I am available to speak to groups both large and small. My style is open and well-informed, and I like to engage the audience. I am a versatile speaker, with education and experience in clinical psychology, social ecology (the relationship between people and places), indigenous psychology and earth-based healing traditions, organizational development, nutritional psychology, elder psychology, telemental health, and international development. I also offer in-service trainings.
Clinical topics on which I can speak include:
- Common psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma
- Telemental health and challenges to “the frame”
- Common relationship issues for older women
- Character structure and personality disorders
- Chronic illness and mental health
Interdisciplinary topics on which I can speak include:
- Self care for women
- The psychological impact of losing home
- Mold illness, Mast Cell Disease, Dysautonomia, Lyme Disease, Hypermobility and associated mental health issues
- Cultural contexts for mental health and wellness (including shamanic and earth-based traditions)
These are just a few possible topics for a talk or workshop. Please contact me to discuss your needs for an event.
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Amra Stafford’s gifts as a speaker reflect her deep connections to place, and her reverence for spirit. She has the ability to see the unique traits in people, and to bring them to light for celebration.
Tim Wandling, Ph.D.; Professor, Sonoma State University
I have had wonderful opportunities to appear as a speaker at a variety of organizations and venues. These include, but are not limited to:
- The United Nations Kick-Off Ceremony in New York for International Year of the Volunteer
- The War and Peace Lecture Series at Sonoma State University on “War and Peace in the Land of Soul”
- The Hoarding Conference 2012 (sponsored by Phoenix Jewish Family and Children’s Services Aleinu with the Arizona Hoarding Task Force) on “The Psychology of HOME and Hoarding”
- 2011 Grand Rounds at Access Institute in San Francisco on the psycho-social history of the Bayview District and its effects on the Bayview Adult Day Health Center
- Canadian Conference Global Health (2000) on “Civil Society Development as Post-War Psychosocial Rehabilitation”