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Past Presentations

2011

“Publishing a Memoir: Navigating the Boundaries of Personal Clinical and Public Relationships”
Harvard Medical School CME Course entitled "Publishing Books, Memoirs and Other Creative Nonfiction" Boston, MA

“In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide”
Presented at Psychiatry Grand Rounds at institutions including Children’s Hospital Boston, Queens Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

“Improving the Odds for Children's Safety In Schools: Lessons Learned”
Sidney Berman Award Presentation at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

2010

“How to Stay a Passionate and Creative Educator”
Harvard Medical School CME Course entitled “Treating Students K to 12: Clinicians and Educators Working Together” Boston, MA

“In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide”
Presented at Psychiatry Grand Rounds at institutions including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Tufts University Medical School, the University of Florida (the Laressa Gribbons Memorial Lecture), and Children’s National Medical Center.
Also presented at the Webster Place Lecture Series at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, Bridging the Divide: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit at the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, American Association of Suicidology Annual Meeting, and Association for Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting.

“After a Parent's Suicide: Children's Grief and Healing”
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

“After a Suicide: Comforting Bereaved Children”
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide, Boston, MA

“After a Suicide: Helping the Surviving Children Heal”
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, New York, NY

“Divorce, Custody and Suicide: Protecting our Clients”
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ninth Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Cambridge, MA

2009

“Dispensing Medication - Dispensing Controversies: Fact and Fiction on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology”
Harvard Medical School CME Course entitled “Treating Students K to 12: Clinicians and Educators Working Together” Boston, MA

“In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide”
Presented at Psychiatry Grand Rounds at institutions including the Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital.
Also presented at the Judge Baker Child Mental Health Forum, New York University Counseling Forum, and New England Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

“The Role of Narrative And Reflection In Dealing with Tragedy”
The Richard Selzer Lecture at the Yale University Medical School Humanities in Medicine Lecture Series, New Haven, CT

“The Power of Reflection”
Keynote lecture at the White Coat Ceremony for the Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2013, Boston, MA

Community Presentations

“A Saving Grace: School-Parent-Student Partnership”
Dearborn Academy, Arlington, MA

“Responding to Teen Depression: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do Together”
Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, Wolfeboro, NH

“Separation and Closeness: Heading off to College”
Harvard College, Cambridge MA

“In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide”
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cambridge-Middlesex, Cambridge MA

“Integrating Loss – Understanding the Impact of Loss Over Time” as part of the Making Connections: Promoting Positive Mental Health series
Somerville Committee on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Somerville MA

“The Words to Say It: After a Parent’s Suicide”
National Alliance on Mental Illness Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

“Understanding, Supporting and Coping with Loss”
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA