Workshop summaries and/or outlines are available for each topic on request.


Assertiveness Training: Developing and Using Assertiveness Skills for Safe and Successful Living
Change: Parallel Process in Residential Treatment
Developing and Refining Supervision Skills
Maintaining Morale in the Midst of Challenge and Change
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children
Personal and Professional Ethics
Fostering Teamwork for Positive Change
Teamwork in Therapeutic Settings
Therapeutic Behavior Interventions
Treating Youth with Oppositional and Conduct Disorders
Working on Self Issues as a Behavior Intervention
Parenting Challenging Children
The Challenges of Working with Attachment Disordered Children and Youth
Preserving and Stabilizing Placements Utilizing Crisis Intervention Strategies
Powerful Leadership:  Perfecting the Art of Influence
Understanding and Intervening with Sexual Issues and Sexual Behavior
* With adequate notice, and for an additional fee, workshops can be submitted for CCL credit since we have a vendor number.


Abuse and Neglect

Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development (Overview)
AD(H)D and Other Neurological Disorders
Working with Adult Survivors of Abuse
Advanced Assessment Skills
Working with Assaultive Children and Youth
The Challenge of Working with Attachment Disorders (One-day overview; Two-day in-depth exploration)
Fostering Healthy Parent/Child Attachment (one or two days - focus on babies and small children)
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Interviewing Sexually Abused Children & Youth
Empowering Sexually Abused Children & Youth (One day overview; two-day in-depth; three day skill building)
Understanding and Intervening with Sexual Issues and Sexual Behavior When Parents Cross the Line: Navigating the Troubled Waters of Child Abuse Reporting
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children/youth (one day overview; two-day in depth)
Working with Secondary Trauma Effects of Domestic Violence in Children
Working with Adult Survivors of Abuse
Enhancing Interviewing Skills:  A two day in-depth class.
Brain Development in the Early Years:  Effects on Later Development

Adolescence: Independent Living Skills

The Challenge of Working with Adolescents
Training Strategies for Developing Emancipation Skills
Coping with the “11th-Hour Syndrome”: Helping Teens with Emancipation Panic Youth Suicide: Assessment and Intervention Skills
At-risk Youth: Understanding and Intervening with Youth at Risk for Negative Group or Gang Activity
Effects of Bullying:  Those who Bully:  Those who are Bullied.

Behavior Intervention Strategies

Active Listening: A Technique to Develop Empathy and Bond with Children/Youth by Understanding Their Experience
Dealing with Aggressive Behavior
Strategies and Interventions with Assaultive Children/youth
Working with Unacceptable Behavior: For Parents and Foster Parents (interventions for common behavior problems)
Interventions with Unacceptable Behavior: Defusing aggression, Hostility, and Violence in Children
Beautiful Boundaries, Safe Structure, and Loving Limits: Giving Kids What They Deserve
Helping or Hurting? The Dilemma of Providing True Discipline
Reducing Power/control Conflicts with Children & Youth
Understanding and Reducing Power Struggles: Transference and Counter- transference in Treatment Relationships
Redl’s Behavior Intervention Techniques
Therapeutic Behavior Intervention Strategies (overview or more comprehensive issues for more than 1 day)
Working on “Self” Issues as a Behavior Intervention

Interventions with Oppositional Defiance and Reducing Power/Control Struggles

Therapeutic and Organizational Change

The Changers and The Changed: Parallel Process in Treatment Programs
Dealing with Organization Change (Employee focus)

Client Service

Engaging Non-voluntary Clients and Dealing with Resistance
Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills


Interviewing Abused Children: Skills for Social Workers
Facilitating Disclosure: Interviewing Skills for Treatment Professionals
Talking with Abused Children: Communication Skills for Helpers and Volunteers
Communication: Barriers, Breakdowns, and Breakthroughs
From Conflict to Contact: Developing Conflict Management Skills

Special Education

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Accommodating Learning
Differences and Difficulties in Education and Behavior Management (one day overview or two day in-depth consideration of many learning and behavior problems)

Emotional Abuse and Emotional Issues

Healing the Wounds from Emotional Maltreatment and Multiple Losses
Developing Anger Management Skills
Separation, Grief and Loss in Child Welfare


Working with Multi-problem Families
Empowering and Motivating Children, Parents and Families (one day overview; two-day in-depth)
The Role of Foster Parents in Family Reunification
Skills to Facilitate Family Change
Family Decision Making: Using Family Group Conferences to Assist with
Planning and Achieve Client Goals (2-day workshop)

Foster Care and Residential Treatment

The Challenge of Residential Treatment
Crisis Intervention Skills
Structured Conversations to Assess Child Perceptions of Safety
The Role of Foster Parents in Family Reunification
Growing in Groups: Group Therapy and Group Dynamics
Appropriate Child Placements
The Hard-to-Place Child
Holidays for Kids in Substitute Care: Happy? Horrible? Or Both?
Preventing Sexual Abuse in Residential and Other Child Care Facilities
Therapeutic Contracts as a Treatment Intervention
Social Skills Training
Values, Morals and Caring Confrontation
Parenting Challenging Children

Workplace and Staff Issues

Burnout or Brighten Up! Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
Creating an Empowered Workforce
Using Humor in the Workplace “Staying Light when the Work is Heavy” or “You Can’t Last if you Can’t Laugh”
Enhancing Worker Safety

Management and Supervision

Supervision in Clinical Settings
Powerful Leadership: Perfecting the Art of Influence
Monitoring and Evaluating Staff Performance
Dealing with “Sensitive Issues” in Training and Supervision
Training Skills for Supervisors

Team Building

Team Building Skills for Supervisors
Team Building and Teamwork: Working Together and Working it Out

Services available

Workshops can be designed to meet particular needs if the areas of interest fall within my areas of competence.

Crisis intervention consultation available for agencies confronted with particular challenges.

BBS Continuing education credit for LCSW’s and MFT’s is available.

BRN continuing education credit is available for RN’s, LVN’s and Psyc Techs.