Engaging learners from various professions

In my early 20’s, I considered pursuing acting as a career, but decided that might not cover the rent. Thus, I channeled my performing energy into keynote addresses, conference workshops, team building retreats, and classroom teaching. I have delivered hundreds of professional talks to audiences large and small, from lay people to leaders in the field. Though I’ve not won an Oscar, I have won some converts to trauma informed care. I bring high levels of energy, knowledge, and enthusiasm to inform and inspire on complex topics in an engaging and digestible manner.

Dr Patti training

Targeted for

  • Mental health conferences
  • Child welfare conferences
  • Legal conferences
  • Mental health agencies
  • Foster care/adoption agencies
  • Child welfare agencies
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Education
  • Childcare
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Nonprofit or private agencies caring for underserved or high needs youth (e.g., CASA; Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Specialty Areas

  • Complex trauma (general, treatment, assessment)
  • Dissociation (general, treatment, assessment)
  • Trauma and brain development
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Attachment
  • Trauma-competent (informed) care
  • Trauma-competent teaming
  • Trauma-competent culture shift
  • Trauma-competent supervision
  • Trauma-competent parenting techniques
  • Vicarious trauma and self care
  • Traumatic Loss
  • Trauma specific therapy (e.g., TFCBT for complex trauma)
  • Mitigation interview techniques
  • Hands on Skills for working with complex youth (e.g., de-escalation, communication, motivational interviewing)