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.

  • Nov 2021Advocating for Individuals and Families Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Little Rock, AR. “Neuropsychological Assessment of FASD in Adult Criminal Justice System: Diagnosis, Profiles, and Patterns”.

  • Sept 2019Washington State House of Representatives Public Safety Committee. Olympia, WA. “Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Criminal Justice Context”.

  • 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.