Consulting, Supervision & Training

I consult with therapists or those in other fields (e.g. education, occupational therapy, social services, churches…) seeking psychological input. I provide supervision to those pursuing Kansas licensure. As a public speaker, I develop and deliver presentations to equip groups with resources addressing their unique needs.

Consulting

I am available to consult with therapists or those in other fields (e.g. education, occupational therapy, social services, churches…) seeking psychological input. I desire to help service providers succeed in their missions, drawing on my 25+ years of experience. I provide clinical supervision as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in the state of Kansas for LPCs, LMFTs and LMLPs in process of becoming LCPCs, LCMFTs, and LCPs respectively.

Training

I enjoy opportunities to equip groups with information, skills, tools, and resources. I have created presentations on healthy boundaries for social service volunteers and employees, working with different personality types, and trauma mitigation in the workplace. I am interested in developing training relevant to your needs.

“Laura’s demeanor, wisdom and insight make her an excellent trainer/facilitator/guide, especially through difficult or painful waters. She communicates genuine care while speaking truth and understanding.”

– Participant in Laura’s Trauma Mitigation consultations and trainings

Trauma Mitigation

In fields such as social services, law enforcement, fire fighting, medical, legal/court related…; one may be directly traumatized (primary trauma) and/or exposed to others’ trauma (secondary trauma). Research shows that when one is exposed to trauma, whether it be primary or secondary, one’s brain is negatively impacted in the same way. In any organization serving people, the service providers are the organization’s most valued resource. If service providers are not cared for accordingly, then the recipients of services and the organization ultimately suffer. I offer the following trauma mitigation services for organizations.

Assessment

Evaluate the fitness of an organization to mitigate trauma with regard to caring for its service providers and the population served.

Strategic Planning

Develop a plan that may involve improving policies/processes, work environments, job descriptions, orientation/training, adding resources for trauma debriefing…

Training

Create and deliver training targeting an organization’s specific trauma mitigation needs.

“Laura listened, interviewed, and evaluated procedures to understand the impact of secondary trauma on those involved. She then presented training sessions for our volunteers, met with staff providing trauma mitigation tools, and presented to the Board of Directors to increase awareness of the issue of secondary trauma. This presentation resulted in Board-approved additions made to our personnel policies as well as our annual budget in order to provide additional care and personal time for staff following a traumatic event or case.”

– Director of a Lawrence social service organization