Presentations, Speaking Engagements and Community Involvement

Conference coffee break for Dr. Grace Malonai's speaking engagements

Speaking Engagements Available

We value community, and contribute in promoting wellness by sharing presentations, workshops, or other speaking engagements, including CEU classes.

We strive to provide psychoeducational services to students, teachers and administration, as well as businesses in the community.

According to research, increased access to evidenced-based mental health information helps members of the community have a better chance at creating healthy lifestyles and being proactive with their mental health. We want to break down barriers by opening dialogue and increasing knowledge about mental health wellness to help our community grow healthier and happier.

If you are interested in being added to our calendar of speaking engagements, scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out our speaking engagement form. While we specialize in giftedness, high sensitivity and high functioning Autism, our therapists speak on various topics from workplace communication and leadership, to school based trainings for kids, teachers, administration or parents on things such as anxiety, bullying prevention, self esteem, social skills, peer pressure and self advocacy, and much more. If you contact us, we will reach out to you shortly.

A Short List of Our Speaking Topics

  • Gifted identify formation
  • Giftedness 101
  • Anxiety and depression in gifted and highly sensitive populations
  • Supporting marginalized students
  • Co-parenting
  • Intimacy
  • Parenting tools for gifted and highly sensitive children
  • Sex and intimacy in gifted relationships
  • Asynchronous development
  • Contextual and cultural implications of giftedness
  • Gifted Identity Project research
  • The gifted experience
  • Mental health concerns and treatment in the gifted and highly sensitive populations
  • And many others! (please send us your ideas)

 

TheraThrive’s Recent Speaking Engagements, Presentations and Workshops

 

 

LEARN Event, Counseling Department, St. Mary’s College of California

April 28, 2018, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

  • Strategies for Supporting Marginalized Populations: Exploring Gifted, LGBTQ+ and High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (CE workshop)

 

 

Support for Families of Children of Disabilities: 2018 Information & Resource Conference

April 7, 2018, John O’Connell High School, San Francisco, CA

  • Co-Parenting in a Complex Family

 

 

California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors – East Bay Regional Event

July 14, 2017, Walnut Creek, CA

  • Considerations for Therapists of Gifted and/or Highly Sensitive Clients (CE workshop)

 

 

Davidson Young Scholars – Annual Summit

June 23 – 25, 2017, Davidson Institute, Reno, Nevada

  • Empowering Parents to Help Their Gifted Kids Manage Anxiety
  • Understanding the Manifestation of Anxiety in the Gifted Population

 

American Counseling Association 2017 Conference and Exposition

March 16 – 19, 2017, Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, California

  • Join an Advocacy Dialogue: Supporting Individuals and Families Affected by Current Societal Issues (CE workshop)

 

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2016

July 22 – 24, 2016, The Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

  • Gifted Identity℠ Project: How To Talk To Children About Their Giftedness: The Impact of Gifted Identification
  • Clinical Applications for Therapist of Gifted Clients (CE course)

 

The Saklan School Parent Association

April 19, 2016, Lafayette Veteran’s Memorial Building, Lafayette, California

  • Helping Gifted and Highly Sensitive Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools for Parents and Teachers

 

National Association For Gifted Children 62nd Annual Convention and Exhibition

November 12-15, 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona

  • How to Talk to Children about their Giftedness:  The Impact of Gifted Identification

 

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2015

July 24 – 26, 2015, Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colorado

  • The Journey Lasts Lifetime after Lifetime
  • Cultural Influences on Gifted Families
  • Sex & Intimacy in Gifted Relationships

 

California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Regional Conference

October 18, 2014, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

  • Clinical Implications of Working with Gifted and Highly Sensitive Clients

 

Adventures in Homeschooling Conference 2014

July 31-Aug 3 2014, Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California

  • Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools for Parents

 

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2014

July 18 – 20, 2014, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, California

  • Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools for Parents and Teachers

 

California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Regional Conference

April 12, 2014, Pepperdine University West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, Los Angeles, California

  • Intelligence Makes a difference: How IQ factors into the human experience and clinical treatment
  • Gifted Identity℠ project: A Summary of the Results from a Study About Parents of Gifted Children

 

Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education

September 21, 2013, World Wide Web

  • Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools For Parents and Teachers

 

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2013

July 19 – 21, 2013, Marriot Hotel, Orlando, Florida

  • Gifted Identity℠ Project: A Summary of the Results from a Study About Parents of Gifted Children
  • Cultural Impact on Gifted Self-Perception
  • The Journey Lasts a Lifetime: Reflections From Adults on the Impact of Discovering and Understanding Their Own Giftedness as They Parent Their Gifted Children

 

Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education

September 22, 2012, World Wide Web

  • Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools For Parents and Teachers