In Fall 2016 I am teaching a two-credit course in Stress Management at Portland Community College.
In 2014 I served as a graduate teaching assistant for the Community Mental Health Counseling Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. My duties included lecturing about academic writing, helping students one-on-one, and providing written feedback on students’ assignments, culminating in a capstone Master’s paper.
Academic Writing and Scholarship
In the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 terms, I worked as a Writing Fellow for the Center for Writing and Scholarship at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where I trained in academic writing pedagogy. My duties included one-on-one academic writing tutoring with graduate students, coaching around research and study skills, and group workshops. During my tenure I was awarded a summer research stipend to investigate contemplative education and academic writing. Subsequently, I designed and delivered a 10-week workshop series on Mindful Writing.
Assistive Technology Coach
In Summer and Fall 2014, I helped students with learning challenges use assistive technologies to meet their academic goals. My duties included training students to use smartpens, manage academic anxiety, and develop their study skills. I also trained 2 staff members to perform OCR on course readers for students, and consulted with the acting head of Student Services to refine the institute’s assistive technology strategies.
In 2014 I served as a graduate teaching teaching assistant at the East-West Psychology department’s opening retreat. My duties included assisting during faculty lectures, facilitating group process, presenting contemplative practices, and supporting students in their transition into the program.
Psychoeducational and Therapy Groups
During my Master’s internship at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute in Denver, CO in 2012-2013, I trained in trauma-informed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and co-facilitated a DBT skills training group. Along with a colleague, I co-founded and co-facilitated a Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) group, which presents a secular mindfulness-based approach to addictions recovery. The Mindful Recovery group we co-founded at Noeticus continues to this day.