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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
    • California Psychological Association (CPA)
    • Division VII: Diversity and Social Justice
    • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
    • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
    • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

    Trainings

    Complex Trauma, Dissociation & Related Trainings

    • #MeTooLGBTQ (8 hours)
    • The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss (6 hours)
    • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children (12 hours)
    • Complex Trauma and Dissociation Across the Lifespan (15 hours)
    • Connection & Belonging: A Core Human Need (3 hours)
    • Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols (9 hours)
    • The Dance of Attachment: An EMDR Relational Approach (12 hours)
    • Dissociation of the Personality and the EMDR Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (12 hours)
    • EMDR Adult, Complex Trauma & Dissociation Specialist Intensive Program (46 hours)
    • EMDR Basic Training Parts I & II (40 hours)
    • EMDR & Dissociation: Past, Present and Future (1.5 hours)
    • EMDR & Polyvagal Theory: An Integrated Approach (3 hours)
    • EMDR Therapy for Gender Violence (1.5 hours)
    • EMDR Treatment of Complex PTSD: Lessons Learned Over Three Decades (1.5 hours)
    • EMDR International Association Conference 2019 ( 12 hours)
    • EMDR Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (12 hours)
    • EMDR Therapy for Complex Trauma (3 hours)
    • EMDR Toolbox: AIP Methods for Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Personality Structure (13 hours)
    • EMDR Treatment Planning with Survivors of Complex, Early Neglect and Abuse (12 hours)
    • Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments and Interventions (6 hours)
    • Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (6 hours)
    • Pathways to Connection: Attachment in Everyday Life (4 hours)
    • Physiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (6 hours)
    • The Role of Spirituality in Trauma Wounding and the Healing of EMDR Therapy (1.5 hours)
    • Staying Ahead of the Curve: Updates for Advanced Domestic Violence Treatment (16 hours)
    • Trauma and Attachment with Bessel van der Kolk (1.5 hours)
    • Treating Dissociative Disorders (12 hours)
    • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR Therapy (13 hours)
    • Treating Multiple Severe Disorders with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (24 hours)
    • Treatment of Traumatic Attachment to the Perpetrator (3 hours)
    • Understanding and Treating Narcissism with EMDR (6 hours)
    • Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: A Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation (3 hours)
    • Working with Dissociative Clients During the Pandemic (2 hours)

    Gender & Sexuality

    • #MeTooLGBTQ (8 hours)
    • Deconstructing Gender and Mental Health: Trans & Non-Binary Identities (6 hours)
    • Human Sexuality (10 hours)
    • Intersections of Gender Identity, Culture and Language (4 hours)
    • LGBTQIA+ EMDR Therapy Experiences: A Panel Discussion (1.5 hours)
    • Targeting the Trauma of Downward Social Drift in the LGBTQPAI+ Community (3 hours)
    • TransEvolution of the Last Decade (6 hours)
    • Transgender certification (40 hours)
    • Working with Gender and Sexually Expansive Clients (1 hour)

    Identity, Race & Culture

    • Clinical Racial Relevance Within EMDR therapy (3 hours)
    • Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols (12 hours)
    • Cultural Somatics course (1 hour)
    • Culture Specific Models of Service Delivery & Practice (2 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 (14 hours)
    • Healing Racial Trauma with Somatic EMDR Therapy (1.5 hours)
    • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (2 hours)
    • Racial Trauma in High Achievers (1.5 hours)
    • Racial Trauma, Neurons, and EMDR: The Paths Towards an Anti-Racist Psychotherapy (2 hours)
    • Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience (3 hours)

    Suicide Awareness & Prevention

    • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (6.5 hours)
    • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) (2 hours)
    • Self-Mutilation Behavior in Youth and Adults: Causes, Treatment and Prevention (6 hours)
    • Risk Assessment and the Mental Status Exam (6 hours)
    • Virtual Suicide Risk Assessment Tools for Joint Commission Compliance (1 hour)

    Addiction and Substance Abuse

    • Chemical Dependency: Expanding Substance Abuse Treatment – Part I & II (15 hours)
    • Creating Treatment Programs for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
    • Evidence-Based Treatment Models for Co-Occurring Disorders (3 hours)
    • Desensitize Triggers Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR) Training (13 hours)
    • Dual Diagnosis Training (7 hours)
    • Issues and Techniques in the Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders (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

    • The Distancing Technique- OCD and Anxiety Disorders, How to Treat with EMDR (3 hours)
    • Heal Your Heart After Grief: Help Your Clients Find Peace After Break-Ups, Divorce, Death and other Losses (6 hours)
    • Other Losses (6 hours)
    • Motivational Interviewing (8 hours)
    • Psychopharmacology Update (6 hours)
    • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (12.5 hours)
    • Ten Key Components in the Culturally Aware Application of EMDR Therapy: Exploring Culture, Social Identity and Restoring Dignity (3 hours)