Teaching Background

"The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow."                                                                                   -- Paulo Freire

I am full-time Doctoral Faculty at Fielding Graduate University in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program (APA-accredited)My teaching philosophy incorporates the theory of culturally relevant pedagogy to empower students emotionally, intellectually, and politically in a learning environment that is sensitive to their cultural identities. The critical pedagogy theory of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, has inspired me to create a collaborative learning space for students to engage in course material and apply theory. I build an educational community that affirms and explores students' cultural identities and goals as future psychologists. 


Current Courses

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice
Psychopathology
Humanistic & Existential Theory/Therapy
Multicultural Psychology
Recovery-Oriented Care for People with Serious Mental Illness
Clinical Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Client
Gender Issues in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
Pre-Dissertation Seminar 
Human Sexuality 
Narrative Therapy

 


Previous
Teaching Institutions

Worcester State University (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor 2012-15)
Salem State University (MA Counseling Program)
Massachusetts School of Prof. Psych.(PsyD & School Psychology MA)
University Massachusetts Boston
Emmanuel College
Suffolk University
Dean College
Hesser College