TRAINING AND CONSULTING
Mindfulness in Art, Movement and Metaphor - Designed and developed a 2-day retreat for mental health professionals and practitioners on the effective utilization of Mindfulness during individual and group psychotherapy sessions.
DBT Skills & Mindfulness Training - Ongoing individual, family and group Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training for children, adolescents and adults.
for Self-Harming Teens - Facilitate trainings
for National Crisis Clinic's Teen Link Youth Volunteer Programs
on how to utilize DBT skills as a method of
stabilizing and assisting teens at risk for suicide and self-injury .
Teen Suicide Prevention / Intervention -
YMCA Transitions All-Staff.
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Intervention -
YMCA Clinical Team.
Expressive Arts for Young Adults in Transition -
YMCA Transitions Participant Group (Several art groups and ongoing sessions).
Family Services Intensive Therapeutic Foster Youth
Expressive Art Group -
Weekly expressive art groups for the YMCA Family Services.
Art With Heart Community Expressive Art
Groups - Led community expressive
art groups to deepen self awareness and self expression among
teens and young adults. Assisted in developing exercises for
the new Chill & Spill workbook, and facilitated an Expressive
Art Experience for the members of the AWH Board.
Building Effective Clinical Teams - Interactive training on creating more effective clinical teams for the YMCA - FS/MH Family Support Specialist All-Staff meeting .
Vicarious Traumatization and Compassion
Fatigue: Self Care for Foster Parents and
Professionals Working With Traumatized Youth -
Co-designed and facilitated an experiential training for
YMCA Therapeutic Foster Parent All-Staff, and Foster Care
Conference 2000: Better Skills for Stronger Families.
Creative Self-Exploration Retreat - Creative
self-exploration and rejuvination retreat for mental health and
business professionals in the Seattle area.
Team-Building and Creative Problem-Solving - Program design and facilitation for a 2-day YMCA Family Services and Mental Health Annual All-Staff Retreat held at Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth, WA.
Stress Management and Deep Relaxation - Program design and facilitation for YMCA Therapeutic Foster Parent All-Staff Meeting.
Learning How to Quiet the Mind - Program development and weekly PersonalEmpowerment Program facilitation for Shasta County Women's Refuge, and All-Staff Retreat.
Building High Performance Teams, Communicating for Results, Value and Role Clarification, Empowered Assistant Series Training (EAS), Relaxation and Stress Management, Dealing Effectively with Change and Effective Leadership - Developed and delivered highly specialized interactive national training programs which focus on creating stronger networks of effective communication between support staff, technical staff, managers and executives. Clients include: Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, Associated Packaging Systems, Ernst & Young and YMCA.