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Janie's bio / credentials

I became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2004. I began practicing psychotherapy in 1999, and I have worked in community mental health and private practice as a psychotherapist, group facilitator, teacher, and consultant.

I received my master's degree in integral psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in 2000. I completed the advanced post-graduate clinical training program at The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI) in 2003. Presently, I am a candidate in analytic training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC).

Alongside private practice, I serve on the supervisory faculty at CIIS and at TPI. For many years, I have taught introductory classes on psychodynamic therapy to school-based interns in clinical training at Bay Area Community Resource's Gateway Project. I have also facilitated therapy groups for HIV+ women at WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases).

In the past, I served on the WORLD staff as director of the peer advocacy program. In that capacity, I designed curriculum for The Lotus Project, a federally funded program coordinated by Boston University's School of Public Health. This program provided training nationwide to HIV+ women who provide advocacy and support to others in their local communities. As co-chair of a task force of the Family Care Network of Alameda County, I helped launch a PTSD/trauma training series for physicians. The series focused on the psycho-social effects of personal and social trauma on marginalized patients and how doctors can better include a trauma informed perspective in the provision of HIV health care. I have provided consultation to other programs including the city of San Francisco's peer support project for parolees living with HIV.

 Affiliations: The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI); Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC); and the California Association for Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT).