Speaking Engagements

Whether speaking to other professionals or to groups of couples, Jane’s presentations focus on taking life’s most challenging events and turning them into opportunities for growth, healing and transformation.

Presentations:

October 2014 “Our Evolving Sexuality.” Firefly Energy Center, Gig Harbor Washington

May 2015 “The Myth of Sexual Addiction.” Pacific Lutheran University Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

June 2015. “What is Effective Couples Therapy?” Bastyr University Marriage and Family Therapy program.

March 2017 “Breast Cancer and Couples: Helping Couples Navigate the Relational and Sexual Challenges of Breast Cancer.” The Couples Institute, Menlo Park, California. (www.couplesinstitute.com)

April 2017 “Talking to Clients about the Relational and Sexual Challenges of Breast Cancer.” California State University, Stanislaus, Department of Psychology.

April 2017 “Difficult Conversations: Couples’ Challenges Resulting from Breast Cancer.” Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Washington.

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What a tremendous help your work is when cancer is a part of psychotherapy treatment. I began sharing the information and resources immediately with my clients... It is obvious that every element of your presentation has been lovingly and skillfully prepared. You’ve taken something, difficult and feared, and shown us a path toward transformation—what a gift. Thank you!

Meg Luce M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

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Your presentation was amazing.What struck me most about your presentation is the amount of relational growth that a therapist can encourage in couples who are confronting breast cancer. You have presented a very encouraging and optimistic view of breast cancer for couples, a situation that has the capacity to devastate and destroy a partnership. You have the capacity to make a huge impact on the medical community, the therapeutic community and the individuals affected by breast cancer. Thank you.

Dr. Deb Hecker Psychoanalyst and Author

Dr. Deb Hecker Psychoanalyst and Author