TRAINING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

In addition to providing therapeutic services to individuals and families, I am also available for professional training and continuing education opportunities. A list of professional training and workshop topics can be found below along with a bibliography of past presentations and training sessions.

  • Professional resilience through the ongoing practice of self-care
  • Prevention of professional burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization
  • Organization effectiveness
  • Interprofessional education and collaborative approaches to treatment
  • Treatment of anxiety and mood disorders
  • Combat-related post-traumatic stress
  • Compassion satisfaction and vicarious resilience
  • DSM-V Updates: Anxiety and mood disorders (adult, adolescent and child)
  • Professional ethics: Digital and social media
  • Professional ethics and workplace behavior: Resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Psychopharmacology in mental health care
  • Trauma-informed care practices
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Presentation & Training Bibliography

Teaching Resilience in Undergraduate Social Work Education. Presentation at the 64th Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, Florida. November 2018.

Creating an Organizational Culture of Self-Care. Key note address at the East Tennessee State University Self-Care Conference. Johnson City, Tennessee. October 2018.

Professional Resilience: A New Dimension of Trauma Informed Practice. Presentation at the 2018 Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference. Montgomery, Alabama. April 2018.

Finding Professional Resilience During Difficult Times. Plenary session at the Alabama Gerontology Society 37th Annual Aging Conference. Hoover, Alabama. April 2018.

Cultivating Professional Resilience in Social Work Practice. Plenary session at Jacksonville State University (JSU) 30th Annual Social Work Day. Jacksonville, Alabama. March 2018.

Cultivating Professional Resilience Through the Practice of Self-Care. Title IV-E Health and Human Services grant supported multi-site training workshop for Alabama Child Welfare Workers. May 2017.

An Ecological Systems Framework for Professional Resilience. Presentation at The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) annual conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2017.

Cultivating Professional Resilience and Well-Being Through Empathy Self-Regulation. Presentation at the 15th Annual Fall Conference: Trauma to Triumph. Montgomery, Alabama. August 2016.

Social Worker Self-Care as an Ethical Obligation. Presentation at the 2016 Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference. Montgomery, Alabama. February 2016.

Vicarious Resilience in Rural Child Welfare Workers: Exploratory Implications for Compassion Satisfaction and Professional Burnout. Poster presentation at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 61st Annual Program Meeting. Denver, Colorado. October 2015.

Preventing Compassion Fatigue through Professional Self Care. General session presented at the 33rd Annual Alabama Gerontological Society Conference. Montgomery, Al. April 2014.

Using Professional Self-Care Plans as Teaching Tools: A Model Assignment for Social Work Educators. Presentation at the 42nd Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference. Natchez, MS. October 2013.

Developing a Plan for Professional Self-Care in Social Work Practice. Workshop presented at the 12th Annual Fall Social Work Conference. Birmingham, Alabama. August 2013.

Compassion Fatigue Among Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities in Ukraine. Presented at the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research Fall Conference. October 2012.

Take a Day to Take Care of Yourself: A Workshop on Self-Care and Professional Quality of Life. Multiple site two-week Title IV-E Training Workshop for Alabama Child Welfare Workers. July 2012.

Teaching Self-Care as an Essential Practice Behavior. Skills Workshop presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s 56th Annual Program Meeting (APM). Portland, Oregon. October 2010.

Proposing and Integrating Interprofessional Education and Professional Collaboration Courses for BSW Programs. Presentation at the 64th Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, Florida. November 2018.

Integrating Social Work and Speech Language Pathology: A Collaborative Model of Interprofessional Education. Pre-Conference Institute presented at the 62nd Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2016.

Building Successful Service Partnerships for Child Welfare: Social Work and Speech Language Pathology. Presentation at the 14th Annual Fall Social Work Conference. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. August 2015.

Interdisciplinary Practice: A Guide to Collaboration and Teaming. Presentation at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, Fl. November 2014.

Building Professional Relationships: Working on a Transdisciplinary Team. Presentation at the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama Annual Convention. Birmingham, AL. March 2014.

Pragmatic Application of Social Work Values and Ethics in Professional Practice. Presentation at the Alabama Department of Public Health Association’s Annual Conference: Advancing Opportunities and Assessing Challenges. Auburn, Alabama. April 2016.

Professional Ethics and Values in Contemporary Social Work Practice: Ethical Dilemmas in the Age of Digital and Social Media.  Presentation at the Alabama Conference of Social Work: 100 Years of Continuing Excellence for the Human Service Community. Perdido Beach, Alabama. March 2016.

Social Work Ethics and Contemporary Child Welfare Practice and Supervision.  Presentation at the Annual Alabama Department of Human Resources Supervisors Conference. Hoover, Alabama. June 2015.

Social Media and Social Work Ethics: Generational Challenges and Implications for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Age. Title IV-E Health and Human Services grant supported multi-site training workshop for Alabama Child Welfare Workers. May 2015.

Understanding the Pathological Challenges of Personality Disordered Clients. Training session presented at the Jefferson/Blount/St Clair Counties Mental Health Authority. Birmingham, Alabama. August 2015.

Anxiety and Trauma Related Disorders: DSM-V Re-classifications and Differential Diagnoses. Presentation at the 9th Annual Children’s Aid Society Permanency Conference. Birmingham, Alabama. April 2015.

Trauma Related Disorders: DSM-V Updates. Presentation at the 99th Annual Alabama Conference of Social Work. Perdido Beach, Alabama. February 2015.

New Tool, New Method: Using Child Welfare Cases to Teach Practice Behavior Competencies. Workshop presented at the 27th Annual Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.  March 2010.

Teaching Practice Behaviors Through the Use of the Child Welfare Case Studies.  Workshop presented at the 8th Annual Fall Social Work Conference. Montgomery, Alabama, August 2009.

Major Depression and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders. Poster Presentation at the 59th Institute on Psychiatric Services Meeting: New Orleans, LA, October 2007.

Understanding the Psychosocial Challenges of Veterans: Implications for Child Welfare Practice and Assessment. Presentation at the 13th Annual Fall Social Work Conference. Birmingham, Al. August 2014.

Teaching Competency Based Generalist Social Work Practice with Veterans and Military Families. Workshop presented at the 30th Annual Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. March 2013.

Understanding Military Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Virtual training Module prepared for the Alabama State Department of Human Resources { http://socialwork.ua.edu/about-our-school/child-welfare-consortium-training-modules}. February 2013.

Serving Veterans and Military Families in Child Welfare Practice. Virtual Training Module prepared for the Alabama State Department of Human Resources {http://socialwork.ua.edu/about-our-school/child-welfare-consortium-training-modules/}. February 2013.

Serving Veterans and Military Families: A Call to the Social Work Profession. Key note address presented at The University of Montevallo Annual Advocacy Day Conference. September 2012.

An Investigation of Professional Burnout, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Compassion Fatigue among Mental Health Professionals Serving Veterans and Military Families. Presented at The University of Montevallo Faculty Research Symposium. March 2011.

Understanding the Psycho-Social Challenges of Returning Veterans: Implications for Practice and Assessment.  Presentation at the 39th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference.  Jacksonville State University-Jacksonville, Alabama. November 2010.

A Comparative Analysis of Clinical and Administrative Occupational Stress in VA Health Care Workers. Paper presented at The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: 24th Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, November 2008.

Supported Employment Versus Standard Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans with PTSD. Professional workshop conducted at The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: 24th Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, November 2008.