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Each year, I get the opportunity to give keynote addresses, present at conferences, and provide in-depth trainings to professional groups.

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See what I have lined up for 2020!

Cobb County Senior Services

Cobb County Georgia

January 28, 2020 / 9am-4pm EST


I'm thrilled to have been invited to present a one-day workshop to deepen Cobb County Senior Center staff's understanding of self and others in this Aging Sensitivity training.

Older adults and their families are incredibly diverse. To provide quality care, providers must continuously work toward multicultural humility. This workshop challenges our assumptions and biases about older adults by looking more deeply within ourselves. Then applying this awareness so that we live with a greater sense of integrity and grace in this world.

This is a private event.

 

LeadingAge Oregon

Holiday Inn- Wilsonville
25425 SW 95th Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070

February 18, 2020 / 9am-4pm PST


Title: Sexual Expression in Older Adults With Diminished Capacity

This workshop will discuss concepts of human sexuality and sexual self-determination. Intimacy will be defined, and the benefits and risks of intimacy among older adults living with dementia disorders (and diminished capacity) will be reviewed. Complicating factors, such as limits on privacy, hypersexuality, risk of bodily harm and exploitation will be discussed.  The prevalence of sexuality in long-term care settings will be reviewed and include a summary of staff reactions and family reactions to sexual expression of older adults living with dementia in a community/long-term care setting.

Link to Register

LeadingAge Washington

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
16500 Southcenter Parkway
SeaTac, WA 98188

February 20, 2020 / 9am-4pm PST


Title: Sexual Expression in Older Adults With Diminished Capacity

This workshop will discuss concepts of human sexuality and sexual self-determination. Intimacy will be defined, and the benefits and risks of intimacy among older adults living with dementia disorders (and diminished capacity) will be reviewed. Complicating factors, such as limits on privacy, hypersexuality, risk of bodily harm and exploitation will be discussed.  The prevalence of sexuality in long-term care settings will be reviewed and include a summary of staff reactions and family reactions to sexual expression of older adults living with dementia in a community/long-term care setting.

Link to Register

Here's where I presented in 2019!

Vanderbilt University Counseling Center

Nashville, Tennessee

January 3, 2019


Title: Deepening a Practice of Multicultural Humility

​I was honored to collaborate with Dr. Telsie Davis in providing a training to mental health providers on deepening a practice of multicultural humility. We facilitated an 8-hour interactive, self-reflective workshop  to multidisciplinary staff at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center in Nashville, TN.

Leading Age Southeast Conference

Hilton Head, South Carolina

March 26, 2019


I'm thrilled to have been selected to present at one of the premiere conferences on aging.

3/26/19 @ 2pm: Cultivating a Practice of Multicultural Humility in Working with Older Adults

3/26/19 @ 3:45pm: Sexual Expression & Consent in Care Communities

 

Women Veterans First Annual Health Symposium

The Goodwill Center, Decatur, Georgia

March 29, 2019


Keynote Address!

Creating a Care Culture: Elevating Care for Ourselves & Each Other!

Atlanta VA Health Care System serves the largest percentage of Women Veterans in the nation.

I was honored to be asked by the Women Veterans Health Committee to provide the Keynote Address to more than 200 women Veterans.

Improving Health/Mental Health Care for African American Women

Symposium

Atlanta VA Health Care System
Decatur, Georgia

April 26, 2019


As Chair of the Mental Health Diversity Education Committee of the Atlanta VA Health Care System, I'm organizing this very important event and lining up "A-list" presenters working toward improving health & mental health care for African American women!

More than 100 mental health providers have registered to attend!

 

Georgia Gerontology Society’s 2019 Annual Conference

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds
Lake Oconee, Georgia

July 22-24, 2019


Delighted to have been selected to present at the Georgia Gerontology Society's 2019 Annual Conference.

July 23, 2019 @ 11:15am: Intimate Connection & Sexuality in the Context of Dementia Disorders: Benefits, Risks, and the Role our Own Values Play. 

July 23, 2019 @ 3pm: Deepening a Practice of Cultural Humility in Working with Diverse Older Adults.

Activity Professionals Symposium

LeadingAge Georgia

Atlanta, GA

August 23, 2019


Invited by LeadingAge Georgia to present a 2-hour Continuing Education (CEU) workshop to activity professionals

Title: Compassion, Communication, & Inclusive Communities

Dementia & Mental Health Symposium

LeadingAge Georgia

September 12, 2019


Invited by LeadingAge Georgia to present a 1-hour presentation to senior care professionals.

Title: Dementia & Mental Illness: What makes them different? Where do they overlap? Why are they mistaken?

Ethics CEU Workshop

Georgia Psychological Association

Atlanta, GA

November 1, 2019


I will be presenting a 6-hour Ethics Continuing Education (CEU) Workshop at the GPA Headquarters.

9am-4pm: Ethical Decision Making for Sexual Relationships in the Context of Dementia Disorders

Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

Austin, Texas

November 13-17, 2019


Delighted to have been selected to present at the Gerontological Society of America's 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

November 15, 2019 @ 8am- 9:30am: Dementia Care & Behavioral Health Workforce Development: Innovations in Training Across Settings (Symposium)

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