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Workshops & Presentations

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I offer presentations, workshops, and panel participation for the general public, schools, universities, associations, nonprofits, and corporations. 

My talks center on these topics:

  • Psychological fitness program (PFP)

  • Building dating competence 

  • Programs for Lawyers

    • Evidence-based, effective stress management

    • Learn to tolerate uncertainty and tame anxiety

    • How to deal with worry, rumination, and insomnia

    • Even wonder women have limits and need help

  • Social media & mental health: Helping tweens, teens, and their parents navigate the digital world 

  • Science-based crash course on dealing with anxiety and worry

  • Make ADHD your superpower

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Past Presentations & Panels

Recognition

The Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute has been honored as the 2023 Service Business of the Year by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for its dedication and commitment to the community.

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Public Speaking & Webinars

  • Dr K. Presented at the Screen Time & Mental Health Summit on “Raising Resilient Teens in the Digital Age: Expert Advice on Social Media & Mental Health” – May 16, 2023

  • Dr K. presented to Sidwell Friends School (SFS) middle school and high school teachers workshop titled “How technology use influences mental health (and vice versa), and what can be done about it” on February 7, 2023

  • Dr K. was a featured speaker at the AWE Women in Business Summit, sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

  • Dr. K gave a presentation to the Leadership Greater Washington on Nov. 18 titled “Mental Health Matters: Burnout and psychological resilience during the pandemic and Great  Resignation.”

  • Dr. K presented a webinar for the Clear Law Institute titled “How to Increase Your Willpower and Get Things Done.”

  • Dr. K was the guest speaker for a virtual program presented by the United Macedonian Diaspora and moderated by Elizabeth Naumovski, financial literacy advocate and host of “Finance is Personal.”

  •  Dr. K was a guest on BAM Radio Network’s episode recorded on Nov. 12, titled “Pandemic Learning: Searching for the Silver Lining.”

  •  Dr. K participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, titled “Preparing for Social Emotional Demands of Reopening Schools” to share lessons learned from the COVID-19-driven transition to online learning.

  •  Dr. K presented to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce at its monthly Small Business Roundtable on June 24, on “How to deal with the uncertainty in the business world, and cope with worry and anxiety.”

  •  Dr. K addressed the members of the American Red Cross Retiree Association on June 5 in a presentation titled “Living Life with Purpose and Vitality in Challenging Times,” which was followed by a Q&A with participants.

  •  In a presentation and Q&A with the American Bankers Association on May 19, Dr. K provided insight on how to cope with stress and anxiety during the pandemic.

  •  Dr. K spoke to the staff of workplace training company Clear Law Institute on May 12 in a session titled “How To Stay Psychologically Resilient During The Coronavirus Crisis.”

  • Dr. K was a featured speaker at the Reset Everything Conference on April 29 with a talk titled “Dealing With Anxiety During Covid-19,” after which she answered audience questions and provided mental health resources.

  • Dr. K addressed the Society of International Business Fellows during a presentation and Q&A on April 7 that was focused on how to foster and maintain strength in business and at home during the pandemic.

  • On April 30, Dr. K shared her insights during a webinar “Quarantine & Mental Health: Coping with Pandemic Stress & Anxiety” with clients of Blueground, a real estate tech company.

  • Dr. K presented her webinar on maintaining resilience during the crisis to the staff of global software development company Niantic on March 24.

Panel at The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection hosted a panel The Mental Health Implications of Displacement in conjunction with its special exhibit, The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement on September 21, 2019. The panel was moderated by Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD, director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute.  The panelists were Dr. Derrick Silove and 

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Dr. Suzan Song.  Dr. Silove is a Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and an international expert in the fields of global mental health, trauma, and the psychological adjustment of displaced persons.  Dr. Song is Division Director of Child/Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at George Washington University and an Associate Professor at the George Washington University Medical Center and the Milken School of Public Health.  She is internationally recognized for her clinical, policy, and research work with youths and families of forced migration and armed conflict and child trafficking. The panelists discussed the mental health effects of

migration and forced migration.  Research shows that although a sizable minority of displaced persons suffer from PTSD, depression, complicated grief and other anxiety disorders, most of them show remarkable resilience.

Dr. K presented to therapists at the following university counseling centers

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a short-term therapy model – At the American University Counseling Center, April, 2019.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – At the Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) or Georgetown University, Washington DC, March, 2019.

  • Science and Practice of Exposure Therapy – At the Catholic University Counseling Center, February, 2019.

  • CBT for Insomnia – At the Catholic University Counseling Center, November, 2018.

Dr. K presented to therapists at a residential facility

  • Science and Practice of Exposure Therapy – At the ClearView Communities residential psychiatric center, Frederick, MD, December, 2018.

Dr. K speaks in schools

  • Dr K. talked about anxiety to high school students at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., February, 2020.

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