Presenters

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Mary Andres, Psy.D.
Mary Andres, Psy.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.  She has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1998 and has a private practice in Venice, CA specializing in couples therapy, sexuality, and identity concerns.  Her courses in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program address sexuality, counseling skills, family systems and couples therapy.  She is a past president of the USC Advisory Board for the LGBT Center and was a Co-President and board member of the USC Lambda Alumni Association.  Her clinical practice includes supervision for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and group therapy for Promises Outpatient Treatment Program.  She has presented at AWP, CPA, LAGPA, and LACPA about bisexuality and LGBT treatment dynamics, as well as presented workshops about Couples’ Therapy and How To Talk to Your Clients About Sex.

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Father Stan Bosch Psy.D.
Father Stan Bosch Psy.D., has worked for more than twenty years with men and spiritual issues, particularly men of color. He has ministered to Los Angeles’s gang involved youth for several years through his involvement in the SEA Gang Intervention Program/ LA County. Dr. Bosch’s work with inner city youth was featured in the National Geographic documentary “Inside LA Gang Wars”. Dr. Bosch completed his doctoral studies in clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he now teaches. Along with his psychological work with Latino and African American youth, he also administers to them spiritually as a Roman Catholic priest.

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Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D.
Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  Jon is the author of 60 books in many areas including psychotherapy, family therapy, marital enrichment, consultation, loneliness and Adlerian psychology. Some of his best known works include: How Master Therapists Work, Adlerian Therapy, Never Be Lonely Again, Creating Connection, Love Intimacy and the African American Couple, Inclusive Cultural Empathy Time for a Better Marriage, Bad Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table, The Client Who Changed Me, American Shaman, Their Finest Hour, Moved By The Spirit, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Duped: Lies and Deception in Psychotherapy, Helping Beyond the 50 Minute Hour: Therapists Involved in Meaningful Social Action, and On Being a Master Therapist: Practicing What We Preach. Jon has also produced 300 video programs that feature the most prominent leaders in the field demonstrating their theories in actions. These videos are used to train the next generation of practitioners. He has received lifetime achievement awards from several professional associations including the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.

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Joseph M. Cervantes, Ph.D., ABPP
Joseph M. Cervantes, Ph.D., ABPP received his Ph.D. in community-clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1977).  He is Professor, Department of Counseling, School of Health and Human Development, California State University, Fullerton and maintains an independent forensic practice in child, adolescent, and family psychology.  He holds Diplomates in both Clinical and Couple and Family Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed in the states of California and Hawaii.  Dr. Cervantes’ research interests are in the relatedness of cultural diversity and indigenous spirituality, and in immigration issues where he has conducted numerous immigration evaluations and appeared in court on multiple occasions as an expert witness. He has served as a consulting editor for the journal Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, and currently is a consulting editor for the journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and for the journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.  Dr. Cervantes has served as the Ethics Chair for the Orange County Psychological Association, and is past President for the National Latina/o Psychological Association and past Chair, Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), American Psychological Association.  He has Fellow status with Div 45 and Div 12, American Psychological Association.

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Lori Daniels, Ph.D.
Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW, earned her MSW from the University of Chicago in 1987 and worked as a social worker/psychotherapist for the VAMC American Lake (Tacoma, WA) within inpatient and outpatient PTSD programs for five years.  She then worked as the Director of the PTSD Clinical Team of the Honolulu VA from 1992 – 2001.  She earned her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Hawaii – Manoa in 2002; with her dissertation focused on social support among Vietnam War veterans diagnosed with PTSD.  Dr. Daniels worked as Assistant Professor of Social Work for Hawai‘i Pacific University (Honolulu, HI) and as a Consultant with the VA’s National Center for PTSD – Pacific Islands Division for over 6 years.  Dr. Daniels currently has two jobs within one: clinically as the military sexual trauma psychotherapist for the Portland (OR) Vet Center with over 50 clients and two women’s trauma processing groups; and as a Hartford/VA Geriatric Social Work Scholar.   Her Hartford research study is focused on the effects of the natural aging process among Vietnam veterans diagnosed with war-related PTSD.   Dr. Daniels has presented information about her work with military-related PTSD at the national level with International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress, American Psychological Association, Nat’l Association of Social Workers, and at the state-level providing lectures throughout in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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lore m. dickey, Ph.D.
lore m. dickey, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Science at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. He received his training as a Counseling Psychologist from the University of North Dakota and competed his pre-doctoral internship at Duke University. Dr. dickey has first hand personal and professional experience in work with transgender people. Most of his research has explored transgender people with an emphasis on trans masculine individuals. His has also explored the lifetime prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury in transgender people.

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Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph.D
Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Counseling and the Co-Director of the Center for Boys and Men at California State University, Fullerton. A former school counselor, he has worked with boys, men, and families in community mental health centers, university settings, and numerous school settings. He is also a teacher at Esalen Institute in Big Sur where he leads annual experiential workshops for men. As a scholar, teacher, and clinician, Matt is passionate about training and teaching health professionals to work more effectively with boys and men.  He has over 30 publications and 50 national and international presentations, most of which are focused on men and masculinity and diversity issues in counselor training and practice. Matt co-edited the books In the Room With Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change, Counseling Troubled Boys: A Guidebook for Professionals, and most recently A Counselor’s Guide to Men. He was the featured expert in APA Video Engaging Men in Psychotherapy, and served as Series Co-Editor for the 20-plus volume APA Theories of Psychotherapy series. In 2007 he was named the Researcher of the Year by the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

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Nicole Green

Nicole Green, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern California. Her areas of interest include academic success among students of color, African American family issues, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence issues. She currently serves as Director of Prevention and Campus Assault Resource and Education (CARE)  for CAPS, providing psychological prevention, education and outreach services on a variety of mental health and sexual violence topics to the campus, with a special focus on how to engage men in the movement against sexual assault.
Before her work at CAPS, Dr. Green was a research associate for the Sexual Health Program at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA conducting research in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexual risk, and substance use among men and women of color. Dr. Green is actively involved in the Southern California Association of Black Psychologists and is a recipient of the Minority Fellowship Program Award from the American Psychological Association.

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Michele Harway, Ph.D., ABPP Michele Harway, Ph.D., ABPP is a faculty member in the School of Psychology at the Fielding Graduate University and she maintains a small private practice in Westlake Village, California where she specializes in couples and family therapy and working with trauma survivors.  She was founding chair of the clinical psychology doctoral program at Antioch University. She is board certified in Couples and Family Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology).  Dr. Harway has authored or edited eleven books, many book chapters and journal articles and has presented at numerous professional conferences on couples therapy, domestic violence, trauma survival, gender and family issues. Active in several divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), she is a fellow of four divisions, a former president of Division 43 (Family Psychology), former treasurer of Division 51 (Men and Masculinity) and current representative to APA’s Council of Representatives from Div. 43.

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Anthony Isacco, Ph.D
Anthony Isacco, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Graduate Psychology Programs at Chatham University. His clinical expertise is in helping men and fathers manage stress, work through difficulties in relationships, solve life transitions and deal with problematic emotions. He has published widely in professional journals about men's health, fatherhood, and effective interventions to help men live healthier lives.  Anthony is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 - the Society for Counseling Psychology, and Division 51 - the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity. He earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.  He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and three daughters.

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Debra M. Kawahara, Ph.D.
Debra M. Kawahara, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Program Director of the Clinical Psychology PsyD doctoral program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She also maintains a private practice in San Diego, CA, focusing on professional and personal growth and enhancement. She has presented nationally and published widely in the areas of multicultural and feminist psychology, leadership styles and underrepresentation of leaders of colors, feminism and women’s issues, and Asian American mental health.  Her book Feminist Therapy with Latinas: Personal and Social Voices was published in November 2013, and she previously published the book Feminist Reflections on Growth and Transformation: Asian American Women in Therapy.  She is also currently the Co-chair of the Feminist Professional Training and Practice committee for the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35) and is on the editorial boards of Women & Therapy and the Asian American Journal of Psychology.

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Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D.
Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D., is a Professor Psychology at Mary Washington University, author, stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, consultant, Fulbright Scholar, and professional psychologist.  He is the author of four books, a play, and numerous articles on masculinity.  He recently completed a one year appointment at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO addressing sexual violence prevention in the military. Dr. Kilmartin is an internationally-recognized expert on gender and violence prevention.

 

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David Kuhl, MD., Ph.D.
David Kuhl, MD., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Family Practice and in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. He is the Director of the Centre for Practitioner Renewal (CPR), a collaborative initiative between Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia to provide services, education and research that sustains health care providers in the work place. He has also worked with veterans who are making the transition from military to civilian life and with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers and corrections officers who have experienced traumatic stress injuries. David is presently focusing his attention on the topic of Men and Boys: Gender, Work and Health.

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Christopher Liang, Ph.D.
Christopher Liang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of counseling psychology at Lehigh University. His research interests center on how racism and masculinity ideologies are associated with the academic, psychological, and physiological health, and health-related behaviors of ethnic minority boys and men. Dr. Liang also examines the role of intervening variables in the associations between perceived racism and health outcomes for Asian Americans and Latina/o Americans. The purpose of his research lines is to determine effective individual-level, systems-level, and policy-oriented interventions. His term as President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity ends on December 31, 2013. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and will begin a new term on the Board of The Counseling Psychologist in January, 2014.

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Martha Lucia Marin is the Community Education, Outreach & Awareness Director for 1in6.org, a non-profit organization focused on helping men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
As a Program Coordinator for the Women’s Center of Jacksonville and FL Dept. of Health, Martha taught thousands of students on topics related to the prevention of sexual assault including cyber bullying, LGBTQ/sexual harassment, and teen dating violence as well as human trafficking.  She also served previously as the Chair of the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition. Martha’s international projects have included a large-scale bi-lingual internship for the USAID Scholarship for Economic Education and Development at FL State College at Jacksonville. She first identified the lack of services for male survivors of sexual abuse while teaching at a correctional facility, where she developed the life skills and healing curriculum, “YOU ARE WORTHY”! Martha is a Colombian native raised in Los Angeles, who brings a unique set of skills acquired from many years of for-profit management and a deep dedication to human rights to her work as a public speaker, consultant and professional trainer.

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Jay Robertson-Howell, PsyD., MSSW
Jay Robertson-Howell, PsyD., MSSW  is a licensed psychologist working at the California State University San Marcos Student Health and Counseling Services. He has ten years of experience working with a college student population including his internship at the University of Washington, seven years working at Seattle University and his latest appointment at CSUSM. His area of expertise is LGBTQA issues and he is currently the Member-at-Large Sexual Minority representative for APA Division 51. Clinically, he is interested in the intersection between sexuality and masculinity.

 

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David S. Shepard, Ph.D.
David S. Shepard, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He is also a private practice counselor in West Los Angeles, where for over 20 years he has been helping men on such issues as struggles with mood disorders, connecting with their significant others, and balancing family, work, and self-care. His particular specialty is in gender-sensitive couples therapy – incorporating scholarship on the socialization experiences of both men and women to ensure both sexes are equally comfortable in and get maximum benefit from couples work.  Dr. Shepard has given numerous presentations on issues related to men and intimate relationships, at both professional conferences, and at community mental health agencies and hospitals in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.  Dr. Shepard’s books include Engaging Men in Couples Therapy (Michele Harway, co-editor) and Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field (Jeffrey Kottler, co-author). He has also written numerous publications and book chapters on men and depression, male development, training counselors, and helping clinicians work with men in couples counseling. He is a longstanding member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, and will be its President in 2015. http://www.drdavidshepard.com/

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Duncan Shields, M.A.
Duncan Shields, M.A., is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice and an active advocate for mental health public policy and systems change.  He serves on several community and government advisory committees and as President of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, which regulates the practice of 2800 Clinical Counsellors in BC.  A former reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces, Duncan developed the curriculum for the Veterans Transition Program, a national trauma program for military personnel.  In 2013, Mr. Shields became Canada’s inaugural Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholar and is currently conducting research at the University of British Columbia in the area of war trauma, gender and physiology.   Mr. Shields has received several awards of recognition for his contribution to the profession.

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Rebekah Smart, Ph.D.
Rebekah Smart, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at California State Fullerton.  She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California.  She is a licensed psychologist and has worked in university mental health with an emphasis on eating disorder treatment. Her research interests are gender issues across cultures; eating and body image concerns across genders and cultures; mindfulness practices for eating issues, anxiety, and aging; and cultural competency training for counselors. She is a member of the Implementation Collective (the governing board) of the Association for Women in Psychology and a Co-founder of the Center for Boys and Men at Cal State University Fullerton.

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Mark Stevens, Ph.D.
Mark Stevens, Ph.D., is the Director of the University Counseling Services at California State University Northridge (CSUN). His latest edited book with Matt Englar-Carlson is titled In the Room With Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change (2006), and is published by the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Stevens is also the featured therapist in the APA produced video Psychotherapy with Men (2004) He has been teaching at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA for six years on men’s issues. He is the past president and Fellow of APA Division 51: The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity. 

 

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Marvin Westwood, Ph.D.
Marvin Westwood, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Counselling Psychology Program and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Medicine at University of British Columbia.  His major areas of teaching and research are focused on development, teaching and delivery of group-based approaches to help clients make effective life transitions. He has, over the past 15 years, developed, along with Dr. David Kuhl, the UBC Veterans Transition Program to help promote recovery from war related stress injuries. For this work and significant contribution he has received both the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee s for his group work with returning veterans.

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