Dr. Ohlenforst truly enjoys speaking and presenting on topics related to child/adolescent development and mental health, and welcomes any invitations to participate in upcoming conferences, didactics, seminars, etc. See below for her upcoming presentations, prior presentations, professional conferences, and university/clinic didactics.


2017-2018 Presentations (Academic Year):

Connecting During the Adolescent Years: Exploring the Roles of Empathy and Technology in Building Healthy Relationships (Faculty In-Service)
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas - August 2017

Barking Back at Worries: Playful Strategies for Managing Childhood Anxiety
Preston Hollow Presbyterian School - September 2017
Oakhill Academy - September 2017

Building Your Brand: Exploring Mindset and Demystifying Marketing
(Co-Presenter)

Dallas Psychological Association - September 2017

The Power of the Parent-Child Relationship in Identifying and Managing
Childhood Anxiety

Meadowbrook School - November 2017

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents with
Anxiety Disorders

UTSouthwestern Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychology Didactics, March 2018



Prior Presentations:

Barking Back at Worries: Playful Strategies for Managing Childhood Anxiety
North Dallas Early Childhood PTA (2016)
Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA (2016)
Park Cities MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) (2016, 2017)
Parish Episcopal School (2017)

Intervention and Resources for Childhood Anxiety
Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas (2015)

Strategies for a Healthy Start to the School Year
National Charity League (Plano Area Chapter) (2015)

So Much To Do, So Little Time!
Strategies for Managing Time, Homework, and Stress

Parish Episcopal School (2015)

What Makes Us Human? (Humanities Day Keynote Address)
Ursuline Academy of Dallas (2015)

College On the Brain: How Soon Is Too Soon?
Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (2015)

Anxiety and Depression in Childhood/Adolescence
The Elisa Project (2014)

Parenting: The Ultimate Team Sport
Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA (2015)
North Dallas Early Childhood PTA (2014)

Sound Strategies for Hitting Hands:
Therapeutic Tools for Managing Behavior in the Classroom

Northway Christian Day School (2014)

The Magic of Star Charts:
Modifying Behavior Via Positive Reinforcement (and stickers!)

Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA (2014)

Tips and Tools for Identifying and Managing Anxiety During Adolescence
National Charity League (Plano Area Chapter) (2014)

Positive Parenting in the Early Years
Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association (2015)
Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA (2014)
Park Cities MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) (2014)
North Dallas Early Childhood PTA (2013)

Maximizing Motivation:
Strategies for Accessing and Enhancing Your Child's (sometimes hidden!) Motivation to Succeed

Parish Episcopal School (2014)

Anxiety in Adolescence (Table Topic)
When Life Hands You Teenagers Conference (2013)
Grant Halliburton Foundation

Strategies for Managing High School Stress
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church (2013)

Learning to Worry Wisely:
Examining the Parental Perspective & Worrying About the "Right" Things

The Hockaday School (2016)
Parish Episcopal School (2013)
North Dallas Early Childhood PTA (2013)
The Lamplighter School (2011)

Parenting Strategies for Use in a Substance-Savvy World
Highland Park High School / CARE (2013)

Anxiety + Achievement:
Managing Stress and Anxiety in a High-Achieving Environment

Dallas International School (2012)
The Hockaday School (2012)
National Charity League, Inc. (Park Cities Chapter, 2012)

Parenting With Positive Reinforcement: You Can Do It!
The Lamplighter School (2012)

Parenting the Challenging Child:
Strategies for Managing Noncompliance & Oppositionality

Our Children's House at Baylor (2012)

Summer Parenting Series (3-Part)
Highland Park United Methodist Church (2012)

Working With the Worried:
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Children Struggling with Anxiety

Preston Hollow Presbyterian School (2011)

Stress and Anxiety in Children/Adolescents: So Worried, So Young!
St. Monica's School (2015)
St. Thomas Aquinas School (2011)
Dallas International School (2011)
Highland Park ISD (2010)
St. Vincent de Paul School (2009)

Race to Nowhere
: Discussion of Issues Raised by Critically-Acclaimed Film
Speaker - St. John's Episcopal School (2011)
Facilitator - St. John's Episcopal School (2011)
Panelist - The Lamplighter School (2010)

Parenting with Love and Limit-Setting: It CAN Be Done!
The Lamplighter School (2010)

School Refusal Behavior:
Managing and Motivating the Academically-Reluctant Child

Highland Park ISD (2010)
The Fairhill School (2010)

Sleep Struggles & Tantrum Troubles: Managing your Child's Difficult Behaviors
St. James Episcopal School (2009)



Professional Conferences:

Balancing Act: 5 Strategies for
Managing Stress and Maintaining Balance During Adolescence

When Life Hands You Teenagers Conference (2012),
Grant Halliburton Foundation

To Worry or Not to Worry?
Identifying the "Worry Tipping Point" and Treating Adolescent Anxiety

When Life Hands You Teenagers Conference (2011),
Grant Halliburton Foundation

Working With the Worried:
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Children Struggling With Anxiety

Dallas Psychological Association - CEU Workshop (2011)

Childhood Anxiety: Warning Signs, Implications, and Treatment Strategies
Association of Educational Therapists, San Francisco, CA (2009)



University and Clinic Didactics:

Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Theory in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
SMU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (2014)

The Trials and Tribulations of Managing Stress During Law School
UNT Dallas College of Law (2014)

Child and Family-Based Intervention (12-week Graduate-level Course)
UTSouthwestern Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (2012)

Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Private Practice
UTSouthwestern Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Psychology Didactics (2015)
Clinical Psychology Didactics (2011)
Child Psychiatry Didactics (2011)

Managing and Building Your Practice
UTSouthwestern Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry Didactics (2011)

Parenting the Difficult Child: Strategies for Parents of Nonverbal Children, Toddlers, and Children Who Act Out Physically
Our Children's House at Baylor (2010)

School Refusal Behavior:
Diagnosis and Family-Based Intervention

University of California at San Francisco - Department of Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry Didactics (2008)