issues in Internationally Adopted Children, 11/01/03
    Frank Adoption Society, Raleigh, NC
  • Assessing and Treating Parent-Child Attachment Issues, 02/21/03
    Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
  • Parent-Child Attachment Issues in Internationally Adopted Children 11/16/02
    Frank Adoption Society, Raleigh, NC
  • Parent-Child Attachment Issues in Internationally Adopted Children, 08/10/02
    Frank Adoption Society, Raleigh, NC
  • Assessing and Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children, 02/21/02
    Wake County Human Services, Child Mental Health In-Service Training, Raleigh, NC
  • Assessing and Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children, 01/16/02
    Haven House Services, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Child Behavioral Management Strategies, 07/19, 08/16, 09/13, 09/23, 10/09, & 10/11/01
    Family and Youth, Inc. Durham, NC
  • Assessing and Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder in Foster Children, 06/27/01
    Wake County Human Services, Foster Care and Child Protective Services, Raleigh, NC