Our group enjoys providing presentations to parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals on a variety of topics pertinent to healthy child and adolescent development.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to design and provide virtual presentations for any given audience.  Please contact our office via 214-755-6119 or info@therapydallas.com to inquire.

Featured Presentations for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Helping Children Cope With Change
(Parent Presentation)

Consistency and predictability are critical to a child’s ability to feel safe and secure, and to thrive.  Yet this year has been filled with continuous change and unceasing uncertainty – both for children and for parents.  How can we best support our children during these unpredictable times?  Join us for a discussion on reliable strategies for coping with change and managing strong emotions. Dr. Ohlenforst will discuss common responses to prolonged stress, parenting tips for fostering “internal” consistency, and strategies for promoting flexibility and healthy coping skills. 

Living Gracefully With Uncertainty 
(Faculty/Staff Presentation)

This year has been filled with continuous change and unceasing uncertainty – both for children and for adults. For many, such circumstances can generate a myriad of powerful and exhausting emotions. So how can we learn to live as gracefully as possible with change and uncertainty?  How do we develop emotional and psychological stamina in the face of the unknown?  Join us for a discussion on strategies for coping with change and managing strong emotions.  Dr. Ohlenforst will share how rising to meet the challenges presented by this pandemic will serve us – and our children — not only in the present, but also in the years to come.

Considering Careers in Psychology

A Virtual Discussion Group Facilitated by Kristen M. Ohlenforst, PhD 

At present, the importance of mental health is more broadly discussed and openly acknowledged than ever before.  Careers in psychology continue to multiply, with a variety of professional applications and opportunities.  Having noted high interest levels during recent Career Days at Ursuline Academy, Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst, licensed psychologist and UA alumna, is pleased to offer a virtual discussion group for Ursuline students interested in the field of psychology.  Dr. Ohlenforst will aim to share information, local resources, and connections to foster a collaborative discussion and exploration of students’ interests.   Come to the [virtual] table with your questions, curiosities, and ideas!  This group is free of charge.

  • Discussion Dates (registration for 9/16/20 reserves your spot for all 3 discussions):
    • SEPT 9/16/20, from 4:00-4:45pm
    • SEPT 9/30/20, from 4:00-4:45pm
    • OCT 10/14/20, from 4:00-4:45pm
  • Based on interest level in and feedback from the first group, Dr. Ohlenforst may offer subsequent/additional groups.  If this group is full when you attempt to register, please sign up for the Waiting List group.
  • Note: This group is not a therapeutic service and should not be confused with Group Therapy options available through our practice.