"My vision is to see you be more playful in the world, enjoying what you do and who you are, and becoming the best you can be -- living a passionate life, filled with love, compassion, and curiosity for the possibilities."
Previous training provided for:
Sexual Health Conversations – Catalyst / Providence Community Services
Creating Sexual Health Moments – Finding Common Ground Training/Workshop – County of San Diego
Sexual Health Conversations – Union of Pan Asian Communities
Counselor Comfort with Sexual Health Conversations – Catholic Charities
Sexual Health: Train–the–Trainer Program – Sex Therapy, Education, & Medicine (STEM) Alvarado Hospital
Creating Sexual Health Moments – Community Research Foundation
Sexual Health Training – San Diego Juvenile Detention Facilities
Professional Skills Development for Sexual Health Conversations Workshop, County of San Diego
The 5th Annual Communicable Disease Liaison Meeting for Behavioral Health Services Provides, County of San Diego
Common Ground Series Sexual Health Training of Trainers, County of San Diego
Sexual Health Conversations – Mental Health Systems CalWORKs East & South
Sexual Health Conversations – Jewish Family Services
Sexual Health Conversations: New Vision for Improving Mental Health Treatment -- 18th Meeting of the Minds
Behavioral Health Conference & Resource Fair, Mental Health America
Sexual health Conversations - Family Health Centers/Special Populations/HIV Services
Children Youth and Families System of Care (CYFSOC) Conference—Let's Talk About Sex: Sex and Sexuality in Children and Adolescents
Sexual Health Conversations: Are you ready? Aurora Behavioral Health Care
Sexual Health Conversation, University of Phoenix – El Centro Campus
As an educator, I teach at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in the department of clinical counseling and at the Portland Community College—Institute for Health Professionals. I teach graduate students, as well as, professionals to listen to their patients with empathy, develop better communication and counseling skills, and the comfort and willingness to have sexual health conversations.
As a trainer, I train other clinicians in the importance of sexual health conversation among co-workers, supervisors, clients, administrators and the community. I assist them in becoming more comfortable talking about sex, sexuality, and sexual health. Sexual health conversations require thoughtful skill - a clear purpose combined with a resolve to understand the multiple and interrelated negative health outcomes that arise when sexual health remains in the margins of silence. Optimal sexual conversations are integral in programs such as substance abuse, mental health care, and public health interventions and treatment. This training will help therapist, counselors, social workers, school psychologist, interns, and students with the needed tools to be more comfortable with sexual health conversations. This will enable clinicians to work with their clients to improve relationships, life situations, personal growth, recovery, mental & physical health, and help to understand unconscious motivations to determine safe and healthy behaviors for themselves and with others in their lives.
The training I offer integrate sexual health principles, willingness and comfort, and conversations for a wide range of health care providers. These trainings are appropriate for mental health treatment centers, drug and alcohol recovery programs, HIV prevention and treatment providers, trauma treatment specialist, sexual trauma treatment providers, MFT, social work, and clinical counseling college and university programs.
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Sexual Health in America an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association supporting this work
Psychotherapy & Counseling for
Individuals, Couples, and Families