Robin Noel Morales, has worked for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Center for Healthy School and Communities as a licensed marriage and family therapist. She currently coordinates the  mental health services at Madison Park Academy Middle and High School in East Oakland and previously helped to establish the health and wellness model of the REACH Ashland Youth Center.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Justice from New College and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute. Robin has over a decade of professional experience working with youth in clinical and advocacy capacities. She has worked with underserved and vulnerable populations, incarcerated and sexually exploited minors, foster care youth and youth in transition. She has developed and supportive systems for them and assisted them in navigating institutions with more awareness and choice. She has provided clinical services and advocacy in and out of detention settings and supervised a clinical team. She also developed an expanded advocacy model for youth. She is rooted in strong social justice values and also demonstrates ability to hold a holistic perspective towards health and action.
She is a trained yoga instructor with the Niroga Institute and believes that our most important tool toward wellness is remembering to breathe.
 

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Robin Noel Morales, MA LMFT 86364
510.907.1389  rnmtherapy@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Wright Institute,2010
B.A., Humanities/Social Justice, New College of California, 2004

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

2011-present  Clinical Case Manager, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, San Leandro, CA

2010-2011 Mental Health Program Clinician, Youth Justice Institute, San Francisco, CA

2009-2010 Practicum, Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee, Youth Justice Institute, San Francisco, CA 

PRESENTATIONS AND TRAININGS DEVELOPED AND FACILITATED:

June 26, 2014  4th Annual Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, San Jose State, CA
Workshop: Remembering the Role of Self Love in Our Liberation Struggle*

April 9-11, 2014  Coalition for Community Schools National Forum Cincinnati, OH
Workshop: Fostering Youth/Adult Allyship within an Internship/Workforce Development Model

April 17, 2013   Youth and Family Service Agency Vallejo, CA
Training: Racial and Cultural Identity Development in Adolescents

March 2, 2013  Empowering Women of Color Conference, UC Berkeley, CA
Workshop: (co-facilitator with the I AM Collective)Self-Care, Connect, Create- Empowering Women through Creative Expression*

October 19, 2012 Institute for the Study & Promotion  of Race & Culture, Boston College, MA
Diversity Challenge Workshop:Working with System Involved Youth of Color: Violence, Trauma and Cultural Identity Development

October 6, 2012 Teachers for Social Justice Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
Workshop: A Mindful Approach to Creating Inclusive Classrooms*

October 4, 2012 Youth and Family Service Agency Vallejo, CA
August 4, 2012 and December 3, 2011   Counseling Psychology Masters Program, Wright Institute Berkeley, CA
September 2011  Counseling Psychology Masters Program, JFK University Pleasant Hill, CA
Training: Working with System Involved Adolescents

November 8th, 2011 Clinical Psychology, Psy. D Program, Wright Institute Berkeley, CA
Lifespan Development
Guest Lecture: Racial and Cultural Identity Development in Adolescents

September 2011   Youth Justice Institute and SF Mental Health Education Funds San Francisco, CA
Co-Facilitator
Adolescent Development: How Developmental Stages and Brain Development Affect Adolescent and Young Adult Youth

*trainings co-created and facilitated with Ebony Sinnamon-Johnson

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Youth Justice Institute  San Francisco & Oakland, CA
2009-11  Advocacy Program Manager
2006-09  YJI Youth Advocate

SAGE Project, Inc.  San Francisco, CA
2005-06  SAGE House Residential Treatment Manager
2004-2005  Crisis Counseling Coordinator
2003-2004  Youth Case Manager for Family Preservation Services

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                 

2012   Somatics and TraumaPractitioner Training (200 hrs), Generative Somatics/Strozzi Institute
2012  Integral Health Fellows, Certified Yoga Teacher Training Program, Niroga Institute
2008 Alive and Free Violence Prevention Prescription, Omega Training Institute
2006   Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program,  San Francisco Department of Children and Families; sworn in by City Commissioner
2005   Licensed as Group Home Administrator in the State of California
2005   CPR certification and Handle with Care,  Edgewood Center for Children and Families
2004   Counseling with Survivors of Trauma, EMDR International Association on Trauma

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2013-Present  I AM Collective- A Consultation Team and Working Group for Female Therapists of Color- Founding Member
2008-Present  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists-Member

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cultural Identity Development
Grief, Loss and the connections to Violence in Juvenile Delinquency
Stages of Recovery for Survivors of Incarceration and phases of
Re-Entry
Recovery from Childhood Sex Trauma and the connection to Sexual Exploitation

 

 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

                            

 

 

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

          

 

 

 

           

    

 

 

 

 

 

                               

                             

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