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Clinical Education, Trainings, and Professional Memberships

 

EDUCATION & CLINICAL TRAININGS:

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

CLINICAL TRAININGS:

  • Beyond "Just Bring it Up": When "It's Grist for the Mill" Isn't Enough with Nalini Calamur, MA, AMFT and Jay M. Seiff-Haron, Psy.D. Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor-in-Training

  • Education Skills for Sex Therapists with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • Sexuality, Ritual, & Healing with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills 1 with Yve Gould, Registered Psychotherapist for The New Zealand Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Osunality: African Eroticism and Non-Phallocentric Sex with Zelaika S. Hepworth Clarke Ph.D., MSW, LSW, MEd for The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • Intersection of Sex & Technology with Kaitlin Scalisi, MPH for The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • Sex Research with Joli Hamilton MA, CSE for The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • A History of Sexology with Rosalyn Dischiavo EdD, MA, CSES Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • Adopting a Sex Positive Approach to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Sexual Health with Nhakia Outland, MSW for the AASECT Conference, 2021

  • Exploring Sexual Communication, Pleasure and Freedom for Gender Minorities With Chronic Illness, Pain and other Disabilities with Melvin L. Philips, Jr., EdD for the AASECT Conference, 2021

  •  Affirmative, Pleasure-Based Therapy for Young Adolescents Exploring Gender and Sexuality with Coreen Haym, MS, PhD, LMFT for the AASECT Conference, 2021

  • Genital Practices Around the World and Implications for Educators, Counselors and Therapists with Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD, DipPST, MSC, MA, CSC for the AASECT Conference, 2021

  • When Pornography is an Issue: Couples in Conflict and People Who Watch Too Much with Marty Klein, PhD, CST, MFT for the AASECT Conference, 2021

  • Law and Ethics: WPATH Transgender Standards of Care with Jeanne Courtney, MFT of Feminist Therapy Associates

  • Sex & Power: BDSM 101 with The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment

  • Sexuality, Menopause, & Hormone Replacement Therapy with Gretchen Frey, MD, FACOG for the Sex Ed Lecture Series

  • 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 Universityand 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 The New Zealand Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • 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

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​

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)