Speaking Events

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Erica has been an invited speaker, lecturer, trainer, experiential workshop facilitator, and educator at:

  • Universities (including UCLA, USC, UCSD, and Loyola Marymount Universtiy)
  • Mental health care agencies
  • Medical health care organizations (including Kaiser Permanente)
  • National conferences
  • Locally sponsored symposium
  • Parenting groups and clubs

Erica has presented on topics including:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Art therapy theory and practice
  • Assessment
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career development
  • Depression
  • Design and development of art based therapy groups for specific populations
  • Design and development of behavior support plans
  • Developmental delays
  • Early education
  • Ethics in therapy
  • Giftedness
  • Goal Setting
  • Group Therapy
  • Identifying the function and meaning of behavior
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting and parent support

The Value of Speakers

Listening to a speaker is about more than information gathering.  Attending a talk provides the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, stimulate new awareness, and to be inspired.  In this technological age, information is literally at our fingertips but access to so much unfiltered information can leave us confused, anxious, and overwhelmed.  Workshops and lectures provide the unique opportunity for in person learning that is both focused, addressing your unique needs and interests, and dynamic, actively engaging you in the learning process.  No two audiences are alike and Erica is interested in tailoring talks and maintaining flexibility to address the specific needs of each group.  When possible, Erica applies her creative background by engaging participants in experiential and thought-provoking activities in order to deepen the learning process.  Whether parents or professionals, Erica believes we are all life-time seekers of knowledge and brings her enthusiasm for learning and the investigative process to her presentations, workshops, and talks.