Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology – APA Accredited Program, Alhambra, CA, Summer 2018

Dissertation Title: Exploring Polyamorous Resilience and Strengths: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Alhambra, CA, Spring 2016

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2013

Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production, Orange, CA, Spring 2005

Clinical Experience

Rose City Center

Post-Doctoral Trainee and Psychological Assistant Pasadena, CA, Sep 2018 – Present

Conducts individual adult and couples therapy in a busy low-fee community clinic. Utilizes psychoanalytic theories and methods in clinical practice. Receives didactic and clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Responsible for all administrative and treatment planning aspects, including negotiating fees. Works collaboratively with other providers, such as psychiatrists, physicians, other therapists. Receives weekly supervision from a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst.

The Center for Well Being

Post-Doctoral Fellow and Psychological Assistant West Los Angeles, CA, Sep 2018 – Apr 2019

Conducted individual, couples, and family therapy in a busy private group practice. Worked clinically with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Responsible for all aspects of treatment planning, clinical work, and client care. Utilized psychodynamic, family systems, and mindfulness-based modalities. Consulted with other Center providers to provide wraparound care for entire families. Utilized a variety of self and parent-report measures to assess mood, anxiety, ADHD symptoms. Providesd extensive biopsychosocial family intake assessments. Worked collaboratively with other providers, such as psychiatrists, physicians, other therapists.

University of Washington - Tacoma, Student Counseling Center

Doctoral Intern, Tacoma, WA, Aug 2017 – Aug 2018

Doctoral internship in a fast-paced college counseling center at an urban-serving university. Conducted individual psychotherapy with weekly caseload of 15-20 diverse clients aged 18-65. Engaged in crisis intervention for walk-in clients, including triage and risk assessment. Coordinated, planned, and conducted a weekly process group and a social anxiety skills group. Supervised a practicum trainee (for half the year) and received supervision of supervision. Planned, coordinated, and engaged in outreach efforts to campus community, such as creating and presenting workshops and presentations, as well as assisting with tabling events. Provided consultations to faculty and staff regarding student concerns. Utilized multiple assessment measures to monitor client needs, treatment progress, and therapeutic alliance, including the CCAPS, Outcome Rating Scale, and Session Rating Scale. Handled treatment planning, case documentation, and scheduling. Assisted with selection efforts for counseling center staff. Worked closely with an 8-person clinical team to consult and coordinate care.

WISE and Healthy Aging

Clinical Practicum Trainee, Santa Monica, CA, Aug 2016 – Aug 2017

Conducted individual psychotherapy with a weekly caseload of 8-9 diverse older adult clients. Co-facilitated an ongoing process and support group for older adult males. Conducted in-home individual psychotherapy with some clients due to disability issues. Administered and scored psychodiagnostic screening instruments. Consulted with staff geropsychiatrist and participated in monthly case conferences with all staff.

Rio Hondo Community College

Clinical Practicum Trainee Whittier, CA, Aug 2015 – Jun 2016

Conducted individual psychotherapy with a weekly caseload of 13-16 diverse adult clients. Evaluated and triaged clients in crisis, and conducted crisis intervention. Worked with other interns to create, promote, and co-lead workshops and therapy groups. Administered and scored cognitive ability and academic achievement assessments for students. Conducted outreach efforts, including in-class presentations, workshops, educational materials, and engaged in on-campus promotional efforts for mental health. Responsible for treatment planning, managing own schedule, caseload, administrative tasks.

Private Practice – Dr. Stephanie Mihalas

Clinical Assistant and Office Manager, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 2013 – Aug 2015

Observed sessions with Dr. Mihalas and assisted clients and siblings under her direction. Assisted with play therapy, behavioral modification and social skills training as directed. Scored psychological assessments. Assisted in behavioral observations, triaging urgent calls, and received training from Dr. Mihalas in case conceptualization and treatment planning. Answered phones, books appointments, takes messages, drafts correspondence, filing, etc.

Ronald McDonald House

Family Support Services Fun Klub Leader, Los Angeles, CA, Jun 2013 – Aug 2013

Independently planned and implemented weekly activity groups (Fun Klubs). Provided adjunctive support for seriously ill children and their families by helping create a supportive environment, supervising children during Fun Klubs, and helping provide doctoral interns greater uninterrupted access to parents and families.

Valley Trauma Center

Sexual Assault Advocate, Van Nuys, CA, Jan 2012 – Jun 2013

Volunteered weekly as a sexual assault advocate on a 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline. Trained to accompany sexual assault survivors to Valley Trauma Center's 24-hour forensic clinic, courts, police departments, or hospitals. Provided crisis intervention services and referrals to additional resources. Advocacy included identifying and researching services and following up with survivors. Completed a 60-hour State-Certified Sexual Assault Advocate crisis intervention training. Experienced with mandated reporting issues and suicide prevention. Referred callers to local and national mental health resources and other VTC programs. Attended monthly group supervision and bi-monthly in-service trainings.

Research Experience

The Multiamory Study

Principal Investigator, Aug 2018 – Present

Responsible for study design, implementation, data analysis, and publication of results. Study funded by, and designed in cooperation with, a large polyamory-oriented podcast. Study will seek a large sample (N > 1,000) and focus on polyamorous participants’ mental health, experiences of stigma, resilience and strength factors, and children’s well-being.

California School of Professional Psychology

Doctoral candidate, Aug 2015 – Apr 2018

Designed and conducted dissertation study exploring theoretical models of resilience and strength within polyamorous populations. Within these models mindfulness, cognitive flexibility, positive polyamorous identity, and connection to polyamorous community were assessed for their potential resilience and strength-enhancing effects. An online sample of 1,176 polyamorous-identified adults was collected and analyzed. Dissertation is currently being adapted into several publications with assistance of chair.

California School of Professional Psychology

Research Assistant, Oct 2013 – Jul 2017

Wrote significant portions of two published peer-reviewed manuscripts, with co-authors Dr. Theodore Burnes and Dr. Anneliese Singh. Independently organized and conducted an email survey of all counseling psychology doctoral program training directors in the US, with several rounds of follow-up. Co-authored and presented a symposium at a national convention based on findings.

California School of Professional Psychology

Research Assistant, May 2013 – Aug 2016

Employed on a large-scale multi-year grant-funded study examining bullying of LGBT students among Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools.

California School of Professional Psychology

Research Practicum Project, Feb 2014 - Jun 2015

Title: Predictors of Perceived Stigmatization within Consensually Non-Monogamous Populations. Collected an online sample of 1,582 consensually non-monogamous (CNM) American adults. Results presented at several professional conferences (e.g., APA); being written for publication.

Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS)

Member, Research Advisory Committee, Mar 2012 – Present

Reviews research proposals for scientific/scholarly merit, ethics, and community benefit.nWrites reviews of proposals providing detailed feedback and endorsement recommendations. Votes with other RAC members on final endorsement decision.

Private Practice – Keely Kolmes, Psy.D

Personal and Research Assistant Aug 2013 – Dec 2015

Researched, organized and assisted in creating documents related to CE presentations.

The Center for Well Being

Project Manager Apr 2012 – Aug 2013

Focused on the development of a novel mindfulness-based intervention for homeless adolescents, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN). Worked closely with PI and LAYN Clinical Director to create a novel group intervention. Supervised team of undergraduate research assistants.

The Center for Well Being

Research Assistant January 2011 – April 2012

Research focused on adolescent mental health, and bullying and teacher-student relationships. Second author on a mixed-methods study accepted and published in a peer-reviewed journal. Involvement in all aspects of manuscript writing and preparation. Authorship on multiple award-winning poster presentations. Co-presentations at a national conference. Invited presentations at local venues. Prepared and submitted proposals for local and national mental health conferences.

Publications

Witherspoon, R.G., & Theodore, P.S. (n.d.). Predictors of perceived stigmatization and discrimination within a consensually non-monogamous sample. Manuscript in preparation.

Witherspoon, R.G., & Theodore, P.S. (n.d.). Exploring minority stress and resilience in a polyamorous sample. Manuscript in preparation.

Theodore, P.S., Green, R.J., Chiasson, J., Witherspoon, R.G., & Dilworth, S.E. (n.d.). LGBT curriculum reduces bullying and increases bystander intervention in a predominantly Latino sample. Manuscript in preparation.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2018). Exploring polyamorous resilience and strength factors: A structural equation modeling approach (Doctoral dissertation, Alliant International University).

Kolmes, K. & Witherspoon, R.G. (2017) Therapy with a consensually non-monogamous couple. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(8), 954-964.

Sprott, R.A., Randall, A., Davison, K., Cannon, N., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2017) Alternative or non-traditional sexualities and therapies: A case report. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(8), 929-937.

Burnes, T.R., Singh, A.A., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2017). Sex-positivity and counseling psychology: An introduction to the major contribution. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 470-486. **Peer Reviewed**

Burnes, T.R., Singh, A.A., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2017). Graduate counseling psychology training in sex and sexuality: An exploratory analysis. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 504-527. **Peer Reviewed**

Witherspoon, R.G. (2016). Using sex-positivity to affirm clients’ sexual and relational diversity. Independent Practitioner, 36(2), 70-73.

Mihalas, S.T., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2013). Clinical and ethical considerations of mindfulness in the private practice setting. Independent Practitioner, Fall 2013, 131-134.

Mihalas, S.T., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2013). A deeper look at utilizing mindfulness techniques in your private practice setting. Independent Practitioner, Summer 2013, 85-89.

Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2012). Sexual orientation microaggressions in everyday life:

Expanding our conversations about sexual diversity. Independent Practitioner, Summer 2012, 96-101.

Mihalas, S.T., Witherspoon, R.G., Harper, M.E., & Sovran, B.A. (2012). The moderating effect

of teacher support on depression and relational victimization in minority middle school students: Invited special article on love, emotion and pedagogy. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 8, 40-59 **Peer Reviewed**

Conference Presentations

Witherspoon, R.G. (2019, May).Clinical work with consensual non-monogamy using psychodynamic and family systems concepts. Lecture accepted for presentation presented at the 2019 Multiplicity of the Erotic (MOTE) Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2018, August). Exploring polyamorous strength and resilience factors. In P. Theodore (chair), Opening up: What consensually nonmonogamous people reveal about strengths and resilience. Symposium presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Vaughan, M., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2018, August). Research and practice with consensually nonmonogamous people: Polyamory in therapy. 4-hour CE workshop presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Sprott, R.A., Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2018, August). 50 shades of grey in therapy: Working with BDSM/kink sexualities and communities. 4-hour CE workshop presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2016, August). What do we really know about kink? Addressing myths with empirical research. In A. Cerbone (chair), Science, sexuality, and psychotherapy: Alternative expressions. Symposium presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Sprott, R.A., Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2016, August). 50 shades of grey in therapy: Working with BDSM/kink sexualities and communities. 4-hour CE workshop presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2016, February). Predictors of perceived stigmatization within consensually non-monogamous populations. Session presented at the 2016 International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, Berkeley, California.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2016, February). Stigmatization of polyamory: Perceptions, predictors, and clinical implications. Session presented at the 2016 International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, Berkeley, California.

Witherspoon, R.G., Laurie, A.P., & Shieh, E. (2015, November). New frontiers in sexual and gender diversity. Panel presentation presented at the 2015 Unity Conference at Alliant International University, Alhambra, California.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2015, August). Stigmatization of polyamory: Perceptions, predictors, and clinical implications. In M.D. Vaughan (chair), Polyamory: Exploring research and practice with diverse populations. Symposium presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Witherspoon, R.G., & Noviello, N. (2015, August). Predictors of perceived stigmatization within consensually non-monogamous populations. Poster session presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Sprott, R.A., Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2015, August). 50 shades of grey in therapy: Working with BDSM/kink sexualities and communities. 4-hour CE workshop presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2015, January). The sad state of graduate psychology sexuality training: Why it's important, and how sex-positivity can help. In T. R. Burnes (chair), Sex-positivity without borders: Bridging multicultural psychology and sexual liberation. Symposium presented at the 2015 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

Sprott, R.A., Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2015, January). 50 shades of grey in therapy: Working with BDSM/kink sexualities and communities. Skill Building Workshop presented at the 2015 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2014, February). The everyday oppression of polyamorous people: Microaggressions, minority stress, and stigma. Session presented at the 2014 International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, Berkeley, California.

Sprott, R.A., Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2013, August). 50 shades of grey in therapy: working with BDSM/kink sexualities and communities. 4-hour CE workshop presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Witherspoon, R.G., & Wilson, G. (2013, January). Polyamory as a cultural identity: Implications for clinical practice. Poster session presented at the 2013 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, Texas.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2012, August). The new "normal"? Polyamory and LGBT. In T. R. Burnes (chair), The revolution within: Sexpositivity and celebrating sex in LGBT communities. Symposium presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Witherspoon, R.G., Wilson, G., & Lounsbery, K. (2012, August). A new concept of gender identity: Preparing future counselors and teaching the teachers. Conversation Hour presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

Mihalas, S.T., Harper, M.E., Witherspoon, R.G., & Sovran, B.A. (2012, February). Perceived social support as a moderating variable for bullying victimization. Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists 2012 Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mihalas, S.T., Sovran, B.A., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2012, February). School psychologists in private practice: Key variables for success. Participant Information Exchange session presented at the 2012 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Witherspoon, R.G., Harper, M.E., Sovran, B.A., Mihalas, S.T. (2011, October). Student-identified protective factors which mitigate the harmful effects of relational aggression victimization. Poster presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association 23rd Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

Sovran, B.A., Witherspoon, R.G., Harper, M.E., & Mihalas, S.T. (2011, October). Teacher support as a moderator between relational victimization and depression in middle school students. Poster presented at Los Angeles County Psychological Association 23rd Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

Harper, M.E., Sovran, B.A., Witherspoon, R.G., Mathew, M., Mihalas, S.T. (2011, October). Identified barriers to change in a bullying prevention program. Poster presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association 23rd Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

Invited Presentations

Witherspoon, R.G. (2019, March). Polyamory and mental health concerns. 3-hour workshop presented at the Southwest Love Fest conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2019, February). Treatment considerations for consensually non-monogamous people. Lecture presented to Shanti Orange County.

Panel Member. (2015, April). Consent, communication, and trust: Non-traditional sexual lifestyle choices and safety, consent, and trust. Speaker’s panel hosted by Long Beach State University, Long Beach, California.

Sprott, R.A., Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2015, March). 50 shades of grey in therapy: Working with BDSM/kink sexualities and communities. 4-hour CE workshop sponsored by the Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS), San Francisco, California.

Mihalas, S. T., & Witherspoon, R.G. (2012). Youth with special needs: Diversity in understanding and treatment. Lecture presented at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Adolescent Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, California: February 10, 2012.

Witherspoon, R.G. (2011). Kink and counseling: A primer for mental health practitioners. Lecture presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association's Sexuality & Sex Therapy Special Interest Group, Los Angeles, California: September 23, 2011.

Teaching Experience

MEDEX Physician’s Assistant Program, University of Washington – Tacoma, University of Washington - Seattle

Invited Guest Lecture Series Oct 2017 – Jul 2018

Worked with one other doctoral intern to create and present multiple 3 hour guest lectures at both the Tacoma and Seattle campuses throughout the academic year. Lecture topics included Introduction to Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, CBT, Children & Adolescents, and Eating Disorders. Co-lead class discussions based on material and collected highly-rated student evaluations.

California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Los Angeles

Invited Guest Lecture, Apr, 2017

Class: Sex, Intimacy, and Relationships

Invited by course professor Susan Regas, Ph.D. to present to graduate-level class in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Taught two separate 90-minute lectures: One on BDSK/kink and the other on consensual non-monogamy, and how to work with participants of each in clinical practice. Provided slides, vignettes, and led classroom discussions and Q&A. Collected teaching evaluations, which demonstrated high ratings.

Loyola Marymount University

Invited Guest Lecture, Jan 2015 & 2016

Class: Human Sexuality

Invited by course professor Anthony Bodlovic, MA, IMFT, ATR to present annually to a graduate-level human sexuality class in the Marital and Family Therapy program. Presentation and post-lecture Q&A focused on sexual and relational diversity.

Open to More

Co-Founder, Mar 2015 – Jul 2016

Co-taught workshops on communication, emotional self-regulation, and relationship skills. Participated in panel discussions and other community-oriented events regarding relational diversity and alternative sexualities.

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Teaching Assistant – Social Psychology, Aug 2012 – Dec 2012

Mentored students on their social psychology group experiment class project. Tracked student attendance and grades, graded exams and assignments. Presented a highly rated guest lecture. Coordinated speakers. Maintained weekly office hours.

Leadership Experience

Chair – LACPA Convention Committee

Member - Board of Directors December 2018 – Present

Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)

• Leads a team of psychologists and staff members to plan, coordinate, and execute the annual LACPA Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

• Responsible for finding and contracting a keynote speaker for the 2020 Convention.

• Responsible for leading regular convention committee meetings, and representing the committee to the LACPA board of directors.

• Participates in LACPA board meetings as a voting member beginning January 2019.

Co-Lead – Legal Issues Campaign

Member – Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force November 2018 – Present

Division 44: Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

American Psychological Association

• Responsible for working with co-lead to publish a peer-reviewed paper on the protected status of the consensual non-monogamy community over the course of one year.

• Works together with co-lead and project chair to recruit and lead a team of contributors.

• Attends regular conference calls and provides written status updates to the Task Force chairs.

Member - Student Leadership Committee

Member - Board of Directors January 2017 – August 2017

Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)

• Worked with Student Leadership Committee members to act as liaison between LACPA student members and the board of directors.

• Helped plan, coordinate, and promote student-focused events and programming.

• Attended and participated in LACPA board meetings as a voting member.

Multicultural and Diversity Contributing Editor September 2015 –

The Independent Practitioner December 2016

Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice

American Psychological Association

• Responsible for soliciting and/or authoring as well as editing diversity-oriented manuscripts for each quarterly issue of the bulletin during the 2016-2017 year.

• Works closely with the Editor and Associate Editor to ensure that manuscripts fit the bulletin’s overall mission, audience, and standards.

Co-Founder - Open to More March 2015 – July 2016

• Co-founded an educational and community-building organization which aims to help people create and sustain healthy romantic relationships of all types.

• Helps coordinate workshops and panel discussions, as well as social media management.

Member - Student/Early Career Professional Committee January 2015 – January 2016

Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice

American Psychological Association

• Collaborated with early-career psychologists and graduate student committee members to develop and implement innovative programming to support the needs of students and ECPs.

• Conducted outreach to local graduate campuses and organizations regarding Division 42.

Co-Chair - Rockway Institute Student Affiliate (RISA) August 2014 – August 2016

California School of Professional Psychology

Alliant International University

• Co-led a campus advocacy group supporting LGBTQQIA* equality.

• Supported Alliant International University’s Rockway Institute.

• Organized on-campus sexual minority-related events, promoted related research, arranged guest speakers and community involvement.

Co-Founder - Psychotherapists for Sexual Diversity (PSD) March 2012 – August 2013

• Co-Founded, with Beth Leedham, Ph.D., a Los Angeles-based education, outreach, and networking group for mental health professionals and students interested in sexual diversity.

• Co-led bi-monthly meetings, co-created meeting topics and agendas, solicited presentations and guest speakers, created and maintained email list.

Certifications and Trainings

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinician Training Program September 2018 - Present

Rose City Center

• Attends weekly all-day didactic training on psychoanalytic theory and practice.

• Receives psychoanalytically-oriented clinical supervision from a certified psychoanalyst.

• Discusses and presents cases, both formally and informally, with post-doctoral trainee cohort.

• Sees patients in Rose City Center’s low-fee clinic, as detailed above.

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) for Daily Living June 2015 – July 2015

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

• Attended a six-week course covering the basics of mindfulness, creating and sustaining a regular mindfulness practice, and applying mindfulness to daily life.

State Certified Sexual Assault Advocate January 2012

Valley Trauma Center

• 60-hour training covered crisis intervention, mandated reporting, rape and sexual assault, PTSD, suicide prevention, domestic violence, substance abuse, adoption and foster care.

Awards and Honors

• The Counseling Psychologist 2018 Outstanding Paper Award – Co-author of two articles:

o In recognition of the Major Contribution “Sex Positivity in Counseling Psychology,” May 2017, Volume 45, Issue 4.

• Dean’s Award of Excellence Scholarship - California School of Professional Psychology 2013-2016

• APA Division 42 Fast Forward Conference 2014 Scholarship Winner

• Recipient of Poster Presentation Award, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, 23rd Annual Convention, -- 1st Place

o Witherspoon, R.G., Harper, M.E., Sovran, B.A., Mihalas, S.T. (2011, October). Student-Identified Protective Factors Which Mitigate the Harmful Effects of Relational Aggression Victimization. Poster presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association 23rd Annual Convention: October 22, 2011.

• Recipient of Poster Presentation Award, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, 23rd Annual Convention, -- 3rd Place

o Sovran, B.A., Witherspoon, R.G., Harper, M.E., & Mihalas, S.T. (2011, October). Teacher Support as a Moderator between Relational Victimization and Depression in Middle School Students. Poster presented at Los Angeles County Psychological Association 23rd Annual Convention: October 22, 2011.

• Hayde and Marrion Knott Scholar Awards - Chapman University 2004-2005

• Provost Scholarship - Chapman University 2002-2005

Membership and Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)

-Division 39: Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology

- Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice

- Division 44: Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

-Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force Los Angeles County Psychology Association (LACPA)

The International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi)