Professional Presentations:

Keynote Speaker, Anoka County Children and Family Services Conference, October 13, 2018

Developmental Trauma: How it Impacts Self-Regulation, Empathy, and Social Engagement

North American Council on Adoptable Children, National Conference, July 9 & 10, 2018

How Trauma Impacts Empathy, Self-Regulation, and Social Engagement

Demystifying & Understanding Challenging Behaviors: The Purposes and Parts of a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Minnesota Adopt (MnAdopt) Parent Training Seminar, April 26, 2018

Trauma: Where Neuropsychology Meets Psychology, Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Day-to-Day Functioning

Anoka County Community Presentation, April 5, 2018

Trauma & Attachment: When Challenging Behaviors are Decontextualized

Anoka County School Social Workers, training seminar, October 9, 2017 - Beneath and Beyond Their Behaviors: Learning to Ask: What Else Can it Be?

Minnesota Adopt (MnAdopt), September 14, 2017, training seminar for social workers - Trauma: Where Neuropsychology Meets Psychology, Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Day-to-Day Functioning

Hiawatha Valley Educational District Professional Development Seminar, January 20, 2017 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Social Engagement, and Academic Achievement; I am a Prefrontal Cortex: Skills and Strategies to Help Improve Students’ Self-Regulation Abilities; Engaging in Conflict Resolution with Denying, Disengaged, and Dysregulated Parents

Chatfield School District, April 1, 2016 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Social Engagement, and Academic Achievement; I am a Prefrontal Cortex: Skills and Strategies to Help Improve Students’ Self-Regulation Abilities

Minnesota School Social Workers Association Annual Conference, November 3, 2015 - Before and Beyond Talk Therapy: Working with At-Risk Children; The Over-Pathologizing of Children’s Behaviors: Learning to Ask, What Else Can it Be?

Orion and Associates, October 23, 2015 - If My Behaviors Could Talk...What Would They Say?  

Minnesota Adopt, September 17, 2015 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Social Engagement, and Academic Achievement

Hiawatha Valley Educational District Summer Symposium, August 24 & 25, 2015 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Social Engagement, and Academic Achievement; I am a Prefrontal Cortex: Skills and Strategies to Help Improvement Students’ Self-Regulation Abilities; The Know-It--Show-It Dilemma; Engaging in Conflict Resolution with Denying, Disengaged, and Dysregulated Parents

Hiawatha Valley Educational District, Principals Retreat, June 10, 2015 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Social Engagement, and Academic Achievement; The Know It—Show It Dilemma

Minnesota School Counselor Association Annual Conference, May 4, 2015 - Beneath and Beyond Their Behaviors: Understanding the Neuropsychology of At-Risk

Family Innovations, October 15, 2014 - Why Can’t Johnny and Susie JUST Behave? Understanding the Neuropsychology of At-Risk

Orion and Associates, September 19, 2014 - Attachment, Attention, Anxiety, and Autism: Understanding Children’s Mental Health from A Bottom-Up Perspective

Hennepin County Guardians ad lietums, September 10, 2014 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Relationships, and Learning

Goodhue County Education District, Special Education Staff, August 21, 2014 - Why Can’t Johnny and Susie JUST Behave: Understanding the Neuropsychology of At-Risk

Melrose Center, June 26, 2014 - Beneath the Neuropsychological Iceberg: What’s Eating Your Client?

Hennepin County Guardians ad lietums, June 18, 2014 - The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Relationships, and Learning

Minnesota School Counselors Association Annual Conference, May 5, 2014 - Beneath and Beyond Their Behaviors: Understanding the Neuropsychology of At-Risk

International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch 40th Annual Conference, April 11, 2014 - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: The Role of Attention, Working Memory, and Executive Functioning

Canvas Health, April 7, 2014 - Before and Beyond Talk Therapy: Working with Dysregulated Children and Families

Minnesota Counseling Association Annual Conference, October 25, 2013 - DSM-5: Highlighting Notable Changes

Minnesota Social Service Association Regional Conference, October 3, 2013 - Executive Functioning, Sensory Processing, and Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation: Beyond Talk Therapy

National Adult Protective Service Association Annual Conference, October 3, 2013 - Understanding the Neuropsychological Functioning of a Vulnerable Adult: Beyond the Psychologist’s Report

Orion and Associates, September 20, 2013 - Executive Functioning, Sensory Processing, and Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation: Beyond Talk Therapy

Sotos Syndrome International Conference, July 13, 2013 - Sensory Processing, Executive Functioning and Learning: Identifying and Unleashing Your Child’s Academic Potential

Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Prosecution Division, May 2, 2013 - The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Complexity of At-Risk Adolescent Behaviors

Learning Disabilities Association (webinar), April 25, 2013 - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: The Role of Attention and Working Memory

Providence Academy, April 24, 2013 - The Neuropsychology of Learning and Learning Disabilities

Minnesota Social Services Association Annual Training Conference, March 13, 2013 - Executive Functioning, Sensory Processing and Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation: Beyond Talk Therapy

Potpourri for Providers XIV, Regional Annual Conference, February 23, 2013 - 

Part A: The Battle of the Brains: The Role of Executive Functioning in Day-to-Day Functioning

Part B: Bypassing Language and Simplifying Treatment Interventions

Heritage Christian Academy, January 21, 2013 - The Neuropsychology of Learning and Learning Challenges

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, November 1, 2012 - The Battle of the Brains: Soothing the Back Brain and Engaging the Front Brain

International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Division (webinar), October 24, 2012 - The Neuropsychology of Dyslexia: The Comorbidity of Multiple Learning Challenges

St. John’s Preparatory School, October 3, 2012 - The Neuropsychology of Learning and Learning Challenges

Family Enhancement Center, August 3, 2012 - By-Passing Language to Teach Self-Regulation

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Summer Series, July 25, 2012 - By-Passing Language to Teach Self-Regulation

Family Achievement Center, June 14, 2012 - Input, Integration, Storage, and Output: The Connection Between Sensory Processing and Learning Disabilities

University of Phoenix, Faculty Research and Scholarship Day, April 28, 2012 - The Neuropsychology of Learning and Studying: How to Identify Struggling Students

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, April 24, 2012 - Engaging Brain-Based Dialogues

Reach for Resources, March 26, 2012 - Hot Brains & Disruptive Behaviors and How to Deal with Them

Family Innovations, September 21, 2011 - The Brain Systems in Family Systems

Minnesota Resource Center, August 31, 2011 - Life is a Neuropsychological Test

Austin Minnesota School District Early Childhood Special Education Staff, August 26, 2011 - When the Bough Breaks: The Impact of Trauma on Early Childhood Development and How to Intervene

The Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference Keeping Kids First, August 10, 2011 - Why Porcupine Has Quills: Trauma, Attachment, and Language Deficits in Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

Co-Presenter, Learning Disability Association Spring Symposium Living, Loving and Learning with ADHD, April 16, 2011 - Harnessing Neuroplasticity: A no medications approach to attention disorders, mood dysregulation, and learning disabilities

Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, March 3, 2011 - Stop Hitting and Biting?! But that’s the only way I can communicate

St. Paul School District Early Childhood Special Education Staff, training seminar, January 31, 2011 - I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and I’ll Blow the House Down: Understanding the Connection Between Trauma, Language, and Dysregulation and How to Intervene

International Dyslexia Association-Upper Midwest Division, January 19, 2011 - Beneath the Surface of Dyslexia: The Cormorbidity of Learning Challenges

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Winter Training Series, January 12, 2011 - Stop hitting and biting? I don’t understand what you are saying? The Effects of Trauma and the Hidden Role of Language Skills in Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Family Innovations, training seminar for therapists, November 17, 2010 - Working with Emotionally and Behaviorally Dysregulated Children and Families: Understanding the Role of Trauma and How to Adapt Treatment Interventions

The Association of Christian Schools International, Fall Regional Conference, October 21, 2010 - 

Part 1: Understanding Children’s Behavior From a Brain Based Perspective 

Part 2: How Do We Learn? And What Happens When Something Goes Wrong?

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, April 26, 2010 - It’s Not How You Say It, But It’s What You Say! The Hidden Role of Language Skills in Emotional, Social,and Behavior Disorders

Co-Presenter 13th National Conference for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, July 12, 2008 - Evaluating Adult AD/HD

Family Innovations, March 26, 2008 - The BioPsychoSocial Aspects of ADHD

LeSueur County Child Protection, in-service, June 28, 2019

The Impact of Trauma on Self-Regulation, Social Engagement, and Day-to-Day Functioning

Minnesota Adopt (MNAdopt), June 13, 2019

Demystifying & Understanding Behaviors: The Parts and Purpose of a Neuropsychological Evaluation

The Starting Point for Trauma Informed Therapy

Northwoods Residential Treatment Center, in service for clinical staff, May 15, 2019

Diagnostic Clarification, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning: Working with At-Risk Children and Families