Consultations & Speaking Engagements

I enjoy connecting and sharing knowledge and experience with others via consulting, presenting and writing.  I have developed presentations for a variety of different audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.  Feel free to contact me if you think I’d be a good fit to share my knowledge with you, your group, or your organization.  Here are some of the most recent and upcoming speaking engagements and trainings I have provided:

 

Upcoming

TBD!  Invite me to your event!

 

Previous

Mid Atlantic Region Chapter of ATSA (MARATSA) Conference

22nd Conference

Presenter of "Helping Providers Respond to Signs of Sexual Violence," designed to help providers understand barriers to noticing signs of sexual violence, develop effective strategies for discussing sexual violence with service recipients, and use the Sexological Ecosystem and PLISSIT models when providing services.  (May 2022)

Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole, and Corrections (PAPPC) Conference

100th Annual Training Institute

Presenter of "Helping Providers Respond to Signs of Sexual Violence," designed to help providers understand barriers to noticing signs of sexual violence, develop effective strategies for discussing sexual violence with service recipients, and use the Sexological Ecosystem and PLISSIT models when providing services.  (May 2022)

Keystone Conference

12th Annual Conference, A Celebration of Gender Diversity

 

Presenter of "LGBT Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System," regarding the experiences of and supports and services needed by older adults who are justice-involved.  (March 2022)

Penn State Behrend

15th Penn State Behrend Gender Conference (Erie, PA)

Presenter of "LGBT Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System," regarding the experiences of and supports and services needed by older adults who are justice-involved.  (April 2022)

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

9th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference 

Presenter of "Helping Providers Identify and Respond to Sexual Violence," designed to assist helping professionals to identify and address signs of potential sexual violence that they may encounter in the course of their work, and to make appropriate follow up referrals to the necessary providers and resources. (April 2022)

Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference

29th Annual Conference (Virtual Conference)

Presenter of "LGBT Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System," regarding the experiences of and supports and services needed by older adults who are justice-involved.  (December 2021)

 

PA LGBTQIA Health Conference

Presenter of "LGBT Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System," regarding the experiences of and supports and services needed by older adults who are justice-involved.  (October 2021)

LearnSexTherapy.com by the Buehler Institute

Presenter of “Helping Providers Identify and Respond to Signs of Sexual Violence,” designed to help sexuality educators, counselors, and therapists to identify and address signs of potential sexual violence that they may encounter in the course of their work, and to make appropriate follow up referrals to the necessary providers and resources. (Online course)

 

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

Staff training on working with individuals who have committed sexual offenses (September 2021)

 

Sex and Love with Dr. Emily Jamea (Podcast)

Dr. Emily Jamea, one of the leading experts on sex and relationships, takes listeners on a journey into the complexities of love, libido, and everything in between. Her podcast educates and inspires through interviews with other experts both in the United States and around the world.  This podcast will educate listeners about often misunderstood aspects of sexual safety. (October 2021)

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

26th San Diego International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Across the Lifespan (Virtual Conference)

Presenter of “Blood from a Stone:  Supporting Incarcerated Survivors of Trauma,” regarding trauma-informed approaches with incarcerated and/or forensically involved survivors of trauma.  (August 2021)

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

8th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference (Virtual Conference)  

Presenter of “Ditch Playing Hard To Get, Talk a LOT More About Consent (And other ways we can work toward a culture of sexual safety),” designed to increase participants’ ability to think critically about the power of small, everyday actions to contribute to or detract from the sexual safety of our community.  (April 2021)

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

8th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference (Virtual Conference)  

Presenter of “Playing Well with Others (The Ethics of Collaborating with your Fellow Human Beings),” designed to familiarize participants with easy, accessible ways to incorporate ethical practice and ethical curiosity into their everyday lives.  (April 2021)

Wayside Presbyterian Church Adult Bible Study Group

Presenter of “Ditch Playing Hard To Get, Talk a LOT More About Consent (And other ways we can work toward a culture of sexual safety),” designed to increase participants’ ability to think critically about the power of small, everyday actions to contribute to or detract from the sexual safety of our community.  (April 2021)

 

Penn State Behrend

14th Penn State Behrend Gender Conference (Erie, PA)  

Presenter of “Ditch Playing Hard To Get, Talk a LOT More About Consent (And other ways we can work toward a culture of sexual safety),” designed to increase participants’ ability to think critically about the power of small, everyday actions to contribute to or detract from the sexual safety of our community. (March 2021)

 

Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference

28th Annual Conference (Virtual Conference)

Presenter of “Blood from a Stone:  Supporting Incarcerated Survivors of Trauma,” regarding trauma-informed approaches with incarcerated and/or forensically involved survivors of trauma. (December 2020)

Penn State Behrend

13th Penn State Behrend Gender Conference (Erie, PA)  ***Cancelled due to COVID-19

Presenter of “Ditch Playing Hard To Get, Talk a LOT More About Consent (And other ways we can work toward a culture of sexual safety),” designed to increase participants’ ability to think critically about the power of small, everyday actions to contribute to or detract from the sexual safety of our community.

 

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

7th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference (Virtual Conference)  

Co-presenter of “Blood from a Stone:  Supporting Incarcerated Survivors of Trauma,” regarding trauma-informed approaches with incarcerated and/or forensically involved survivors of trauma.  (July 2020)

Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference

26th Annual Conference (Grantville, PA)

Presenter of “Survival Skills for Supporting Involuntary Clients,” regarding strategies for work with involuntary client and provider populations.  (November 2018)

Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference

25th Annual Conference (Grantville, PA)

Presenter of “All Paws on Deck,” regarding integrating various dog training programs into a correctional setting.  Presenter of “Trauma Informed Principles of Care with LGBTQ People in the Criminal Justice System.”  (November 2017)

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality

Intersections of Equality Symposium (Erie, PA)

Serve as member of a speaker panel following the viewing of the documentary “Miss Major!” to represent the viewpoint of the criminal justice system on transgender populations in corrections.  Presenter of “LGBT Older Adults in the Correctional System.”  (October 2017)

 

Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections

96th Annual Training Institute (Pocono Manor, PA)

Presenter of “All Paws On Deck,” regarding integrating service animals, therapy animals, emotional support animals and courthouse dogs into the fields of Probation, Parole and Corrections.  (May 2017)

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

4th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference (Erie, PA)

Member and moderator of a three-person panel “All Paws On Deck,” regarding integrating service animals, therapy animals, emotional support animals and courthouse dogs into work with survivors of victimization.  (April 2017)

Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators

29th Annual Meeting (Edinboro, PA)

In collaboration with the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) and Edinboro University Social Work Faculty, served as member of a roundtable presentation titled “Trauma Informed Principles of Care with LGBTQ People in the Criminal Justice System.”  (April 2017)

 

National Institute of Corrections

Transgender Persons in Custody:  The Legal Landscape

Interviewed as a subject matter expert for a National Institute of Corrections live-streaming training broadcast.  (February 2017)

 

William Glasser Institute International

International Conference (Toronto, Canada)  

Member of a panel presentation on the use of Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in the Houses of Healing program for prisoners.  (July 2014)