Trainings and consultation



I am flexible in terms of ongoing or one-time services, as well as format and size of trainings or consultations (including clinical records reviews and reviewing written assessments to detect and remediate bias, insensitivity, or non-preferred terminology). 

Trainings are individualized to the needs of the particular students or professionals being trained. Here is a sample of topics on which I have provided trainings or consultation:
  • Autism spectrum disorders and related profiles: Recognizing, referring, accommodating, respecting
  • Performing assessments of individuals and families in a manner that is culturally competent with regards to race, class, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, disability, and other important factors
  • Providing age-appropriate leisure and recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities
  • Overview of the child welfare system: A look at how providers and others can work most effectively within an outdated system much need of reform
  • GLBT issues 101 or transgender 101 trainings for clinicians, physicians, human resources personnel, educators, law enforcement, or any others
  • Developmentally appropriate use of music with young children
  • Overview of mandated reporting laws and standards: What should and should not be reported in order to promote safety and protection while respecting privacy, diversity, and autonomy
  • Effectively supporting children who have experienced trauma and loss: For clinicians as well as educators, parents, and others
  • Recognizing and avoiding bias in assessing, treating, and referring
  • Adoption myths and realities: Overview of types of adoption and common issues in adoption, from a perspective that honors and empowers adoptees, first families, and adoptive families
  • Use of music in therapy for the non-musician and/or non-music therapist