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Selected Presentations

2012   “Twice Exceptional: Gifted Students with Learning or Behavioral Disorders”. Conference on Special Education: Inclusion. Kursk, Russia.
2009   "Inclusive Excellence at Emerging Universities", with: Drs. Beth Rushing (UW Tacoma), Charlene Callaghan (New College-Florida), John Price (U North Texas Dallas). American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
2007   Invited Testimony on HB 1611, on the state of mathematics education and issues in mathematics teacher preparation: Washington State Legislature, House Committee on Education: Olympia, WA.
2005   Connecting with the Community- Service Learning and the Center for the Study of Education and Poverty (panelist): Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle.
2003   Impact of No Child Left Behind: Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma, WA.
2000   Tacoma City Club: Explication of Initiative Measures 728, 729, 732 on Charter Schools, and School Funding, Tacoma, WA.
1998   "Beyond Divorce: Relationships". Invited presentation at University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA. Co-presented with Don MacDonald, Ph.D.
1997   "Issues in cross-cultural Supervision" presented to International Counseling Conference, Beijing, China, May.
1997   "Where are we now? The Status of comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling programs in the United States". American School Counseling Association annual conference, Nashville, TN, June. Presented with Christopher Sink, Ph.D., William Rowley, Ph.D. Repeated in 1998, for Washington/Oregon Counseling Associations.
1997   "Helping Relationships: Process and Skills for Parents and Parenting Skills Trainers" Presented at Parent Leadership Institute, Colorado Springs, September.
1997   "Helping Relationships and Natural Helpers." Presented at Cascade Job Corps training retreat, Spring, Bellingham, Washington.
1994   "Sexual abuse in the church: One church's response". Paper presented to workshop on Sexual Abuse in the Church at University Presbyterian Church, co-presented with Don MacDonald, Ph.D.
1994   "STP (Stop, Think, Plan): Interventions with impulsive children". MacDonald, G., Nygard, M., Schroeder, M., & Semingson, R. (1994, October). Paper presented at the meeting of the Washington Counseling Association, Fife, WA.
1993   "When Dual Relationships Become Duel Relationships," Invited presentation at the Washington Counseling Association Convention, Olympia, WA. Co-presented with Don MacDonald, Ph.D.
1992   "Counseling Issues and Faith Development in the College Years", Second International Congress on Christian Counseling, Atlanta, GA.
1990   "Counselor Cognitive Processing During Hypothesis Formation", Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors Convention, Seattle, WA.
1987   "Counselor Conceptualization During Hypothesis Formation", Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors Convention, Portland, OR.
1987   "Helping Children and Families in Crisis," Western Washington Christian Childcare Association Conference, Seattle, Washington. Co-presented with Don MacDonald, Ph.D., (invited repeat of a 1986 address).
1986   "The Future of the Family", invited address, General Telephone Company, Seattle, WA. Co-presented with Don MacDonald, Ph.D.
1983   "Teacher Interventions for Helping Children from Distressed Families", Association of Christian Schools International, Seattle, WA. Co-presented with Don MacDonald, Ph.D.