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On June 15, 2017, Lisa will be a featured presenter at the SAWA Management Conference in Long Beach, CA. She will be presenting “Planning for Success: Using Logic Models as a Road Map.” The session is intended to help animal welfare professionals to wo …

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Past Events

Lisa is thrilled to have presented “Children & Animal Abuse: What You Need to Know to Effectively Advocate” at the annual Maryland CASA conference in Annapolis, MD. The session focused on children’s relationships with animals as both risk and prote …


On April 19, Lisa presented “Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence,” a workshop open to the public. The day-long workshop took place at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI). Attendees selected the morning session (9 …


The Washington Post
March 3, 2017

Lisa is thrilled that her work with The Grey Muzzle Organization on behalf of senior dogs was featured in a story in the Washington Post: “More people are adopting old dogs — really old dogs.” The story was picked up by msn.com and syndicated in newsp …


On November 15, 2016 Lisa will be presenting at the National Council on Pet Population (Council) and the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) Research Symposium entitled “Solid, Stretched or Broken?: the Human-Animal Bond.” Lisa will be pres …


On May 25, 2016, Lisa presented the second webinar in a three-part series on Children and Animal Abuse. During “Assessing Children’s Relationships with Animals” Lisa focused on assessing children’s relationships (both positive and negative) with animal …


On June 22, 2016, Lisa presented her third webinar in the Animal Abuse and Children Series. During “Intervening with Children who Witnessed or Engaged in Animal Abuse” she described and discussed the range of intervention resources available for childr …


On May 15, 2016, Lisa was in Prague, Czech Republic, conducting two workshops at the Animal Assisted Intervention International Conference. During “Pairing veterans and shelter dogs: A comparison of two different program models” Lisa discussed the fact …


On April 20, 2016, Lisa presented the first of three webinars on animal abuse and children in collaboration with the Humane Society Academy. During “Animal Abuse and Children: An Important Risk Factor” Lisa discussed the role companion animals play in …


Tune in at 1 p.m. on October 24, 2015 to WXPI 88.5 in the Williamsport, PA area. Lisa will be a guest on Tail Tales and will discuss her work with Grey Muzzle on behalf of homeless senior dogs. WXPI 88.5


Animal Friends
October 22, 2015

On October 22, 2015 Lisa will be presenting a day-long workshop at Animal Friends in Pittsburgh, PA. This training is intended for professionals from a range of disciplines who work with youth, including social workers, attorneys, probation officers, j …


Through her work with the Animals and Society Institute, on June 18, 2015 Lisa presented a session on the assessment and treatment of people who abuse animals as part of the University of Michigan’s mini-course on “Social Work and the Animal-Human Bond …


On June 22, 2015 Lisa was in Sylvania, Ohio providing a training at the School Therapy Dog Workshop being sponsored by Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence. As part of her work through the Animals and Society Institute, she discussed the importan …


APA Annual Convention
August 9, 2015

On August 9, 2015 Lisa and colleagues presented a symposium on Human-Animal Interactions in Treating Veterans with PTSD at the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lisa’s presentation outline …


Lisa will be presenting “Children, Animal Abuse and Trauma-focused Intervention: What You Need To Know” at the 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, CA on August 25, 2015.


Lisa was invited by the Kirkpatrick Foundation of Oklahoma to speak at their first Animal Conference of Ideas, Impact, and Inspiration at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City on March 31, 2015. The Foundation’s vision for the conference i …


Lisa was the featured speaker at the Animal Abuse Leadership Summit sponsored by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. She presented “Intervening with Juvenile Animal Abusers, Preventing Future Violence.”


Lisa presented “Planning for Success: Using Logic Models as a Road Map” at the APHE national conference on February 27 in Dallas, Texas.

Category: Training

Lisa was a guest on DOG TALK® on Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. on Peconic Public Broadcasting 88.3, which reaches Long Island, Westchester County, and Connecticut. The show was also broadcast at 8 a.m. on April 13 on NPR station WHDD in Dutchess County …

Category: Public Speaking

Pet Radio
May 25, 2014

Lisa was a guest on Pet Radio’s Sunday Rescue broadcast, talking about her work with animal-related organizations around the country and the Pay it Forward program. You can listen to the show at Pet Radio.

Category: Public Speaking

Lisa presented three sessions at this conference held in Denver, Colorado on September 19 and 20, 2014. On September 19 she presented “Planning for Success: Using Logic Models in Animal Assisted Interventions.” On September 20 she presented two worksho …


Lisa presented “Polyvictimization, Childhood Animal Abuse, and Trauma-Focused Intervention” with Dr. Christina Risley-Curtiss at this annual conference sponsored by the Family Research Laboratory and Crimes against Children Research Center at the Unive …




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