I have been teaching and presenting in the US for many years, and more recently, in New Zealand, Japan and the Czech Republic. Please see my list of venues and topics below if you are considering me as a potential speaker.
Klicek Foundation: 5/17, Prague, Plzen, & Nový Jičin, Czech Republic Plzen School of Nursing; Nursing College of Nový Jičin; & Klicek Foundation Facilitator: Where Humanity Intersects: Child Life, Play and Nursing. Co-Facilitator: Pediatric Psychosocial Needs in Palliative Care.
Hospital Español de México. Pediatric Psychology and Child Life Department: 11/16, Mexico City, Mexico. Guest lecturer: Adolescent Development and Play Interventions for Teens
Child Life Council Annual Conference: 5/16, Orlando, Florida. Panel Moderator: Global Collaboration: Teaching & Learning Around the World. Co-Facilitator of Half-Day Intensive: The Power of Child-Centered Play: Letting Kids Lead the Way
Prevent Child Abuse: 4/16, Grace Church High School: NY, NY. Paper Tigers: Film Presentation and Panel Discussion. Panelist.
United Nations Headquarters: 2/16, NY, NY.. The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development: “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”. Panelist: The Integration of Mobile Technology Solutions at the Direction of Professionals in the Field.
New York University: 10/15, NY, NY. Guest Speaker: Child-Centered Play Techniques.
University of Shizuoka & Japanese Society of Hospital Play: 8/15, Tokyo, Shizuoka & Osaka, Japan. Co-Facilitator: Five day course on Play Techniques
Klicek Foundation: 6/15, 11/15, Prague & Nový Jičin, Czech Republic. Charles University and Caritas School of Social Services Facilitator: Two Workshops on Play Techniques for Angry Children and Play: The Continuum of Need
Young Child Expo & Conference: 4/15, NY, NY .. Co-Facilitator: Play in Early Childhood Settings: An Antidote to Technology Overload
Phoenix Regional Child Life Conference: 3/15, Phoenix, AZ.. Keynote Speaker: Tweaking Maslow: Play's Continuum of Needs.
Child Life Council International Summit on Pediatric Psychosocial Care: 5/14, New Orleans, LA. Keynote Speaker: The State of Play in North American Hospitals.
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation: 5/14, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories. Co-Presenter: Pediatric Child Life Services – an inservice for psychosocial and nursing staff.
Hospital Play Specialists Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand 7th Biennial International Conference: 3/14, Auckland, NZ. Plenary Speaker: Cool! Gross! Wow! Techniques for helping angry children; Going High Tech Responsibly: A conversation about balance; Loose Parts in the 7th Dimension: Co-Creating Meaning with Children.
University of Shizuoka, Junior College Department of Social Welfare: 2/11, 2/12, & 2/13, Shizuoka, Japan. Guest lecturer: Play Techniques with Angry and Withdrawn Children. Online Distance Teaching. 7/15, Osaka, Shizuoka & Tokyo, Japan. Co-Facilitator: Five day course on Play Techniques
Child Life Council Annual Conference: 5/13, Denver, CO. Co-Facilitator: Co-Creating Meaning: Loose Parts in the 5th Dimension. Facilitator: Play Maps and Life Lines: New and Borrowed Techniques for Crossing Cultural and Generational Divides. Recipient of Scholarship from the Disney Corporation for Innovations in Play.
Bank Street College All College Meeting: 2/13, New York, NY. Building Healthy Communities in Schools to Prevent and Respond to Violence. Facilitator: Child Life Program and the role of child life specialists when children are hospitalized after being abused or victims of violence.
Bank Street College of Education Retreat: 2/12, New York, NY. Co-Presenter in collaborative learnshop on “Loss in the Classroom”.
New York Association for Play Therapy, Inc 12th Annual Conference:3/11, Poughkeepsie, NY. Co-Keynote Address with Nancy Boyd Webb: “Children with Medical Conditions in the Hospital and in the Community: How Play Therapy Helps Deal with Stress and Anxiety”
Bank Street Family Center SEIT Home & Community-Based Program: 3/10, New York, NY. Staff Inservice for SEITs: “Illness, Loss and Death in Early Childhood Classrooms”
Hyde Leadership School: 8/09 Bronx, NY. Staff Inservice for Teachers: “Playing for Life: Making Room For Deep Play in your Classroom”
Little Red Schoolhouse: 5/09 New York, NY. Staff Inservice for Assistant Teachers: “Emotionally Responsive Teaching”
Child Life of Greater New York: 4/09 New York, NY. Plenary Speaker at CLGNY Social: “Compassion Fatigue: The Challenge of Keeping your Well Filled”
Bank Street College of Education: 3/09, New York, NY. Child Life Site Supervisor Training, “Child Centered Play Techniques: Expanding your language and play skills with children”.
Chelsea Day School: 10/08, New York, NY. Inservice for teachers, “Emotionally Responsive Teaching
Building Effective Child Life Programs: A Design for Success. Third Annual Conference for Child Life Assistants , 9/06, Philadelphia, PA. Plenary speaker at regional conference. “Cool! Gross! Wow!: Reaching the Hard to Reach Child”
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 3/06, New York, NY. Guest Instructor for an inservice for museum educators on “Child Development.
Bank Street College of Education: 1/06-12/07, New York, NY. Participant in HEDs-Up Research Grant studying Universal Design for college and graduate level instruction.
Bank Street College of Education: 2/06-5/06, New York, NY. Participant in “Teaching Teachers to Use Technology: What Works and Why” research project
Private Practice: 2/05 – 6/05, New York, NY. “Build and Hone Your Child-Centered Play Skills”: Creator and leader of seminar for working child life specialists
The Partnership for After School Education (PASE): 4/04 , 5/04 & 9/04 New York, NY. Presenter of “Helping Kids Heal: How to Foster Healing from Trauma & Loss in After School Settings”
Chai Life: 10/03 & 2/04, New York, NY. Inservices for Social Work Staff: “Medical Play Therapy for Chronically Ill and Disabled Children.” & “Weathering the Storm: Techniques for Working with Angry Children.”
Chai Lifeline: Information ChaiLine Teleconference 8/03, New York, NY. Presenter of “Weathering the Storm: Understanding and Helping Children Manage Their Anger.”
Child Life of Greater New York Regional Conference, New York, NY. 11/02: Presenter of “Weathering the Storm: Techniques for Working with Angry Children.” 11/06: Co-Presenter of “Deep Play: Building Relationships with Children with Severe Developmental Challenges Using Floor Time as A Therapeutic Tool”.
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types: National Family Conference, 7/02, Seattle, WA. Workshop for parents of children with ichthyosis entitled: “Supporting Your Child through Medical Procedures”
AileyCamp: Alvin Ailey Dance Company & The Children’s Aid Society, 6/26/02, New York, NY. In-service training for staff entitled “Adolescent Development and Conflict Resolution”
Manhattan Kids Club II, 3/02, New York, NY. Guest speaker in preschool class during hospital curriculum week. Presentation entitled “Your heart and lungs: What do they do?”
St. John’s Place Family Center, HDFC. 2/28/2000, New York. NY. In-service for teachers: “Therapeutic Language - Therapeutic Classroom.”
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 1/20/2000, Philadelphia, PA.In-service for Child Life Department entitled “ Weathering the Storm: Techniques for Working with Angry Children.”
New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. 6-11-99, New York, NY.In-service for Pediatric Social Work Department entitled “Medical Play Therapy.”
Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc. 7/10/99, Hackensack, NJ. Co-Presenter of “Play Therapy with Sick and Injured Children.” 6 Hour Course.
Florida Association of Child Life Professionals. 1/15/99, Orlando, FL. Presenter of “Weathering the Storm: Techniques for Working with Angry Children.” 3 hour intensive.
Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW) Annual Conference. 3/25/98, Long Beach, CA. Co-Presenter of “Interventions for Parents in Crisis: Therapeutic Recreation as an Innovative Approach to Stress Reduction.”
The Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). 3/5/97, New York, NY. Guest Speaker. Presentation entitled “ADHD in Church School Classrooms: Implications for Teachers.”
Postgraduate Institute in Psychosocialoncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 6/15/93, New York, NY. “Volunteers in Pediatrics-Recruitment, Training and Supervision.”