Consultation and Presentations


​​​​​​​Consultation

I provide consultation to schools, agencies, and community programs to help them better meet the needs of children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges.  I help programs and professionals form relationships with children who are hard to engage, create trauma-informed treatment plans, and structure their programs, environments, and expectations to better support all types of children.

I also provide consultation to lawyers and the courts looking for guidance on placement, treatment, visitation, and parenting.  I have testified as an expert witness in many of the area's juvenile courts.  I am available for private pay or as a Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) vendor.

Presentations
I provide workshops and trainings to agencies, schools, psychotherapists, and parent groups on a range of topics:

  • Attachment
  • Trauma
  • Loss
  • Managing difficult behaviors
  • Foster care
  • Child Development
  • Parenting challenging children
  • Working with parents 

Teaching Experience

  • Taught child development for 12 years as an Adjunct Professor, Smith College School for Social Work
  • Taught continuing education classes at Smith College School for Social Work and The Center for Professional Development, Bryn Mawr College
  • Presented at short courses sponsored by the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring, UMass Boston 
  • Presentations at regional and national conferences
  • Trainings provided to local school districts, the Department of Children and Families, mental health agencies, and Hampden-Springfield Juvenile Court
  • Guest speaker at parent support groups and Massachusetts Approaches to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) trainings