I am involved in several community organizations as listed below. On campus, I am the Diversity Taskforce Representative for the Westwood Campus.
- 8/12- Session: Learning Blindfolded—Experiential Diversity Training, Disability/Ableism Exercise: A True Walk in the Shoes of Another, APA Convention, Orlando, Florida
- 8/11- Effectively Treating LGBTQ Clients – Workshop Facilitator, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, California
- 3/11- Effectively Treating LGBTQ Clients – Workshop Facilitator, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California
- 2/11- Domestic Violence – “Not a Good Look” – Workshop Facilitator, Delta Sigma Theta Teen Summit, USC Campus, Los Angeles, California
- 10/10- The Biochemistry of Addiction – Workshop Facilitator, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, California
- 3/08- Depression and Its Impact on Women – Panelist, Delta Sigma Theta Health Fair, Los Angeles, California
- 11/07- Women’s Health Fair – Keynote Speaker, Walden House, Inc., Los Angeles, California
- 10/07- Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon – Panelist, My Sister My Friend Organization, Long Beach, California
- 10/07- Annual Health Fair – Panelist, Grace United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, California
- 7/07- Relationship Rejuvenation – Workshop Facilitator, Reframing Difference, Los Angeles, California
- Member, LAGPA
- Member, Whitehead Leadership Society
- Member, NAACP
- Professional Member, American Psychological Association/ Division 45
- Professional Member, American Psychological Association/ Division 35
- Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter
- Professional Member, American Psychological Association/ Division 44
- Professional Member, American Psychological Association
- Member, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (glaad)
- Member, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
- Board of Directors, Awaken the Greatness Foundation
- Chairperson, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mental & Physical Health Committee
- Immediate Past Chairperson, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Social Action Committee
- Neighborhood Team Leader, Organizing for American
Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A. I am a firm believer in the Experiential Model of Teaching. It helps to bring the material to life and have a lasting impact on the students. For example, in teaching diversity, I utilize several exercises that help facilitate the discussion about power/privilege, ableism, classism, etc.
Q: Please describe your philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A. I subscribe to the Psychodynamic Theoretical Orientation. I believe that helping a client understand their pattern of thinking, feelings, and interactions is key to treatment. Assisting the client to understand why their patterns might have been helpful in childhood but may no longer serve them positively in adulthood. However, I have a fifteen (15) year history of working in community mental health centers utilizing brief treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well.
Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A. I have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others. I believe that my mission on earth is to leave this planet better than I found it.
Q: What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School of Professional Psychology?
A: Embrace your passion! Enter this field because you love the work and you want to make a difference. If so, it will not be difficult. It will be fun! The faculty and staff at TCS are here to help you succeed but it is up to you to put forth the effort. Grades are earned and not given.