Presentations

Here are some public presentations I have given in recent years.  Please contact me if you or your organization are interested in a presentation.

“What you can learn (and not learn) from a psychoeducational evaluation,” Vertical Skills Academy, February 2020

Psychological Dimensions of Becoming an Adult”, high school seniors at Denver Jewish Day School, January 2020

“Change and Defiance,” Evergreen Country Day School staff, December 2019

Hovering and Hanging Instead of Helicopter-ing: A Family Systems Approach to Helping Kids with Executive Functioning”, Denver Metro CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD, here’s their website: Denver CHADD), November 2019

Teasing:  How to help your child participate in and cope with complex social dynamics”, parents at Evergreen Country Day School, November 2019

Emotional Lives of Teens,” Israel Study Tours staff/administrators, May 2019

“A Family Systems Approach to Helping Kids with ADHD,” University of Denver ADDventure, Learning Effectiveness Program, April 2019 and 2016

“Empathy”, middle school students at Evergreen Country Day School, February 2019

“Accommodation Plans at an Independent School:  Who, What, Where, Why and When”, Evergreen Country Day School presentation to faculty, January 2019

“Adolescent Development,” Jewish Student Connection staff/administrators, August 2018

“Executive Functioning: Beyond the Basics” faculty at Creative Challenge Community school, February 2018

“What you can learn (and not learn) from your child’s psychoeducational evaluation,” University of Denver ADDventure, Learning Effectiveness Program, April 2017

Adolescent Development,” for parents at Denver School of Science and Technology, Byers Campus, March 2017

Stress Management: How Parents Can Help Themselves and their Teens” for parents at Denver School of Science and Technology, Byers Campus, 2016  (copy and link for part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n98e4CRjyhY&feature=youtu.be)  for part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2QODufOeRw&feature=youtu.be for part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–Z-M413pzM&feature=youtu.be

Friendship, Empathy, and Bullying: Smart Talks for Boys,” for 6th grade boys and their parents, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, January 2015

Boys’ Self-Esteem and Self-Image: Smart Talks for Boys,” for 6th grade boys and their parents, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, November 2014

‘Tween Boys: Tipping the Scales Toward Mental Health,” for parents at Denver Jewish Day School, September 2014

Engaged Parenting for New Dads” for first time fathers at the Jewish Community Center, 2010-present.

“Grandparent University for first-time grandparents at the Jewish Community Center, 2013-present.

Summer Camp Behavior Management,” for counselors at JCC Ranch Camp, summer 2013.

Work Relationships from a Family Systems perspective,” for staff at the Jewish Community Center preschool, 2013.

“Homework Wars” to parents at Stanley British Primary School, March 2013.

“Executive Functioning in Children to teachers and administrators at Stanley British Primary School, November 2012.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom” to teachers and administrators at Denver Jewish Day School, October 2012.

Helping your Child with Emotion Regulation,” together with Laura Hockman from the Montessori School of Denver, and Kelly McAdams from Fountain Valley School, October 2012.  We gave a joint presentation to parents at Graland Country Day School.  Here’s the power point from my part of the presentation:   emotion regulation circle of influence 2012  and here’s a video of the presentation: 

Character Education in Independent Schools” at the Association of Colorado Independent Schools, Head of School/Trustee conference, October, 2012

“Boys on the Playground, presentation to Stanley British Primary School parents, October, 2011

“Mother/Son Relationships and Communication,” presentation to parents in the group “Mothers of Boys” (here’s their website: Mothers of Boys website), September 2011.

“Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Addressing the Social Lives of Children”, presentation to faculty at Evergreen Country Day School, August 2011

“Parental Guilt; How to Balance Anger and Understanding,” presentation to parent members of Denver Metro CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD, here’s their website: Denver CHADD), March 2010.

“Parent-teacher Communication,” presentation to teachers at Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center, 2008 and 2009

Family Business Relationships, Family Business Council, Schneider Consulting Group, September 2008, link to Family Business Council: Family Business Council

“Creating a Positive Work Environment,” 4-session presentation to faculty and staff at Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center, 2008

“Managing the Stress of Parenting,” presentation to parents at the Montessori School of Evergreen, February 2008.

“Taming Toxicity in the Workplace,” presentation together with Rabbi Shachne Sommers of the Denver Kollel, Torah for Tycoons series, January, 2008.  Here’s a summary: taming toxicity     Here’s an mp3 recording: taming toxicity recording

Stress Management:  How Parents can help themselves and their children,” presentation to parents of adolescents at Regis High School, Circle of Concern Consortium, November, 2007

Normal and Abnormal Development from Preschool through Middle School“, presentation to faculty at Evergreen Country Day School, August 2007

Communication between Parents and Adolescents to Improve Motivation“, together with Deanne Kapnik, CPCC, Temple Emanuel, April 2007