Sample Presentations

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2016: Discomfort and resonance: Student and instructor perspectives on teaching and learning qualitative research. Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC.

2015:  Opening the lens: Teaching clinical assessment and diagnosis across multiple perspectives. Council on Social Work Education. Denver CO.

2013:  First Steps In Becoming a Qualitative Researcher: Mapping the Terrain. Society for Social Work and Research. San Diego CA.

2012: Ethical, Cultural, and Practical Implications of DSM Diagnosis for Clinical Social Work. Invited keynote address, New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. New York NY.

2012: How Do Qualitative Social Work Researchers Incorporate Reflexivity into their Work: A Collective Auto-Ethnography. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana IL.

2012: Uses, meanings, and experiences of reflexivity at each stage of the research process. Society for Social Work and Research. Washington DC.

2011: Many ways of knowing: Teaching qualitative research experientially through multiple interpretive lenses. Council on Social Work Education. Atlanta GA.

2011: How clinical social workers view and work with the dual perspectives of DSM diagnosis and person-in-environment. New York Academy of Medicine. New York NY.

2011: The Power of the Process: Reflexivity in Qualitative Research. Society for Social Work and Research. Tampa FL.

2011: Managing life with a challenging child: Practical strategies when the labels don’t necessarily fit. Pleasantville School District, Pleasantville NY.

2010: Practical Strategies for handling intensity, sensitivity, inflexibility, perfectionism, and other traits of gifted but challenging children. Association for Gifted and Talented Education, New York State Annual Conference, New Rochelle NY.

2010: Making Sense of the Labels: How to understand who a child is, not what he or she has. Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented State Parenting Conference, Scottsdale AZ.

2010: Practical strategies for handling intensity, sensitivity, perfectionism, and other challenging traits. Mary McDowell Center for Learning, Brooklyn NY.

2010: Understanding How Social Workers Balance Strengths and Disorders in Clinical Practice. Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco CA.

2009: When the Labels Don’t Fit: A new approach to raising a challenging child. Roberts Center for Learning and Literacy, Florida Southern College, Lakeland FL.

2009: When the Labels Don’t Fit:  a practical approach to intensity, sensitivity, perfectionism, and other challenges. Julia Howe Ward Memorial Lecture in Child Development. Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, New York NY.

2008: Practical strategies for managing intensity, inflexibility, perfectionism, sensitivity and other challenging traits. SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted), National Conference Salt Lake City UT.

2007: Re-framing and de-pathologizing behavior in work with “difficult” children. Four Winds Hospital, Saratoga NY, Community Education Series.

2007: Practical strategies for managing intensity, inflexibility, perfectionism, sensitivity and other challenging traits. SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted), National Conference, Overland Park KS.

2007: Re-framing and de-pathologizing behavior in social work with “difficult children. National Association of Social Workers, New York State Annual Conference, Albany NY.

2006: Practical strategies to address intensity, inflexibility and sensitivities in “twice exceptional” children. Scottsdale Supporters of the Gifted, Scottsdale AZ.