Professional development workshops can be catered to your school's/district's needs.  Whether it's a 60-minute presentation, or a full day training with experiential activities, Houlihan Educational Consultants will mold their materials and delivery so educators walk away with timely, useful, and applicable instruction.

Parent discussions are 45, 60 or 90 minutes in length with time for Q & A during and after the presentation.

Media Appearances

Wiley Network Podcast with James Bowen, Episode 11. "Approaches to Learning and the Brain." June 7, 2018.  Click here to listen. 

WVOX 1460 AM - "Changing Your Life" with Dr. Ray Griffin.  January 22, 2018.  The Teen Brain.

WVOX 1460 AM - "Changing Your Life" with Dr. Ray Griffin.  March 27, 2017.  School Counseling Programs for Adolescents. 

WVOX 1460 AM - "Changing Your Life" with Dr. Ray Griffin.  September 22, 2014.  Adolescent Behavior and Preventive Education Programs.  Click here to listen to a segment.

 

Publications

Houlihan, Terence J. (2018). Using the summer to reconnect with teens and tweens.  Westchester County Business Journal, June 2018.

Houlihan, Terence J. (2014). Students with learning disabilities and the college application process. In J.D. Mathis, R.M. Rall & T.M. Laudino (Eds.), Fundamentals of college admission counseling: A textbook for graduate students and practicing counselors (pp 316-pp 330). Arlington, VA: NACAC.

Houlihan, Terence J.  (2014). Inside the teenage brain: Adolescent development in the classroom.  Today's Catholic Teacher 48(2), 32-36.

Houlihan, Terence J. & Eileen C. (2011). The adolescent brain. School Counselor Magazine 49(2), 16-19.

Presentations/Workshops

 

Breakout Session at the NYSSCA Annual Conference - Lake George, NY; November, 2018. "Developmental School Counseling for the Developing Adolescent."

Breakout Session at the 34th Annual Religious and Independent Schools Educators Conference - Albany, NY; November, 2018. "Understanding and Teaching to the Developing Adolescent Brain."

 Carle Place High School Parent Presentation - Carle Place, NY; October, 2018. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

Ardlsey Middle School Parent Presentation - Ardsley, NY; October, 2018. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

Three Sessions at the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston's Professional Development Day for Teachers - Morgantown, WV; October, 2018. "The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for Educators."  "Managing a Classroom of iGen Students."  "Dealing with Today's Anxious Teens and Parents."

Breakout Session at NACAC's Guiding the Way to Inclusion Conference, Washington, DC; July, 2018 - "Comprehensive School Counseling Programs with the Adolescent Brain in 'Mind'."

Second Annual International Educators Summit Presentation - Bogota, Colombia; July 2018. "A Deeper Look into the Adolescent Brain."

Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School Parent Presentation- Scarsdale, NY; March, 2018. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een in the Digital Age."

Breakout Session at Evidence-Based School Counselors' Conference at New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY; March, 2018 - "Comprehensive School Counseling Programs with the Adolescent Brain in 'Mind'."

Professional Development at St. Dominic High School - O'Fallon, MO; March, 2018. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

Keynote address to Nassau Counselors Association CAP Conference - Adeplhi University, Garden City NY; March, 2018 -  “The Teen Brain: A Brain at Risk."

UFT School Counselors' Conference - New York, NY; March 2018.  "The Developing Adolescent: Implications for School Counselors."

International Educators Summit Presentation - Toronto, CA; July 2017. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

Keynote address to Catholic Secondary School Counselors Conference - Fordham University, Lincoln Center NY: New York, NY; May, 2017 -  “Students with Disabilities and Applying to College."

NCEA 2016 Convention - St. Louis, MO; April 2017. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

Board panel presenter at WPRCA's Spring Conference - Mount Kisco, NY; April 2017. "Transitions: Elementary, Middle, High, College."

Keynote Address for the 13th Annual UFT School Counselors' Conference - New York, NY; March 2017.  Breakout Session: "The Developing Adolescent Brain"

The Charrette School (PS 3) Parent Presentation- New York, NY; February, 2017. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Pre-Adolescent."

MS 54 PTA Parent Presentation- New York, NY; February, 2017. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een in the Digital Age."

The Annunciation School HSA Parent Presentation - Yonkers, NY; January, 2017. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

Shoreham-Wading River Parent Presentation- Shoreham, NY; January, 2017. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

Shoreham-Wading River Central School District Professional Development for School Counselors, Teachers and Support Staff in middle and high schools - Shoreham, NY; January 2017. "Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

Keynote Address for New York State School Counselor Association's 2016 Annual Conference - Tarrytown, NY: November 2016. Two additional breakout sessions: “The Developing Adolescent and Implications for School Counselors: Part 2." and "“Students with Disabilities and the Application Process.”

Herricks Middle School Professional Development for School Counselors, Teachers and Support Staff - Albertson, NY; November 2016. "Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

LICAC Annual Conference  - Happauge NY; November 2016. “The Developing Adolescent and Implications for School Counselors."

WPCC Annual Conference and Guidance Expo - White Plains, NY; October 2016. “The Developing Adolescent and Implications for School Counselors."

St. Margaret of Cortona Parent Presentation- Bronx, NY; October, 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Professional Development Day for Teachers - Morgnatown, WV; October, 2016. "The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for Educators."

St. Francis Central Catholic School PTA Presentation - Morgantown, WV; October, 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

NACAC Annual Conference, Columbus Convention Center: Professional Development for High School & College Admissions Counselors - Columbus, OH; September, 2016.  “Students with Disabilities and the Application Process.”

East Islip School District Professional Development for Pupil Personnel Team Members - East Islip, NY; September, 2016. "The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for School Counselors.”

Expanded Succes Initiative Summer Professional Development Series - Brooklyn, NY; August, 2016. "The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for Educators."

NYSACAC Annual Conference, Wagner College: Professional Development for High School & College Admissions Counselors - Staten Island, NY, June 2016.  “The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for College Admssions and High School Counselors.”

Sts. John and Paul School Staff Development- Larchmont, NY; June, 2016. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

St. Patrick's Parishes PTA Presentation - Hudson, NY; June, 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: It's All in their Heads."

Cardinal Hayes Memorial High School Teacher Workshop - New York, NY; May 2016. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

Booker T. Washington Middle School (MS 54) Second Staff Development Presentation- New York, NY; May 2016. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain: part II."

Sts. John and Paul School PTA Presentation - Larchmont, NY; May, 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your T(w)een: Its' All in their Heads."

The Computer School (MS 245) PTA Presentation - New York, NY; May 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen: It's All in Their Heads."

Xaverian High School Teacher Workshop - New York, NY; April 2016. "Understanding and Teaching to Male and Female Adolescents."

Booker T. Washington Middle School (MS 54) Staff Development Presentation- New York, NY; April 2016. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

New Rochelle Family University - New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY, March 2016. "Social Media, Risk and Sleep on the Developing Adolescent."      
                                                                                                            

UFT School Counselors' Conference - New York, NY; March 2016.  "The Developing Adolescent: Implications for School Counselors."

Booker T. Washington Middle School (MS 54) PTA Presentation- New York, NY; February 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen: It's All in Their Heads."

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE): Success in the Middle Grades Workshop - St. Louis, MO; February 2016. "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain." 

Keynote Address to Western Suffolk Middle School Counselors Association @ SUNY Farmingdale - Farmingdale, NY; January 2016. “The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for School Counselors."  

Holy Family Catholic Academy Parent Presentation - Inverness, IL; January 2016. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen: It's All in Their Heads."

Staff Development for middle school teachers - Holy Family Catholic Academy - Inverness, IL; January 2016 - "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain." 

NYSSCA Annual Conference: Professional Development for High/Middle School Counselors - Bolton Landing, NY, November 2015.  “The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for School Counselors."  

Staff Development for high school teachers - St. John's Preparatory School - Astoria, NY; October 2015 - "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."

St. John's Preparatory School Parent Presentation - Astoria, NY; October 2015. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen: It's All in Their Heads."

Professional Development Conference for Liberty Partnerships Program - Albany, NY, October, 2015 - "The Developing Adolescent Brain."

Staff Development for high school teachers - Salesian High School - New Rochelle, NY, September 2015  - "Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
Faculty Presentation - Port Chester Middle School, Rye, NY, June 2015 -  “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
Keynote address to Catholic Secondary School Counselors Conference - Fordham University, Lincoln Center NY: New York, NY, May, 2015 -  “The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for School Counselors."

Hauppauge Family University - Hauppage High School, Hauppauge, NY, May, 2015 - "Parenting Your Millenial Teen."

New Rochelle Family University - New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY, April 2015. "Why My Teens Acts, Talks, and Thinks THAT Way."                                                                                                                  

NCEA 2015 Convention - Orlando, FL, April 2015. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
 

UFT School Counselors' Conference - New York, NY; March 2015.  "The Developing Adolescent: Implications for School Counselors."

Croton-Harmon High School PTA Presentation - Croton-on-Hudson, NY; March 2015. "Parenting Your Teen: Social Media, Risk and Communication."

St. John's Preparatory School Parent Presentation - Astoria, NY; March 2015. "Parenting Your Teen: Social Media, Risk and Communication."

Eastchester HS & MS Parent Presentation - Eastchester, NY; March 2015.  "Parenting Your Teen: Risk, Communication and Substances."

Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School Parent Presentation - Scarsdale, NY; November 2014. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen:It's All in Their Heads!"

Diocesan Catholic Educators Conference: Corpus Christi, TX, November 2014.  Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
 
NYSSCA Annual Conference: Professional Development for High/Middle School Counselors - Albany, NY, November 2014.  “Adolescent BRain Development: Implications for School Counselors."  
 
Keynote address to Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association - Elmsford, NY; October, 2014.   “The Developing Adolescent Brain: Implications for School Counselors."
 
Archdiocese of New York: Summer Seminars for High School Educators, New York, NY; August, 2014. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."  Morning sessions.
 
Charleston Catholic High School - SKYPE Session for Teachers, Charleston, WV; August 2014. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
 
Cascia Hall Preparatory School Parent Presentation - Tulsa, OK; August 2014. "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen: They're Not Crazy and Neither are You!"
 
Cascia Hall Preparatory School Full-Day workshop for Educators- Tulsa, OK; August 2014.   “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
 
Rivertowns Parents and Irvington PTSA - Irvington Arts and Athletics Theater, Irvington NY, May 2014.  "Parenting Your Millennial Teenager."
 
New Rochelle Family University - New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY, April 2014. "Why My Teens Acts, Talks, and Thinks THAT Way."                                                                                                                  

NCEA 2014 Convention - Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
 
Croton-Harmon High School PTSA - Croton-Harmon Community Room - Croton, NY, April, 2014.  "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen: They're Not Crazy and Neither Are You."
 
PNW Boces Guidance and Child Center - Healthy School Communities: First Annual Conference - Yorktown, NY, March 2014. “Adolescent Development: Implications for School Counselors."  
 
Postive Parenting Series at St. Vincent dePaul PTO - Houston, TX, January 2014. “Parenting Your Teen: They're Not Crazy and Neither Are You!"  
 
Rivertowns Parents and Irvington PTSA - Irvington Arts and Athletics Theater, NY, November 2013.  "Survival Tips for Parenting Your Teen."  
 
Irvington Middle School Faculty and Administration - Irvington, NY, August 2013. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."  
 
Archbishop Hoban High School - Akron, OH, August 2013. "Adolescent Brain Development."  
 
Lincoln International Academy: all-day workshop for faculty - Managua, Nicaragua, July 2013. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain." (Evening presentation to parents).  
 
Reclaiming the Conversation on Education 2013 - Barnard College, New York, NY, May 2013.  Group Faciltators.
 
NCEA 2013 Convention - Houston, TX, April 2013. “Understanding and Teaching to the Adolescent Brain."
 
PNW Boces Guidance and Child Center - School Counselor Regional Forum - Yorktown, NY, March 2013. “Getting Connected: Counseling, Technology, and Teens."
 
Keynote address to Liberty Partnerships Program Youth Conference @ SUNY Cobleskill - Cobleskill, NY - March 2013. "It's All in Your Head: Adolescent Development."
 
Family Life Academy Charter School Faculty Professional Development - Bronx, NY,  (extended sessions) August 2012-December 2012. “Adolescent Development."  
 
Lakeland School District High/Middle Schools Faculty Professional Development - Shrub Oak, NY, November 2012. “Adolescent Brain Development."  
 
NYSSCA Annual Conference: Professional Development for High/Middle School Counselors - Albany, NY, November 2012.  “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior."  
 
WPCC Annual Conference and Guidance Expo - White Plains, NY, October 2012. “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior” and “Adolescent Development II: Cognition, Communication and Connection."
 
Training for the Coach, Somers Central Schools - Somers, NY, September 2012. “Adolescent Brain Development."
 
Catholic Memorial High School Faculty Professional Development - West Roxbury, MA, August 2012. “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body & Behavior."
 
Training for the AOD Professional, Student Assistance Services - Tarrytown, NY, August 2012. “Adolescent Brain Development."
 
NYSACAC Annual Conference, Ithaca College: Professional Development for High School & College Admissions Counselors - Ithaca, NY, June 2012.  “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior”
 
PNW Boces' Directors of Guidance at Student Services Center - Yorktown, NY, June 2012. “Adolescent Brain  Development."
 
Somers High School Faculty Professional Development - Somers, NY, May 2012. “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body & Behavior."
 
Somers High School School Counseling Team - Somers, NY, April 2012. “For School Counselors: Adolescent Development."
 
Eastchester Middle/High School PTA - Eastchester, NY, April, 2012. "Parenting Your Teen: Adolescent Development."
 
NCEA 2012 Convention - Boston, MA, April 2012. “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior”
 
PNW Boces' Guidance and Child Study Center - Yorktown, NY, March 2012. “For School Counselors: Adolescent Development."
 
Parent-Teacher Organization, Turn-of-River Middle School - Stamford, CT, December 2011. “Parenting Your Teen: Adolescent Development.”
 
WPCC Annual Conference and Guidance Expo - White Plains, NY, October 2011. “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior”
 
Staff Development at Turn of River Middle School - Stamford, CT, October 2011. “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior”
 
NYSACAC Annual Conference, University of Rochester: Professional Development for High School & College Admissions Counselors - Rochester, NY, June 2011.  “Adolescent Development: Brain, Body, and Behavior”
 
Mother’s Auxiliary, New Rochelle, NY - February 2011. “Male Adolescent Development”
 
NYSSCA Annual Conference - Tarrytown, NY , October 2010.  “Small Group Counseling for Academic Support”
 
Staff Development at Iona Preparatory School - New Rochelle, NY, September 2010. “Adolescent Development and the Classroom.”