Addresses & Presentations

Invited Addresses

Benight, C. C. (2007).  Breaking the chains of the medical model in scientific exploration of trauma adaptation.  Lecture given at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Benight, C. C. (2007).  Biopsychosocial Hazards:  The mind/body load of being a first responder.  Presented at the National Homeland Defense Foundation Conference.

Benight, C. C. (2007).  Trauma planning and recovery.  NORAD-USNORTHCOM Command Surgeons Conference Catastrophic Incident Response Conference in Colorado Springs, CO.

Benight, C. C. (2006). Disaster mental health: theoretical approaches. Stress and Anxiety Research Society meeting. Crete, Greece.  Part of an invited symposium.

Benight, C. C. (September 2005).  Finding Gold in Disaster Research:  Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Future.  Paper will be presented at the Innovations in Disaster Psychology 2005: Research Strategies and Methodology Conference at the Disaster Mental Health Institute in South Dakota.   

Benight, C. C. (2005, July).  Role of Social Cognitive Theory in Warning Perceptions for Flash Flooding.  30th Annual Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications.  Boulder, CO.

Benight, C. C. (2004, July).  Disaster Mental Health Research and Practice.  29th Annual Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications.  Boulder, CO.

Benight, C. C. (2002, August).  Coping Self-Efficacy and Coping with Trauma.  Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Division 38, Chicago, ILL.

Meeting Presentations and Published Scientific Abstracts

Note: *Entry represents presentation by a student supervisee

Luszczynska, A., Benight, C. C., Cieslak, R. (2008).  Social-Cognitive Theory and traumatic stress: A systematic review of associations between self-efficacy and health-related outcomes among collective trauma survivors.  Paper presented at the 29th Stress, Anxiety, Research Society meeting, London, England.

Benight, C. C. (2008).  Structural Equation and Latent Growth Curve Modeling:  The Australian Bushfire Longitudinal Analysis.  Poster presented at the 5th Conference on Innovations in Trauma Research Methods, Chicago, Ill.

Benight, C. C. (2007). Development of an Online Program for Acute Trauma Recovery. Symposium Chair and paper presentation presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Baltimore, MD.

Benight, C. C. (2007).  Coping Self-Efficacy and Interpersonal Resources. Paper presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Baltimore, MD.

Benight, C. C. , Waldrep, E., & Mitchell, J. (2007).  Regressive trauma coping scale: Initial psychometrics. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Baltimore, MD.

Waldrep, E. & Benight, C. C. (2007).  Web based trauma interventions.  Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Baltimore, MD.

Cieslak, R., & Benight, C. C. (2007, November). Coping with stress mediates the effects of coping self-efficacy on change in PTSD symptoms. Poster session presented at the 24th meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.

Cieslak, R., & Benight, C. C. (2007, November). Social support mediates the effects of PTSD symptoms on change in coping self-efficacy. In K. Kaniasty (Chair), Whos on first? Reciprocal relations between social support and self-efficacy in coping with trauma. Symposium conducted at the 24th meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.

Drobot, S. Gruntfest, E., Barnes, L. R, Benight, C., Schultz, D. M., and Demuth, J. 2007: Driving under the influence of weather: Perceptions of flash floods and vehicle safety. Presented at the 16th Conference on Applied Climatology, San Antonio, TX, 14-18 January.

Schultz, D. M.; Gruntfest, E. C.; Benight, C. C.; Drobot, S.; Barnes, L. R.; Hayden, M. H (2007, April). Decision making by Austin, Texas, residents in hypothetical tornado scenarios. 
Presentation .  European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria. 

Benight, C. C. (2006). Antiquities of Disaster Mental Health Research: Time for a Paradigm Theoretical Shift. Paper presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology. Athens Greece.

Chandler, M., Benight, C., Williams, E., Hayden, M., Barnes, L., & Gruntfest, E., (2006). Exploring differences between trauma dn nontrauma exposed adults using the health belief model.  Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Hollywood, CA.
 
Waldrep, E.,  Benight, C. C.  & Williams, E. (2006).  Efficacy of the MMPI fake good scale on predicting deviant responses with emergency responders.  Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Hollywood, CA.

Benight, C. C. (2006).  Acute trauma interventions: A debate.  Panel discussion presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Hollywood, CA.

*Kucera, M. & Benight, C. C. (2005). Coping After Natural Disasters: Methodological and Theoretical Concerns.  Poster to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.
 
*Balliett, N. & Benight, C. C. (2005).  Predicting Coping Self-Efficacy in Firefighters.  Poster to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

*Thurman, M., Hayden, M., Barnes, L., Jenkins, C., Gruntfest, E., & Benight, C. C. (2005).  Traumatic exposure and warning perceptions.  Poster to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

Benight, C. C., Hayden, M., Barnes, L., Thurman, M., Jenkins, C., & Gruntfest, E. (2005).  Coping Self-Efficacy and Warning Perceptions in Inner City Residents.  Paper to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

Gruntfest, E., Hayden, M., Barnes, L., Thurman, M., Jenkins, C., & Benight, C. C.. (2005).  False Alarms and Warning for Short-Fuse Weather Disasters.  Paper to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

Benight, C. C., Weisse, D., Hobfoll, S. & Schnurr, P. (2005). Panel Discussion for Reviewing Grants and Manuscripts to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

Benight, C. C. (2005).  Coping self-efficacy, resources, and resilience.  Paper to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

Molton, I., Laudenslager, M., & Benight, C. C. (2005). Relationship among peritraumatic morning cortisol response, coping self-efficacy and  the development of post-traumatic avoidance in survivors of motor vehicle accidents. Poster to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Toronto, Canada.

*Hayden, M., Barnes, L., Benight, C. C., & Thurman, M. (May 2005).  The Warning Project.  Paper presented at the National Hydrological Warning Council Meeting, Scaramento, CA. 

Benight, C. C. (2004, November).  Post-Disaster Mental Health and Research: Panel Discussion.  Chair.  Panel Discussion presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. New Orleans, LA.
 
*Markowski, T., Lewis, J., & Benight, C. C. (2004, November).  Trauma research response from first responders.  Poster  presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. New Orleans, LA.
 
Benight, C. C. & Markowski, T.  (2004, November).  Coping self-efficacy for first responders: A psychometric evaluation. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. New Orleans, LA.

*Midboe, A., Benight, C. C., & Taylor, A. (2004, November).  The relationship between coping style, coping self-efficacy, and symptoms of psychological distress among domestic violence survivors. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Behavior Therapy. New Orleans, LA

Benight, C. C. & Gruntfest (2004, June).  Short-Fuse Disaster Warning Systems and Wildfire Evacuations.  Colorado Wildfire Mitigation Conference.  Colorado Springs, CO.

Benight, C. C. (2004, June).  Coping Self-Efficacy and Recovery from Trauma.  Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences.  Honolulu, HA.
 
Benight, C. C. (2004, June).  Problem-based Learning: A Humble Case of Trial and Error.  Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences.  Honolulu, HA.

Benight, C. C. (2003, October). Coping with Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma: A Causal Model Analysis.  In C. C. Benight (Chair), Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma: Coping Processes and Fragmentation. Symposium conducted at the meeting Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Chicago, IL.  
 
Benight, C. C., Markowski, T., & Haye, L. (2003, October). Evacuation Perceptions Following Wildfire and Coping Self-Efficacy. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.

*Markowski, T. & Benight, C. C. (2003, October).  Predictors of a Peer Support Program for Emergency Services Personnel.  Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.

*Johnson, L., & Benight, C. C. (2002, November). Misinterpretation of Physiological States Predict PTSD and Depression. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Baltimore, MD. 
 
*Johnson, L., & Benight, C. C. (2002, November). Effects of Trauma Research on Domestic Violence Survivors. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Baltimore, MD.                    
 
*Johnson, L., Benight, C. C, & Sacks, C. (2002, November). Coping Efficacy 
as a Mediator Between Cognitions and PTSD. Poster to be presented at the Annual
Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Baltimore, MD.                
                            
*Midboe, A. & Benight, (2002, November).  Coping efficacy and treatment outcome in domestic violence survivors.  Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Baltimore, MD.

*Thomas, C. & Benight (2002, November). Coping behaviors, coping self-efficacy and recovery from motor vehicle accident trauma.  Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Baltimore, MD.

*Oue, C. M., Benight, C. C., Johnson, L., Sacks, C. K., Thomas, C. M., Markowski, T., & Maslow, N. (2002, November). Coping Self-Efficacy and Cognitive Functioning Following Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Trauma. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Benight, C. C., Johnson, L., Molton, I., Boeninger, D., Stiles, K., Sletta, Y., Harding, A., & Thomas, C. (2001).  Emotion regulation and coping self-efficacy following motor vehicle accident.  Presented at the Seventeenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,  New Orleans, LA.

*Johnson, L., Benight, C. C., Molton, I., Boeninger, D., Stiles, K., Sletta, Y., Harding, A., & Thomas, C. (2001).  Trauma related distress and coping self-efficacy following motor vehicle accidents.  Presented at the Seventeenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,  New Orleans, LA.

Benight, C. C. (2001).  All roads lead through coping self-efficacy.  A symposium paper presented at the Society for Creative Research in Action Biannual meeting: APA Division 27, Atlanta, GA.

*Harding, A., Benight, C. C., & Durham, R. (2000).  Psychometric properties of a domestic violence coping self-efficacy measure. Presented at the Sixteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  San Antonio, TX. 
 
*Molton, I. & Benight, C. C. (2000).  Safety goal attainment and coping self-efficacy judgements.  Presented at the Sixteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  San Antonio, TX.

Benight, C. C. (2000).  Coping self-efficacy and trauma recovery: A symposium. Presented at the Sixteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  San Antonio, TX.

Benight, C. C. & Harding, A. (1999) Coping self-efficacy predicts psychological outcomes in female domestic violence victims.  Will be presented at the Fifteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Miami, FL 

*Lehman, V., Benight, C. C., & Harding, A. (1999).  Effects of dispositional optimism on psychological well-being for domestic violence victims. Will be presented at the Fifteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Miami, FL
 
*Midboe, A., Benight, C. C., & Harding, A. (1999).  Psychological effects of coping strategies of victims of domestic violence. Will be presented at the Fifteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Miami, FL

Benight, C. C. (1999).  Coping self-efficacy and collective efficacy effects psychological and physiological distress following disasters. Presented at the 7th Biennial Conference on Community Research & Action.  Society for Community Research and Action. Yale University, New Haven, CT. 

Laudenslager, M., Benight, C. C., Harper, M.& Goldstein, M. (1999)  Long term individual differences in the salivary cortisol diurnal decline following a series of natural disasters.  Poster to be presented at the National Meeting for the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society in Galveston, TX. 

*Yamazaki, T. G., Benight, C. C., Gilfillian-Morton, L. A., Kawasaki, D. M., Martinez, L., Lynch, W. L., Morton, M. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (l999).  Potential factors influencing the management of chronic medical illness of patients from a community health sample.  Poster to be presented at the National Meeting for the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, CA.

Benight, C. C.. (1998).  Immunological effects of trauma.  Symposium to be presented at Fourteenth International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  Washington, D.C. 

Benight, C. C. & Harper, M. (1998).  Collective efficacy and psychological distress following disaster. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Washington, D.C.
 
*Martinez, L., Benight, C. C., & Harper, M. (1998).  Repression and cortisol following disaster. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Washington, D.C.

*Tashiro, T., Harper, M., & Benight, C. C. (November 1998).  Chaotic coping and psychological and physical distress following disasters. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Washington, D.C.

*Harper, M. & Benight, C. C. (1998).  The mediating effect of coping self-efficacy on psychological distress.  American Psychological Association Division 38, San Francisco, CA

*McGuffey, L., Benight, C. C., & Harper, M. (1998).  Coping self-efficacy and avoidant coping as mediators between loss of resources and psychological distress.  Proceedings for the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA. 

Benight, C. C.& Harper, M. (1998).  Distress deniers, immune parameters, and disasters.  Proceedings for the  Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.  Clearwater Beach, Florida. 

Benight, C.C., Smith, J., Point, Faye, Freyaldenhoven, R. W., Hughes, J., Ruiz, J., & Zoesche, T. (l997).  A qualitative analysis of victims of the Oklahoma city bombing:  The process of coping self-efficacy.  Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.
 
Benight, C. C. (1997).  A self-regulatory theory of post-traumatic stress disorder development.  Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.

*Harper, M. & Benight, C. C. (1997).  Coping self-efficacy as a mediator of peritraumatic reactivity and post-traumatic stress disorder:  A longitudinal study.  Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.

Benight, C. C. & Harper, M. (1997).  Psychological and immunological responses to the Buffalo Creek fire and flood disasters.  First Annual Spring Conference on Immune Modulation.  Vail, CO. 

*Hughes, J. & Benight, C. C. (1997).  Cardiovascular reactivity during a management in-basket exercise:  Evidence for two dimensions of autonomic reactivity.  Proceedings for the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA

*McGuffey, L. B., Swift, E. E., Sanger, J., Zeppelin, D. J., & Benight, C. C. (l997).  Coping in the wake of Hurricane Opal:  Coping self-efficacy and self-defeating behaviors.  Proceedings for the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Benight, C. C. & Harper, M. (1997).  Cardiovascular reactivity and immunological function during trauma recall.  Proceedings for the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA

*Harper, M.. & Benight, C. C. (1997).  The role of social support and immunological functioning following a natural disaster.  Proceedings for the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Benight, C. C. (1996).  Coping self-efficacy following disasters.  Proceedings from the Big Thompson 20th Reunion Conference, Fort Collins, CO

Benight, C.C., Freyaldenhoven, R. W., Hughes, J., Ruiz, J., & Zoesche, T. (1996).  Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following the Oklahoma City Bombing.  Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, San Francisco, CA.

*Swift, E., Benight, C.C., Zeppelin, D., Sanger, J., Smith, A., & Hughes, J. (1996).  Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following Hurricane Opal. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, San Francisco, CA.

*Zeppelin, D., Benight, C.C., Swift, E., Sanger, J. & Smith, A. (1996).  Predictors of coping self-efficacy following Hurricane Opal.   Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, San Francisco, CA.

Benight, C.C., Wallen, N. H., Ironson, G., & Taylor, C.B. (1996).  Mental stress and myocardial function:  The technology and the science.  A symposium. Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Benight, C.C., Antoni, M.H., Ironson, G., Lutgendorf, S., Baum, A.,  & Schneiderman, N. (1995).  The effect of coping self-efficacy on psychological and physical health perceptions in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome following Hurricane Andrew.  Proceedings for the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  San Diego, CA

Spencer, S., Leach, S., Jenkins, E., Yount, S., Benight, C.C., Ironson, G., Schneiderman, N., & Durel, L.  (1995).  Dietary salt and screening-based blood pressure reactivity in black and white men.  Proceedings for the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  San Diego, CA

Durel, L., Spencer, S., Jenkins, E., Yount, S., Benight, C.C., Ironson, G., & Schneiderman, N., & Leach. S. (1995).  The effects of dietary sodium on urinary sodium and potassium excretion during sleep and wake states.  Proceedings for the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  San Diego, CA

Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Burnett, K., Greenwood, D., Carver, C., Benight, C.C., Rodriguez, M.S., Fletcher, M.A., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N., (1995).  Predictors of recovery from Hurricane Andrew.  Proceedings for the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  San Diego, CA

Burnett, K., Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., Benight, C.C., Carver, C., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N.  (1995).   Chronic disruption and family strain following Hurricane Andrew:  The secondary disaster.   Proceedings for the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  San Diego, CA

Benight, C.C., Antoni, M.H., Ironson, G., Fletcher, M.A., Lutgendorf, S., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N. (1994).  The effect of perceived competence and responsiveness of the environment on psychological and physical health in healthy and ill populations following Hurricane Andrew.  Proceedings for the Third International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Benight, C. C., Antoni, M.H., Kilbourn, K., Ironson, G., Costello, N., Fletcher, M.A., & Schneiderman, N. (1994).  The effect of perceived competence and responsiveness of the environment on psychological and physical health in HIV+ men following Hurricane Andrew.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 56 163. 

Benight, C.C., Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., Rodriguez, M., Burnett, K., Carver, C., Baum, A., &  Schneiderman, N.  (1994).  The effect of perceived competence on psychological health following Hurricane Andrew.  Proceedings for the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  Boston, MA. 

Burnett, K., Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., Benight, C.C.,  Carver, C., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N.  (1994).  Measuring the effects of long-term disruption during recovery from Hurricane Andrew.  Proceedings from the 102nd Annual  Convention for the American Psychological Association.  Los Angeles, CA.

Burnett, K., Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., Benight, C.C., Carver, C., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N.  (1994).   Disruption as a perdictor of mental health status during rebuilding after Hurricane Andrew.  Proceedings for the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  Boston, MA

Carver, C.S., Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., Rodriguez, M., LaPerriere, A., Benight, C.C., Antoni, M., Fletcher, M., Kumar, M., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N.  (1993).  Coping with Andrew:  How coping responses related to loss and adjustment.  Proceedings from the 101nd Annual  Convention for the American Psychological Association.  Toronto, Canada.

Wohlgemuth, E., Yurich, J., Benight, C.C., Holmes, R., Nunez, M., Pasion, L, & Rodalfa, E.  (1993).  The effect of diversity on intern training and satisfaction.  Proceedings from the 101st Annual  Convention for the American Psychological Association.  Toronto, Canada.

Benight, C.C., Ironson, G., Chesney, M., Boltwood, M., Haney, T., Yount, S., Lagoze, H., Segall, G., & Taylor, C.B.  (1993).  The relationship between anger recall, questionnaire measures of anger, and cardiac status.   Proceedings for the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  San Francisco, CA. 

Benight, C.C., Ford, M.E., Taylor, C.B., Segall, G., & Hays, M.T.  (1992).  Psychological stress and coronary artery spasm.  Proceedings for the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine,  NY, NY.

Benight, C.C., & King, A. (1991).  Alcohol consumption in older adults.   Proceedings from the 99th  Annual  Convention for the American Psychological Association.  San Francisco, CA. 

Benight, C. C. (1990).  Development of the multidimensional cardio-rehab locus of control scale.  Proceedings from the 98th  Annual  Convention for the American Psychological Association.  Boston, MA.  
 
Carson, K., Kinicki, A., & Benight, C.C. (1990).  The utilization of meta-analysis in construct validation.  Proceedings of the 50th Annual Academy of Management Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Benight, C.C.  (1989).  A theoretical model for exercise as a mediator of anxiety. Proceedings from the 97th  Annual  Convention for the American Psychological Association.  New Orleans, LA..

Benight, C.C. & Kinicki, A. (1985).  A test of Glass's uncontrollability theory of Type A behavior.  Proceedings of the National American Institute For Decision Sciences Meeting.  Las Vegas, NV.

Other Professional Presentations (Local)

Caf Scientifique: The Shattered Self: Is our Humanity our own Worst Enemy 2007.

Manging Disruptive Classrooms.  Presented to faculty at Pikes Peak Community College. 2007.

Mental Health Response to Trauma.  Presented at the NORAD-USNORTHCOM Command Surgeons Conference Catastrophic Incident Response.  January 2007.

Coping with Trauma from Terrorism.  Presented for Course Homeland Security NISSC  2003

Coping with Trauma from Terrorism.  Presented at the Homeland Security Conference.  2003

Evil:  What is it & What do we do about it? Lecture Summit Series, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2002.

September 11th Tragedy.  Presented to CU-Colorado Springs Community.

September 11th Tragedy Roundtable. Presented to CU-Colorado Springs Community

Coming Together Campus Gathering. Presented to CU-Colorado Springs Community

Grief in the Workplace.  Presented as part of the McMullen Foundation Conference for Radiology Technology.  Penrose Hospital. 2000

Psychological Trauma:  The Kosovo Conflict.  Presented as part of a panel presentation at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  1999

Spirituality and Counseling:  Understanding to Skill Development.  Presented to the Centennial Area Health Education .  1998

Disaster Research.  Presented as part of the LAS Colloquium Series. 1998

Chronic Disease Management.  Presented as part of the Geriatric Certificate Program. 1996-1999.

Coping Self-Efficacy & Trauma.  Presented as part of the CU-Health Sciences: Psychiatry  Grand Rounds. 1998

Spirituality Health and Aging:  The Case of Bereavement Coping Efficacy.  Presented to the Colorado Activity Professionals Association, 1998.

Love, Hate, and Food: Eating Disorders Among College Age Women.. Lecture Summit Series, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1998.

Losing Weight and Keeping it Off:  Lecture Summit Series, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1997.

Coping Self-Efficacy and the Buffalo Creek Fire and Floods.  Lecture Summit Series for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. 1997

Coping Self-Efficacy and the Oklahoma City Bombing.  Lecture Summit Series, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. 1996

Disaster Research:  "You do how you think"  Lecture Summit Series, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  1996

Coping with Chronic Illness:  Presentation to the Gerontological Certificate Series.  1996-Present

AIDS-Facts from Fiction.  Chaired presentation at the Summit Series University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  1994

Stress Mastery Training:  Use it before you lose it.  Lecture Summit Series, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  1994

Disaster Experience:  The case of three.  El Paso County Psychological Society dinner presentation. 1994. 

Stress Mastery Training.  Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.  1993.