Author Archives: Dr. Sheila

AAMFT-CA Conference: San Francisco

I’m presenting today at the AAMFT-CA division conference at SFSU.  It’s great to be with my colleagues and see friends from other universities and agencies around the state. I’ll be presenting on Size Acceptance and Health at Every Size for … Continue reading

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New publication in “Family Process”!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve written a new article with my friend and colleague Dr. Deb Coolhart for the journal Family Process which is published in its latest issue.  Our article, titled “Expanding the Therapy Paradigm with Queer Couples: A Relational … Continue reading

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Hello from ASDAH!

I’m at the Association for Size Diversity and Health conference this weekend in Boston, MA, and I’m very excited to get to give a presentation tomorrow called “Fat Studies & Mental Health – A New Intersectional Lens.”  It’s part of … Continue reading

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New announcements for 2015

It’s two months into the new year, and there have been lots of new things happening in my world.  Most importantly, I’ve been working as the Interim Program Director for the master’s in Clinical Counseling  at Alliant International University in … Continue reading

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Resources for therapists who see “geek women” clients

Women (cis and trans, straight and queer) working in “geeky” or STEM professions often experience harassment, marginalization, and hostile work or networking environments as well as internal and external stigma, “imposter syndrome,” and a host of other issues that may … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

I’ve been quiet around the blog for a long time, but I’m hoping to write more in 2014. Meanwhile, the holiday season has crept up on me yet again!  As someone who wears a lot of different hats in my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013: remembering to give thanks thoughtfully.

I’m just going to link to myself from last year.

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A recent publication in “Fat Studies” journal

I’m pleased to say that I’ve been published in the “Fat Studies” journal, and an e-print of my article is now available online.  I was asked to review two recent publications, Hanne Blank‘s “Big Big Love,” and Rebecca Weinstein‘s “Fat … Continue reading

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Cultural appropriation bingo

Last week, a friend tagged me to tell me about a post on Jezebel about cultural appropriation, that happened to feature an old project of mine: the cultural appropriation “Bingo card.” “Bingo cards” have become a popular way to track … Continue reading

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Giving thanks, thoughtfully.

It’s been quiet here at my blog of late, but the day before Thanksgiving, I’m reflecting on the traditional American celebration of the season. On the one hand, I appreciate the benefits that gratitude can bring to our health and … Continue reading

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