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Michelle Joaquin

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Michelle Joaquin


Dr. Michelle Joaquin is a Latina, cisgender, woman from the Dominican Republic. She trained for a year as a postdoc at University of Southern California’s Children's Hospital of Los Angeles’ Project Heal/Trauma specialization where she also completed her internship. She was trained in and cofacilitated Crawford Bias Reduction Theory and Training (CBRT) groups. She served on panels such as the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel on Culturally Responsive Integrated Primary Care at the Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM) conference. And she recently organized and presented in a symposium at the American Psychological Association (APA) that was titled “Addressing Microagressions and Racist Comments in Psychotherapy.” She is trained in psychological assessment of asylum seekers, forensic interviewing and psychoeducational assessments. She is an APA Division 29 Advocacy and Mentoring Program for Diversity (AMPD) scholar. Some of her research interests include trauma, immigration and cultural sensitivity. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and seek out new beaches.