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Professional Trainings I have attended

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.

Conferences Attended
  • 2019 Sexuality Conference (PENDING)
  • 2019 ACA Conference - New Orleans (PENDING)
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Santa Fe
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Denver
  • 2018 American Counseling Association Conference - Atlanta
  • 2017 New Mexico’s 4th Annual Sexuality & Gender Diversity Health Summit - UNM, Albuquerque
  • 2017 New Mexico Counseling Association Conference - Albuquerque
  • 2017 New Mexico Responsible Gaming Conference - Albuquerque
  • 2017 American Counseling Association Conference – San Francisco
  • 2016 American Counseling Association Conference – Montreal, Canada
  • 2014 American Counseling Association Conference – Hawaii
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference - Farmington
  • 2011 NM Mental Health Counselors Association: Trauma and Tx in the 21st Century - Albuquerque

Professional Trainings in Suicide and Self Harm
  • 2018 19hr Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2018 12.5hr Dialectical Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 125: 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
  • 2018 19hr Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2018 12.5hr Dialectical Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Trauma and the adolescent brain
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 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 NM Mental Health Counselors Association: Trauma and Tx in the 21st Century
  • 2010 Trust Based Relational Intervention Training by Karyn Purvis, PhD

Professional Trainings in Addictions
  • 2018 19hr Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2018 12.5hr Dialectical Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2017 NM Gaming Conference - Gambling Disorder - similarities and differences with substance use…
  • 2017 NM Gaming Conference - Manualized CBT Group for Diverse Addictive Behaviors
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Obesity and binge eating: what counselors need to know about obesity…
  • 2016 ACA Conference – DSM 5 Internet gaming disorder: Review of criteria and exploring gaming…
  • 2015 16hr UNM Continuing Ed. – Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • 2014 16hr UNM Continuing Ed. – Working with Family Members
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 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 In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction - Gabor Mate
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed. – Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse & Pharmacological Treatment
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed. – Motivational Interviewing
  • 2012 16hr UNM Continuing Ed. – Introduction to the Substance Abuse Field
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Alcohol and the Family
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Fundamentals of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • 2009 College of Dupage: Addictions Counseling 1
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Substance Abuse

Professional Trainings in Ethics and Private Practice Concerns
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Ethical and Professional Issues
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Beyond the Hashtag: Addressing Sexual Harassment, Coercion, and Consent among Human Sexuality Professionals
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Ourselves as context – the ethics of personal disclosure in therapy and educational settings
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Sex in the age of PrEP: Exploring Modern Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2018 3hr CE4Less Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • 2018 ACA Conference - Addressing client religion and spirituality in an ethical and culturally competent way
  • 2018 ACA Conference - The Secrets of Exceptional Counselors
  • 2018 ACA Conference - The Ethical, Legal, and Practical Implications of Distance counseling
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Current trends in Ethics: A Discussion with the ACA Ethics Committee
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Hot topics in ethics
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Ethical issues for couple and family counselors: some considerations
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Use of Collaborative Apps to Enhance the Impact of Counseling Sessions
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Current initiatives for addressing the licensure portability crisis
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Curating your online Identity: Social media development for counselors
  • 2016 ACA – Ethical, legal, and professional considerations in assessment
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 368: Online and technology assisted supervision: understanding…
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 471: Technology in supervision: software, legal and ethical compliance…
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 171: The counselor and the law
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 205: How to open a counseling practice in 7 days
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 147: Are you recommending Apps – 7 easy legal, ethical recommendations
  • 2015 ACA – 230: Private Practice Preparedness
  • 2014-2014 Private Practice General Consultation Group Participation
  • 2014 Zur Institute Dual Relationships: The Ethical Way
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 103: The counselor and the law: 60 min of essential information for every…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 138: The laptop that walked away and smartphone wielding students: ethically…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 171: Creating your professional path: “lessons from my journey”
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 209: Do you have any cancellations today? Exploring the realities of a…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 225: 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 Anger Management / CBT / DBT
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation (PENDING)
  • 2018 19hr Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2018 12.5hr Dialectical Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Overview of Assertive Community Treatment
  • 2007-2009 Development of Curriculum for Anger Management with J.U.S.T. of Dupage
  • 2008 NAMA Anger Management Training
  • Design and pilot testing of anger management curriculum with J.U.S.T. of DuPage (2017-2019)

Professional Trainings in Relationship, Sexuality, and Family Counseling
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family (PENDING)
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Human Sexuality (PENDING)
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Nazli Dincel art presentation
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Shine Louise Houstine art presentation
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. Linda Williams "Porn studies and the frenzy of the visible"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. Jacob Held "Conceptualizing pornography as speech and art"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. Jennifer Nash "Desiring Desiree"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. Tim Dean "The Pornography Unconscious"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dylan Ryan "An insider's perspective"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Buck Angel "Sexting the transman"
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. Gerard Webster
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou
  • 2018 Dialogues on Pornography Symposium - Dr. David Ley "Addressing modern sexuality in therapy"
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Maximizing your role as a kinky or non-monogamous provider
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Original Research Presentations
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Girls and Sex - Navigating the complicated New Landscape
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Sex Therapy Certification Meeting
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - What do we know about Pedophilia?
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Ourselves as context – the ethics of personal disclosure in therapy and educational settings
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Race Is a body image history - expanding the sexological understanding of body image issues
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Sex in the age of PrEP: Exploring Modern Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Passion, Pleasure, and Sexually Transmitted Infections with Dr. Maria Trent
  • 2018 12hr Sexual Attitudes Reassessment with Dr. Lexx Brown-James
  • 2018 1hr Using Brief Solution Focused Therapy with Couples
  • 2018 1hr Using Art Therapy with Couples
  • 2018 16hr Anatomy of Couples Therapy
  • 2018 7 hr Dr. Elisabeth Sheff - Practical Nonmonogamy
  • 2018 16hr Human Sexuality - Anatomy of Couples Therapy
  • 2018 9hr Esther Perel’s Transformative Approach to Couples Therapy
  • 2018 8hr Terry Real: The Relational Life Therapy Approach to Couples Therapy
  • 2018 6hr McCarthy’s Sex Made Simple: Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy
  • 2018 1hr Finland’s Open Dialogue systemically-based mental health crisis response system
  • 2018 16.5hr Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • 2018 1hr The Relationship Enhancement Skills
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - LGBTQ Youth experiences of health & healthcare
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - Intersections of Sex and Gender with Race / Ethnicity & other
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - Updates on LGBTQ Programs, Resources, & Research
  • 2017-Present Couples Consultation Group Participation and Co-Facilitation
  • 2017 Understanding the Complexities of Couple Communication
  • 2017 20hr Gottman Level 3 Professional Training
  • 2017 20hr Gottman Level 2 Professional Training
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Playful Interventions for couples Therapy
  • 2017 ACA Conference – An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Counselor competency working with LGBTQ families and adoption
  • 2017 ACA Conference – When three’s not a crowd: Consensual multiple-partner relationships
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Ethical issues for couple and family counselors: some considerations
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 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 Conference – 10 strategies for couple success
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Cultural Competence with consensually non monogamy
  • 2015 UNM Continuing Ed. – Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 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 School Course: Situational and Developmental Crisis’s in Family
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Family Systems Theory and Therapy
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Marital Psychotherapy
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Professional Trainings in LGBTQ / Cultural Competencies
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Cultural Diversity (PENDING)
  • 2018 Sexuality Conference - Race Is a body image history - expanding the sexological understanding of body image issues
  • 2018 3hr CE4Less Ethics and Boundary Issues
  • 2018 12hr Sexual Attitudes Reassessment with Dr. Lexx Brown-James
  • 2014-Present LGBTQ Consultation Group Participation
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - LGBTQ Youth experiences of health & healthcare
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - Intersections of Sex and Gender with Race / Ethnicity & other
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - Updates on LGBTQ Programs, Resources, & Research
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – Keynote: Lisa Grayshield “Indigenous Ways of Knowing”
  • 2017 NMCA Conference: Minimizing Minority Stressors for LGBTQ Clients
  • 2017 ACA Conference – An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conference – An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Counselor competency working with LGBTQ families and adoption
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Cultural Competence with consensually non monog…
  • 2016 LGBTQ Consult Group – transgender story / information
  • 2016 ACA – 311: Wellness paradigm for training and practice
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference

Professional Trainings in Supervision
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p2)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference: Supervision 2.0: Using Empirically supported models…(Part 1)
  • 2016 ACA – 291: Counselors in Transition
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 441: Clinical supervision: developing and using a clinical…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 171: Creating your professional path: “lessons from my journey”
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Professional Trainings in Child and Adolescent Treatment
  • 2018 1hr ACA - 312: Music and Counseling, 5th Ed.
  • 2018 1hr ACA - 319: Creative Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • 2018 ACA Conference - the transition to adulthood: counseling young adults with autism and their families
  • 2018 19hr Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2018 12.5hr Dialectical Behavioral Therapy PESI certificate program
  • 2017 Sex and Gender Minority Health Conference - LGBTQ Youth experiences of health & healthcare
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – Changing Career Narratives: Utilizing the career…
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (p2)
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 216: You are not Broken: Understanding and counseling Highly Sensitive People
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 152: Get out your toolbox: using experiential activities and techniques…
  • 2016 ACA – 208: The tug of war child: counseling children involved in high…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 349: Playing with food: implications of play therapy
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 271: Enhancing the therapeutic alliance with youth
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 245: Creating images in the sand: using sandtray with…
  • 2012 La Familia: Kids and Meds
  • 2011 NM Highlands Anti-Bullying Options for Helping Professionals
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Child and Adolescent Development and Treatment
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Developmental Psychopathology
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Play Therapy

Professional Trainings in Religion and Spirituality
  • 2018 1hr addressing client religion and spirituality in an ethical and culturally competent way
  • 2017 NMCA Conference - Foundations of Spiritual Counseling
  • 2010 7hr NM Highlands Religion and Spirituality in Treatment
  • 2009 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations III
  • 2009 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Existential Psychotherapy
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Spiritual Direction and Care for the…
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations II
  • 2007 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations I

Miscellaneous Professional Trainings
  • 2019 15hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Comprehensive Examination (PENDING)
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Research Methods in Psychology (PENDING)
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Psychological Assessment 1 (PENDING)
  • 2019 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Physiological Psychology (PENDING)
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Psychopharamacology (PENDING)
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Statistical Methods and Analysis (PENDING)
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: History and Systems of Psychology
  • 2018 45hr CalSouthern Doctoral Graduate Course: Advanced Theories of Personality
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Keynote: Jessica Pettit
  • 2017 ACA Conference - Keynote: Irvin Yalom Discussion
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Silken Laumann
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Dr Jeremy Richman (neuroscience)
  • 2014 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Morgan Spurlock
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 147: Publishing in ACA referred journals
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 327: Counseling and neuroscience: research…
  • 2012-2013 Peer consultation group participation
  • 2009 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship
  • 2009 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship Seminar
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Psychological Assessment
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Lifestyle and Career Development
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Psychopathology
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship Seminar
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • 2008 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Group Therapy: Didactic and Experiential
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Group Therapy Lab
  • 2008 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Bereavement
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Humanistic, Experiential, and Existential psychology
  • 2007 15hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Humanistic, Experiential, and…: Interview Skills Lab
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology
  • 2007 45hr Wheaton Graduate School Course: Clinical Research Design