Deaf mental health: The development of a clinical specialty and Adapting CBT for deaf and hearing persons with language and learning challenges.  4 days of seminar sponsored by Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona and the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf.    Nov 2 – 3 and December 14-15, 2017.   Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

                       Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  3-Part seminar for staff of the addictions program.  Taunton State Hospital, Sept 21, Oct 19th and Nov. 30th, 2017.  Taunton, MA.

                       Deaf mental health: The development of a clinical specialty.  Full day training.  Western Oregon University.  July, 14, 2017.  Monmouth, Oregon.

                       Deaf mental health care 5 day seminar  Texas School for the Deaf,  March 10-11, May 12-13 and August 12, 2017.  Austin, Texas.

                       Language deprivation: the new frontier in Deaf mental health care.  Pre-conference full day seminar.  ADARA. May 22, 2017. Portland, Oregon.

                      Deaf mental health care 2 day seminar.  St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center. April 23 and 24, 2017.  St. Louis, Missouri.

                     Helping deaf children with language deprivation learn problem solving skills.  Pre-conference half day workshop.   July 17, 2016.    Texas Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.   San Marcos, Texas.

                     Deaf mental health care: Development of a clinical specialty.   Full day conference presentation.  April 8, 2016.  Lexington Center for Mental Health Services.   New York City.

                       Language deprivation and Deaf mental health care.   Half-day workshop.   2016 ADARA Breakout conference.    Colorado Springs, Colorado.    March 17. 2016.

                      Helping “difficult to serve” people use mental health services.  One-day seminar sponsored by the Minnesota Dept. of Human Services.  St. Paul, MN.  December 10, 2015


                      Strength-based work with deaf children and adults with language and learning challenges.  Full day workshop sponsored by the National Deaf Academy.  Orlando, Florida.   Oct. 22. 2015.


                      Implications of language deprivation for deaf people in mental health treatment.  Deaf mental Health: The role of language deprivation and dysfluency conference.  Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Worcester, Ma.  Oct. 2. 2015


                      What is Deaf mental health care?  Half-day workshop.   ADARA.  April 23. 2015.   Rochester, New York.


                      Preparing deaf and hearing people with language and learning challenges for CBT.    Day long seminar.   Alabama Dept. of Mental Health Office of Deaf Services and ADARA.  Montgomery, AL. Feb. 27. 2015


                      The awesome power of working "one-down" and engaging people by asking good questions.   Day long seminar.    Alabama Dept. of Mental Health Office of Deaf Services.  Montgomery, AL.  Feb 26. 2015.


                      Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy.    5 session seminar for professional staff.  Advocates Inc. Framingham, MA.   January-February, 2015.


                      Adapting cognitive therapy for deaf and hearing persons with language and learning challenges, Parts I, II, and III.    First annual Deaf mental health symposium.  Mass. Department of Mental Health and Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital.  Worcester, MA.  Sept. 19, 2014.

 

Cognitive behavioral pre-treatment for deaf persons with language and learning challenges.  Year long ten-module seminar, with follow along consultation, to Pahrtners Deaf Services, Glenside, Pennsylvania.  Sept. 2014 to Spring, 2015.

Cognitive behavior therapy for persons with language and learning challenges.  Ten session seminar conducted twice, once in ASL and once in English, for Deaf and hearing staff at Advocates Inc., Framingham, MA   Winter-Spring 2014.

Strength based CBT milieu development for staff of residential and hospital treatment programs.   Eight session seminar held for senior staff of the Williams Center, Austine School for the Deaf, Brattleboro, Vermont.  Conducted in ASL.   Fall-Spring 2013-2014.

Coping skills and strength based conversations with people we serve.   Full day workshop for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities, Shrewsbury, MA.  April 11. 2014.

Creating Deaf friendly treatment approaches for Deaf persons with language and learning challenges.  Half day workshop at the ADARA Breakout conference.  Pittsburg, PA.   March 13. 2014.

Interpreting, Deaf mental health care, resiliency and recovery.  Workshop presented at the Seasoned Interpreters Retreat: Seasoned Not Old.  Harvard, Massachusetts. Nov. 9. 2013.

Creating effective Deaf/Hearing partnerships in Deaf Mental Health Care.    Co-presented with John Gournaris, Ph.D.   Missouri Department of Mental Health.  Oct 24-25 .evidenced based practices in

Do you hear voices?: Dilemmas and strategies in emergency psychiatric evaluations of deaf people.  Emergency Service Providers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Training.   Westborough, Massachusetts, Feb. 27. 2013.8 Session Seminar in Practical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Nursing Staff. Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA.  January to April 2013.

Advocates Deaf Services: What makes a culturally affirmative recovery setting for deaf people?  Workshop co-presented with 3 colleagues.   Mass Psychiatric. Rehabilitation Association Conference.  Worcester, MA.   Oct 18. 2012.   

Lessons learned from 23 years of a Deaf psychiatric inpatient unit.  Half-day workshop. Breakout. Atlanta, Georgia.  June 30, 2012.

                      Advocates Deaf Services: What makes a culturally affirmative recovery setting for deaf people?  Workshop co-presented with 3 colleagues. Breakout.  Atlanta, Georgia. June 29. 2012.

                      Developing coping skills in Deaf persons served in school, mental health and rehabilitation settings.  Department of Mental Health all day conference for Deaf services in Massachusetts.  Framingham, Massachusetts.  June 19. 2012.

                      Pre-treatment (motivational enhancement) and Cognitive behavioral therapy.  Numerous workshops from 2010 to the present at Advocates Inc., Framingham. MA

Skill development in community rehabilitation with deaf clients.    All day workshop with leadership staff, Deaf Services Center, Glenside, Pennsylvania.   Jan. 28, 2011.

What is the same and what is different about mental health care of deaf people?  Keynote presentation (half day) at Pathways to Quality Mental Health Services in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities Conference.   Manchester, New Hampshire.   Oct. 1, 2010.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with language and learning challenged clients.    Half day workshop at Pathways to Quality Mental Health Services in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities Conference.   Manchester, New Hampshire.  Oct 1, 2010.

Sign language dysfluency in deaf persons: Implications for interpreters and clinicians in mental health settings.   Half day seminar, co-presented with Charlene Crump.   Breakout ADARA Conference.   Atlanta.   June 19. 2010.

Counseling deaf people with language and learning challenges.  1 day seminar.  University of Nottingham, Britain.  May 11, 2010.

Responding to deaf people with language and learning challenges.  Keynote address, Sense and Sensibility: Responding to deaf people with intellectual disability conference.  University of Nottingham, Britain.   May 10, 2010.

Counseling deaf people with language and learning challenges.  2 day seminar for staff of the Deaf Services Center, Glenside, Pennsylvania.   April 8 and 9, 2010.

Pre-treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy for deaf consumers with language and learning challenges.   2 day seminar for administrators and clinicians working with deaf consumers in Kentucky.  Louisville, Kentucky.  Sept. 24-25, 2009. 

The need for specialized mental health and rehabilitation services for deaf individuals.  Keynote address: Connections: Culture, Collaboration and Creativity Conference sponsored by the National Deaf Academy.  June 11, 2009.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for deaf persons with language and learning challenges.  Full day workshop.  Regions Hospital’s Health and Wellness Program Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individual’s 10th Annual Conference.  St. Paul, Minnesota.  May 29, 2009

Designing a curriculum to train mental health practitioners to work with deaf people.  Half day workshop.  ADARA Conference.  San Antonio, Texas.  April 17, 2009.

 Using pictorial skill cards in mental health treatment of deaf persons with language and learning challenges.  ADARA Conference. San Antonio, Texas. April, 16, 2009

Using pictorial aids in psychiatric care of persons with language and learning challenges.  Grand Rounds. Westborough State Hospital.   April 7, 2009.

Developing a curriculum for training professionals in mental health and deafness.   Half day workshop.  Nordic Seminar on Deafness and Mental Health.   Aker University Hospital.  Oslo, Norway.  January 28, 2009.

 Adapting cognitive behavioral therapy for deaf and hearing persons with language and learning challenges.  Half day workshop.  Aker University Hospital.  Oslo, Norway.   January 28,     2009.

Culturally affirmative mental health programs for deaf persons.  Keynote presentation.    Nordic Seminar on Deafness and Mental Health.   Aker University Hospital.   Oslo, Norway.   January 26, 2009.

Empowering Deaf persons in mental health and rehabilitation programs.  Half-day workshop.   Nordic Seminar on Deafness and mental health.   Aker University Hospital.  Oslo. Norway.  January 26, 2009.

Developing psychosocial skills in deaf students and clients with language and learning challenges.   All-day training.  Addressing the Needs of Students Labeled Deaf & Low Functioning, At-Risk or Deaf blind, 2008 Conference.  Houston, Texas.  Nov. 21, 2008.

Strength-based treatment of deaf residential students with severe language, emotional and behavioral challenges.   Full day training to staff and to deafness mental health counselors in South Carolina.   South Carolina School for the Deaf, Spartanburg, SC. May 23, 2008.

Residential and inpatient treatment of deaf persons with language and learning challenges.   Day-long seminar for leadership team of the National Deaf Academy.  Mt. Dora, Florida.  January 24, 2008.

Engaging psychiatric patients through strength based-cognitive behavioral therapy.  Grand Rounds, Quincy Mental Health Center, Quincy, MA.   January 2, 2008

Coping skills.   Workshop co-presented with several Deaf consumers.  Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Worcester, Massachusetts.  Oct 18, 2007.

Counseling strategies to help lower functioning clients develop psychosocial skills and affirming life stories.  Half-day workshop. ADARA conference. St. Louis, Minnesota. May 24, 2007.

Stories and skills: Two paths for educational, rehabilitation and mental health development of low functioning deaf children and adults.  Keynote address.  Addressing the needs of students labeled deaf and low functioning, at risk or deaf  blind conference. Region 4 Educational Service Center. Houston, Texas.  March 27, 2007.

Pre-treatment strategies for engaging low functioning deaf persons in counseling.  Workshop.  Addressing the needs of students labeled deaf and low functioning, at risk or deaf blind conference. Region 4 Educational Service Center. Houston, Texas.  March 27, 2007.

Developing coping skills in low functioning deaf persons.  Workshop.  Addressing the needs of students labeled deaf and low functioning, at risk or deaf blind conference. Region 4 Educational Service Center. Houston, Texas.  March 27, 2007.

Developing conflict resolution skills in low functioning deaf persons.  Workshop.  Addressing the needs of students labeled deaf and low functioning, at risk or deaf blind conference. Region 4 Educational Service Center. Houston, Texas.  March 27, 2007.

Pre-treatment strategies with deaf psychiatric residential clients.  Advocates, Inc.   Framingham, Massachusetts. July 19, 2006.

 Working as case managers with persons with borderline personality disorder.   Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf  and Hard of Hearing.  Boston, Massachusetts.  April 12, 2006.

Psychiatric crisis assessment of deaf patients.  Half day conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership.  Lead presenter on a team of 5.  Worcester, Massachusetts. Jan. 13. 2006.

Mental health treatment of lower functioning, psychologically unsophisticated deaf persons with mental illness. Keynote address.  Tenth Conference on Deafness and Mental Health Issues. Stony Point, New York. June 10, 2005

Relapse prevention counseling with psychologically unsophisticated deaf persons. Half-day workshop. Tenth Conference on Deafness and Mental Health Issues. Stony Point, New York. June 10, 2005

Relapse prevention counseling with psychologically unsophisticated and unmotivated deaf persons. Half-day workshop. ADARA Conference. Orlando, Florida.   May 28, 2005.

Pre-treatment strategies for psychologically unsophisticated and unmotivated deaf patients.  2-part Grand Rounds. Westborough State Hospital. March 1, 2005 and April 5, 2005.

Educational and counseling strategies with low functioning (psychologically unsophisticated) deaf children and adults.    One-half day presentation and workshop.   Addressing the needs of students labeled as low functioning deaf conference.  Region 4 Education Service Center.   Houston, Texas..  Oct 14., 2003.

Relapse prevention.  Six month course taught, with Chief Operating Officer Joel Skolnick, to senior clinical staff at Westborough State Hospital.   Dec. 2003-May 2004; Nov. 2004-May 2005.; October 2005-May 2006.

Culturally affirmative mental health care for deaf people: what it is and why it is essential.  Keynote address. Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference.   Mobile, Alabama.  Oct. 9, 2003.
   
Adapting cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychologically unsophisticated deaf clients.   Half-day workshop.   Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) Conference.  Mobile, Alabama, Oct. 9. 2003.

Adapting cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychologically unsophisticated deaf clients.   Half-day workshop.   ADARA 2003 Conference.  Rutherford, New Jersey.   May 28-31.  2003

The cultural experience of people who are deaf and hard of hearing and who have a mental illness.  Co-presented with Steve Hamerdinger and Roger Williams.  Third National Summit of State Psychiatric Hospitals.  Alexandria, Virginia.  May 13, 2003.

Engaging and treating psychologically unsophisticated deaf persons with behavioral problems.  Regions Hospital’s Health and Wellness Program Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individual’s  Annual Conference Full Day conference, Commodore hotel, St. Paul, MN. May 31, 2002.

Establishing a cognitive-behavioral therapy oriented inpatient treatment milieu.  Grand Rounds, Westborough State Hospital, Westborough, MA. June 5, 2001

Teaching coping skills to psychologically unsophisticated deaf people.  First New England Conference on Deafness and Mental Health, Portland, Maine.    March 30, 2001.

Engaging psychologically unsophisticated deaf persons in the vocational rehabilitation process.  New England Regional Conference of Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf, Portland, Maine.  Dec. 6, 2000

Culturally affirmative mental health treatment for Deaf persons: What it looks like and why it is essential. Keynote address, Breakout IV: Innovations in psychosocial  rehabilitation and deafness, St. Louis, Missouri, May 11, 2000

Engaging psychologically unsophisticated Deaf persons in mental health treatment. Workshop, Breakout IV: Innovations in psychosocial rehabilitation and deafness,  St. Louis, Missouri, May 12, 2000

Engaging psychologically unsophisticated persons in mental heath treatment
Grand Rounds, Westborough State Hospital.  Westborough, Massachusetts. April 18, 2000

Introduction to Attention Deficit Disorder. Westborough Youth and Family Services. Westborough, MA.  April 8, 1999.

Stress management for teachers. Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough Regional Professional Development Day, November 10, 1997.

Managing oppositional behavior in the classroom.  Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough Regional Professional Development Day, November 10, 1997.

Managing oppositional behavior in the classroom. Northborough-Southborough-Professional Development Day, January 21, 1997.

Managing oppositional behavior in the classroom.  Southborough Public Schools, Southborough, MA.  Dec. 12, 1996

Meditation and stress management.  Manic-Depression and Depression Association, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA.      March 28, 1996

Assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc., Worcester, MA.  Jan. 4, 1996.

Helping hyperactive children control disruptive and defiant behavior at home. Academy Metrowest, Natick, MA,  Dec. 13,1995.   

Conflict resolution and goal-setting workshop. Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Randolph, VT, Aug. and Sept. 1995.

The development of culturally Deaf identities. Biannual Conference of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association,  San Francisco, CA, June 1993.

The development of culturally Deaf identities. Psychology Dept., Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1995.

Conflict resolution and problem-solving Workshop, Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, White River Junction, VT,  June 11, 1991.

Interpreting issues in multicultural therapy. 1990 Annual Conference of the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Southbury, CT,  Oct. 26, 1990.

Principles of multicultural counseling as they pertain to mental health treatment of Deaf people.  Mental Health and Deafness: Cultural Accessibility Conference, Portland, ME,  Maine Dept. Of  Mental Health and Mental Retardation, March 16, 1990.

Cultural considerations in inpatient psychotherapy with Deaf persons  Cultural Uniqueness of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Person in The Therapeutic Process Conference, Northampton, MA, Mass. Dept. Of Mental Health, Feb. 23, 1989.