Workshops and Speaking

It is one of my passions to engage in dialogue and share what I can with others. I have presented at conferences around the world and have given workshops and presentations for hospitals, clinics, non-profit agencies, universities, and corporations, including Google and Facebook. I can speak on the many topics related to my work, which broadly concerns how people maintain a sense of hope and strive for personal meaning and satisfaction even in the midst of adversity. Topics on which I am prepared to speak including supersurvival, posttraumatic growth, posttraumatic stress, hope and goal achievement, hope therapy, caregiving, end-of-life issues, among others. Listed below is a sampling of talks I have given to various organizations. To view my recent media appearances, please visit www.supersurvivors.com/press. Also, please feel free to contact me at dbfeldman@scu.edu.

Selected Past Workshops and Presentations

For Professionals

Feldman, D. B. (2013, March). Nurturing hope. Presentation delivered at annual Kaiser Permanente Hospice retreat, El Retiro Retreat Center, Los Altos, CA.

Feldman, D. B. (2009, August). Schema change methods in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Workshop delivered to mental health staff at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California.

Feldman, D. B., & Lasher, S. A., Jr. (2009, March). Unexpected opportunities: How some patients and families find love, humor, and hope at the end of life. Invited address delivered to palliative care professionals and volunteers at the Compassion in Action: Shaping the Future of Hospice and Palliative Care conference, Santa Clara, California.

Feldman, D. B. (2008, May). The psychosocial treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in patients with serious medical illness. Presentation delivered to healthcare professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs Collaborations in Home and Community-Based Care conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For Corporate/Technology Audiences

Feldman, D. B., & Kravetz, L. D. (2014, June). The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success. Presentation delivered at Google headquarters, Mountain View, CA.

Feldman, D. B., & Kravetz, L. D. (2014, August). The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success. Presentation delivered at the Facebook corporate headquarters, Menlo Park, CA.

For the Lay Public

Feldman, D. B. (2010, October). What is supersurvival?  Presentation delivered to the lay public at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA.

Feldman, D. B. (2010, October). What do we do now? What every family should know about life-threatening illness.  Presentation delivered to the lay public at the Light Perpetual: Spirituality, Communication, and Preparation for the End of Life conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Feldman, D. B. (2010, October, & 2009, June). The power of hope: Why it’s important for cancer survivors. Presentations delivered to cancer survivors and their supporters at two Cancer as a Turning Point conferences, Greenville, South Carolina and San Mateo, California

Feldman, D. B. (2008, November). Hope: What it is and why it’s important. Invited address delivered to the lay public and professionals at the Happiness and Its Causes conference, San Francisco, California.

For University/Education Audiences

Feldman, D. B. (2010, June). Hope: What it is and why it's important in higher education. Presentation delivered to the doctoral students and faculty of the Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Feldman, D. B. (2010, June). Preparing and delivering an academic job talk. Presentation delivered to the doctoral students and faculty of the Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Feldman, D. B. (2010, January). Public speaking without embarrassing yourself. Presentation delivered to the undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty of the Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.