Dr. Steiner's Tools for Change

Keynotes & Workshops

  1. For Clients
  2. For Meeting Planners

Training for Medical Professionals

About Dr. Ann Steiner, Keynote and Workshop Presenter

Ann Steiner, Ph.D., M.F.T. (CA license #ML17115), CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist), FAGPA (Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association), is a licensed marriage family therapist who has professional and personal experience with chronic physical illness. This makes her a dynamic and powerful speaker invited to give keynote addresses and other talks throughout the US and internationally for medical and mental health organizations, consumer groups and other illness-related organizations.

Her professional career spans 30 years of supervising and consulting with therapists, illness-related organizations and self-help groups as well as a private practice with individuals and groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a Full Member of the National Speakers Association since 2004, and was recently elected to serve as Board Member of the National Speakers Association of Northern California.

You can see a partial list of organizations to which Dr. Steiner has made presentations as well as detailed information on her qualifications and experience on the Biography page.

To hire Dr. Steiner to give a keynote address or provide in-service training for your organization, please see about booking Dr. Steiner.

Dr. Steiner's Talk Topic Menu for Medical Professionals, Health Care Providers and Attorneys

The Professional Will

  • The Professional Will: The Nuts and Bolts
  • Planning for Your Future: Absence, Illness, Retirement, and Relocation

Illness-Related Talks

  • The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness: How to Add Joy to the Ride
  • Don't Postpone Joy: Living Fully with Chronic Illness

Group Therapy/ Support Group Workshop and Talks

  • The Healing Power of Groups: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating and Sustaining Groups That Thrive

Inspirational Talks

  • Believing in Ourselves: One Woman's Journey From Wheelchair to Motivational Speaker

For Medical Professionals

  • Believing in Ourselves: One Woman's Journey From Wheelchair to Motivational Speaker
  • The Professional Will: The Nuts and Bolts
  • Planning for Your Future: Absence: Illness, Retirement and Relocation
  • Helping your Patients Cope with Chronic Illness
  • End of Life Issues: How to Reduce Everyone's Pain
  • Helping Families Cope with Progressive Illness

Challenging Client Issues

  • From in-service trainings to keynote addresses, I help providers understand and cope more effectively with challenges such as challenging patients.

The Challenges of helping patients cope with chronic Illness

  • One of the most difficult areas for physicians and healthcare providers is working with chronic, progressive illnesses. I offer keynote addresses, in-service trainings, and workshops that address these challenging issues.

Sample Presentation Description: Chronic Illness, Aging and Disability Related Topics

The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness: How to Add Joy to the Ride

This presentation will help you:

  • Understand normal reactions to illness and disability
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Improve team work with family and friends
  • Increase your comfort asking for, giving and receiving help
  • Make room for comfort and joy
  • Deal more effectively with health care providers
  • Increase compassion for yourself and others

"Caregivers Need Tender Loving Care Too"

This presentation will help you:

  • Understand Normal Reactions to Aging, Changes in Roles, Common Retirement and End-of-Life Issues
  • Improve Team Work with YOUR Family, Staff, Co-Workers, and Friends
  • Give you 10 Hot Tips for the Emotional Care and Feeding of Caregivers

Occupational Hazards of Being a Care-Partner for a Loved One

  • Warning Signs of Burn-Out
  • Strategies for Renewal and Self-Care: Making Room for Comfort and Joy
  • Ways to Increase Compassion for Yourself and Others

Note: Each of these content areas can be presented as inspirational keynote presentations, in-service training events, half or all-day workshops.

I also offer consultation services for professionals who want a specialist's insight into working with challenging clients. To get a flavor of my approach please see the short articles written for consumers.

Dr. Steiner has Presented to the following Organizations

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Berkeley, CA
  • American Association of Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Salt Lake City
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • California Pacific Medical Center, S.F., Radiation Oncology Department
  • California Psychological Association
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research, Inc., Keynote Address
  • International Human Learning Resources Network
  • Kaiser Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Walnut Creek, CA
  • The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Sjogren's Syndrome Symposium, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Keynote address
  • University of California, Davis, Coronary Heart Disease Reversal Program

The Professional Will

I offer keynotes and workshops to help medical professionals, small business owners and attorneys interested in developing plans for expected or unexpected absences from a professional practice. A Professional Will provides peace of mind for breaks in service such as vacations, family emergencies, relocation or retirement. This system uses the successful model I built for helping therapists write a Therapist's Professional Will. I can help you plan continuity of care for your patients and clients, thus easing your mind.

Please join the mailing list to be notified when the Professional Will for your discipline becomes available.

Meeting Planners, Conference Planning Committees

I prefer to design each presentation to address the particular needs of your membership or organization. The format can include interactive sections, short small group discussions etc.

If you have any questions or want to discuss whether and how I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at (925) 962-0060, or by sending an email with your phone number and a variety of times when it would be convenient for me to return your call.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2016