Education

I graduated from Vanguard University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies in 2006. While at Vanguard, the primary focus of my studies was paraprofessional counseling. Later, I graduated from Wheaton College with my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2009. While at Wheaton, the primary focus of my graduate studies was treating children, relationships, and addiction. Finally, I completed a graduate certificate program in Human Sexuality at Southwestern College in 2020.

I am currently studying Clinical Psychology in the Doctor of Psychology degree program at California Southern University. I anticipate completing my studies at California Southern University in 2023. My studies at CalSouthern focus on gender, sexual, and relationship diversity (GSRD) populations and my dissertation will study individuals who engage in consensual nonmonogamy.


Professional Continuing Education Trainings
Included here is an overview of professional trainings, graduate school coursework, and conferences that I have completed. In addition to the trainings listed below, I have pursued post graduate education through reading numerous clinical books, self-help books, research articles, theoretical / clinical practice articles, clinical supervision, and many miscellaneous sources of credible clinical information.

Professional Trainings in Addictions / Eating Disorders (Back to List)
  • TBD 19hr PESI Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 23.5hr PESI Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 12.5hr PESI Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 13.75hr PESI Internal Family Systems (PENDING)

  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Using guided discovery with recovery...
  • 2022 4hr TASHRA: Spinning off as you get off: Chemsex and drug/sex use in kink
  • 2022 1hr Cannabis Use for the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
  • 2022 1hr BCBS: Opioid Use Disorder
  • 2022 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Eating Disorders
  • 2021 27min WAS Conf: Chemsex and the barriers to care
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Sex & Cannabis: A full Lifecycle Perspective
  • 2021 1hr CalSouthern: The Perspectives of people experiencing homelessness...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Opiate Addiction and Chronic Pain: Ethical Practices...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Opiate Addiction and Chronic Pain: Hope, Resilience...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Opiate Addiction and Chronic Pain: Overview of Counseling...
  • 2020 1hr NMBMHC: Numbing Oppression: Factors in the Black Addiction...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Addictions in the schools: Improving training for school...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Ten Ways to Intentionally Use Group Work to Transform Hate...
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Internet Gaming Addiction
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conf: Keynote, The opioid crisis across generations
  • 2017 1.5hr NM NCRG: Gambling Disorder, similarities & differences w/ substance use…
  • 2017 1.5hr NM NCRG: Manualized CBT Group for Diverse Addictive Behaviors
  • 2016 1hr ACA Conf: Obesity and binge eating: what counselors need to know...
  • 2016 1hr ACA Conf: DSM 5 Internet gaming disorder: Review of criteria...
  • 2015 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • 2014 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Working with Family Members
  • 2014 1hr ACA Conf: Treating video game addiction
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Community Reinforcement Approach
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Diagnosis, Assessment, & Treatment Planning
  • 2012 3hr In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (Gabor Mate)
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse & Treatment
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Motivational Interviewing
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed: Introduction to the Substance Abuse Field
  • 2012 1hr Essential Learning: Alcohol and the Family
  • 2012 1hr Essential Learning: Fundamentals of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • 2009 45hr College of Dupage: Addictions Counseling 1
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Substance Abuse

Professional Trainings in Anger Management / CBT / DBT (Back to List)
  • TBD 19hr PESI Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 23.5hr PESI Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 12.5hr PESI Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • 2021 2hr NASW-NM: Conceptualizing Clients in Dialectical Behavior Tx
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Expanding Perspectives: Systemic Approaches to College Students...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: The Efficacy of Interventions Aimed at Reducing Procrastination...
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation
  • 2012 1hr Essential Learning: Overview of Assertive Community Treatment
  • 2008 20hr NAMA Anger Management Training
  • 2007-2009 50hr Design and pilot testing of anger management curriculum
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology

Professional Trainings in Child and Adolescent Treatment (Back to List)
  • TBD 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Interpersonal Neurobiology & Attachment (PENDING)
  • TBD 19hr PESI Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 23.5hr PESI Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 12.5hr PESI Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • 2022 1hr NASW Conf: Tax Policy Impacts on Child Wellbeing & Equity
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Justice and Advocacy: Antiracist Counseling in Schools
  • 2021 1hr CalSouthern: LGBTQ+ Competent Psychological Services...High Schools
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Risk Management: Professional School Counselors and Positive Practices
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Crisis & Grief in Schools: Creative Group Interventions...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Affirmative, pleasure-based therapy for young...
  • 2021 1.5hr SW Love Conf: Sex Work Informed Parenting: Voices out of Sex Workers...
  • 2020 1hr LGBTQ+ Providers Meeting: Supporting Autistic Adults in the Therapy Room
  • 2020 1hr Unraveling Conf: Families in Transition: Working with Families of Trans...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Addictions in the schools: Improving training for school counselors
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Navigating the Ethical Dilemmas when Counseling...Minors
  • 2020 0.5hr Mindful Living: What Mindfulness Can Teach Us About Parenting (Dr. Siegel)
  • 2019 1.5hr Synergy Conference: The next wave: Neurodiversity...
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conference: Ethics and Working with Transgender Adolescents
  • 2018 1hr ACA: Music and Counseling, 5th Ed.
  • 2018 1hr ACA: Creative Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • 2018 ACA Conf: The transition to adulthood: counseling young adults with autism...
  • 2017 Sex & Gender Minority Health Conf: LGBTQ Youth experiences of...healthcare
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: Changing Career Narratives: Utilizing the career…
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p2)
  • 2017 ACA Conf: 216: You are not Broken: Understanding and counseling HSP
  • 2017 ACA Conf: 152: Get out your toolbox: using experiential activities & techniques…
  • 2016 ACA Conf: 208: The tug of war child: counseling children involved in high…
  • 2014 ACA Conf: 349: Playing with food: implications of play therapy
  • 2014 ACA Conf: 271: Enhancing the therapeutic alliance with youth
  • 2014 ACA Conf: 245: Creating images in the sand: using sandtray with…
  • 2012 1hr La Familia: Kids and Meds
  • 2011 6hr NM Highlands Anti-Bullying Options for Helping Professionals
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Child and Adolescent Dev. & Tx
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Developmental Psychopathology
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Play Therapy

Professional Trainings in Cultural / LGBTQ Competencies (Back to List)


  • 2014 - Present LGBTQ+ Consultation Group Participation
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Reducing Suicide rates among LGBT...
  • 2022 1hr ACA: Culturally Adapted CBT with African Americans
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf: ...Cultural Competence...African American Clients
  • 2022 3hr NASW Conf: Bridging Cultural Humility & Language in Clinical Practice
  • 2022 1.5hr NASW Conf: Perspective on Frontline Practitioners on Immigrant Families...
  • 2022 90min AASECT: Sexuality while Trans: What Educators and Practitioners...
  • 2022 1hr: New Mexico Centennial Care Cultural Competency Provider Training Deck
  • 2022 1hr ACA: It’s Time for Counselors to Modify Our Language: It Matters...
  • 2021 64hr Sexual Health Alliance Consensual Non-monogamy Certification
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Justice and Advocacy: Antiracist Counseling in Schools
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: CNM, pandemics, environment and ecological politics
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: Decentering CNM Whiteness - Decolonial and anti-racist
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: CNM Challenges to mononormativity
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: Global south and Latinx existences
  • 2021 1hr CalSouthern: LGBTQ+ Competent Psychological Services...High SChools
  • 2021 5hr TASHRA: Strange Bedfellows: New Horizons in Therapy and Somatic Work
  • 2021 1.5hr SMSNA Conf: Inclusion, LGBTQ and Sexual Medicine
  • 2021 0.5hr SMSNA Conf: Racial Health Inequality
  • 2021 1hr Training on Sex Worker Support Groups by Sera Miles
  • 2021 1hr Culturally Affirming Group Support for Sex Workers: The St James...
  • 2021 2hr CARAS Gender as “Elaborate Sex Toy”: Supporting Trans Erotic Embodiment
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Adopting a sex positive approach to LGBTQ...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Trans and Intersex Centric Sex Ed Across the...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Kink In Color - Celebrating Black Bodies in Kink...
  • 2021 2hr NASW-NM: ...The New Wealth Test for Lawfully Present Immigrants
  • 2021 2hr NASW-NM: Support LGBT Elders: Listening to Their Voices
  • 2021 6hr AASECT: Unsettling Genders: Honoring Emergent & Indigenous Conv...
  • 2021 8hr CARAS Sadomasochism Reading Group
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Supporting the Financially Disenfranchised in a Culture of Consent
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Embodying greater sensuality while challenging white supremacy...
  • 2021 1hr LGBTQ+ Providers Meeting: Adults with ADHD
  • 2021 1.5hr Gender Justice: Perspectives on Transgender Health & Policy
  • 2021 1hr ACA: ...Learning from Native American perspectives
  • 2020 8hr CARAS Sadomasochism Reading Group
  • 2020 2hr CARAS Sem: Conducting Community Based Research W/ Alt. Sex...
  • 2020 1hr LGBTQ+ Providers Meeting: Supporting Autistic Adults in the Tx Room
  • 2020 3hr NM SGM Health Collaborative: Clinical Issues for Working W/ SGM People
  • 2020 2hr CARAS Sem: Clinical Work with Clients who do Sex Work
  • 2020 1.5hr NM SGM Conference: Update on Policy... & Research Affecting LGBTQ NM
  • 2020 1.5hr ...Promoting Healing, Resilience, and Survivance in New Mexico
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: ...Nuances in Therapeutic Settings with LGBTQ+...
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: The Impact of Minority Stress on Ass. & Dx of GSMs
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: The ABCs of Asexuality
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: Sexing & Relationshipping Outside the Box...BDSM...
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: Beyond They/Them/Theirs: An Intro...with Nonbinary Ct
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: Understanding Intersex
  • 2020 1hr Unraveling Conf: Families in Transition: Working with Families of Trans...
  • 2020 1hr Unraveling Conf: Intersectional Identities: Gender Sexuality and Religion
  • 2020 1hr NMBMHC: Numbing Oppression: Factors in the Black Addiction Experience
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Counselors of Color's Experiences of Micro-aggressions in Counseling
  • 2020 1hr Therapy Notes: Working with Gender and Sexually Expansive Clients
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Ten Ways to Intentionally Use Group Work to Transform Hate...
  • 2020 2hr LGBTQ Clinical Issues And Treatment Strategies With Joe Kort
  • 2019 1hr ACA: LGBTQ College and Career Readiness Case Studies
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Transgender & Gender-Expansive Counseling Issues
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Preparing for Conversations with LGBTQ Youth
  • 2019 1hr ACA: LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults in School, College, Careers
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Introductory Competencies for LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling
  • 2019 2.5hr Cultural Fluency for working with sexual and gender minorities
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Working with sexual minorities: A Clinician's Perspective
  • 2019 1hr ACA: A constructive approach to help counselors...
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: Requeering the trans binary.Gender-nonconforming tx experiences
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: Monogamy is over, If you want it
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Working with sexual minorities: A Clinician's Perspective
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: Women's Experiences Coming Out After Marriage
  • 2019 0.5hr ACA Conf: Predictors of Vicarious Trauma for Black Students in Current...
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Developing Competence in Working with LGBTQI+ Communities
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conf: Ethics and Working with Transgender Adolescents
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conf: Walking the Legal & Ethical Tightrope Between Serving...
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Cultural Diversity
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Race Is a body image hx. Expanding the sexological...
  • 2018 3hr CE4Less Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • 2018 12hr Sexual Attitudes Reassessment with Dr. Lexx Brown-James
  • 2017 SGM Health Conf: LGBTQ Youth experiences of health & healthcare
  • 2017 SGM Health Conf: Intersections of Sex and Gender with Race / Ethnicity & other
  • 2017 SGM Health Conf: Updates on LGBTQ Programs, Resources, & Research
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: Keynote.Lisa Grayshield “Indigenous Ways of Knowing”
  • 2017 NMCA Conference: Minimizing Minority Stressors for LGBTQ Clients
  • 2017 ACA Conf: An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Counselor competency working with LGBTQ families and adoption
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Cultural Competence with consensually non monogamies
  • 2016 LGBTQ Consult Group: transgender story / information
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Wellness paradigm for training and practice
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference

Professional Trainings in Ethics and Private Practice Concerns (Back to List)
  • 2022 1hr ACA: Suicide Competence and Ethics
  • 2022 5ht AASECT: Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2022 1hr ACA: Mental Health Counseling Technology: Ethical and Risk...
  • 2022 1hr ...Reproductive Justice as Harm Reduction and Ethical Imperative
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf: ...Cultural Competence...African American Clients
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf: Certified peer support workers: Incorporating...
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf: The ethics of beginning outdoor therapy
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf: The ethics of self care: Basic needs to a lifelong...
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf:...Applying mindfulness meditation to clinical practice
  • 2022 1hr ACA: Paved with good intentions: Ethical dilemmas, court, and...
  • 2022 1hr Person Centered Tech: Legal-Ethical Guided Reading Course
  • 2022 5hr CE4Less: Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • 2022 1.5hr ACA: Distance Counseling and the Regulatory Environment
  • 2022 1hr ACA: Clinical Practice/ Writing and Managing Your Clinical Documentation
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Risk Management: Professional School Counselors and Positive Practices
  • 2021 1.5hr SMSNA Conf: Ethics in Sexual Medicine
  • 2021 6hr Zur: Supervision: Advanced Topics, Ethics, and Law
  • 2021 1 hr ACA: Navigating Telehealth and the Counseling Compact
  • 2021 1hr NCSF Model Penal Code on Sexual Assault training for NCSF volunteers
  • 2021 1hr Human Trafficking and the Decriminalization of Sex Work
  • 2021 1hr NCSF Incident Reporting & Response Training
  • 2021 1.5hr What actually needs to be in your notes and how to write them...
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Ethical...Understanding the landscape of telebehavioral health...
  • 2020 1hr ACA:...License Protection & Board Complaints against Professional Counselors
  • 2020 1.5hr NM SGM Conference: Update on Policy...& Research Affecting LGBTQ NM
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Interstate compacts for professional counseling
  • 2020 1hr Therapy Notes: Digital Ethics
  • 2020 1hr Therapy Notes: How to write efficient and ethical progress notes
  • 2020 1hr Zur Institute: Online Therapy: A beginners guide
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Navigating the Ethical Dilemmas when Counseling...Minors
  • 2020 1.5hr CalSouthern: A holistic approach to MH care during the COVID-19...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Counselor Self-Care
  • 2020 1hr ACA: COVID-19 & Tele-behavioral Health: Ethical Considerations...
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Ethical Issues Related to the Practice of Online...Supervision
  • 2020 12.5hr PESI Training: Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
  • 2020 1hr ACA: ...Malpractice Cases & Claims Against Professional Counselors
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Establishing Personal and Professional Boundaries
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Demystifying Ethics and Law for Tele-behavioral Health, Pt. 1
  • 2019 1hr Synergy Conf: From private practice to public service
  • 2019 1hr Synergy Conf: Ethical challenges in the 21st century...
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: Incorporating counselor ethical practice into online presence
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: The Counselor and the Law: Top tips in 2019
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conf: Ethics and Working with Transgender Adolescents
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conf: Walking the Legal...Between Serving LGBTQIA & Religious
  • 2017 3hr NMCA Conf: Ethics in the Business of Counseling
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Private Practice Owner's Guide to Business Protocols...
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Ethical and Professional Issues
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: ...Addressing Sexual Harassment, Coercion, & Consent among...
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: ...The ethics of personal disclosure in Tx and Ed settings
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Sex in the age of PrEP: Exploring Modern Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2018 3hr CE4Less: Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • 2018 ACA Conf: Addressing client religion & spirituality in an ethical...
  • 2018 ACA Conf: The Secrets of Exceptional Counselors
  • 2018 ACA Conf: The Ethical, Legal, and Practical Implications of Distance counseling
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Current trends in Ethics: A Discussion with the ACA Ethics Committee
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Hot topics in ethics
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Ethical issues for couple and family counselors: some considerations
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Use of Collaborative Apps to Enhance the Impact of Counseling...
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Current initiatives for addressing the licensure portability crisis
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Curating your online Identity: Social media development for counselors
  • 2016 ACA: Ethical, legal, and professional considerations in assessment
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Online and technology assisted supervision: understanding…
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Technology in supervision: software, legal and ethical compliance…
  • 2016 ACA Conf: The counselor and the law
  • 2016 ACA Conf: How to open a counseling practice in 7 days
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Are you recommending Apps – 7 easy legal, ethical recommendations
  • 2015 ACA: Private Practice Preparedness
  • 2014 Private Practice General Consultation Group Participation
  • 2014 Zur Institute Dual Relationships: The Ethical Way
  • 2014 ACA Conf: The counselor and the law: 60 min of essential information for every…
  • 2014 ACA Conf: The laptop that walked away and smartphone wielding students...
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Creating your professional path: “lessons from my journey”
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Do you have any cancellations today? Exploring the realities of a…
  • 2014 ACA Conf: A Town hall meeting on 2014 code of ethics: what you need to know
  • 2012 CYFD Ethics Training
  • 2011 CME Ethics for Counselors
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Issues in professional practice

Professional Trainings in Relationships and Sexuality (Back to List)
  • TBD 16.5hr PESI Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 13.75hr PESI Internal Family Systems (PENDING)
  • 2022 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment (PENDING)
  • 2022 8hr PESI Terry Real: The Relational Life Therapy Approach to Couples Tx
  • 2022 9hr PESI Esther Perel’s Transformative Approach to Couples Therapy

  • 2020 - Present AASECT Professional Book Club Special Interest Group Leadership
  • 2022 1.5hr SSSS: BDSM / Kink SIG Meeting
  • 2022 1ht CARSAS: ...Terminology for Erotic Minorities in the Archives
  • 2022 2hr Barry McCarthy training hosted by Sally Valentine
  • 2022 1hr CLAW Conf: The dimensions of authority transfer / power exchange
  • 2022 1.5hr SWLF Conf: Erotic Breath work Instruction
  • 2022 1.25hr SWLF Conf: Erotic Life Writing: Telling your Story
  • 2022 1.5hr SWLF Conf: Queering Existentialism in Sex Therapy
  • 2022 1.5hr SWLF Conf: PolyIntrovert: The Intersection between introversion and CNM
  • 2022 1.5hr SWLF Conf: ...Address the role of assumptions in conflict and communication
  • 2022 2hr NASW Conf: ...Clinical Competencies for treatment of kink population
  • 2022 2hr NASW Conf: Is Sex Okay? Helping individuals with developmental disabilities...
  • 2022 4hr TASHRA: Spinning off as you get off: Chemsex and drug/sex use in kink
  • 2022 1hr Cannabis Use for the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
  • 2022 90min AASECT: Sexuality while Trans: What Educators and Practitioners...
  • 2022 Rethinking Rel.: Transcending Monogamy and Polyamory
  • 2022 Rethinking Rel.: How can we find sympathetic Joy in our relationships?
  • 2022 1hr CARAS: Kink Identity: Its Structure and Development
  • 2022 Rethinking Rel.: How ethical non-monogamy can improve your happiness
  • 2022 1hr CARAS: Kink Identity Scale Research and Presentation
  • 2021 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Advanced Human Sexuality
  • 2021 64hr Sexual Health Alliance Consensual Non-monogamy Certification
  • 2021 1hr CARAS-CLAW: Philosophy of Kink
  • 2021 2hr CARAS-CLAW: Age regression, age play, and ABDL in clinical...
  • 2021 2hr CARAS-CLAW: The Psychology of Findom: Ethical Financial Domination
  • 2021 1.5hr CARAS-CLAW: Forbidden Worlds: Kink under Communism
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: CNM, pandemics, environment and ecological politics
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: Decentering CNM Whiteness - Decolonial and anti-racist
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: CNM Challenges to mononormativity
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: Communities of care: Trauma, in/exclusion, and...
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: Global south and Latinx existences
  • 2021 2hr CARAS: 19th Century Sexology & the origins of the modern paraphilias
  • 2021 0.75hr SSSS Conf: welcome and Orientation
  • 2021 1hr SSSS Conf: BDSM / Kink SIG Networking Event
  • 2021 1.5hr SSSS Conf: Sex Research in Puerto Rico
  • 2021 1hr SSSS Conf: HotGirlScience and Hip Hope Hypotheses: A dialectic...
  • 2021 0.25hr SSSS Conf: BDSM and bystander intervention: Dungeon Monitor...
  • 2021 0.25hr SSSS Conf: ...motivations for participation in erotic hypnosis
  • 2021 0.25hr SSSS Conf: ...An exploration of the relationship between sexual...
  • 2021 0.25hr SSSS Conf: Volunteer Bias in Sex Research: Characteristics of...
  • 2021 0.5hr SSSS Conf: ...Sexual communication facilitates pleasure...in couples
  • 2021 0.5hr SSSS Conf: Intersectionality and Sexual Pleasure
  • 2021 1hr SSSS Conf: Beyond Free Britney: The Interaction of Conversion Therapy...
  • 2021 5hr TASHRA: Strange Bedfellows: New Horizons in Therapy and Somatic Work
  • 2021 WAS Conf: Sexual pleasure and sexual distress at the core of sexual problems
  • 2021 WAS Conf: Moving artificial attachements in Japan
  • 2021 WAS Conf: The Triangle Approach to Sexual Wellbeing
  • 2021 WAS Conf: Psychedelics and sexual health
  • 2021 27min WAS Conf: Chemsex and the barriers to care
  • 2021 25min WAS Conf: Embodiment in BDSM eroticism: How dominants experience...
  • 2021 20min WAS Conf:Sensory processing dysfunction in women with genito-pelvic pain
  • 2021 20min WAS Conf: New technique to treat men with delayed ejaculation
  • 2021 17min WAS Conf: Teacher's beliefs toward SGM people in Australia
  • 2021 45min WAS Conf: Experiences from a non-monogamies... in South Africa
  • 2021 10min WAS Conf: Can epilepsy have an impact on female sexual function?
  • 2021 5min WAS Conf: Demographic features of Chilean BDSM practitioners
  • 2021 1hr SMSNA Conf: Breakfast Symposium
  • 2021 1.5hr SMSNA Conf: Misc Abstract Sessions
  • 2021 1.5hr SMSNA Conf: Inclusion, LGBTQ and Sexual Medicine
  • 2021 1.5hr SMSNA Conf: Ethics in Sexual Medicine
  • 2021 1hr SMSNA Conf: Keynote - phallacy: life lessons from the anmial penis
  • 2021 1.75hr SMSNA Conf: Fundamentals Course in Women's Sexual Health
  • 2021 0.5hr SMSNA Conf: Anal health and sexual pleasure: An all-inclusive...
  • 2021 0.5hr SMSNA Conf: Mental health and male sexual dyfunction...
  • 2021 0.5hr SMSNA Conf: Racial Health Inequality
  • 2021 0.25hr SMSNA Conf: Mission, values, and objectives for the advancement...
  • 2021 2hr MOTE Conf: Kick off Party
  • 2021 1hr MOTE Conf: Evolution of Kink Studies
  • 2021 1hr MOTE Conf: Partner Number Sexualities
  • 2021 1hr MOTE Conf: Erotic Literacy
  • 2021 1hr MOTE Conf: Marginalized within the communities
  • 2021 1hr MOTE Conf: What is Competent Care
  • 2021 1.5hr NMCI Conf: Communities of care - traum, in/exclusion...
  • 2021 1.5hr NMCI Conf: Global south and Latinx experiences
  • 2021 2hr MOTE Conf: Kink-Identified Clinician and Researcher Online
  • 2021 1.5hr WAS Conf: INVITED SYMPOSIUM Chaired by Elna Rudolph
  • 2021 4hr WAS Conf: Transgender and Gender Diversity Assembly
  • 2021 2hr WAS Conf: Opening Ceremony
  • 2021 4hr WAS Conf: Sexual Justice Indaba
  • 2021 1hr Culturally Affirming Group Support for Sex Workers: The St James Infirmary Model
  • 2021 2hr CARAS Gender as “Elaborate Sex Toy”: Supporting Trans Erotic Embodiment
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Adopting a sex positive approach to LGBTQ...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Affirmative, pleasure-based therapy for young...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Exploring Sexual Communication, Pleasure, and...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: ...The Sexual Life Stories of Post-Menopausal...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Trans and Intersex Centric Sex Ed Across the...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Kink In Color - Celebrating Black Bodies in Kink...
  • 2021 1hr NCSF Model Penal Code on Sexual Assault training for NCSF volunteers
  • 2020 - 2021 TASHRA Alternative Sexuality Reading Group Participation
  • 2021 1hr Human Trafficking and the Decriminalization of Sex Work
  • 2017 - 2021 Couples Clinical Consultation Group Co-Facilitation
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Pleasure is the measure
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Genital Practices around the world and implications for...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: ...The porn star and the little old lady reveal what therapists...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: ...Addressing Religious Guilt and Sexual Shame
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: When Pornography is an Issue. Couples in Conflict...
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Social Justice Session - Towards Collective Liberation
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: ...teens a voice, Lessons about sex, sexuality and the internet
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Poster - Using BDSM to manage endometriosis pain
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Sex & Cannabis: A full Lifecycle Perspective
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Navigating sexual wellness in a digitized landscape
  • 2021 1hr AASECT Conf: Opening Ceremony
  • 2021 6hr AASECT: Unsettling Genders: Honoring Emergent & Indigenous Conv...
  • 2021 8hr CARAS Sadomasochism Reading Group
  • 2020 - 2021 Consensual NonMonogamy Community Book Club Co-Facilitation
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Polyintrovert-The Intersection Between Introversion & CNM
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Mindfulness and Love with Rev. Amanda Ganley
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Sex Work Informed Parenting: Voices out of Sex Workers...
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Consent & Accountability Policy Framework
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Trauma and Consensual Non Monogamy
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Psychedelics and Relationships
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Embodying greater sensuality while challenging white supremacy
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Trauma and non-monogamy w/ Jessica Fern
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Supporting the Financially Disenfranchised in a Culture of Consent
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Pursuing Unicorns, Threesomes, & More
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Mental Health, Restorative Justice, Sexual Freedom & Sex Ed.
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Shame Resilience for Polyam People
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Neurodiversity & Polyamory: A Support Discussion
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Town hall - pushing forward in our pleasure
  • 2020 2hr CARAS Sem: Applying Systems Theory to Polycules
  • 2021 1hr CLAW Conf: Sex and COVID19: Vaccine edition
  • 2021 1hr CLAW Conf: Sex workers and Stigma
  • 2021 1hr CLAW Conf: Research on leather-kink: what it looks like and why...
  • 2021 1hr CLAW Conf: Leatherboy World Premier
  • 2021 1hr CLAW Conf: Dr. Gayle Ruben - Tenured professor of Leather
  • 2021 1hr CARAS Sem: The Experience of Compersion in CNM Individuals
  • 2020 8hr CARAS Sadomasochism Reading Group
  • 2020 6hr PESI: McCarthy’s Sex Made Simple-Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Tx
  • 2020 2hr CARAS Sem: Conducting Community Based Research with Alt. Sexualities
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: The ABCs of Asexuality
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: Sexing & Relationshipping Outside the Box...BDSM...
  • 2020 1.5hr Unraveling Conf: Understanding Intersex
  • 2020 6hr MSTI Sem: The use of Pelvic Health PT in the Ass. & Tx. of Sexual Dysfunction
  • 2020 2hr CARAS Sem: Working w/ Complicated Situations involved kink-involved ct.
  • 2020 1hr MSTI Sem: Minor Attracted Persons
  • 2020 1hr CARAS Sem: Developing Study Protocols in Sexuality Research
  • 2020 AASECT Online: ...Exploring the 2020 National Standards for Sex Education
  • 2020 AASECT Online: ...Creating Sexual Liberation through Social Justice Work
  • 2020 AASECT Online: Sex + Aging Special Interest Group
  • 2020 AASECT Online: Sex, Love, and Intimate Connections in the Midst of the COVID...
  • 2020 0.5hr Mindful Living Summit: Communicating with Mindfulness and Openness
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Creative Counseling for Couples: Using the Integrative Model
  • 2020 4hr SHA: Sex Outside The Lines & Rebel Love with Dr. Chris Donaghue
  • 2020 16hr Southwestern Graduate: Clinical Skills: Working with sexual issues in Tx
  • 2019 1.5hr CalSouthern: Esther Perel - Mating in Captivity
  • 2019 16hr Southwestern Graduate: Touch and Embodiment
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Master Conflict Theory: A new model for practicing couples & sex
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: Monogamy is over, If you want it
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Working with sexual minorities: A Clinician's Perspective
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf: Women's Experiences Coming Out After Marriage
  • 2019 16hr Southwestern Graduate: ...Theorizing and thinking about sexual issues in Tx
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Nazli Dincel art presentation
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Shine Louise Houstine art presentation
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. Linda Williams "Porn studies and the frenzy of the visible"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. J. Held "Conceptualizing pornography as speech & art"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. Jennifer Nash "Desiring Desiree"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. Tim Dean "The Pornography Unconscious"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dylan Ryan "An insider's perspective"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Buck Angel "Sexting the transman"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. Gerard Webster
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou
  • 2018 Dialogues on Porn: Dr. David Ley "Addressing modern sexuality in therapy"
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Maximizing your role as a kinky or non-monogamous provider
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Original Research Presentations
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Girls and Sex - Navigating the complicated New Landscape
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Sex Therapy Certification Meeting
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: What do we know about Pedophilia?
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: ...The ethics of personal disclosure in Tx & Ed. settings
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: ...Expanding the sexological understanding of body image issues
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Sex in the age of PrEP: Exploring Modern Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2018 AASECT Conf: Passion, Pleasure, & STI with Dr. Maria Trent
  • 2018 12hr Sexual Attitudes Reassessment with Dr. Lexx Brown-James
  • 2018 1hr ACA: Using Brief Solution Focused Therapy with Couples
  • 2018 1hr ACA: Using Art Therapy with Couples
  • 2018 16hr Southwestern Graduate: Sexual Attitudes & Development
  • 2018 7 hr Dr. Elisabeth Sheff - Practical Nonmonogamy
  • 2018 16hr 2018 16hr Southwestern Graduate: Anatomy of Couples Therapy
  • 2018 1hr Finland’s Open Dialogue systemically-based MH crisis response...
  • 2018 1hr The Relationship Enhancement Skills
  • 2017 SGM Health Conf: Intersections of Sex & Gender w/Race...
  • 2017 1hr Understanding the Complexities of Couple Communication
  • 2017 20hr Gottman Level 3 Professional Training
  • 2017 20hr Gottman Level 2 Professional Training
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Playful Interventions for couples Therapy
  • 2017 ACA Conf: An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Counselor competency working with LGBTQ families and adoption
  • 2017 ACA Conf: When three’s not a crowd: Consensual multiple-partner relationships
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Ethical issues for couple and family counselors: some considerations
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Love, sex, and masculinity: conversations about resisting patriarchy…
  • 2016 13.5hr Gottman Art and Science of Love Workshop
  • 2016 12hr Gottman Level 1 Professional Training
  • 2016 ACA Conf: 10 strategies for couple success
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Cultural Competence with consensually non monogamy
  • 2015 UNM Continuing Ed: Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Keynote Speaker Cloe Madanes
  • 2012 Essential Learning: Overview of Family Pyschoeducation
  • 2012 Essential Learning: Engaging Fathers in Children’s Lies Part 1: Overview…
  • 2012 New Day: Engaging Youth & Families using Systems of Care Principles
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Situational and Developmental Crisis’s in Family
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Family Systems Theory and Therapy
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Marital Psychotherapy
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Professional Trainings in Religion and Spirituality (Back to List)
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf:...Applying mindfulness meditation to clinical practice
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Mindfulness and Love with Rev. Amanda Ganley
  • 2020 1hr Unraveling Conf: Intersectional Identities: Gender Sexuality & Religion
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Spirit
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conf: Walking the Legal...Between Serving LGBTQIA & Religious Pop.
  • 2018 1hr ACA: Addressing client religion & spirituality in an ethical...
  • 2017 NMCA Conference - Foundations of Spiritual Counseling
  • 2010 7hr NM Highlands Religion and Spirituality in Treatment
  • 2009 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations III
  • 2009 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Advanced Topics: Existential Psychotherapy
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Spiritual Direction and Care for the…
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations II
  • 2007 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations I

Professional Trainings in Suicide and Self Harm (Back to List)
  • TBD 19hr PESI Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 23.5hr PESI Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 12.5hr PESI Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)

  • 2022 1hr ACA: Suicide Competence and Ethics
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Clinical Work with those bereaved...
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: How can we use technology to improve...
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Post-traumatic growth after suicide...
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Reducing Suicide rates among LGBT...
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Suicide intervention with older adults...
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Using guided discovery with recovery...
  • 2022 3hr CAMS Foundational Video Course
  • 2022 1hr VA: Suicide Prevention Public Health Monthly Suicide Postvention
  • 2022 1hr VA: CPG for Suicide Prevention_Suicide Risk Stratification and...
  • 2022 1hr VA: Suicide Risk Management _TBI, Suicide and Evidence-Informed...
  • 2022 1hr VA: CPG for Suicide Prevention_Nondemanding Caring Contacts...
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Assessment and Intervention with Suicidal Clients
  • 2017 ACA Conf: What did I miss: Surviving a client suicide
  • 2012 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Certification
  • 2012 Self Mutilation: Assessment and Treatment
  • 2010 7hr QPR Suicide Triage Training

Professional Trainings in Psychological Trauma (Back to List)
  • TBD 19hr PESI Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 23.5hr PESI Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 12.5hr PESI Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (PENDING)
  • TBD 13.75hr PESI Internal Family Systems (PENDING)
  • 2022 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment (PENDING)

  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Clinical Work with those bereaved...
  • 2022 1hr Suicide Prevention Summit: Post-traumatic growth after suicide...
  • 2022 1hr Disaster Mental Health: How to Help in the Aftermath of Tragedy
  • 2022 2hr NASW Conf: ...Learn to Listen-Clinical Tools to Invite the Body into Sessions
  • 2022 1hr ACA: Pandemic empathy fatigue and counselor resiliency
  • 2021 1.5hr eNMCI Conf: Communities of care: Trauma, in/exclusion, and...
  • 2021 1 hr ACA: Crisis & Grief in Schools: Creative Group Interventions...
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Trauma and non-monogamy w/ Jessica Fern
  • 2021 1.5hr SWLF: Trauma and Consensual Non Monogamy
  • 2020 1hr Mindful Living: Everyday Mindfulness: Working with Difficult Emotions
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Healing Shame: Relational body-centered approaches...
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Trauma and the adolescent brain
  • 2016 ACA Conf: The neuroscience of traumatic brain injury
  • 2015 Foundations for Trauma Treatment
  • 2013 EMDR Institute Basic Training Part 2
  • 2013 EMDR Institute Basic Training Part 1
  • 2012 Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 2012 Trauma Informed Treatment for Children with Challenging Behaviors
  • 2012 New Mexico Corrections Department: Inside the Mexican Drug Cartels 24 HR
  • 2012 Essential Learning: GAF Training
  • 2012 Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health: Mental Health First Aid
  • 2011 NM State SAFE Basic Training
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference
  • 2011 NMCA Conf: Trauma and Tx in the 21st Century
  • 2010 Trust Based Relational Intervention Training by Karyn Purvis, PhD

Professional Trainings in Clinical Supervision & Education (Back to List)
  • TBD 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Learning Theory (PENDING)
  • 2022 1hr Mosaic Conf: The ethics of self care: Basic needs to a lifelong...
  • 2022 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Supervision and Consultation
  • 2021 6hr Zur: Supervision: Advanced Topics, Ethics, and Law
  • 2021 1hr ACA: ...How to Navigate the Pre-Licensure Process for Supervisors &...
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Ethical...Understanding the landscape of telebehavioral health & sup.
  • 2021 1hr ACA: Becoming an Effective Supervisor
  • 2019 1hr ACA: Ethical issues related to the practice of online clinical supervision
  • 2019 1hr ACA: A constructive approach to help counselors...
  • 2019 1.5hr NMCA Conference - Cybersupervision using a video conference format
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p2)
  • 2017 NMCA Conf: Supervision 2.0: Using Empirically supported models…(Part 1)
  • 2016 1hr ACA: Counselors in Transition
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Clinical supervision: developing and using a clinical…
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Creating your professional path: “lessons from my journey”
  • 2012 Essential Learning: Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Academic Research Methods (Back to List)
  • 2022 1hr CARA Conf: The dimensions of authority transfer / power exchange
  • 2022 1hr CARAS: Kink Identity Scale Research and Presentation
  • 2021 1hr SSSS Conf: Volunteer Bias in Sex Research: Characteristics of...
  • 2021 1.5hr OSC Transformative Health Disparities Research Initiative
  • 2021 1hr CARAS Sem: Funding Kink Research
  • 2021 8hr Tech Soup: Grant Writing 101, 102, 201, 202, & 203 Course
  • 2021 1hr CARAS Sem: Working effectively with your Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Updates and strategies relevant to Kink / BDSM and CNM Studies
  • 2021 10hr CITI Human Subjects Research (HSR): Basic Stage
  • 2021 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Research Methods
  • 2020 2hr CARAS Sem: Conducting Community Based Research with Alt. Sexualities
  • 2020 1hr CalSouthern: Navigating the Doctoral Project: The Literature Review
  • 2020 1hr CARAS Sem: Developing Study Protocols in Sexuality Research
  • 2020 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Psychological Assessment
  • 2020 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Statistics
  • 2020 0.5hr CalSouthern: Navigating the Doctoral Project
  • 2019 1hr ACA Conf:Navigating the ACA Proposal Process
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Publishing in ACA referred journals
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Clinical Research Design
  • 2007 45hr College of Dupage: Statistics

Miscellaneous Professional Trainings (Back to List)
  • TBD 30hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Doctoral Project 5 (PENDING)
  • TBD 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Doctoral Project 4 (PENDING)
  • TBD 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Doctoral Project 3 (PENDING)
  • TBD 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Doctoral Project 2 (PENDING)
  • TBD 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Doctoral Project 1 (PENDING)

  • 2022 1hr ACA: The Counseling Compact
  • 2022 1hr NASW Conf: Behavioral Health Collaborative Update
  • 2022 2hr NASW Conf: Mental Health First Responder Panel
  • 2022 2hr NASW Conf: Medicaid Aid in Dying: NM's New Law and the Role of Social Work...
  • 2022 0.5hr NASW Conf: Legislative Update
  • 2022 1hr BCBS: Depression in a Primary Care Setting
  • 2022 1hr BCBS: Comorbid behavioral health and physical health conditions
  • 2022 1hr BCBS: Differential diagnosis of depression: assessment & treatment
  • 2021 15hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Comprehensive Examination
  • 2021 0.5hr NASW-NM: Legislative Update
  • 2021 1.75hr NASW-NM: Secretary Panel
  • 2021 2hr NASW-NM: ...Using Financial Literacy to Promote Economic Justice
  • 2021 2hr NASW-NM: Reduce Burnout...w/ Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • 2021 1.75hr NASW-NM: Human Rights & Social Justice in Social Work
  • 2021 0.5hr NASW-NM: Conference Opening
  • 2021 1hr CalSouthern: Effective Communication-How to build Rapport with your Cts
  • 2020 1hr ACA: Climate Change and Mental Health: The role of the Counselor
  • 2020 1hr CalSouthern: How to Effectively outline, document and present a client case
  • 2020 1.5hr CalSouthern: The impact of disaster on persons receiving MH services
  • 2020 1.5hr APA: The new normal: Coping with uncertainty and mitigating anxiety
  • 2020 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Physiological Psychology
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Psychopharmacology
  • 2019 1.5hr CalSouthern: Bill O'Hanlon: Six non-medication strategies for relieving dep.
  • 2019 1hr ACA: The efficacy of interventions aimed at reducing procrastination
  • 2019 1.5hr ACA Conf: Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Bissett
  • 2019 1.5hr NASW-NM Conf: Keynote: Capitalism and White Privilege in Social Work
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Advanced Psychopathology
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: History and Systems of Psychology
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Course: Advanced Theories of Personality
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Keynote: Jessica Pettit
  • 2017 ACA Conf: Keynote: Irvin Yalom Discussion
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Keynote Speaker Silken Laumann
  • 2016 ACA Conf: Keynote Speaker Dr Jeremy Richman (neuroscience)
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Keynote Speaker Morgan Spurlock
  • 2014 ACA Conf: Counseling and neuroscience: research…
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Internship
  • 2009 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Internship Seminar
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Psychological Assessment
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Lifestyle and Career Development
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Psychopathology
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Internship
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Internship Seminar
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Group Therapy: Didactic and Experiential
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Group Therapy Lab
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Advanced Topics: Bereavement
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Humanistic, Experiential, & Existential psych.
  • 2007 15hr Wheaton Graduate Course: Humanistic, Experiential...Interview Skills Lab

Clinical Experience

I have worked for over 17 years in the social services field in a variety of settings including working with at risk youth in East Los Angeles California, homeless duel-diagnosed individuals in downtown Los Angeles, court-mandated adults in Chicago for addiction and domestic violence counseling, various populations in various rural settings all over New Mexico, individuals adjudicated on Juvenile Probation in Bernalillo County, and in private practice in Albuquerque. I have been licensed in New Mexico since 2009 and was licensed in Chicago prior to that.

Additionally I have received hundreds of hours of post graduate professional training in topics including suicide prevention, psychological trauma, addictions, ethics, anger management, relationship counseling, Gottman Method, Terry Real’s Relational Life Therapy, Esther Perel’s Transformative Approach, Sex therapy and sexual concerns, CBT, DBT, EFT, LGBTQ concerns, and various other topics. For more information about trainings I have attended, please check out the education tab.


Professional Memberships and Associations
I also am an active member in several professional organizations and associations, including: Publications
  • Sprott, R.A., Randall, A., Wert, E., Ratcliff, S., Nickeson, Z.L., Engel, K., & Jameson, C. (2021). Elemental kink readiness to advanced kink proficiencies for medical and mental health providers. https://www.tashra.org
  • Ratcliff, S. (2016). Clients getting worse in counseling. American Counseling Association Member Blog.
  • Ratcliff, S. (2014). Stuck in that blasted family of origin role. American Counseling Association Member Blog.
  • Ratcliff, S. (2013). Teachable Moments. American Counseling Association Member Blog.
  • Ratcliff, S. (2013). And the media traumatizes another. American Counseling Association Member Blog.
  • Ratcliff, S. (2012). A lesson in unconditional positive regard. American Counseling Association Member Blog.
  • Ratcliff, S. (2012). Where will the horror end?. American Counseling Association Member Blog.
  • Swanson, K., and Ratcliff, B., and Ratcliff, S. (2009). Anger Management Curriculum: A 12 week program designed for use in a correctional setting.
Community & Academic Volunteering
See My CV for more information.

Teaching Experience

    Graduate School Classes Taught
  • Fall 2022 Advanced Sex Therapy. Lewis & Clark College
    Academic Conference Presentations
  • 11/17/2022 Healing with Play: A survey of trauma-informed Kink healing methods. Oregon Counseling Association Conference.
  • 06/24/2022 Providing Culturally Competent Care to Sexually and Relationally Diverse Clients. Mosaic of Relationships Conference.
  • 04/29/2022 Professionals who serve and are members of Kink Communities. CLAW Conference.
  • 04/16/2022 The Relationship Dance for ADHD Open Relationships. SWLF Conference.
  • 03/24/2022 TASHRA’s Core Competencies: The development and introduction of Clinical Competencies for the Treatment of Kink Populations. NASW-NM Conference.
  • 11/28/2021 TASHRA’s Core Competencies: The development and introduction of Clinical Competencies for the Treatment of Kink Populations. CARAS-CLAW Conference.
  • 11/19/2021 TASHRA’s Core Competencies: The development and introduction of Clinical Competencies for the Treatment of Kink Populations. SSSS Conference.
  • 10/22/2021 TASHRA’s Core Competencies: The development and introduction of Clinical Competencies for the Treatment of Kink Populations. SMSNA Conference.
  • 09/10/2021 TASHRA’s Core Competencies: The development and introduction of Clinical Competencies for the Treatment of Kink Populations. WAS Conference.
  • 04/22/2021 Cultural Competence in Clinical Work with Consensually Nonmonogamous Clients. NASW-NM Conference
  • 06/21/2019 A clinician’s Guide to ethics and safety in use of technology. NM Synergy Conference
  • 03/23/2019 Staying Ethical and Safe while using Technology. NMCA-NM Conference
  • 03/06/2019 Staying Ethical and Safe while using Technology. NASW-NM Conference

    Other Professional Presentations
  • TBD Starting a Private Mental Health Counseling Practice. Highlands University. PENDING
  • 07/23/2022 Kink and Neurodiveristy. TASHRA.
  • 04/08/2022 Growing a Private Practice after Launch. Highlands University.
  • 02/11/2022 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University.
  • 12/07/2021 Suicidal Bruises: Helping those who has lost hope in Kink Communities. TASHRA.
  • 10/23/2021 Develop your KISS (Kink Inclusive Supervision Services): Supervising Clinicians working with Kinky Clients. TASHRA.
  • 10/08/2021 HIPAA and Misc. Ethics. Health Families
  • 06/05/2021 How to Start a Private Practice: Part 2. Highlands University.
  • 06/04/2021 How to Start a Private Practice: Part 1. Highlands University.
  • 03/19/2021 Clinical Psychotherapy Ethics. Highlands University
  • 06/02/2020 Technology Ethics During COVID-19. Mindful Counseling
  • 05/06/2020 Technology Safety and Ethics. Highlands University
  • 04/08/2020 Cultural Sensitivity in working with sexual and gender minority clients. Highlands University
  • 02/07/2020 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University
  • 12/13/2019 Psychotherapy Ethics. Highlands University
  • 10/18/2019 Cultural Competence in working with Consensually Nonmonogamous Clients. Couples Therapy Consultation Group
  • 09/20/2019 Clinician Burnout Prevention Round Table Discussion. Couples Therapy Consultation Group
  • 05/24/2019 Psychotherapy Ethics. Highlands University
  • 03/27/2019 Cultural Sensitivity in working with sexual and gender minority clients . Highlands University
  • 03/01/2019 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University
  • 08/17/2018 Psychotherapy Ethics. Couples Therapy Consultation Group
  • 06/01/2018 Clinical Practice Ethics. Highlands University
  • 02/08/2018 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University
  • 01/16/2018 HIPAA compliance and updates. Healthy Families
  • 12/08/2017 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University
  • 10/20/2017 Treating Relationship Betrayals. Couples Consult Group
  • 10/17/2017 Ethical and Legal Compliance. Healthy Families
  • 07/07/2017 Sex Positive Psychology. Highlands University
  • 03/10/2017 Introduction to couples therapy research and LGBTQ treatment implications. Consultation Group
  • 02/25/2017 Ethics, laws, and making sense of it all. Highlands University
  • 11/16/2016 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University
  • 04/22/2016 Mindfulness based interventions for helpers. Turning Point Recovery
  • 04/08/2016 Culturally sensitive work with non-traditional couples and individuals. Highlands University
  • 02/26/2016 Starting a Private Practice. Highlands University
  • 07/24/2015 Ethics, laws, and making sense of it all. Turning Point Recovery Center
  • 06/26/2015 Ethics, laws, and making sense of it all. Highlands University
  • 06/05/2015 Suicide Prevention for the LGBTQ Population. Albuquerque LGBTQ Consultation Group
  • 05/01/2015 Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention, and Treatment. Turning Point Recovery Center
  • 03/27/2015 Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention, and Treatment. Highlands University
  • 01/30/2015 Ethics, laws, and making sense of it all . Turning Point Recovery Center
  • 09/06/2014 Starting your own private practice. Families First Therapy
  • 08/04/2014 Ethics, laws, and making sense of it all. Families First Therapy
  • 06/02/2014 Developmental Impact of Psychological Trauma. Families First Therapy
  • 05/02/2014 Suicide prevention, early intervention, and treatment. Families First Therapy
  • 04/12/2014 Helping clients who are Suicidal and who Self-Harm.Open Skies Healthercare
  • 03/21/2014 Starting your own private practice. Highlands University.
  • 02/10/2014 Interventions for CSWs to utilize in helping clients who are addicted. Open Skies Healthcare.
  • 02/03/2014 Introduction to Addictions. MCkinley County School District
  • 11/07/2013 Introduction to Addictions. Bernalillo Co. Juvenile Probation
  • 02/15/2013 Developmental Impact of Psychological Trauma. Highlands University
  • 11/13/2012 Update on substance abuse drugs of abuse. Bernalillo Co. Juvenile Probation
  • 11/02/2012 Update on substance abuse drugs of abuse. Bernalillo Co. Juvenile Probation
  • 08/10/2012 Suicide Risk and Protective Factors. Bernalillo Co. Juvenile Probation
  • 01/13/2012 Working with oppositional and defiant children. La Familia, Inc.
  • 12/14/2011 Play as communication. Namaste
  • 12/09/2011 The developmental impact of psychological trauma. Highlands University
  • 09/15/2011 Suicide triage and risk factors. Namaste
  • 09/10/2011 Self care & burnout avoidance. Namaste
  • 09/10/2011 Confidentiality and Ethics. Namaste
  • 09/10/2011 Risk and Protective factors for mental health. Namaste
  • 08/17/2011 Practical interventions for helping children in TFC. Namaste
  • 07/27/2011 Psychotropic medication overview. Namaste
  • 05/06/2011 Stress-Diathesis Model. Namaste
  • 03/11/2011, 04/02/2011, 04/03/2011, 06/04/2011, & 06/05/2011 CYFD trauma training module. Namaste
  • 02/05/2011 Bullying and empathy development. Namaste
  • 02/03/2011 Attachment Model & Child Development. Namaste
  • 01/21/2011 Stress-disease model. Namaste
  • 01/07/2011 Self-care and burnout avoidance. Namaste
  • 12/03/2010 & 12/18/2010 CYFD trauma training module. Namaste
  • 12/17/2010 Trauma-based pathology and interventions. Namaste
  • 12/03/2010 Practical Interventions in working with children. Namaste
  • 10/22/2010 Neurosequential treatment model. Namaste
  • 09/25/2010 & 11/18/2010 Karin Purvis model. Namaste
  • 09/25/2010 Attachment-focused treatment with adolescents diagnosed with co-morbid addiction and trauma. Namaste
  • 09/24/2010 Using the attachment model with adolescents. Namaste
  • 09/02/2010 Working with adolescents with duel-diagnosis. Namaste
  • 08/06/2010 & 08/13/2010 Introduction to Addiction. Namaste
  • 07/30/2010 Neurosequential treatment model. Namaste