Prior Speaking Engagements

  • The Power of the Family: Parents, Gay and Lesbian Youth and HIV Risk at the Annual Conference of the American Family Therapy Academy in Vancouver, WA,В  June 4, 2015.

 

  • Coming Out, Coming Home. Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. Turku andВ  Kaarina Parish Union Family Counseling Centre of Turku, Tuesday April 14, 2015.

 

  • Therapists at Midcareer: Reflections and Challenges. Stockholm Sweden, Sunday April 11,В  2015.

 

  • The Research Process: Steps and Stages, Pre-Doctoral and MSW Students, Institute for Social Work. Tallinn University, April 7, 2015.

 

  • War of the Roses: When Children are Caught in the Middle, Estonian Union of Child Welfare,В  Monday April 6, 2015.

 

  • Coming Out to Your Family, Oma Keskus (LGBTQ Center in Tallinn Estonia), Sunday March 29, 2015.

 

  • Social Work and Social Work Studies in the US, Institute for Social Work, Tallinn University, March 27, 2015.

 

  • LGBT Rights in the Baltics (Discussant) Tallinn Technical University and the Human Rights Center of Estonia Monday March 24, 2015.

 

  • В Working with Gay and Lesbian Families, Estonian Family Therapy Association, Tartu, Estonia,В  Friday March 6, 2015.

 

  • Solution-Focused Family Therapy, Estonian Family Therapy Association, Tartu Estonia, March 6, 2015.

 

  • April 26, 2014 (Saturday). Jesus Christ in the LGBT Community. Reformed Church of Metuchen,В 150 Lake Avenue, Metuchen, New Jersey.

 

  • В February 28, 2014 (Friday) Association of Student Assistance Professionals (ASAP), LGBT Issues in School and at Home: Resources, Skills, and Strategies. Long Branch, NJ.

 

  • January, 14, 2014 (Tuesday). Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. Rutgers Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services, New Brunswick, NJ.

 

  • November 16, 2013 (Saturday). African American Gay Youth and Their Families: Redefining Masculinity, Coping with Racism and Homophobia, NJ Gay Straight Alliance Forum South Brunswick High School, South Brunswick, NJ Contact GLSEN CNJ at

 

  • November 8, 2013 (Friday) Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, 10th Annual GSAPP Cultural Conference, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Busch Student Center Piscataway, New Jersey

 

  • October 31-November 3, 2013 Preparing the Ethical Researcher: Appreciating Implications of Culture in Informed Consent Processes, Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas Texas

 

  • October 31-November 3, 2013 Clinical Practice with LGBT Populations: Recent Advances and Future Directions, Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas Texas

 

  • October 24-27, 2013. Now What Do I Say? The REACH Model for Guiding and Supporting Distressed Parents. Parents Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC

 

  • October 24-27, 2013. PFLAG as a Resource for HIV Prevention. Parents Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC

 

  • October 4, 2013 (Friday) Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, New Jersey Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Conference October 4, 2013 at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey

 

  • September 14, 2013 (Saturday) Helping Families Adjust To An LGBT Child, Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ. Please R. S. V. P. or call (201) 963-4779

 

  • June 7th, 2013, American Family Therapy Academy Plenary: Monogamy Not Required: Lessons from Gay Male Couples. Chicago

 

  • May 17-18th, 2013 (Friday-Saturday) Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. South Carolina American Marriage and Family Therapy Association. Contact:

 

  • May 7, 2013 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm, African American Youth Coming Out, Hyacinth Foundation, 317 George Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

 

  • May 4, 2013 (Saturday) 9:00am-5:00 pm, 2nd Deepening Men’s Relationship Conference, held at Widner University. Registration required:

 

  • April 10, 2013 (Wednesday) 9:30am-3:30 pm, Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child,School of Social Work, Continuing Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Registration required:

 

  • October 24, 2012 (Wednesday) 1:30-3:00 pm, Videoconference: Coming Out, Coming Home, Labor Education Center, Room 133, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick (also Camden and Newark locations)

 

  • October 2, 2012, (Tuesday) 7:30 pm, On Being LGBTQ in Academia, Rutgers Student Center, Graduate Student Lounge.

 

  • June 18-21, 2012 (Monday-Thursday) Expanding the Circle Summer LGBTQ Summer Institute California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA http://expandingthecircle. com/

 

  • June 7, 2012 (Thursday) Rome, Italy

 

  • March 30, 2012, (Friday) 10am-1pm, The Sexual Orientation and Gender Project at University of , Opalka Gallery, Sage College, 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York

 

  • March 6, 2012, (Tuesday) 3pm-4pm, East Side High School, Newark, NJ

 

  • February 29, 2012, (Wednesday) 12pm-1pm, Ryerson University, Toronto Canada

 

  • February 11, 2012, (Saturday) 9am-1pm, Greater Boston PFLAG

 

  • November 5, 2010, 9am-10:30 am (Thursday) PFLAG National Convention, Westin Hotel, Alexandria VA.

 

  • October 14-15, 2011, 9am-4pm (Friday and Saturday) Turku University, Turku Finland

 

  • September 24, 2011, 1pm (Saturday) 1pm, Rainbow Pride Festival, Convention Center, Asbury Park, New Jersey

 

  • September 20, 2011, (Tuesday) 1pm-2pm Radio Interview WCTC 1450

 

  • May 1, 2011, 1pm-5pm, (Sunday) National Association of Social Worker, New Jersey, Annual Continuing Education Conference, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Registration Required)

 

  • April 30, 2011, 8:30-5:00 pm (Saturday), Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Regional Conference, Center City at the Club Quarters at 18th and Chestnut from 9am to 4pm. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. www. pflag. org.

 

  • April 21, 2011, 7:15, (Thursday) Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Sparta United Methodist Church 71 Sparta Ave. , Sparta, NJ 07871 (Open to Public)

 

  • April 11, 2011, (Monday) 7:00 pm, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, (PFLAG), Princeton, George Thomas Room at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ (Open to Public)

 

  • April 8, 2011, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Continuing Education, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (Registration Required)

 

  • March 11, 2011, (Friday) True Colors Workshop, University of Connecticut, Storrs Connecticut. (Registration Required)

 

  • March 9, 2011, (Wednesday) 7:00 pm Jersey Shore Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) United Church of Christ of Toms River, 1681 Ridgeway Rd. (Route 571), Toms River, NJ 08757 (Open to Public)

 

  • March 3, 2011, (Thursday) 8:00 pm The Reconteur (bookstore), 431 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ (Open to Public)

 

  • February 28, 2011, (Monday) 7pm Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), 771 Haddon Ave. , Collingswood, NJ. (Open to Public)

 

  • November, 14, 2010, 4pm: PFLAG Long Island, 74 Hauppauge Rd Commack NY 11725

 

  • October 16, 2010, Annual Program Meeting, Council of Social Work Education, Portland, Oregon

 

  • October 10, 2010, 3:00 pm: PFLAG NYC, Community House of St. Bartholomew’s Church at 325 Park Ave. in midtown (between 50th and 51st Streets), NYC

 

  • September 20, 2010, 6:30: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Collingswood Public Library, 771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey

 

  • September 15, 2010, 7pm: “Coming Out, Coming Home: Discussion with Mother and her Gay Son” Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 82nd Street and Bdwy, NYC.

 

  • June 25, 2010, American Family Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boulder CO.

 

  • June 9, 2010, Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia, Rome Italy

 

  • May 3, 2010, “HIV Prevention and Gay Youth: The Role of Parents” NASW-NJ Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

 

  • April 20, 2010, Continuing Education Workshop, Rutgers University

 

  • March 25, 2010, Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child. Unfortunately, that’s hop over to this portal one increasingly serious issue that a number of ipad pro owners have been reporting in the time that has followed since apple released the tablet. Institute for Social Work, Tallinn University, Estonia.

 

  • January 17, 2009, The Gift of the Gay/Lesbian Child: How Families Survive and Thrive When a Child Comes Out. 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

  • November 2, 2008. LGBT Scholarship in a Global Environment. Series Session sponsored by the Council of Social Work Education, Council of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, Philadelphia

 

  • May 2, 2008, Alternative Sexualities in the Family. Stockholm Family Therapists Association, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

  • January 18, 2008, Problems of Homosexual Couples. Sexologists and Sex Therapists of Estonia, January, Tallinn Estonia.

 

  • January, 2008, How Lesbians and Gays Can Change Family Therapy: Estonian Sexologists and Sex Therapists Association, January, Tallinn Estonia.

 

  • December 2007, Beyond Tolerance: How Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgender People Can Change the World. Keynote Speaker on LGBT Day, UmeГҐ University, UmeГҐ, Sweden.

 

  • May 2007, Assisting Families of Coming Out Gay and Lesbian Youth. Annual Continuing Education Conference, New Jersey National Association of Social Workers, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

  • January 2007, Parents of Lesbian and Gay Youth: Discovery and Adjustment. Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, San Francisco, California.

 

  • October & November 2007, A Strength-Based Family Approach to Child Protection. Presented to Estonian Child Protective Workers. Tallinn, Estonia.

 

  • November 2007. Family Therapy Basics (Racvere College, Tartu University, Viljandi College) Estonia.

 

  • November 2007, Troubled Children and School Violence: Assessment and Prevention: United States Embassy, Ida-Virumaa Center for Integration, Narva College (Tartu University) Narva, Estonia

 

  • March 30, 2006. Before Jumping on that Bandwagon: A Queer Theory Critique of Same-Sex Marriage. Tenth Annual Matthew Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, Laramie, Wyoming.

 

  • February 2006, Cognitive and Environmental Interventions for Gay Males. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

 

  • January 2006, “I would die if I had to tell my Mom I was HIV-positive!”: Parental Influence, Safer Sex, and Gay Youth. Tenth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, Texas.

 

  • January 2003, Love, Intimacy, and Outside Sex: A Qualitative Study of Gay Male Couples. Seventh Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington DC.

 

  • February 2002, Comparing the Extra-Relational Sexual Agreements of Gay Male Couples. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

  • March 2001, “Mom, Dad, I’m Gay”: Helping Families Resolve the Coming-Out Crisis. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

 

  • January 2001, Walls and Bridges: The Intergenerational Relationships of Coupled Gay Men and Lesbians. Fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

  • February 2000, Not Necessarily Monogamous: Understanding and Intervening in the Sexual Agreements of Gay Male Couples. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, New York City, New York.

 

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