Clinical Consultation and Training

My passion for my work extends to helping other professionals in the field to find their own voice and talents within this very difficult work.  I have acted as field liason for UCLA, USC and Cal State Long Beach, provided clinical supervision for master's and BA level staff, and have made it a personal and professional focus to support those around me.  

 

As a person of color, I strongly believe in the importance of integrating the whole person, in context of their inter-secionalities and the social system, into one's clinical work.  This involves creating space for personal reflection, empathy, insight and empowerment.  

 

I direct the Westside Domestic Violence Network, which networks across the entire system of care including law enforcement, child welfare and mental health.  Because of my role, I am familiar with a wide-array of systems and community resources.  Often, I am able to connect other professionals with each other to benefit and strengthen the field.  

 

Also, I have managed and worked in many different programs such as:

  • school settings

  • shelter-based programs

  • residential treatment

  • health care and hospital

  • outpatient mental health clinics

  • crisis response and drop in centers

  • diversion programs

  • substance abuse treatment

  • early childhood education

  • home visiting and field-based work

Consultation Services Offered

Clinical consultation and professional development can be offered a number of ways:

  • Individual clinical supervision

  • Group supervision (on-site and off-site)

  • Intern training

  • One-time professional development consultation

I currently offer training services to support professionals in the social service field as well as providing on-site consultation and capacity-building services.  Through my work as the director of the Westside Domestic Violence Network, I have facilitated and conducted small skill-building workshops as well as large conferences.  

 

I have taught full-semester and quarter courses for graduate-level social work students covering basic clinical skills, evidence-based models (e.g., CBT, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing), family therapy, child mental health, attachment-theory, neurobiology and couples therapy.  

 

I have a passion for the infinite process of learning, but not just learning, but the types of connections that occur and the deep fulfillment of learning through interactions and social connections.

 

I offer a free 45-minute consult in order to tailor the training to your particular needs.  The list below is not exhaustive and I'm always open to exploring a new training topic.

 

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Training and Organizational Support

I currently offer training services to support professionals in the social service field as well as providing on-site consultation and capacity-building services.  Through my work as the director of the Westside Domestic Violence Network, I have facilitated and conducted small skill-building workshops as well as large conferences.  

 

I have taught full-semester and quarter courses for graduate-level social work students covering basic clinical skills, evidence-based models (e.g., CBT, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing), family therapy, child mental health, attachment-theory, neurobiology and couples therapy.  

 

I have a passion for the infinite process of learning, but not just learning, but the types of connections that occur and the deep fulfillment of learning through interactions and social connections.

 

I offer a free 45-minute consult in order to tailor the training to your particular needs.  The list below is not exhaustive and I'm always open to exploring a new training topic

Training Topics

  • Cultural Relevancy and Anti-Oppression models

  • Trauma-Informed Treatment

  • Best Practices of Domestic Violence Assessment, Identification and Response

  • Child Abuse and Child Trauma

  • Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Working with Young Children (0-5) (For Parents, Clinicians and Childcare Workers)

  • Reflective Supervision

  • Effective Community Coordination and Networking 

  • Culturally Relevant Clinical Interventions

  • Empowering Dialogs about Identity

  • Effective Strategies when Working with Parents

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October 18, 2018

"Why does parenting transform a typically logical and even-tempered adult into a screaming banshee?"

Parenting is about growing humans, ideally into well-minded, balanced, healthy, and happy individuals.  Parents work tirelessly in supporting children in mind, body, spi...

September 10, 2018

Clinicians of color have additional stressors as they provide therapeutic supports to their clients and communities.  They bear the burden of systemic oppression endured by the clients and themselves.  They are subjected to microaggressions in the workplace while often...

February 8, 2015

 The power of empathy exists as a foundation to well-being.  This video does such a lovely job of identifying the qualities of true empathy.

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2015

I always felt that a funny irony about the brain is that we're not smart enough, yet, to understand the full complexities of our own minds.  Nevertheless, interpersonal neurobiology remains a fascinating arena that is critical to understand when gaining insight into hu...

February 5, 2015

This critical article in the New York Times by Pamela Shifman and Salamishah Tillet says everything we need to know.

 

 

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