Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles Campus

Associate Professor and Program Director

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803

626-270-3381

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Group Therapy Treatment in Community Settings; Professional Roles I, II; LGBT Affirmative Therapy (Psy.D. program, Los Angeles); Group Therapy (M.A. Program, Mexico City); Master's Project Capstone and Grantwriting Project (LPCC Program, San Francisco); Clinical Interviewing I, II; Research Practicum 1, 2, 3; Human Development

Mental health and wellness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTQI) people; social justice; competencies for working with transgender clients; qualitative methodologies and ontologies; teaching pedagogy and training in professional psychology; clinical supervision; methods and models of consultation; adolescent and young adult psychology

Hamlet, H. S., & Burnes, T. R. (in press). Development of the Counseling Intern Developmental Assessment-School Counseling Form (CIDASC). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.

Singh, A. A., Richmond, K., & Burnes, T. R. (in press). Participatory action research with transgender people. International Journal of Transgenderism.

Burnes, T. R., Wood, J., Welikson, G., & Inman, J. in 2013). An analysis of process variables in feminist group supervision. The Counseling Psychologist.

Falender, C. A., Burnes, T. R., & Ellis, M.V. (2013). Introduction to Major Contribution: Multicultural Clinical Supervision and Benchmarks: Empirical Support Informing Practice and Supervisor Training. The Counseling Psychologist.

Richmond, K., Burnes, T. R., & Carroll, K. (2012). Lost in trans-lation: Interpreting systems of trauma for transgender clients. Journal of Traumatology, 18(1), 45-57.

Dickey, l. m., Burnes, T. R., & Singh, A. A. (2012). An analysis of sexual orientation identity development for male-to-female transsexuals: A theory-based inquiry. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 6(2), 118-138.

Burnes, T. R., Peters-Long, S. L., & Schept, B. (2012). A Resilience-Based Lens of Sex Work: Implications for professional psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(2), 137-144.

Burnes, T. R., & Richmond, K. (2012). Counseling strategies with interselx clients: A process-based approach. In S. H. Dworkin & M. Pope (Eds.), Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families (pp.35-44). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Burnes, T. R., & Chen, M. (2012). Multiple identities of transgender individuals: Incorporating a framework of intersectionality to gender crossing. In R. Josselson & M. Harway (Eds.), Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, gender, culture, nationality and roles (pp. 113-127). Oxford University Press.

Singh, A. A., & Burnes, T. R., (2011). Feminist therapy and street-level activism: Revisiting our roots and "acting up" for a new tomorrow. Special Issue on 21st Century Feminism. Women & Therapy, 34:129-142. doi: 10.1080/02703149.2011.532457

Singh, A. A., & Burnes, T. R. (2011). Feminist therapy and street-level activism: Revisiting our roots and "acting up" for a new tomorrow. Invited Article for Women and Therapy Special Issue on 21st Century Feminism. Women & Therapy.

Burnes, T.R., & Ross, K. (2011). Applying social justice to oppression and marginalization in group process: Interventions and strategies for group counselors. In C. Salazar & A. A. Singh (Eds), Social Justice in Group Work: Practical Interventions for Change (pp.95-102). New York: Routledge

Hamlet, H. S. & Burnes, T. R. (2011). Career development of special needs students and students with disabilities. In J. Samide, G. T. Eliason, & J. Patric (Eds.), CAreer Development in Higher Education (pp. 301-326). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Singh, A. A., & Burnes, T. R. (2010). Introduction to the special issue: Translating the Competencies for Counseling with Transgender Clients into counseling practice, research, and advocacy. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 3/4, 126-134.

Burnes, T. R., & Ross, K. (2010). Applying Social Justice to Oppression and Marginalization in Group Process: Interventions and Strategies for Group Counselors. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35(2), 169-176.

Burnes, T. R., & Singh, A. A. (2010). Integrating social justice into the practicum experience for psychologists: Starting earlier. Journal of Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 4(3), 153-162.

Singh, A. A., & Burnes, T. R. (2010). Shifting the counselor role from gatekeeping to advocacy: Ten strategies for using the ACA Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients for individual and social change. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 3/4, 241-255.

Singh, A. A., & Burnes, T. R. (2009). Creating developmentally-appropriate, safe counseling environments for transgender youth: The critical role of school counselors. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 3(3), 315-334.

Moundas, S., Singh, A. A., Hosea, J., Pickering, D. V., Roan, A., & Burnes, T. R. (2009). Counseling transgender adults: Creating safe, empowering inside and outside our offices. Counseling Today, 61-63

Burnes, T. R., & Manese, J. E. (2008). An analysis of social justice training in a predoctoral internship in professional psychology: Answering the call. Journal of Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 2(3), 176-181

Israel, T., Gorcheva, R., Burnes, T. R., & Walther, W. A. (2008) Helpful and unhelpful therapy experiences of LGBT clients. Psychotherapy Research, 18(3), 294-305

Burnes, T. R. (2007). Queering college writing: Writing students' learning of LGB issues using the Internet as an instructional tool. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 3(4), 75-88

Singh, A. A., & Burnes, T. R. (2013, January). "We're the Ones We've Been Waiting For": Understanding Sexpositivity for Future Generations. In T. R. Burnes & A. A. Singh (chairs), Desires Across Generations: Sexpositivity and Celebrating Sex within Feminist, Multicultural Psychology. Symposium presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX.

Burnes, T. R. (2013, August). Practical strategies for incorporating social justice into supervision and training. In T. R. Burnes (chair), Intersections of clinical supervision and social justice. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington, DC

Burnes, T. R. (2013, August, chair). Developmental approaches in transpositive psychology: Interventions across the lifespan. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington, DC.

Burnes, T. R. (2012, August). Questions, Quality, and Quarrels: Queering Supervision in Counseling Psychology In N. Ladany, M. V. Ellis, & M. Krikorian (Co-Chairs), Supervision and Training - Hot Topics in Supervision and Training. Symposium accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington, DC.

Burnes, T. R. (2012, August). "I'm Not Your Pretty Woman": The paradigm shift for sexwork in LGBT communities. In T. R. Burnes (chair), The revolution within: Sexpositivity and celebrating sex in LGBT communities. Symposium accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington, DC. S

Chen, M., & Burnes, T. R. (2011, August). The multiple identities of transgender individuals. In R. Josselson (Chair), The challenges of navigating multiple identities. Symposium accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington DC.

Taylor, S., & Burnes, T. R. (2011, October). Hubris or humility?: New Paradigms of Intercultural Education in Psychology Graduate Training. Roundtable presented the Diversity Challenge, Boston College, Boston, MA.

Burnes, T. R. (2011, August; Chair). Choices, challenges, change, and chances: A new face of supervision and training in counseling psychology. Symposium presented the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington, DC.

Teramoto-Pedrotti, J., & Burnes, T. R (2010, August. Unique needs for diverse early career professionals in counseling psychology. In N. G. Smith (Chair), Early career counseling psychologists. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Singh, A. A., Burnes, T. R. Harper, A., Moundas, S., Scofield, T., & Harper, B. (2010, March). Transgender competencies: Implications for training, practice and advocacy. Symposium presented at the American Counseling Association annual convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Harper, A., & Burnes, T. R. (2010, March). Utilizing ethical guidelines and competencies in working with bisexual clients. Presented at the American Counseling Association annual convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Welikson, G., & Wood, J. (2010, August). An analysis of process variables in feminist group supervision. In T. R. Burnes (Chair), New perspectives on feminist supervision and training: Intersections between clinicians, conversations and communities. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Burnes, T. R. (2010, August). Discussant. In l. m. dickey (Chair), Co-occurring mental health concerns in the transgender community. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington DC.

Burnes, T. R. & Harper, B. (2009, January). Starting earlier: Social justice training in practica for psychologists. In J. Manese (Chair), Social justice in practical training programs: Answering the call. Symposium presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, New Orleans, LA.

dickey, l. m., Burnes, T. R., & Singh, A. A. (2009, June). Sexual identity development in female-to-male transsexuals. Paper presented at the 2009 XXI Biennial Symposium of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Oslo, Norway.

Burnes, T. R. & Harper, B. (2009, March). Applying the ACA Advocacy competencies for work with LGBT individuals and communities. Part of the CSJ Day of learning; In J. Lewis & M. D'Andrea (Chair), Applying the ACA Advocacy competencies. Symposium presented at the American Counseling Association annual convention, Charlotte, NC.

Burnes, T. R. (Chair; 2009, August). Reaching for the stars with counseling supervision: Training the next generation. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Toronto, Canada.

Academic History and Background

Ph.D., Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006

M.S.Ed., Psychological and Community Services, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Psychology and Spanish, Bucknell University

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 25544), California; private practice.

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, American Counseling Association

Professional Practice and Community Service

Affiliated with the Los Angeles Gender Center

Chair of Section Chairs, Division 17, APA

Consulting Editor, Training and Education in Professional Psychology

Staff Consultant and Ad-Hoc Supervisor, The Relational Center Staff Consultant and Ad-Hoc Supervisor, the LA Gender Center Trainer, LifeWorks program, LA Gay and Lesbian Center

Bio and Links

Theodore Burnes is currently an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Clinical Ph.D. program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University's Los Angeles campus. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology, one of seven APA-accredited combined applied psychology programs in the United States. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in both California and Pennsylvania. He is the former director of training for the Professional Counseling and Applied Psychology programs at the University of Pennsylvania. His professional interests include LGBTQI mental health and wellness (and in particular transgender mental health), teaching and training in professional psychology, psychological consultation, community psychology, sexual practice and sexual expression, diversity and multiculturalism, and adolescent and young adult mental wellness. Dr. Burnes is also a staff psychologist for the Los Angeles Gender Center. With over 20 journal articles or book chapters, he contributes frequently to the professional literature. He is a consulting editor of the journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology. He lectures extensively on issues pertaining to gender diversity, sexual expression, and training future professional psychologists.