Speaking Engagements

For a presentation or keynote speech to your group, conference, or organization, please click here to contact me.

Presentations can be uniquely designed for your specific needs and interests. Below is a sampling of some of the topics.

  • How dreams disappear
  • The power of goal objects
  • The magic of mindfulness in pursuing your goals
  • Exploring your creativity
  • Capturing your goals and dreams
  • Common roadblocks women and girls face when pursuing their dreams
  • Visualization with Goal Objects
  • The 4 Step to Reaching your Goals
    • Step 1: Identifying your Goals and Dreams
    • Step 2: Finding your Goal Objects and Container
    • Step 3: Creating and Staging your Goal Objects
    • Step 4: Your Action Plan

Additional presentations on gender issues (socialization, female psychosocial development, gender and crime, etc.) are also available.

Scheduled Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Click here to see upcoming workshops and speaking engagements already scheduled. Also sign up there to be notified about new workshops and presentations near you. Please click here to contact Marcia directly if you would like to set up a speaking engagement.

Click here to download Speaker Information One-sheet (Printable PDF)

Sampling of Past Speaking Engagements and Workshops


  • Department of Social Work. Birmingham, England
  • Sookmyung Womens University Seoul, South Korea
  • VIII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • US Army. Grafenwohr/Vilsek. Germany
  • VII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  • Barbados Child Care Board Conference. Barbados, West Indies
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Victims. US Representative. Tuscany, Italy
  • 3rd World Congress on Victimology. San Francisco, California. USA
  • VI International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Sydney, Australia
  • Post conference lectures in Cairns and Brisbane, Australia
  • V International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Montreal, Quebec. Canada
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. Des Moines, Iowa. USA


  • National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders. Utah
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Conference. Denver, CO
  • Gender-Responsive Programming for Girls. Miami, FL
  • National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders. Maine
  • National Indian Child Welfare Conference
  • San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment. San Diego, California
  • Romance Writers of America. National Conference on crime writing. Eugene, Oregon
  • Texas Crime Prevention Institute. San Marcos, Texas. Lecturer at 9 national conferences
  • National Crime Prevention Institute. Louisville, Kentucky
  • Texas Center for Juvenile Delinquent Prevention. San Marcos, Texas
  • American Corrections Association. Houston, Texas


  • Boston, MA. Justice Involved Girls
  • Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR Prison Rape Elimination Act
  • Wilsonville & Ontario, Oregon, Prison Rape Elimination Act
  • Ontario, Oregon, Oregon Jail Manager’s Association
  • Yankton, South Dakota Law Enforcement Training
  • San Jose, California Sheriff’s Association
  • Olympia, Washington. Investigating Sexual Misconduct
  • Lincoln County Head Start
  • Mt. Vernon, Illinois. State Police and Child Advocacy Conference
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico.Psychological Association.
  • Portland Police Bureau, several trainings Police, staff, volunteers.
  • Ft. Yukon/Fairbanks, Alaska. Teachers
  • St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Police, social services, schools
  • New York City, NY Fordham Law School. Sex Crime Seminar
  • Kona, Hawaii.Police, social services, schools
  • San Francisco, California. Association of Sexual Abuse Prevention Professionals
  • Albany, New York. Governor’s Conference on Crime Prevention
  • Columbia, South Carolina, Human Services
  • Bryan, Ohio. Human Services
  • Fairbanks, Alaska. University of Alaska
  • Fairbanks, Alaska. Women in Crisis Counseling Assistance Shelter.
  • Galveston, Texas. Family Counseling Services
  • Sierra Vista, Arizona. Parents United and US Army
  • College Station, Texas. Texas A & M University
  • Billings, Montana. Crime Prevention Association
  • Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Police Academy
  • Colville, Washington. Head Start and Social Services
  • Seattle, Washington. Washington Crime Watch Programs
  • Honolulu, Hawaii. Kapiolani Sexual Abuse Treatment Center
  • Kauai, Hawaii. Department of Social Services
  • Merced, California. Police and Social Services
  • Denver, Colorado. Englewood Police Department
  • Madison, Wisconsin. Technology Transfer Program
  • Clearwater, Florida. Family Continuity Programs
  • Maui, Hawaii. State of Hawaii/NIC, Women Offenders