Speaking

Why use Dr. Denise Duval Tsioles as a speaker for your next event?
All organizations have something in common; PEOPLE, FAMILY LIFE & WORK LIFE – and that’s where Dr. Denise Duval Tsioles can help. By drawing upon her 20 years of psychotherapy, speaking, training and consulting, she will ensure that your group has a great time while learning expert information!
  1. Expert Content
    As a CHILD & FAMILY PSYCHOTHERAPIST and expert in children's issues and behavior, Dr. Duval Tsioles works very hard to make sure your group is receiving the best information based on accepted research and extensive experience. You will see it in your meeting when audience members have many “ah-ha!” moments.
  2. Practical Applications
    There are many speakers who just have a story or an experience to share, and then, well – that’s it. Denise goes far beyond to give your group practical skills, which they can immediately apply. With plenty of research and content as the foundation, and the ability to tie everything together, the audience will leave with a feeling of clarity.
  3. Customized Presentations
    When you look at Dr. Duval Tsioles’s specialties, you realize immediately that she is a very versatile speaker. Her range of subject matter expertise is extensive and she customizes each presentation to address any specific topics you desire.
  4. Reputation and Experience
    You are not taking a risk with Dr. Duval Tsioles.  Her reputation is outstanding and she has the depth of experience which you are looking for in a speaker.  In her 20 years of experience, she has worked extensively with infants, toddlers and children, adolescents, young adults, parents and expecting couples‎‎. She is a published author, has presented at several conferences, and is a peer reviewer for a major clinical social work journal.

    Dr. Duval Tsioles has worked as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, instructor, and researcher in a variety of settings including private practice, educational institutions, child welfare services, and community counseling agencies. She has experience working with behavioral problems, mood issues, emotional regulation, school problems, divorce, sleep difficulties, aggression, parent-child relationships, attachment and adoption, social skills, and parent coaching.

    Dr. Duval Tsioles is also on faculty at the Institute for Clinical Social Work where she teaches and consults with doctoral students on their clinical cases and dissertations.  She also conducts trainings in early childhood mental health and development, is a practicing clinician, and is involved in several clinical research projects with other advanced clinical institutions.    
Sample topics for Seminars, Workshops, Meetings, Keynotes, Presentations, Discussion Groups:
  • Parenting
  • Children's issues
  • Parent-Child relationships
  • Family matters
  • Child development
  • Home life effects on work
  • Child-parent relationships
  • Divorce and children
  • School issues
  • Peer relationships in children
  • Sexual behavior in children
  • Childhood depression
  • Childhood aggression
  • Anxiety issues
  • Mood issues
  • Social media effects
  • Importance of play
Sample past speaking engagements:
  • Northwestern University Medical College
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Erikson Institute
  • Institute for Clinical Social Work
  • Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Open Door / The Night Ministry Youth Services
  • Zero To Three
  • Noble Street College Prep
As the staff liaison of our parent group at Noble Street College Prep, I wanted to find a speaker on the topic of teens and social media.  Many of our parents struggle with how to parent high school aged students in this age of technological abundance and social media overload.  I found Denise and Child Therapy Chicago online.  Although I didn’t have any personal knowledge of Denise, after speaking with her on the phone, I was sold that she would be the appropriate person to present to our parents.  And, she was!  She was easy to communicate with, prepared with materials for her presentation and answered our parents’ questions with thoughtfulness that was grounded in her own practice with many families.  She shared stories, facts and was able to encourage conversation amongst the group.  Our parent group would be happy to welcome back to Denise for another conversation on parenting adolescent children.  
- Jessica Weisbach, Noble Street College Prep 

Our school has had a very positive experience working with Child Therapy Chicago. Denise and her staff were able to tailor a workshop for us on the importance of play and how it benefits children cognitively, socially and psychologically. I would definitely consult with them again.

          -Pam Rock, LCSW from St. Viator school, Chicago, IL