The following are a sample of presentations and trainings that Dr. Lau has provided for both clinical and lay audiences. Dr. Lau would also be happy to develop specialized presentations and trainings for your organizational needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss possible options to fit your audience and organizational goals.

 


JEDI School 101: A primer in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

In this training, Dr. Lau provides foundational training on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice to set the stage for organizational change. She reviews JEDI-related concepts including: privilege, intersectionality, explicit and implicit bias, as well as overt and covert discrimination. She also introduces considerations and current linguistic terms relating to race, gender, LGBTQIA-issues, and disability.

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TRAINING

“I can’t think of a better introduction to this series than what you just did. I am awed by the amount of work you put in and by the passion with which you delivered it.”

“This has been such a creative way to open the minds and hearts of our group towards a more ‘JEDI’ culture.”

“This was just absolutely incredible and I’m sitting here just completely inspired.

“I’ve gone to a number of workshops and I’ve never felt welcomed. And whatever I’ve said has always been kind of dismissed. And it really discouraged me. But this has been just fantastic.”

“I think you’ve opened the door for all of us to sort of think about how we play different roles in this and how we can help those who are marginalized in the ways we are not marginalized, and how we can also heal the wounds of the ways in which we’ve been traumatized.”

“[My colleagues and I] were talking about how many courses and workshops and things we’ve had to take on diversity, and how all of them are useless. Or the ones we’ve attended are useless. But we do it, you know, twice a year… Three times a year… And none of them come alive. And this was very different. So I just actually texted one of  them and sent them one of your slides and I said ‘Now, this is what you really have to do.'” 

 


Rethinking Mental Health for Neurodiversity Equity & Inclusion

Amplifying the voices of and building on the work of autistic and other neurodivergent self-advocates, this presentation by Dr. Lau (a) compares differences between the medical and social model of disability, (b) highlights historical and societal factors resulting in inequity for neurodivergent individuals, and (c) provides suggestions for moving forward in the field of mental health to improve equity and inclusion for neurodivergent individuals. 

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TRAINING

“I’ve been working with ASD for 40 years. It is so validating to have the modifications I found necessary when doing assessment and treatment. Thank you so much.”

“This was affirming, informing and clearly delivered. Really valuable. I appreciated the way that the presenter explained the different use of language that is more inclusive throughout the presentation.”

“Wow. So much opened up for me in just a short period of time. I feel that this material is helpful to me not only in my professional work and personal life but in reconsidering my biases.”

“I appreciate that all the content was covered as it was SO informative, intentional, and respectful. The challenge with that is the application piece near the end of how to integrate all this amazing knowledge was reviewed quickly (I appreciate the respect for everyone’s time). I’m wondering if there’s a way to break up the information, maybe as a two-parter? One being the concepts and foundational learning at the front, then the second part being focused on opportunities to integrate the resources shared and how to change practice? That way one part isn’t compromised for the sake of the other. You know it’s a good presentation when the feedback is can you make it longer.”

 


bECOMING aNTI-RACIST: aN iNTERSECTIONAL fORUM FOR dIALOGUE AND lEARNING

In this session, Dr. Lau provides foundational information about anti-racism and establishes a platform for people to engage in dialogue about race, colorism, and anti-Blackness.

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TRAINING

“I appreciated the information that you provided. We’ve started some intergroup dialogues and we’re looking at revamping our curriculum, so I think adding some of the information you have in the beginning to – give people language and some of the context of what they can take into dialogue – that would be helpful. So this was really good and I enjoyed it.

“Yet another excellent presentation, Lynette! I have been on Harbor campus and sitting in on the weekly Psychiatry Conference for decades now. I can honestly say that this series has been the most engaging. Thank you for your excellent insights. I am learning so much!”