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    Credentials and Training

    Certifications:

    • Certified EMDR Therapist
    • Certified Transgender Care Specialist
    • Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
    • Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
    • EMDR Adult, Complex Trauma & Dissociation Specialist Intensive Program
    • EMDR Consultant In Training

    Education:

    • BA, Psychology – University of California, Santa Barbara with honors
    • Psi Chi – International Honor Society in Psychology, member
    • MA – California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University
    • PhD – California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University

    Memberships:

    • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Division 56: Division of Trauma Psychology
    • Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women
    • Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and T Issues
    • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
    • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
    • San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) 
    • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

    Trainings

    Trauma, Attachment, Dissociation Parts& Related Trainings

    • #MeTooLGBTQ – Hosted by the San Diego LGBT Center (8 hours)
    • Adult Attachment Relationships – Jana Pressley, PsyD (3 hours)
    • ARC & Supporting Regulation in Childhood – Margaret Blaustein, PhD (2.25 hours)
    • Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview – Daniel Siegel, MD (1.5 hours)
    • Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder – Collin Ross, MD (4 hours)
    • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children – Laurel Parnell, PhD (12 hours)
    • Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework: Supporting Regulation in Children and Adolescents – Margaret Blaustein, PhD (2.25 hours)
    • Attachment Science: The Platform for Psychotherapy in the 21st Century –Sue Johnson, EdD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How to Foster Resilience – Gabor Mate (1.5 hours)
    • Brainstem, Attachment and Self-Regulation – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (2 hours)
    • Caring for the Caregiver: Vicarious Trauma – Jana Pressley, PsyD (2.25 hours)
    • Childhood Trauma: Impact and Long-Term Consequences – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (2.5 hours)
    • Complex Trauma and Dissociation Across the Lifespan- Ana Gomez, Dolores Mosquera, Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN (15 hours)
    • Complex Trauma and Dissociation Across the Lifespan: Treatment, Trauma Processing and Defenses (AGATE Institute (15 hours)
    • Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma – Jana Pressley, PsyD (2.5 hours)
    • Connection & Belonging: A Core Human Need and Distinct Category of NC/PC – Mark Nickerson, LCSW (3 hours)
    • The Dance of Attachment: An EMDR Relational Approach – Deany Laliotis, LICSW (12 hours)
    • Dissociation of the Personality and the EMDR Treatment of Chronic Traumatization – Mark Nickerson, (12 hours)
    • EMDR Adult, Complex Trauma & Dissociation Specialist Intensive Program Dolores Mosquera & Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN (46 hours)
    • EMDR & Dissociation: Past, Present and Future – Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S and Michael Coy, LICSW (1.5 hours)
    • EMDR & Polyvagal Theory: An Integrated Approach – Rebecca Kase, LCSW, RYT (3 hours)
    • EMDR Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder – Dolores Mosquera (12 hours)
    • EMDR Therapy for Complex Trauma – Arielle Schwartz, PhD (3 hours)
    • EMDR Therapy for Gender Violence – Dolores Mosquera (1.5 hours)
    • EMDR Toolbox: AIP Methods for Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Personality Structure – James Knipe, PhD (13 hours)
    • EMDR Treatment of Complex PTSD: Lessons Learned Over Three Decades – Deborah Korn, PsyD (1.5 hours)
    • EMDR Treatment Planning with Survivors of Complex, Early Neglect and Abuse (12 hours)
    • Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments and Interventions (6 hours)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Training – Humanitarian Assistance Program (60 hours)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A model for Accelerated Change – Debra Korn, PsyD (2.75 hours)
    • Fraser’s Dissociative Table Technique: When and How to Use it to Identify and Heal Emotional Parts of the Personality – Kathleen Martin, LCSW (4 hours)
    • The Future of Trauma Interventions – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (1.5 hours)
    • Impact of Trauma in Adult Spirituality and Meaning Making – Jana Pressley, PsyD (2.5 hours)
    • In An Unspoken Voice – Peter Levine, PhD (10 hours)
    • Internal Family Systems – Richard Schwartz, PhD (2.5 hours)
    • Introduction to ARC: The Attachment, Regulation and Competency Model – Margaret Blaustein, PhD (3 hours)
    • Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model- Richard Schwartz, PhD (6 hours)
    • Legacy of Love: EMDR therapy for Wounded Parents of Wounded Kids – Cherilyn Rowland Petrie, LMHC (3 hours)
    • Nature of Trauma – Developmental Neurobiology – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (2.5 hours)
    • Neurobiology of Trauma Treatment – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (2 hours)
    • New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Bill O’Hanlon, MS at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (3 hours)
    • Not Just Preparation: Resourcing for Dissociation as a Focus of Treatment – Sara Dawson, MA, LISW, MSW (1.5 hours)
    • Opening Pandora’s Box – Onno Van der Hart, PhD (6 hours)
    • Pathways to Connection: Attachment in Everyday Life (4 hours)
    • Physiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (6 hours)
    • Preparing Dysregulated, Dissociative Attachment-Wounded Clients for EMDR – Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC (3 hours)
    • Roles of Fantasies in CPTSD From Daydreaming to Dissociative Parts of Self – Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN (4 hours)
    • The Role of Spirituality in Trauma Wounding and the Healing of EMDR Therapy (1.5 hours)
    • The Scope of Trauma Treatment: From Acute Interventions to Restoration of Self-Experience – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (2.5 hours)
    • Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) Bottom-up Interventions – Elizabeth Warner, PsyD (2 hours)
    • Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience – Mark Nickerson (3 hours)
    • Staying Ahead of the Curve: Updates for Advanced Domestic Violence Treatment (16 hours)
    • Structural Dissociation of the Personality and EMDR – Onno Van der Hart (1.5 hours)
    • Transforming Personality and Attachment Patterns: PAC Systems and EMDR Therapy – Debra Wesselmann, Anne Potter (3 hours)
    • Trauma & Altered States of Consciousness – Ruth Lanius, PhD (2.25 hours)
    • Trauma Assessment of Children and Adults – Alexandra Book, PhD (2.5 hours)
    • Trauma, Balance, and Sensory Integration: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment- Anne Wescott, LCSW (2.25 hours)
    • Trauma and Attachment with Bessel van der Kolk (1.5 hours)
    • Trauma-Informed Change Making – Ilya Yacevish, MFT and Anita Shankar, MPH (3 hours)
    • Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past – Peter Levine, PhD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1.5 hours)
    • Trauma Processing with Children – Michele Henderson, LICSW (1.5 hours)
    • Trauma, PTSD and Mind-Body Relationship – Matthew Sanford, MA (3 hours)
    • Trauma Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory – Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. (2.25 hours)
    • Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation Theory: A Practical Approach – Kathleen Martin, LCSW (8 hours)
    • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR Therapy Dolores Mosquera (13 hours)
    • Treating Dissociative Phobias and the Art of Time Orientation – Kathleen Martin, LCSW
    • Treating Multiple Severe Disorders with Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Suzanne Witterhold, MD, Anthony DuBose, PsyD, and Milton Brown, PhD (24 hours)
    • Treatment of Patients with PTSD and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders: A Constructive Narrative Perspective – Donald Meichenbaum, PhD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (3 hours)
    • Treating Trauma – Bessel van der Kolk, MD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • Treatment of Traumatic Attachment to the Perpetrator – Roger Solomon, PhD (3 hours)
    • Understanding Trauma: Foundations – Bessel van der Kolk, MD (2 hours)
    • The Use of Internal Family Systems Model in Trauma Treatment; Presenter: Frank Anderson, MD (2 hours)
    • Use of Play and Activity to Support Trauma-informed Treatment – Steve Gross, MSW (1.5 hours)
    • Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: A Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation – Janina Fisher (3 hours)
    • We Do Not Work Alone Implementing and Sustaining Trauma Informed Systems – Patricia Wilcox, LCSW (1.75 hours)
    • When There Are No Words – Sandra Paulsen, PhD (6.5 hours)
    • Working with Dissociative Clients During the Pandemic – Dolores Mosquera & Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN (2 hours)
    • Working with Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth – Tarah Kuhn, PhD; Jon Ebert, Psy.D. (2.5 hours)

    Gender & Sexuality

    • #MeTooLGBTQ – put on by the San Diego LGBT Center (8 hours)
    • Deconstructing Gender and Mental Health: Trans & Non-Binary Identities – Van Levy, LPCC, LMFT  (6 hours)
    • Intersections of Gender Identity, Culture and Language – Huong Diep, PsyD & Jan Estrellado, PhD (4 hours)
    • LGBTQ+ EMDR Therapy Experiences: A Panel Discussion – Jamie Marich, Lisa Hayes, Sue Genest, Patrick Monette, Roshni Chabra, and Danielle Godfrey (1.5 hours)
    • LGBTQPIA2S+ and DV: Culturally Sound and Ethical EMDR Therapy – Sue Genest, MSc, RCC, CCC and Jane Oxenbury, Med, RPsych (3 hours)
    • Providing EMDR to Transgender Gender Diverse Clients – Danielle Godfrey, LCSW (1.5 hours)
    • Targeting the Trauma of Downward Social Drift in the LGBTQPAI+ Community – Jess Converse, LCSW, Paul William Miller, MD, Jenna Burton, LMHC, and Victoria BLom, LCSW (3 hours)
    • TransEvolution of the Last Decade – Carol Clark, PhD of the International Transgender Training Institute (6 hours)
    • Treating Gender Dysphoria with EMDR Therapy – Michael Kuffel, LCPC (1.5 hours)
    • Working with Gender and Sexually Expansive Clients – Traci Lowenthal,PhD (1 hour)

    Identity, Race & Culture

    • BIPOC and Ally Approaches to Trauma-Focused Anti-Oppression Systematic Change – Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT and Roshni Chabra, MFT (1.5 hours)
    • Clinical Racial Relevance Within EMDR – Evelyn Wright, Diane DesPlantes, LCSW, Kaitlyn Kuo, Cecelia Penaililo (3 hours)
    • Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy – Mark Nickerson, LCSW (1.5 hours)
    • Culturally Based Trauma and Adversity: Recognition, Definition and Implications
    • Cultural Somatics course (1 hour)
    • Culture Specific Models of Service Delivery & Practice – Joy DeGruy, PhD (2 hours)
    • Dismantling Prejudice and Exploring Social Privilege with EMDR Therapy – Mark Nickerson, LCSW (1.5 hours)
    • The Elephant in the Room: Systemic Racism and Psychotherapy (1 hour)
    • EMDR Therapy with an Afrocentric Critical Race Perspective (2 hours)
    • Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism for White Bodies- Resmaa Menakem & Carlin Quinn (14 hours)
    • From Trauma to Triumph: Cultural Resilience of People with Disabilities – Kriss Jarecki, LCSW (1.5 hours)
    • Healing Racial Trauma with Somatic EMDR Therapy – Erica Bonham & Chinwe Williams (1.5 hours)
    • An Integrative Approach to EMDR Therapy as an Anti-oppression Endeavor – Mark Nickerson, LCSW
    • Making Space to Broach Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Within the Context of EMDR – Norma Day-Vines, PhD (1.5 hours)
    • Multicultural Counseling / Therapy: Challenges to Western European Notions of Healing – Derald Wing Sue, PhD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (3 hours)
    • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Joy DeGruy, PhD (2 hours)
    • Racial Trauma in High Achievers – Brittany Johnson, LMH (1.5 hours)
    • Racial Trauma, Neurons, and EMDR: The Paths Towards an Anti-Racist Psychotherapy (2 hours)
    • The Roles Interjectionally & Cultural Humility Play When Working with Diverse Client Populations – Gary Bailey, ACSW, DHL, MSW (2 hours)
    • Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience – Mark Nickerson, LCSW (3 hours)
    • Strategies for Broaching the Subjects of Race, Ethnicity and Culture – Norma Day-Vines, PhD (1.5 hours)
    • Ten Key Components in the Culturally Aware Application of EMDR Therapy: Exploring Culture, Social Identity and Restoring Dignity (3 hours)

    Suicide Awareness & Prevention

    • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (6.5 hours)
    • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) – Suicide Prevention Resource Center Training Institute (2 hours)
    • Self-Mutilation Behavior in Youth and Adults: Causes, Treatment and Prevention (6 hours)
    • Risk Assessment and the Mental Status Exam (6 hours)
    • Suicide: Why Are Older White Men So Vulnerable – 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit (1 hour)
    • Virtual Suicide Risk Assessment Tools for Joint Commission Compliance (1 hour)

    Addiction and Substance Abuse

    • Applying EMDR for Acute Addiction and Complex Trauma in Women – Kaitlyn Stafford, PhD, LCSW and Christi Myers, PhD, LPCS (1.5 hours)
    • Chemical Dependency: Expanding Substance Abuse Treatment – Part I & II (15 hours)
    • Creating Treatment Programs for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
    • Desensitize Triggers Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR) Training – AJ Popky, PhD, MFT (13 hours)
    • Dual Diagnosis Training (7 hours)
    • Evidence-Based Treatment Models for Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
    • Healing Wounds of Addiction: EMDR and IFS, a Systematic Approach to Recovery – Susan Brown, LCSW (1.5 hours)
    • Issues and Techniques in the Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
    • Part of Me Wants to Quit, Part Doesn’t: Developmental Approach to Addiction – Susan Brown (3 hours)
    • Responsive Services and Supports for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
    • Understanding the Needs of Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)

    Other

    • Adult ADHD – Targeting Executive Skills to Manage ADHD in Adults – Kevin Blake, PhD, PLC, ADHD-CCSP (6 hours)
    • Adult Treatment Through the Lens of Components Based Psychotherapy – Elizabeth Hopper, PhD (3.5 hours)
    • Animal-Assisted Interventions – Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals and Treatment – Christina Stayer Thornton, EdD, LPC (6.25 hours)
    • Case Conceptualization, Treatment Planning & Target Sequencing – Andrew Leeds (12 hours)
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Personality Disorders – Judith Beck, PhD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (3 hours)
    • Contemporary JEDI’s in EMDR Treatment – Wendy Ashley, PsyD, LCSW
    • The Distancing Technique- OCD and Anxiety Disorders, How to Treat with EMDR – Paula Krentzel, PhD and Jennifer Tattersall, LCSW (3 hours)
    • EMDR Now and Tomorrow: Connecting Therapy Research to Practice – Ad de Johgh (1.5 hours)
    • Ethics and EMDR: A Review for EMDR Clinicians, Consultants, and Trainers – Steven Silver (3 hours)
    • The Fiction of Memory – Elizabeth Loftus, PhD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • Heal Your Heart After Grief: Help Your Clients Find Peace After Break-Ups, Divorce, Death and Other Losses – David Kessler (6 hours)
    • How to Succeed as an EMDRIA CIT and Approved Consultant – Andrew Leeds, PhD and Jennifer Madere, MA (1.5 hours)
    • Illness & Health in a Toxic Society- Gabor Mate (3 hours)
    • Illuminating the Nature of Consciousness and Time with the Wheel of Awareness Practice – Daniel Siegel, MD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • Incorporating Play Therapy into Evidence Based Therapy – Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD (2 hours)
    • Making Connections: Neuropsychology of Sandplay Therapy – Lorraine Freedle, PhD (3 hours)
    • Memory Rescue – Daniel Amen, MD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • Motivational Interviewing Workshop – American Society of Addiction Medicine (8 hours)
    • My Journey from Creating Evil to Inspiring Heroism – Philip Zimbardo, PhD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • Neurofeedback – Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, Diana Martinez, MD, PhD, and Ainat Rogel, PhD, LCSW (3.5 hours)
    • New Breakthroughs in Cognitive Therapy: Applications to the Severely Mentally Ill – Aaron Beck, MD and Judith Beck, PhD at Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference (1 hour)
    • Oops! EMDR Clinician Common Errors: Bloopers & Blunders – (1.5 hours)
    • Preparing for a Legal-Ethical and Clinically Effective Telemental Health Practice – Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC & Rob Reinhardt, LPCS, MEd, (2 hours)
    • Recent Neural Findings: The Dormant Potential of the Body Scan – Uri Bergman (3 hours)
    • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals – Joni Gilbertson, MA, LCPC (12.5 hours)
    • Understanding and Treating Narcissism with EMDR – Dolores Mosquera (6 hours)
    • The Undivided Self: The Role of Dual Consciousness in EMDR Therapy – Irene Siegel, PhD, LCSW (3 hours)
    • Using EMDR to Support Recovery of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder – Heidi Dalzell, PsyD (1.5 hours)
    • We Are Intraconnected: Living Into the Wholeness of Life – Daniel Siegel, MD (1.5 hours)
    • What’s Ethics Got to Do with It? Ethical Issues in EMDR Therapy -Robbie Adler-Tapia (3 hours)
    • What to do When “Go with That” Does Not Work: Clinical Choice Points – Deborah Silveria, PhD, and Mitchell Gottlieb, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC (1.5 hours)