Workshops & Trainings

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2018:

June 2018:  Facilitated “Unwind with Equines” spouse event for the MARSOC Spartan Wives, held at Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program in Wilmington, NC.

May 2018:  EAP & EAL training workshop for UNCW students, held at Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program in Wilmington, NC.

2017:

November 2017:  Facilitated a Mindfulness Workshop for service members and spouses during the USO’s Warrior Reset Workshop, held in Jacksonville, NC.

September 2017:  Facilitated “Avoiding Burnout” workshop for PPD, held in Wilmington, NC.

September 2017:  Facilitated a Mindfulness Workshop for service members and spouses during the USO’s Spouse Reset Workshop, held in Emerald Isle, NC.

July 2017:  Facilitated “Improving Communication Skills for Employees” workshop for PPD, held in Wilmington, NC.

May 2017:  Facilitated a Mindfulness Workshop for service members and spouses during the USO’s Warrior Reset Workshop, held in Jacksonville, NC.

April 2017:  Workshop for uniformed and civilian victim advocates called “Self Care: Reclaim Your Spark”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

March to May 2017:  Facilitated weekly classes on the topics of Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Coping Skills for Marines at Camp Johnson, NC.

January 2017:  Facilitated a Mindfulness workshop for service members and spouses during the USO’s Spouse Reset Workshop, held in Jacksonville, NC.

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2016:

December 2016:  Workshop for Marines and spouses titled, “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

December 2016:  Workshop for Marines titled, “Healthy Relationship Skills for Singles”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

November 2016:  Facilitated a Mindfulness workshop for service members and spouses during the USO’s Spouse Reset Workshop, held in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

November 2016:  Workshop for Marines and spouses titled, “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

November 2016:  Workshop for Marines and Sailors titled “Stress During the Holidays”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

October 2016:  Workshop for Marines titled, “Healthy Relationship Skills for Singles”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

October 2016:  Workshop for Sailors titled, “Mentoring At Risk Service Members”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

September 2016:  Workshops for Marines and Sailors titled, “Effective Communication”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

August 2016:  Workshop for Marines and Sailors titled, “Mentoring At Risk Service Members”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

July 2016:  Workshop for Marines and Sailors titled, “Mentoring At Risk Service Members”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

July 2016:  Workshop for Marines titled, “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

May 2016:  Two workshops for Marines titled, “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

May 2016:  Workshop for Marines titled, “Healthy Relationship Skills for Singles”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

April 2016:  Panel member and facilitator of discussion for service members and spouses on PTSD and Suicide Prevention during the USO’s Warrior Reset Workshop, held in Jacksonville, NC.

April 2016:  Presentation for embedded counselors on Solution Focused Counseling, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

April 2016:  Two workshops for Marines titled, “Healthy Relationship Skills for Singles”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

April 2016:  Two workshops for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled, “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

March 2016:  Four workshops for Marines and Sailors titled “Building Stress Resiliency: Making Stress Work for You”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

February 2016:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

January 2016:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled, “Building Stress Resiliency:  Making Stress Work for You”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

January 2016:  Workshop for Sailors titled, “Mentoring At Risk Service Members”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

January 2016:  Facilitated a group discussion for service members and spouses on the importance of positive self-identity and self-esteem during the USO’s Spouse Reset Workshop, held in Jacksonville, NC.

2015

December 2015:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled “Stress During the Holidays”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

December 2015:  Workshop for Marines and Sailors titled “Mentoring At Risk Service Members”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

November 2015:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

October 2015:  Workshop for Marines titled “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

September 2015:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled, “Communication and Assertiveness Training”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

August 2015:  Workshop for Marines and Sailors about Suicide, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

August 2015:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

May 2015:  Workshop for Marines, Sailors and spouses titled “Principles of Healthy Relationships and Marriages”, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

January 2015:  Workshop for Marines about Ethical Leadership, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

2014

October 2014:  Presentation for the Cape Fear/Wilmington chapter of NASW-NC titled “Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning: An Introduction to the EAGALA Model”, held in Wilmington, NC.

September 2014:  Workshop for Sailors about the importance of self care, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

July 2014 to October 2014:  Presented “From Combat to Home” for Marines and Sailors during their post-deployment Warrior Transition Training, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

July 2014:  Presented “What to Say When Someone’s Grieving” for military spouses, held at Camp Lejeune, NC.

2013

October 2013:  Presentation and demonstration about the benefits of using equine assisted psychotherapy with combat veterans at a reception hosted by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, held at St. Brides Farm in Upperville, VA.

June 2013:  EAP & EAL training workshop for mental health clinicians hosted by CRC Health Group, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

April 2013 to June 2013:  Girls Rule! EAL and horsemanship group for eight Loudoun County middle school girls, held at Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center in Aldie, VA.

April 2013:  Presentation and demonstration about the effectiveness of using equine assisted psychotherapy with combat veterans and their families as a part of Sprout’s Open House for their new Equine Services for Heroes Program, held at Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center in Aldie, VA.

2012

October 2012:  Presentation and demonstration about the benefits of using equine assisted psychotherapy with combat veterans at a reception hosted by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, held at River Farm in Leesburg, VA.

October 2012:  Interviewed by ABC local news about work with Veterans Moving Forward, a non-profit organization providing service and companion dogs for veterans, and the benefits of canine therapy with combat veterans, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

July 2012:  EAL workshop for combat veterans and their families visiting from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sponsored by Operation Second Chance, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.

May 2012:  EAP & EAL training workshop for students in the Virginia Tech Counseling Program, held at Quarter Note Farm in Nokesville, VA.

April 2012:  Presenter at Virginia Tech’s Creativity in Counseling conference about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, with specific emphasis on use with the military population, held at the satellite campus in Falls Church, VA.

April 2012:  EAL leadership workshop for executive coaches from Booz Allen Hamilton, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

April 2012:  EAL & EAP training workshop for the Board of Directors of Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.

2011

November 2011:  Family Day at Windover Farm, a day of fun activities, food and horses for veterans and their family members, sponsored by the Manassas Elks Lodge, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

July 2011:  Military couples workshop for six male veterans and their female partners through the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

June 2011:  EAP training workshop for members of the Loudoun County Drug Court team, including the substance abuse supervisor, therapists, parole officer, drug court coordinator and police officer, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

May 2011:  EAP informational workshop for the advisory board of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

April through December 2011: EAP groups for veterans, couples and families in the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

March 2011:  Presenter with the Ethics Committee at the annual EAGALA conference, titled “Putting the Horse Before the Cart: Strategies for Implementing an Ethical EAGALA Practice”, held in Layton, UT.

February 2011:  Presentation about PTSD & TBI in combat veterans for the doctoral graduate students of Argosy University, held in Leesburg, VA.

January 2011:  Presentation about PTSD & TBI in combat veterans for the staff of Heartland Hospice, held in Fairfax, VA.

2010

December 2010: EAL & EAP training workshop for the staff of Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.

September 2010: EAL informational workshop for members of the community, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

August 2010: EAL & EAP training workshop for the clinical staff of Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Northern Region, held at Windover Farm in Middleburg, VA.

April 2010:  Presentation to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Wellness Committee, titled “Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Warriors: A Therapeutic Modality Using Horses to Help Warriors and Their Families”, held at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

April 2010:  Guest lecturer for undergraduate social work students of George Mason University about clinical work and equine assisted psychotherapy with the military population, held in Fairfax, VA.

March 2010:  Presenter with the Ethics Committee at the annual EAGALA conference, titled “Putting the Horse Before the Cart: Strategies for Implementing an Ethical EAGALA Practice”, held in Layton, UT.

2009

November 2009:  Guest lecturer for undergraduate social work students of George Mason University about clinical work with the military population, held in Fairfax, VA.

June 2009: EAL team building workshop for employees at Johnson & Johnson, held at Freedom Horse Inc. in Long Valley, NJ.

May 2009:  Presentation about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning for the Chester Lioness Club, held in Chester, NJ.

2008

September 2008:  EAL workshops with recent combat veterans as a part of the Veterans Employment Transition (VET) Foundation’s Operation Real Transition, held at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY.

June 2008:  EAL & EAP training workshop for the Morris County chapter of NASW-NJ social workers held at Evergreen Acres Training Stables in Long Valley, NJ.

June 2008:  EAL team building workshop for entire staff of Montgomery Academy, a private special education school in Gladstone, NJ, held at Evergreen Acres Training Stables in Long Valley, NJ.

May & June 2008:  EAL social skills groups for classes at the Newmark School, a private special education school in Plainfield, NJ, held at Evergreen Acres Training Stables in Long Valley, NJ.

January 2008: EAL & EAP informational workshop for those working in the field of education, held at Centenary College Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ.

2007

June 2007: EAL workshop about communication called “Do You Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean?” held at Evergreen Acres Training Stables in Long Valley, NJ.

February 2007:  EAL executive coaching workshop for professional women held at Lord Stirling Stables in Basking Ridge, NJ.