Throughout my career, I have participated in many public speaking engagements, as a guest lecturer, panel member and moderator. Target audiences have been other professionals, parents and educators. I also have appeared as a guest expert on parenting and child development on television news and talk shows.

For Parents and Educators

“A Parents’ Guide: Children Emerging from the Pandemic,” Saint David’s School, 2022

“Teacher Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” Saint David’s School, 2021

“Conversations with Children about Illness, Death and Loss,” Larchmont Temple, with Elena Lister M.D., 2021

“Moral Development in Children,” Saint David’s School, 2021

“Communicating About Loss With Children,” Saint David’s School, 2018

“Me Worry?: Understanding Parental Anxiety,” The Allen-Stevenson School, 2017

“Deliberate Moral Introspection: What has Psychology to Contribute,” Saint David’s School, 2015

“Developing Goodness in the Developing Child,” The Allen-Stevenson School, 2012

For Mental Health Professionals

“Questions Children Ask about Death and Loss and Approaches to Answering Them,” Yeshiva University School of Social Work, with Elena Lister M.D., 2020

“Not Having a Father Figure in the Home,” presented at Single Parenting Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 1989

“The Technique of Individual Child Psychotherapy—An Updated Perspective,” presented at American Orthopsychiatric Association 64th Annual Meeting, 1987

“A Family Affair,” presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, Power and Seduction:  Sex and Aggression—Facts and Phantasies—in Childhood and Transference Relations, 1985

“A Family Romance:  Psychoanalytic Principles in the Treatment of Father/Daughter Incest,” presented at Grand Rounds, Hartford Child Psychiatry Training Consortium, 1985

“How Do I Get Father into Treatment?” presented at Queen’s Child Guidance Center 7th Annual Conference, Fathers—Are They Really Necessary?  Developmental and Clinical Issues, 1984

“Dynamic and Developmental Issues in the Transfer and Treatment of Abused Children in Foster Care,” presented at Queen’s Child Guidance Center and Queensboro Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Sixth Annual Conference, Child Abuse:  Clinical Aspects, 1983

“The Oral Deadlock, Treatment of a Psychotic Child,” presented at The American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, New England Regional Spring meeting, 1982; also presented at Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St. Luke’s Site, 1981; also presented at The Grant Conference, discussant John McDevitt, M.D., 1979

Television and Radio Appearances

The Today Show (national and local cut-ins)

The Ricki Lake Show

A Current Affair

The Sally Jesse Rafael Show

Sonya Live

Various local New York news shows