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:

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

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)