Oak Park Health Care Provider of the Year – 2011
Given for outstanding service to the community for mental health needs in children and teens of Oak Park .
Villager of the Year – 2011
Given for her leadership in “IMPACT” – a grassroots organization to address the need to educate the community on the issue of teen substance abuse in Oak Park and River Forest.
University of Chicago Contextual Behavioral Therapy Fellowship 10/17 – 5/18
Evidence-driven therapy practices for assessment and emotional regulation.
Training Rush Hospital Pediatric Residents
Behavioral symptoms and child therapy models 8/17 – on going
Chicago Parent Magazine Article 8/17
“Back to School Jitters” – Article pertaining to school anxiety in children.
Professional Presentations and Awards
“Helping your child manage Anxiety” –Parent Group (River Forest, IL 4/20/2016)
“The Therapist’s Tool Box: Options for Helping ADHD Clients and their Families” -Thrive Counseling Center-Training for therapists (Oak Park, IL 12/16/2014)
“Helping Students with Attention/Focusing Difficulties” – Loyola University Training for School Professionals (Chicago, IL 3/09)
“Emotional and Educational Needs of Gifted Children” – PAGE Dist.97 (Oak Park, IL 1/08).
“Depression and Bipolar in K-12 Education” – Loyola University Training for School Professionals (Chicago, IL 2/07).
“Parent Support Group and Professional ADHD Panel” – CHADD – National advocacy group for those w/ ADD and ADHD (Arlington Hts. IL 11/05).
“ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment” – Lutheran General Hospital Pediatrics (Des Plaines, IL 8/05).
“Loss… A Family Systems Perspective” – National Hospice Association (Chicago, IL 8/92).