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Special Projects in VA

While working in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System, for four years I functioned in a supervisory and administrative capacity as VISN 8 Transgender and Intersex Workgroup Chair, providing evaluation of service delivery and guidance to the Network Clinical Council (NCC) in meeting the needs of Transgender and Intersex Veterans throughout Florida and South Georgia. In 2016, I was appointed by the Miami VA Healthcare System director, and served for one year as an LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator. This appointment included providing clinical care, and increased VA visibility and presence within the LGBTQ community by initiating and organizing Vet and VA staff participation in community events. I was privileged to represent VA at several local medical conferences, and at Southern Comfort Transgender Conferences held in South Florida. 

Somatic Experiencing®

For more information about SE™ please note the following references:  Levine, P. and Frederick, A. (1997). Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to  Transform Overwhelming Experiences. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.  Kline, M. and Levine, P. (2007). Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of  Healing. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.  Levine, P. (2010). In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. For further references and information online about SE™ go to www.somaticexperiencing.com SE™ can result in a number of benefits to you, such as relief of traumatic stress symptoms, increased resiliency, and resourcefulness. Like any other treatment it may also have unintended negative "side effects". It is important that you are aware that there are other forms of body-oriented and somatic psychotherapy. The United States Association of Body Psychotherapy www.usabp.org is a good source of information about other modalities. Obviously, there are also many non-somatic focused forms of psychotherapy and counseling that you can choose from.