I regularly give talks and teach workshops to professional and lay organizations on a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, pain, hypnosis, adherence to medical protocols, parenting, and improving health care outcomes and treatment.   Examples in the last year include teaching a workshop "Pediatric Anxiety and Pain:  Combining Hypnosis and CBT to Improve Treatment Efficacy"at the American Psychological Association's Annual Conference, a panel entitled "Multidisciplinary Interventions For Pediatric Chronic Pain" at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, and teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels at the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute.  I also have long collaborated with organizations that support children and families dealing with chronic illness, such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  This has often meant giving to talks to parents and professionals on topics such as parenting children with chronic illness, and improving adherence to medical protocols.  

Consultation/Supervision with Mental Health Professionals

Supervising and teaching have been a favorite part of my professional experience.   I provide supervision and consultation to trainees and faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine, and also to other professionals in the community.  Services are available for both in person meetings, and though phone or video. 



A theme throughout my professional life has been program development and system change.  From my days as grad student to the present, I have loved to take my individual clinical work and expand it to build programs and develop interventions that improve health care systems and patient care.  For example, I developed and served as the founding Clinical Director of the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center at Stanford.  My latest project has been with Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital developing intervention focused on procedural pain management and preventing medical trauma.  Goals also include increasing patient satisfaction, increasing medical provider job satisfaction, and increasing efficiency and efficacy of care.   I develop intervention, coordinate the necessary interdisciplinary groups, oversee data collection, and provide leadership and training, all while empowering those already in the hospital setting to take over these duties as appropriate in order to create a sustainable system.    This video is an example of some of the work on that project.