Public Speaking

In addition to my clinical and forensic work, I also provide workshops and presentations on the neuropsychology, neuroimaging, mental health, social impact, and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Below, is a sample of the speaking engagements I have had across the country over the last few years.

If you are interested in finding out more about these services, please contact me.

  • July 2019 36th International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Rome, Italy. “Importance of Assessing for FASD and ID Equivalence.” 

  • Sept 2018 Legal Aid Atlanta Presents: Training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Atlanta, GA. “Neuropsychological Assessment of FASD in Criminal Cases: Patterns, Profiles, and Presentations”. 

  • April 2018 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. Vancouver, BC. “FASD and the Criminal Justice System: Making the Case for Research to Build Evidence-Based Policy Responses”. Moderator and discussant

  • April 2018 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. Vancouver, BC. “Let’s Talk: Brain Sciences-Imaging & Neuropsychology” 

  • Nov 2017 Royal Society of Medicine Intellectual Disability Forum Keynote Address, London, UK. Complexity of Capacity, Consent, and Medication Management in Aggressive Violent Adolescents with Organic Brain Dysfunction, Especially NDPAE” 

  • Nov 2017 Royal Society of Medicine Intellectual Disability Forum Master Class, London, UK. “Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment of Adolescents with Brain Injury” 
    July 2017 35th International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Prague, Czech Republic. “Forward-Thinking Mitigation as a Part of Contextual Mitigation and a Means of Anticipating False Double-Edged Sword Arguments.” 

  • Apr 2016—7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Vancouver, BC. “Plenary: Adult Research: Economics, Policy and Responsibility – Why Now?” Facilitator

  • Oct 2015—Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Death Penalty Defense Conference Sunriver, OR. “FASD: Not just for penalty phase.”

  • Sept 2015—Western State Hospital Seminar Series. Steilacoom, WA. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment.”

  • Aug 2015—FASD Train-the-trainer Seattle, WA. “FASD Effects on the Brain The Neuropsychological Assessment: What Can We Learn?”

  • July 2015—34th International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Vienna, Austria. “Communication Deficits in Individuals with FASD: Are You Following This?”

  • July 2015—34th International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Vienna, Austria. “FASD in the Courtroom: “FASDExperts” Approaches Its Eighth Year.”

  • Apr 2015—NOFAS Webinar Series. “When Someone with an FASD is Arrested: What You Need to Know.”

  • March 2015—Sixth International Conference on FASD. Vancouver, BC. “Did You Give That Test? The Potential Benefits of a Standard Neuropsychological Battery in Assessing Adult FASD.”

  • Sept 2014—Indian Health Services FASD Training, Seattle, WA. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Effects on the Brain (Structure and Function).”

  • April 2014—Sixth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Vancouver, BC. Facilitator “Changing the Conversation: The Ethics of Access to Diagnoses.”

  • April 2014—Sixth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Vancouver, BC. “DSM-4 to DSM-5: What Does the Future Hold for FASD and DD in the Forensic Context.”

  • Jan 2014—American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies. St. Paul, MN. “Issues Related to Neuropsychological Evaluations in Criminal Cases.”

  • Oct 2012—Co-Occurring Disorders Conference, Yakima, WA. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Justice System.”

  • Sep 2012—Indian Health Services FASD Training, Seattle, WA. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Effects on the Brain (Structure and Function).”

  • Jul 2012—American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies. St. Paul, MN. “Forensic Assessment of Developmental Disabilities.”

  • Sep 2011—Indian Health Services FASD Training, Seattle, WA. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Brain, Cognition, and Long-Term Consequences.”

  • Oct 2010—Annual Western All-Star Conference and Confabulation Annual Death Penalty Day. Boise, ID. “Forensic Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Habeas Context.”

  • Apr 2010—7th National Seminar on the Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence. Seattle, WA. “Forensic Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders with State-of-the-Art Facial Analysis, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and MRIs.”

  • Apr 2010—Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Vancouver, BC. “Suggestibility in FASD: Forensic Assessment and Implications.”

  • Mar 2010—2010 Aboriginal Health Forum Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aboriginal People, & the Criminal Justice System, Toronto, ON, Canada. “FASD in the Legal System: A Multidisciplinary Assessment Model.”

  • Mar 2010—2010 Aboriginal Health Forum Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aboriginal People, & the Criminal Justice System, Toronto, ON, Canada. “FASD and the Criminal Justice System.”

  • Feb 2010—Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Capital Trial and Habeas Conference. Austin, TX. “FASD: Application of the Scientific Method to the Forensic Setting.”

  • Feb 2010—Washington Death Penalty Assistance Center, 3rd Interdisciplinary Program, Expertise You Need to Defend a Capital Case in 2010. Seattle, WA. “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Practical Tools.

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For a full list of speaking engagements, media presentations, departmental teaching, papers presented at scientific meetings, as well as details about my published work, please see my Curriculum Vitea.