I love giving presentations in the community. It helps me to connect with the community, and meet the needs of families on a larger, more systemic scale. In addition, it is a great way to collaborate with other amazing clinicians and organizations. Being that I am also involved in academia as a professor, I also often present at many academic conferences, to spread knowledge, learn more about the expansive field of marriage and family therapy, and to make sure that I am following the best practices to suit my clients' needs. 

Presentation Schedule for 2018

January

 

February

Monday, February 5th at 3-4:30pm with Dr. Melissa Springstead

Mindful Self-Care for Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Families of Young Children

Hosted by the California Head Start Association Family Engagement Conference

- Great for parents and teachers!

- You can register for this event here:  http://www.cvent.com/events/california-head-start-association-2018-annual-conference/custom-19-e6b74dda1225444c81b4544a0b276d07.aspx

 

Thursday, February 8th at 5:30-6:30pm

Parent Education Academy Workshop: Mindfulness for Children and Families

Hosted by Young & Healthy at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy

- Open to the public!

 

Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm-7:30pm

Parent Education Academy Workshop: Growth Mindset

Hosted by Young & Healthy at Sierra Madre Elementary School

- Open to the public!

 

March

Friday, March 2nd (ALL DAY)

Marriage and Family Therapist Career Options

Hosted by La Costa Canyon High School

- For students only

 

Wednesday, March 21st at 7-8:30pm with Dr. Melissa Springstead

Mindfulness Tools for Children, Adolescents, and Families

Hosted by the YMCA at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (4th floor council rooms), 1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale

- Open to the public!

 

April

Saturday, April 14th at 1:30pm with Brittany Aliado, M.A.

 Mindfulness: A Gateway to Compassion, Acceptance, and Peace in the Face of Suffering

Hosted by the Unity Conference: Communities in the Wake of Disaster

- Presentation open to all conference attendees

- You can register for this conference here: http://unityconference.wixsite.com/2015

 

May

Monday, May 14th, at 6pm with Melissa Springstead, and more!

Angst Movie Premiere and Panel Discussion

Hosted by Westridge School for Girls, Fusion Pasadena, and Anchor Children and Family Counseling

- Open to all community members

 

Friday, May 18th, at 9am

Self-Compassion, Self-Care, and Staff Wellness

Hosted by Pacific Clinics Head Start

- Presentation is closed to staff

 

June

 

July

 

August

Thursday, August 16th at 10am-12pm

Self-Care for Staff-Wellness

Hosted by 5 Acres

- Presentation is closed to staff

 

September

Wednesday, September 5th at 9am-12pm

Trauma-Informed Practices for Teaching Artists

Hosted by Young Musicians Foundation

- Presentation is closed to staff

 

October

Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am-12:30pm with Jennifer Gillett, MA

Performative Storytelling with Adolescents, Adults, and Families to Facilitate Empathy and Connection

Hosted by the Expressive Therapies Summit

- Presentation open to all conference attendees

- You can register for this conference here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-expressive-therapies-summit-nyc-registration-site/event-summary-32a3f1fab47149c7a4fe7edeeaa8c76e.aspx 

 

November

Thursday, November 15th, at 7:45pm

Research Discussion on School-Based Mindfulness & Art Therapy Groups: A Program Evaluation

Hosted by the AAMFT Annual Conference

- Presentation open to all conference attendees

- You can register for this conference here: http://networks.aamft.org/conference/home

 

December

 

Presentation Schedule for 2017

January

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 10am-5pm with Dr. Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, LMFT, ATR-BC

Child Mindfulness and Art Therapy Workshop

Hosted by the Alliant Art Therapy Club

- Great for parents, teachers, clinicians, mindfulness practitioners

- You can register for this event here: http://arttherapyclub.wixsite.com/cspp/childmindfulnessworkshop

 

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, at 9am with Dr. Melissa Springstead, PsyD, LMFT

Mindfulness Intervention as part of Trauma Informed Care Training

Hosted by Young and Healthy

- You must be invited to this event by Young and Healthy Pasadena as part of a four-part certification series training.

 

February

 

March

Friday, March 3rd, 2017, at 1:30pm

Child Mindfulness and Art Therapy in a School Setting: A Program Evaluation

Hosted by the AAMFT-CA Annual Conference

- Great for mental health professionals and students

- You can register for this event here:

http://aamftca.org/2017-aamft-ca-7th-annual-division-conference/

 

April

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 10am with Dr. Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, LMFT, ATR-BC:

Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Art-Based Therapy for Children: Curriculum and Application

Hosted by the Expressive Therapies Summit Los Angeles and UCLArts and Healing

- Great for mental health professionals, students, parents, teachers, artists

- You can register for this event here: http://www.expressivetherapiessummit.la

 

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 10:45am with Dr. Melissa Springstead:

Trauma Informed Mindfulness Interventions for Children

Hosted by the California Head Start Association's Annual Health Institute

- Great for early childhood education professionals

- You can register for this event here: http://caheadstart.org/health_institute_conference.html

 

Sunday, April 24th, 2017 at 10:00am

Child Mindfulness and Art Therapy Groups in a School Setting: A Program Evaluation

Hosted by the Family, Child, and Couple Conference of Southern California at Alliant International University

- Great for students and young professionals in the field

- You do not need to register for this event!

 

May

Wednesday, May 10th at 10:00am

Trauma Informed Mindfulness Interventions for Children

Hosted by The Whole Child in Whittier

- Closed event for clinicians at the agency

 

June

Tuesday, June 20th at 11am

Mindfulness, Trauma, and the Brain

Hosted by Young and Healthy

- Closed event for staff retreat 

 

July

 

August

Monday, August 7th at 3pm

Signs and Solutions to Stress: Self-Care Strategies

Hosted by Head Start and Pacific Clinics

- Closed event for staff training

 

Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30pm

Trauma Informed Mindfulness Interventions for Children

Hosted by Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD)

- Closed event for teachers at selected focus schools in PUSD

 

Wednesday, August 9th at 3:30pm

Signs and Solutions to Stress: Child Wellness Strategies

Hosted by Head Start and Pacific Clinics

- Closed event for staff training

 

September

Sunday, September 17th, at 9:30am

Signs and Solutions to Stress

Hosted by Growing Families at La Canada Presbyterian Church

- Open event to the public!

 

October

Wednesday, October 18th at 2pm

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy Interventions for the Elderly Population

Hosted by San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center

- Closed event for clinicians at the center

 

November

 

December

Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm

Parent Education Academy Workshop: Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy Interventions for Parents and Families

Hosted by Young & Healthy at Rose City High School

- Open event to the public!