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Public Speaking & Professional Development

Dr. Egan has extensive experience with public speaking and professional development and has spoken to a variety of audiences: parents, teachers, administrators, child-care staff, and other mental health providers. She’s been a guest on NPR and local radio shows, has served as a guest columnist for websites that address parenting and child developmental issues, and has been featured in Charlotte Parent Magazine and the Charlotte Observer. If your organization would like to schedule Dr. Egan for a public speaking appearance, you can expect:

 

  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.

  • One or more phone consultations with Dr. Egan prior to your event in order to determine how to best serve your audience.

  • A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.

  • The opportunity for your organization or audience members to contact Dr. Egan after the event with any follow-up questions or feedback.
     

Dr. Egan speaks on topics related to parenting, education, child development, special education issues, behavioral management, co-parenting throughout separation and divorce, parenting in the technological world, child advocacy in the school setting, and mental health topics related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral disorders, bullying, and adolescent issues.

Presentations are customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. Presentations can vary in length, ranging from 1-1/2 hours to a full-day workshop, and may provide continuing education units (CEUs) for those seeking to maintain licensure. If a topic is not listed that you are interested in, do not hesitate to ask about Dr. Egan’s availability and ability to present on your topic.

 

School Advocacy for Students with
Special Needs  (IEP or 504 Planning)

Dr. Egan’s extensive background in school psychology and her experience working in the public school system allow her to knowledgably and compassionately advocate for your child in their school environment. Depending on the needs of your child, Dr. Egan may review prior educational records, observe your child in the school environment, interview your child’s teacher or other service providers, attend IEP team meetings or 504 Planning meetings, or work closely with school professionals to create academic and behavioral plans that are teacher-friendly, research-based, and achievable. Dr. Egan works closely with all area school districts, including local private and charter schools, and has experience with working with children with various academic, physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral concerns.

Coparenting Through Separation/Divorce

 

Separation/divorce is a stressful life event for many families. During this time, it may be helpful to get support from a third party who can navigate the emotions surrounding this transition as well as help parents make healthy, practical decisions to benefit their children both short and long-term. Some benefits to working with Dr. Egan include:

 

  • Assisting parents in explaining the upcoming changes to their children in a manner that is gentle, reassuring, and informative.

  • Assisting parents and children in establishing and adjusting to new routines and living environments.

  • Supporting parents as they develop a separation/divorce custody agreement that meets the needs of their children and factors in the personal circumstances of each parent.

  • Laying the groundwork for parents to establish a healthy, productive co-parenting relationship based on trust and respect.

  • Minimizing the exorbitant costs associated with legal proceedings/custody arrangements, as many decisions can be made independent of legal counsel if parents are willing to collaborate.

  • Supporting children, parents, and step-families as they move past the initial stressors of a separation/divorce and begin to form new, blended families.

 

Each separation/divorce is unique; some are amicable and efficient, others are high-conflict, lengthy, and expensive. Dr. Egan welcomes all families to her practice and will do her very best to make this process as painless as possible.

 

Parent/Youth Support Groups

Dr. Egan is pleased to offer parenting support groups and group counseling to parents, children, and teens who may benefit from sharing their experiences with others in a caring, supportive environment. Support groups and group counseling may address such topics as:

 

  • Parenting middle schoolers

  • Parenting in the digital age

  • Parenting through divorce

  • Managing anxiety in pre-teens and teens

  • Pre-teens and teens: getting organized, making good choices, and asking for help

  • Preteens and teens: establishing healthy romantic relationships

Parent and youth support groups are offered periodically throughout the year, based on interest and needs expressed by parents and children. Please contact Dr. Egan if you are interested in participating in an upcoming group.

For more information about any of these services,  please contact Dr. Egan.