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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Health at Every Size / Body Image Issues

PhD Research Seminar: Social Justice in Psychology

Social justice in psychology and psychotherapy; multicultural competence; Health at Every Size; LGBTQIA issues; impact of social privilege and oppression, especially as regards to body size, physical appearance, sexual orientation, race, gender, gender expression, religion, age, and social class

Academic History and Background

B.A. - Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1986

M.A. - Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989

Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology, APA Accredited. University of California, Santa Barbara., 1994

"The Counseling Psychologist Major Contribution of the Year" for: Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity. Awarded by The Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA., 2010

"Issues in Higher Education." One of six people chosen to participate in this annual program designed to prepare faculty for administrative roles in the academy., 2004

"High Flyer Award" for excellence in teaching. Presented by the College of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia for teaching evaluations of higher than a 4.8 on a 5 point scale., 2003

"Community Foundation Award" and "Congressional Recognition" for outstanding service to the Southern Nevada Community. Presented by the U.S. Congress for being one of the 25 most influential leaders of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities in the history of Southern Nevada., 2003

National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP), 2009-Present, 2009

Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), 2002-2005, 2002-2005

Society of Counseling Psychology's Section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness, 1998-Present, 1998

American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, 1994-1996, 1994-1996

American Psychological Association (APA), 1987-Present, 1987

Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA),1987-Present, 1987

Society for the Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues (Division 44), 1987-Present, 1987

Professional Practice and Community Service

American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology's Section on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual, Awareness, Board member, 2002-2005, Diversity Chair, 2002-2003, Secretary, 2003-2005, 2002