FRESH START

Speaking

Dr. Dennison and Ms. Kruzan are available for speaking, training and consulting.


Both have appeared as speakers at NASW, NAPO, and other regional, national, and international venues.


Customize your training or choose from previous topics:

  • Hoarding
  • Trauma
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Chronic Disorganization
  • Ethics
  • Supervision
  • ​Time Management


Contact us for details.

Barbara Jo Dennison PhD, LISW-S received her doctorate in psychology from California Southern University and her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from The Ohio State University. She is the owner of Dennison & Associates, Inc. a wellness firm in Powell, Ohio. She has served as a field instructor for Capital University and for The Ohio State University. She has over 30 years of professional experience working with families in crisis situations, and first responders after traumatic events. In the early 80,s she was trained in the trauma based technique of Critical Incident Stress Management. She is a certified EMDR therapist and hypnotherapist.  In 2005, she wrote a white paper on the Treatments for Secondary Traumatic Stress and lectures on how to become resilient after traumatic events change life. In 2013 she recorded a professional training DVD on “The Many Faces of Hoarding and Trauma”. She was a featured psychotherapist on TLC’s Hoarding Buried Alive T V show.Dr. Dennison is a professional member of:  National Association of Social Workers, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association, Institute for Hypnotherapy, Institute For Challenging Disorganization, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, National Association of Professional Women and a board member for The Powell Chamber of Commerce.She is a published author, has developed a greeting card line of gratitude cards, recorded a “Meditations of Gratitude” CD sold on Amazon.com. Four times per year, she provides a day retreat; teaching coping mechanisms to mitigate the effects of primary and secondary stress for helping profession
Karen Kruzan, LISW-S, CPO-CD has spent the past 25 years changing lives. She is the owner of K2 Organizing, and provides individual therapy, group therapy, and professional organizing to people who are overwhelmed by clutter and disorganization. Ms. Kruzan has been published in the ICD’s Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers: For Related Professionals, presented across the country on hoarding, and produced a training video for those working with people who hoard. She was twice the featured organizer on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Ms. Kruzan is a Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization Specialist, as well as a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), and National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). 

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