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Presentations, Press, and, Podcasts

As a highly experienced presenter and expert in relationship issues, sex therapy, and therapist training, Fiona loves the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with others. She has presented at numerous local and international conferences and done several podcast interviews, providing value to listeners and attendees alike. As both a therapist and educator, Fiona is committed to providing accurate, insightful information to help therapists and clients become confident in their understanding of relationships and sexuality. Contact us if you're interested in booking a speaking engagement or interview.

Presentations

2024

O’Farrell, F. & Oto, K. (2024). 1+1=3: Thinking Developmentally in Couples' Communication. Presentation proposal accepted for the International Family Therapy Congress, Toyama, Japan.

Sampson, J. ; MacLeod, M.; Pennant, A. & O'Farrell, F. (2024). Cultivating the "Person of the Educator": A Cornerstone for Enhanced Faculty Training. Presentation proposal accepted for the International Family Therapy Congress, Toyama, Japan.

Bruett, T. & O'Farrell, F. (2024). Differentiation for Queer Liberation: How the Developmental Model can Support your work with LGBTQIA+ Clients. AASECT Member Luncheon Colorado Chapter.

2023

MacLeod, M. & O’Farrell, F. (2023). POTT x SEX: Signature Themes in Sex Therapy Training. Presentation at the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Spokane, WA.

O’Farrell, F. (2023). Consent-based Training for Relational Therapists. Presentation at the International

Family Therapy Congress, Malaga, Spain.

2020

O’Farrell, F. (2020). Considerations in Couples Therapy during COVID-19. Thriving and Making Comfort Conference Person-Centered Tech.

2019

O’Farrell, F. (2019). Let's Talk About Sex: Prioritizing Sexual Health Conversations with your Clients. Presentation at the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference,
Seattle, WA

O’Farrell, F. (2019). Minds, Hearts, Parts, and More!: An Integrative Approach to Teaching Sexual Anatomy, Arousal, and Identity. Presentation at the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2013

O’Farrell, F. (2013). Military Families’ Experience of Grief and Facebook: A Phenomenological Study. Poster Presentation at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National
Conference.

Podcasts

Community Trainings

Nov 2023

An Introduction to the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy.

Two-Day Training for Our Landing Place, British Columbia, Canada.

July 2023

An Introduction to the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy.

Continuing Education Training for Blooming Leaf Counseling, Redmond, WA.

Oct 2023

Integrating the Wheel of Consent in Couples Therapy.

Bonus Call Presentation, The Couples Institute, Menlo Park, CA.

Oct 2023

Considerations in Sex Therapy.

In-Service Training, Seattle Counseling and Wellness, Seattle, WA.

Oct 2023

Queer Theory for Queer Clients.

Guest Lecture for Pacific Lutheran University Human Sexuality Course, Parkland, WA.

Sept 2023

An Introduction to Sex Therapy.

In-Service Training, Seattle EMDR Associates, Seattle, WA.

July 2023

Sex Therapy Supervision.

Guest Lecture for Seattle University Counselor Supervision Course, Seattle, WA.

April 2023

A Brief Therapy Approach to Commitment Preparation.

Continuing Education Training for Clarity Counseling, Seattle, WA.

Sept 2022

An Introduction to Sex Therapy. 

Continuing Education Training for People Bloom Counseling, Seattle, WA

Dec 2021

Working with Couples in Therapy. 

Guest Lecture for Dr. Pepper-Schwartz, Intimacy Across the Life Course, University of Washington.

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