Trainings

Custom training services tailored to your agency or organization’s specific needs and climate and incorporating both didactic and experiential components are available on or related to the topics of:

  • Provider/clinician secondary trauma risks, self-care, and sustainability
  • Understanding and meeting the needs of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) clients
  • Developing a more embodied understanding of and approach to working with trauma
  • The use of creativity in clinical work or the workplace in general

Training rates:

Training presentation – $200/hour
Preparation & research – $80/hour
Materials – varies depending on the training
Travel – only applies if outside the Austin area

If you are interested in learning more about training services, please contact me to schedule a time to further discuss your organization’s training needs.

Past trainings:

“The Wisdom in a Circle: Mandalas as a Tool for Present Moment Awareness, Witnessing & Tracking” – Workshop for the Jung Society of Austin – 03/16

“Resonance & Rhythmicity: Enhancing Personal and Interpersonal Leadership in Schools” – Experiential Opening Night Plenary for the 25th Anniversary of the Texas School Social Workers’ Conference – 02/16

“Trauma-informed Care” – Workshop for direct services staff of both Caritas of Austin and Front Steps – 05/14 

“Maintaining Ground in the Midst of Chaos”Workshop for the staff of The Settlement Home – 07/13

“The Mythical Descent”  – Workshop for Austin IN Connection’s Year of Conversations – 09/12

“Clinical Considerations in Working with Transgender Clients”A two-part training series offered for volunteer therapists at Capital Area Counseling – 02/12

“Working with Transgender Clients:  Building Empathy, Skills, and Awareness” – Workshop co-led with Monrovia Van Hoose, LCSW, for the Texas NASW Conference – 10/11

“Navigating the Labyrinth of Trauma: An Embodied Approach”  Full-day CEU workshop for the UT School of Social Work’s Continuing Education Program – 09/11

“Engaging the Playful and Warrior Selves:  Cultivating Resiliency in Those with High Neurologic/Energetic Sensitivity”Workshop for Year of Conversations Series of Austin IN Connection – 09/11

“Secondary Trauma and Self-Care” Series of two workshops for staff of The Settlement Home – 05/11

“Truth-telling as a Feminist Act” Workshop for students of the UT Gender & Sexuality Center – 03/11

“Creating Your Own Thriving Wheel”- Workshop for The Owl’s Nest Retreat – for individuals using the arts in community building – 02/10

“Core Maintenance:  Provider Self-Care and Sustainability”Workshop for service providers affiliated with the Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program’s Training and Technical Assistance Institute – 06/07

“Beyond the Binary:  Language, Longing, and Legitimacy” Full-day intensive co-led with Shane Whalley, LMSW, for participants of FORGE (For Ourselves Reworking Gender Expression) Forward’s National Conference – 03/07

“Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue for Helping Professionals”  Workshop for clinical staff of SafePlace – 06/06

“Transgender Issues and Relationship Violence” – Workshop co-led with Ian Forslund, LCSW, for service providers in the domestic violence field for the Texas Council on Family Service Annual State Conference, 10/06

“Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Issues and Relationship Violence” – Workshop co-led with Ian Forslund, LCSW, for service providers in the domestic violence field for the Texas Council on Family Service Annual State Conference, 10/06

“Working with GLB Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse” – Workshop co-led with Christina Kelley LeCluyse, LCSW for Waterloo Counseling Center’s Conference – 02/05

“Ethical Issues in Working with GLB Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse” – Workshop co-led with Christina Kelley LeCluyse, LCSW for Waterloo Counseling Center’s Conference – 02/05