Workshops and Trainings
Designing and presenting workshops, lectures and trainings is one of the best parts of the work that I do. Over the past thirty years I have given hundreds of presentations on subjects related to compassion fatigue, oppression fatigue and vicarious trauma, healthy relationships, PTSD & trauma, sexuality and gender fluidity.
I offer trainings to mental health, social service and medical providers, educators, non-profits, and community groups.
I have a casual, relaxed, down-to-earth style, and am known to be organized, thorough and well informed. When I present, I am cognoscente and inclusive of issues related to privilege, oppression, access, race, class, ability, sexual and gender minorities, cissexism, and heterosexism.
Training fees vary depending on the services that are requested and the length of the presentation. I custom-design each workshop so that it meets the particular needs of the audience. I offer free Psychological First Aid training and compassion fatigue self-care workshops to street medics and community organizers. I offer discounted or free workshops to community groups and small non-profits.
Workshop and Training topics
Care for Mental Health, Social Service and Medical Professionals, Social Justice Workers, Caregivers, and Healers:
PTS: Political Trauma Stress: Self-Care in these Social Political Times
Professional and Personal Self-care for Helpers: It’s Much More Than a Massage
Professional and Personal Self-care for LGBTQ+ Helpers
Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Secondary Victimization
Compassion Fatigue is Much More Serious Than Burn-Out
Oppression Fatigue and Healing Justice
Caring for Others’ Trauma When Dealing with Our Own
Healthy communication skill building
Increasing emotional and sexual intimacy in relationships
Divorcing and breaking up respectfully
Polyamourous and Open Relationships
LGBTQ+ Relationships: Boundaries, Balancing Our Needs
LGBTQ+ Relationships: Building a Healthy Relationship When One or Both Partners is a Survivor of Abuse
LGBTQ+ Relationships: Balancing Everyone’s Needs While Parenting
Healthy sexuality and sex-positivity
Consent, kink, Fetish, and BDSM
DSM-VI & paraphilia as it relates (or not) to kink and BDSM
PTSD, abuse, complex trauma and healing
Dissociation & Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Gender, Sexual, and Romantic Minorities (GSRM):
Sexual and gender identity issues
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Queer, Intersex, Pansexual, Asexual and Two Spirit (LGBTGQIPA2S)
Contact Irene for more workshop information and registration materials.