EDUCATION, TRAININGS, AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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EDUCATION & CLINICAL TRAINING

DEGREES:

Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Religions and Gender Studies from Bard College

Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine

TRAININGS:

Pleasure: Everything You Need To Know with Cindy Lee Alves, M. Ed., 

founding member of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network's Leadership Collective 

for The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Playing in Purpose: The Art of Designing Adult Play 

with Allen Turner, Afro-indigenous game designer/dancer and 

Artemisia de Vine, retired sex worker, turned erotic psyche specialist and purposeful play date choreographer

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Queer(ing) Sex Spaces/Queerly Reimagining Sexual Spatialities

with Stephanie Bonvissuto, instructor, researcher Stony Brook University

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021

Outside the Bedroom: Supporting Kinky Clients

with Tex Gibson, psychotherapist and sex therapist

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Menopause: Agent of Queerness? 

with Tania Glyde, psychotherapist and researcher at London Central Counselling

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Pandemics and Pacifiers: Ageplay in the Age of COVID 

with Matt Sevier, clinical nurse specialist, anglican priest, psychotherapist

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Human Sexuality Through the Lens of Participatory Creativity 

with Michael Hanchett Hanson, developmental psychologist and researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University

and Eric Schneider, licensed mental health counselor

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Healing the Erotic Self: Somatic Sex Therapy

with Lena Queen, owner, licensed clinical social worker, sex therapist, educator, & trainer

at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Kinky Somatics and The Diverse Bodymind 

with B. Ethan M. Coston, assistant professor, board member at Virginia Commonwealth University at The AltSex Conference, May 2021


Sex is More than Sex

with Ceyenne Doroshow, G.L.I.T.S. Founder and Executive Director

Keynote speaker at The AltSex Conference, May 2021

The Tantra of Conversation

with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Sacred Sexuality: Sex in 4-Dimensions

with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Sex Under The Influence

with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment


Troubleshooting Pleasure: Orgasm, Sensual Play and Sex Toys

with Kaitlin Scalisi, MPH for the Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment


Daddy Doms and “Little Girls": Power Dynamics and Age Play

with Benjamin Hackman for the Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment


Pregnancy and Sexuality

with Joli Hamilton MA, CSE for the Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Sexological Anatomy

with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Perfect Until Cut: The Life of an Intersex Activist

with Dana Zzyym and Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Erotophobia: Cultural Impacts

with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Responsive Desire: The Science Behind "Come As You Are"

with Dr. Emily Nagoski for The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

The Myth of Sex Addiction: A Conversation with David Ley

with Dr. David Ley and Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Principles of Holistic Sex Education with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES

Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

Foundations of Sexual Identity with The Buehler Institute

Women's Sexual Problems with The Buehler Institute

PLISSIT Model with The Buehler Institute

Men's Sexual Problems The Buehler Institute

Ethics in Sex Therapy: Review the AASECT Code of Ethics with The Buehler Institute

The Basics of Kink and Therapy with Anna Randall, LCSW, DHS & Richard Sprott, PhD of TASHRA

(The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

BDSM and the DSM with Anna Randall, LCSW, DHS & Richard Sprott, PhD of TASHRA 

(The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

Consent, Abuse, and Criminality with Anna Randall, LCSW, DHS & Richard Sprott, PhD of TASHRA 

(The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

Healing and Personal Growth through Kink with Anna Randall, LCSW, DHS & Richard Sprott, PhD of TASHRA 

(The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

Diverse Populations and Relationships in Kink with Anna Randall, LCSW, DHS & Richard Sprott, PhD of TASHRA 

(The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

Countertransference with Kink-Involved Clients with Anna Randall, LCSW, DHS & Richard Sprott, PhD of TASHRA 

(The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)

Clinical Work with Clients Who Do Sex Work with Sarah Hemphill

Overview of Narcissistic Personality Styles for Therapists & Coaches with Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Gaining Autonomy and Navigating Medication with Olga Runciman and Celine Cyr, hosted by The Organic Recovery Learning Community

The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma on Adult Sexual Intimacy with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD, sponsored by The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center Annex

Research into BDSM - What are the next steps needed? with Dr. Charles Moser of Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute

Beyond the Binary: Learning to Teach Gender Inclusive Sex Education with Angel Russell, CSE (Certified Sexuality Educator) by AASECT (American Academy of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)  presenting for the AJSE (American Journal of Sexuality Education)

 Mindful Anti-Racism: Finding Relational Connection Beneath Shame and Saviorism with Francesca Maximé

Law and Ethics with an LGBTQ Focus, Part One & Two with Jeanne Courtney, MFT of Feminist Psychotherapy Associates

Clinically Addressing Narcissistic Abuse: Bearing Witness & Paradigm Shifts with Dr. Ramani Durvasula


EFIT (Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy) level 2 with

Lorrie Brubacher (International Trainer and the Founder and Director of the Carolina Centre for EFT), 

Yve Gould, and Heike McCahon of NZCEFT

EFIT (Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy) level 1 with Dr. Leanne Campbell &

Dr. Sue Johnson (Founder of EFT and Director of The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy)

Trauma to Dharma (Hakomi training) with Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT

Anatomy and Neurology of Sensation and Pleasure with Dr. Robert Lawrence with Carol Queen, PhD

Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing with Sage Hayes, SEP, LMT

The Body Keeps the Score: A Workshop with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Hakomi Essential Skills with Gal Szekely, LMFT of the Hakomi Institute of California

Disorganized Attachment: A Brilliant Trauma Strategy with Karen Rachels, LMFT

Mental Health at the Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in the LGBTQ Community with The Pacific Center for Human Growth

EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy), with Dr. Michelle Gannon and Dr. Sam Jinich, of the San Francisco Center for Emotionally-Focused Therapy & Dr. Sue Johnson (Founder of EFT and Director of The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) with Dr. Andrew M. Leeds of Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute

Two Gender Affirming Surgery Assessment Trainings with Gender Health San Francisco

Seeking Safety Training with Community Counseling Services

Three HIV/STD Prevention Certificates, City College of San Francisco

SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) Sexuality Educator Training

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PRESENTATIONS

The Exiles Present: BDSM 101: An Introduction to the Leather Subculture

for the Pacific Center for Human Growth


Beyond the Binary: Exploring and Deepening Understanding of Gender in the Therapeutic Setting

for Bay Area Open Minds

LGBTQ+ Community & Paganism

at Maine Pagan Unity Day


Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders: Information and interventions for patients with psychosis

for Lyon-Martin Health Center

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS​

AASECT

(American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)


ASDAH

(The Association for Size Diversity and Health)


BAY AREA OPEN MINDS

(Sexual and Gender Diversity Affirming Psychotherapists)


​CARAS

(Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities)

GAYLESTA

(Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity)

NASW

(National Association of Social Workers)

NCCEFT

(Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy)