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TYLER S. WASSON, PSY.D.
(415) 890-3872 EDUCATION 2012 Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology APA Accredited Program Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Music [email protected]

2008 2005

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow - LGBTQ Specialty Track Counseling and Psychological Services, Florida International University Miami, Florida  Serving the multicultural undergraduate and graduate student body of Florida International University. Therapy model is integrative brief therapy with focus on evidence-based therapies.  Responsibilities include: intake evaluations and diagnosis, crisis management, weekly on-call walk-in triage coverage, individual brief psychotherapy, referrals to and consultation with psychiatrists, LGBTQ group psychotherapy, consultation with other campus departments, outreach programming and presentations/workshops, tabling and PR at various campus events, weekly outreach team meetings, interview incoming postdoctoral fellow candidates and residence life staff, member of Diversity Committee, Wellness Committee, Safe Zone Committee  Diagnostic categories include: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, phase of life problems, ADHD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, sexual abuse, borderline personality disorder, relationship problems, substance use Supervisors: Rowena Ramnath, Psy.D., Carlos J. Gomez, Ph.D., & Alia Fons-Scheyd, Psy.D. Psychology Intern (California Psychology Internship Council—CAPIC) Counseling and Psychological Services, University of San Francisco San Francisco, California  Full-time (40 hours/week) predoctoral internship at a university counseling center serving the multicultural undergraduate and graduate student body of the University of San Francisco. Therapy model is integrative brief therapy with focus on evidence-based therapies.  Responsibilities included: intake evaluations, crisis management, triage, individual brief psychotherapy, two psychotherapy groups (LGBTQ and “Foreword” Program), brief drug and alcohol assessment and interventions for mandated students, consultation with other campus departments (Intercultural Center, Academic Admissions, Career Services, Athletics, Health Promotion Services,

2011-2012

Gender and Sexuality Center, University Ministry) outreach programming and presentations/workshops, tabling and PR at various campus events, weekly intercultural trainings and seminars, administrative CAPS-related projects, weekly case conference, providing in-service programming  Clinical concerns included: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, phase of life problems, ADHD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, sexual abuse, relationship problems, substance use Supervisors: Tanya Russell, Ph.D., Hillary Howarth, Psy.D., & Nancy Glenn, Ph.D. 2010-2011 Psychology Intern (California Psychology Internship Council—CAPIC) Emmons Health and Counseling Center, Occidental College Los Angeles, California  Half-time (24 hours/week) predoctoral internship at a college medical and mental health counseling center serving the multicultural student body of Occidental College. Therapy model is brief therapy with a focus on use of psychodynamic and integrative therapies.  Responsibilities included: intake assessments and diagnosis, crisis management, individual brief psychotherapy, referrals to medical and psychiatric professionals, consultation with medical and other paraprofessionals, weekly didactic seminars, outreach programing presentations to students and college staff, tabling and PR at various campus events  Diagnostic categories included: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, phase of life problems, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma, rape/sexual assault, borderline personality disorder, relationship problems, substance use Supervisors: Jennifer Heetderks, Psy.D. & Matthew Calkins, Psy.D. Advanced Clinical Trainee Fuller Psychological and Family Services Pasadena, California  Community counseling center serving the multicultural student body of Fuller Graduate Schools, as well as the diverse surrounding community of Southern California  Responsibilities included: intake assessments and weekly psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families with children; consultation with colleagues and paraprofessionals; emergency on-call rotation; peer supervision of new trainees; psychodiagnostic and psychiatric assessment referrals; developing community outreach contacts; didactic training seminars; monthly business meetings  Diagnostic categories included: bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, ADHD, partner relationship problem, dysthymic disorder, adjustment disorder, bereavement Supervisors: Ryan Howes, Ph.D. (2010-2011) & Kendra Nickerson, Ph.D. (2009-2010) Testing Clerkship Family Stress Center North Hills, California  Community counseling center working with low-income children and families within the Medi-Cal system. Most children utilizing these services have a history of physical and sexual abuse trauma.  Responsibilities included: developing and administering psychological assessment batteries to children and adolescents; scoring and interpreting raw testing data; creating integrated assessment reports for use by therapists and psychiatrists; consulting with therapists and psychiatrists regarding client care; consulting with parents, caregivers, and teachers; attending weekly assessment training seminars; reporting child abuse as necessary

2009-2011

2009-2010

Diagnostic categories included: depression, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism, pediatric bipolar disorder, and other childhood and behavioral disorders Supervisor: Sue Schmidt, Ph.D. 2008-2009 Clinical Practicum Fuller Psychological and Family Services Pasadena, California  Community counseling center serving multicultural student body of Fuller Graduate Schools, as well as the diverse surrounding community of Southern California  Responsibilities included: intake assessments and diagnosis; weekly therapy to individuals, couples, and families with children; consultation with colleagues and paraprofessionals; weekly individual and group supervision; didactic training seminars; monthly business meetings  Diagnostic categories included: depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, bereavement Supervisor: Rick Williamson, Ph.D. Clinical Practicum Hathaway-Sycamores, In-Home Family Services Pasadena, California  A Department of Mental Health community mental health clinic serving a variety of ethnically and socio-economically diverse clients  Responsibilities included: semi-structured intake interviews and diagnosis; weekly and bi-weekly individual and family therapy for children and adolescents in both outpatient and in-home settings  Diagnostic categories included: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, developmental disorder, substance use Supervisor: Jessica Conver, LMFT



2007-2008

OUTREACH/PRESENTATIONS 2013 <body>matter: the body queered, queerness embodied. (2013, June-August)  LGBTQ student and alumni art show aimed at raising awareness and giving voice to LGBTQ students and experiences at Florida International University, Miami, FL  Produced 3-month ongoing art show and opening night reception, from proposal to execution; connected with various campus departments to identify volunteer collaborators; supervised curator and team of volunteers; panelist in panel discussion; mass marketed event by networking with campus and community organizations (Miami Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Miami Beach LGBT Visitor Center, Miami Herald). Wasson, T. & Worton, S. (2013, April). Emotional wellness 101. Psychoeducational workshop presented to college students at the Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition Conference (FCPC) at Florida International University, Miami, FL. Wasson, T., Lovett, C., & Scott, A. (2013, February). Lesbians, gays, and queers! Oh my! My friend is gay—what do I do? Psychoeducational workshop presented to Florida International University students and staff, Miami, FL.

2012

Wasson, T. (2012, November). Clinical considerations for the LGBTQ college student population. Inservice presentation provided to staff and trainees at Counseling and Psychological Services, Florida International University, Miami, FL. R U LGBTQ @ FIU? (2012, November) Event designed to provide LGBTQ students with safe and supportive space to connect with each other and share relevant experiences of being an LGBTQ student at Florida International University, Miami, FL. Wasson, T. (2012, October). Relationships and intimacy building. Psychoeducational workshop presented to Florida International University students, Miami, FL. Wasson, T. (2012, September). Stress management. Psychoeducational workshop presented to Florida International University students, Miami, FL. Ryan, C. (2012, May). You gotta give „em hope: The critical role of families in promoting well -being among LGBT youth Spearheaded and organized presentation by Dr. Caitlin Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University; networked with various campus organizations and departments to obtain co-sponsorship funding. Wasson, T. (2012, April). Acceptance and commitment therapy, an overview. In-service training presented to trainees and clinical staff at Counseling and Psychological Services, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

2010

Wasson, T., Salo, S., Gomez, M., Meier, A., Wierenga, J., Pannell, L., & Putman, K. (2010, August). Field evaluations of police officer human relations and critical thinking. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. Wasson, T. (2005, December). Meditation and its effect on quality of life as measured by the short form health survey. Poster presentation based on senior research paper presented at Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH.

2005

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL MATERIALS Wasson, T. (2012, October). Coming out and you: Coming out is not a “one-size-fits-all.” Pamphlet addressing the concerns of individuals considering publically identifying themselves as LGBTQ. Wasson, T. (2011, October). Homesickness. Article written for the University of San Francisco edition of Student Health 101, a national online magazine promoting health and wellness among college students . Wasson, T. (2011, May) Was it rape? Sexual assault educational pamphlet developed for the Emmons Health and Counseling Center at Occidental College. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 2010 Wasson, T. (2010). Field training officer views on the community policing skills of probationary officers. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena CA.

Exploratory qualitative study examining field training officers’ (FTO) perceptions of Probationary Officer (P1) performance and the level and effectiveness of the community policing skills training received by the P1 in the LAPD Academy. 2007-2010 Research Assistant Headington Lab, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Pasadena, California Duties: Conduct semi-structured interviews for data collection, transcription of recorded interviews, code qualitative data, collaborate with other lab members and lab-relevant professionals, data entry, conduct literature searches and reviews, attend weekly lab meetings.

LIST OF SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS Bogenberger, B. (2013). Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment Using the DSM-5. CMI Education Institute training presented at Florida International University Counseling and Psychological Services. 8 units. Eickleberry, L. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Helping Patients Mindfully Change. Continuing Education course offered at Nova Southeastern University. 6 units. Briggs, P. & Davis, L. (2012). Working, Living, and Loving In the Same Community: Special Issues for LGBT Therapy. Continuing Education workshop presented at the SunServe 9th Annual CEU Conference “Providing Quality Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community.” 3 units (Ethics Course). Lopresti, J. (2012). Essentials for Working with Gender Variant Clients (WPATH Standards of Care). Continuing Education workshop presented at the SunServe 9th Annual CEU Conference “Providing Quality Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community.” 3 units. Shepeard, G. (2012). Crisis Intervention Seminar. Suicide and crisis intervention training utilizing IS PATH WARM? method of assessing suicide risk. 2 hours. QPR Institute. (2012). QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention. Online training utilizing the Question-Persuade-Refer method of suicide prevention and emergency response. Bonar, T. (2012). Serving Veterans on Campus. Training presented at Florida International University Counseling and Psychological Services. 8 units. Murphey-Shigematsu, S. (2011). Balancing Worldviews and Identities in Multicultural Counseling. Presentation at the University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services. Brown, N. (2011). Eating Disorders in the College Population. Training presentation at the University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services. Fawcett, N., Frank, M., Grayer E. D., & Rand K. (2011). Principles of Group Psychotherapy. Continuing Education course provided by the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles. 12 units. Seligman, M. (2008). Positive Health Psychology. Presentation seminar at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Long, N. J. & Fecser, F. A. (2007). Life Space Crisis Intervention: Managing Troubled and Troubling Students in Crisis. Intensive 5-day Continuing Education course from the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute, conducted by Robyn Stack Reagan, M.A., at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family services. 28 units.

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 2012-present 2011-present REFERENCES Rowena Ramnath, Psy.D. Associate Director Clinical Supervisor Florida International University Counseling and Psychological Services (305) 348-2277 Carlos J. Gomez, Ph.D. Associate Director Director of Training Clinical Supervisor Florida International University Counseling and Psychological Services (305) 348-2277 Tanya Russell, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist Clinical Supervisor University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services (415) 422-6352 Nancy Glenn, Ph.D. Training Director University of San Francisco Counseling and Psychological Services (415) 422-6352 Jennifer Heetderks, Psy.D. Assistant Director of Counseling Training Director Occidental College Emmons Health and Counseling Center (323) 259-2893 American Psychological Association Gaylesta GLBT Psychotherapist Association (San Francisco, California)

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