Presentations & Public Speaking

Dr.Sears is available to speak on the following topics: Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Anxiety, Depression, Caring for Aging Parents, and Weight Loss and Maintenance, and the Psychological Effects of Chronic Pain.

PRESENTATIONS GIVEN

2017

Anxiety Disorders: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment. January 26, 2017 to N.A.M.I. Of Venice, Florida

2014

07/17/14 Diversity Matters presented to the Florida Psychological Association in Bonita Springs, FL. 28 participants.

2013
August 2013. Good Grief: SIgns and symptoms of grief and how to manage it. Presented to a community organization focused on couples and singles wishing to be married. Approximately 30 attendees.

March 2013. Religious Diversity and How it Affects Psychotherapy.
Presented to the Lower West Coast Chapter of the F.P.A. 13 participants.

2006 Traumatic Brain Injury: It’s More Than A Bump on the Head
Presented to medical staff at St. Joseph’s hospital (Doctors, Nurses, PT, OT, LNAs) and visiting case managers and insurance agents from the Southern New Hampshire area

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
September 2004-
December 2004 Neuroanatomy and Medical Neurosciences: National Association of Neuropsychologists online CE program.

PRESENTATIONS GIVEN
2006 Traumatic Brain Injury: It’s More Than A Bump on the Head
Presented to medical staff at St. Joseph’s hospital (Doctors, Nurses, PT, OT, LNAs) and visiting case managers and insurance agents from the Southern New Hampshire area

November 2002 Careers in Psychology
Presented to Bow Middle School Students in Bow, New Hampshire

March 2001 Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting
Poster presentation of Master’s research entitled Personality and Behavioral Correlates of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders

August 2000 The Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders
Psychoeducational presentation to undergraduate students at Florida Institute of Technology and the surrounding communities.
August 2000 The Essentials of Treating Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents
Presentation for the therapists of Circles of Care, Psychiatric Hospital in Melbourne, Florida

August 2000 Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Abuse: Signs, Symptoms,
Presentation to Applied Behavioral Analysts for CEU credits at their local seminar in Cocoa, Florida

September 2000 Everything You Need to Know About Sexual Abuse
Presented to the Brevard County School Board (Teachers, School Nurses, School Counselors, Resource Officers)

September 1999 Helping Friends and Students in Crisis
Presentation to Resident Assistants, students, faculty, and staff of Florida Tech as well as the surrounding community.

November 1999 College Adjustment Issues for Minority and International Students
Presentation to Resident Assistants at Florida Institute of Technology

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