Presentations & Workshops



I have presented at: Columbia University, The New York City Board of Education, Fordham University, The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, The International Cultic Studies Association, and The Department of Social Services for the State of Texas.

Current Presentation Topics: 

• Stuck, Stymied, Stalled and Stranded: How to Keep Psychotherapy Alive and Moving

• Introduction to Somatic Experiencing

• The Use of Language and Psychoeducation for Trauma informed Treatment

• The Trauma of Cult Involvement: An Evolutionary Perspective

• Putting it all together: Neuroscience, Psychoanalysis and Trauma Processing Models

• Difficult Conversations: How to talk with patients about what they avoid or don’t know

• With the Laguardia eSCAPe Team: Invisible Wounds: Introducing Trauma Informed Psychological Care into Pre-Hospital Professional Care. 



Beyond the Left Brain Right Brain metaphor: Using the Latest Findings in Neuroscience to Work More Effectively as a Psychotherapist. With Efrat Ginot, PH.D. (January 23, 2020, 7PM to 9PM). The National Institute for the Psychotherapies Integrative Trauma Program Colloquia. 



Cult Recovery: Gaining Insight into the Experience and Inner Life of Group Leaders, Members and Concerned Families. October 15, 2017. 10-4, Lunch Included. With Daniel Shaw, William Goldberg, Lorna Goldberg, and Steve Eichel. Doubletree Hotel. Ft. Lee N.J. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and the International Cultic Studies Association.

Webinar: Psychoeducation and Stabilization for Sexual abuse Survivors: Valuable Lessons from the Neurobiology of Trauma. With Josie Torielli. Friday, November 3, 2017. 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Sponsored by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault.

Stalled, Stuck and Stymied: How to Keep Things Alive and Moving in Psychotherapy-Integrating Lessons From Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and the Somatic Therapies. (March 5, 2017) The Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.

Stuck, Stalled, Stymied and Stranded. (June 11, 2016) The Training Institute for Mental Health.

The Psychoanalysts Toolkit: What trauma therapies and mindfulness can teach us about deepening and expanding psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic practice. (2015-2016) With Michelle Lepak, Gregory Carson and Jennifer Egert. The Training Institute for Mental Health. 

Webinar: Preventing Invisible Wounds: Introducing Psychological care into the Pre-Hospital Professional care, The Northeast Resiliency Consortium. (2015) With Christine Alvarez, and Rosemary Masters JD, LCSW. Available on YouTube. 

Cults and Trauma: A Conversation with Psychotherapists- (November 4, 2014) with Daniel Shaw, LCSW and a panel of former members of Cultic Groups. Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. 

Neurobiology Meets Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: How Trauma Theory Provides The Bridge. (March 30, 2014). With Rosemary Masters, JD, LCSW. The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. 

Trauma and the Sense of Self. With Bessel van der Kolk, MD Rosemary Masters, JD, LCSW, and Zoe Landers, LCSW. (March 1, 2014) The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Difficult Conversations- The Use of Language and Psychoeducation in Trauma Informed Treatment.  (2013) Trauma Studies Cooperative at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 

The Traumatizing Narcissist and Post-Cult Trauma: (October 13, 2012). With Daniel Shaw LCSW, and a panel of former members of cultic groups. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies.