Theodore Burnes, PhD, MSEd, HSPP, LPCC
Interim Director, Clincal Training
Affiliate Faculty, Clinical Training Office (CTO)
Affiliate Faculty, LPCC Track
(310) 578-1080 ext. 348EMAIL
Dr. Theodore Burnes is a licensed psychologist (PSY 25544) and a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC600) in the state of California. His professional interests include the psychology of human sexual expression and sex-positivity; teaching and training pedagogy in mental health services; clinical supervision; social justice and advocacy; mental health and wellness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) individuals; qualitative research epistemologies and ontologies. Theo is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (in Divisions 17 and 44), and is a site visitor for the Master’s in Counseling Accreditation Council (MCAC). Theo is also the Director of Training and Educational Programs at the Los Angeles Gender Center, where he supervisees pre-licensed professionals in building private practices and working with transgender and gender non-conforming clients, kink and poly-identified clients, and adolescent and young adult clients undergoing a range of needs.
PhD in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA in Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
MS Ed in Psychological Services, University of Pennsylvania
BA in Psychology and Spanish, Bucknell University
Burnes, T. R., & Manese, J.E. (2018). Cases in multicultural supervision: Models, concepts and applications. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
Burnes, T. R., & Stanley, J.S. (2017). Teaching LGBT Psychology: Queering Innovative Pedagogy and Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Burnes, T. R., Rojas, E. M., Delgado, I. C., & Watkins, T. E. (2018).“Wear some thick socks if you walk in my shoes:” Agency, resilience, and well-being in communities of North American sex workers. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 14(5), 1541-1550. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0915-z
Burnes, T. R., Singh, A. A., & Witherspoon, R. G. A. (2017). Sex positivity and counseling psychology: Introduction to the major contribution. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 504-527. doi:10.1177/0011000017710216
Burnes, T. R., Singh, A. A., & Witherspoon, R. G. A. (2017). Sex-Positivity Training in Counseling Psychology: An exploratory analysis. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(4), 470-486.
O’Shaughnessy, T., & Burnes, T. R. (2016). Experiences of early career women psychologists: A phenomenological investigation. The Counseling Psychologist, 44(6), 786-814.doi: 10.1177/0011000016650264
Teramoto-Pedrotti, J., & Burnes, T. R. (2016). The new face of the field: The experiences of diverse early career professionals in the science and practice of professional psychology. Training & Education in Professional Psychology,10(3), 141-148. doi: 10.1037/tep0000120
Burnes, T. R., Dexter, M. D., Richmond, K., Singh, A. A., & Cherrington, A. (2016). The experiences of transgender survivors of trauma who undergo social and medical transition. Traumatology, 99, 1-10.
Burnes, T. R., & Singh, A. A. (2016). “Gay in the bank, queer on the street”: Intersections of class-based and LGBT identities. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 10(1), 55-71.
Burnes, T. R. (2014). Psychological services with consumers living with HIV: Changing contexts and intersecting, thematic understandings. National Register of Psychologists Report, 40, 34-38.
O’Shaughnessy, T., & Burnes, T. R. (2014). Conceptualizing a path to professional wellness for women early career psychologists. Women in Therapy, 37(1-2), 59-71. doi: 10.1080/02703149.2014.850335
Singh, A. A., Richmond, K., & Burnes, T. R. (2013). Feminist participatory action research with transgender communities: Fostering the practice of ethical and empowering research designs. International Journal of Transgenderism, 14, 93-104.
Hamlet, H. S., & Burnes, T. R. (2013). Development of the Counseling Intern Developmental Assessment-School Counseling Form (CIDASC). Counseling Outcomes Research and Evaluation, 4(1), 55-71.
Burnes, T. R., Wood, J., Welikson, G., & Inman, J. (2013). An analysis of process variables in feminist group supervision. The Counseling Psychologist, 41(1). 86-109. doi:10.1177/0011000012442653
Burnes, T. R., & Chang, T. K. (2018). Record keeping in clinical supervision: Cultural considerations and opportunities for advocacy. In T. R. Burnes & J. E. Manese (Eds.), Cases in multicultural supervision: New lenses, models, and applications. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Dawson, J., & Burnes, T. R. (2018). Sexuality and clinical supervision. In T. R. Burnes & J. E. Manese (Eds.), Cases in multicultural supervision: New lenses, models, and applications. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Burnes, T. R. 2018). Assessment & evaluation in supervision: Culture, competency, and benchmarks. In T. R. Burnes & J. E. Manese (Eds.), Cases in multicultural supervision: New lenses, models, and applications. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Burnes, T. R., & Smith, S. R. (in press). Queering personality assessment: Intersections between personality assessment, sexual orientation, and gender identity. In S.R. Smith and R. Krishnamurthy (Eds.), Diversity-Sensitive Personality Assessment. New York: Routledge.
Burnes, T. R. (2017). Flying faster than the birds and the bees: Toward a sex-positive theory and practice in multicultural education. In R. K. Gordon, T. Akutsu, J. C. McDermott, & J. W. Lalas (Eds.), Challenges associated with cross-cultural and at-risk student engagement (pp. 171-189). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing.
Burnes, T. R (2016). Working with transgender and gender non-conforming students. In H. S. Hamlet (Ed.), School counseling practicum and internship: 30 essential lessons (pp. 104-112). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Burnes, T. R (2016). Working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer students. In H. S. Hamlet (Ed.), School counseling practicum and internship: 30 essential lessons (pp. 96-103). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Burnes, T. R., Paul, P., & Rowan, S. (2016). Clinical supervision with TGNC clients in health service psychology. In A. A. Singh & l. m. dickey (Eds.), Psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming clients (pp. 175-190). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Richmond, K., Burnes, T. R., Singh, A. A., & Ferrera, M. (2016). Assessment and treatment of trauma with transgender and gender nonconforming clients: A feminist, strength-based, social justice approach. In A. A. Singh & l. m. dickey (Eds.), Psychological practice with transgender and gender non-conforming clients (pp. 191-212). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Hamlet, H. S. & Burnes, T. R. (2014). Transition to post-secondary education: Working with students with disabilities. In G. T. Eliason, T. Eliason, J. L. Samide, & J. Patrick (Eds.), Career counseling across the lifespan: Community, school, and higher education (pp. 729-757). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Burnes, T. R., & Chen, M. (2012). Multiple identities of transgender individuals: Incorporating a framework of intersectionality to gender crossing. In R. Josselson & M. Harway (Eds.), Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, gender, culture, nationality and roles (pp. 113-127). Oxford University Press
2016: Awarded Outstanding Counseling Supervisor, Division 17, American Psychological Association
2014: Significant Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy with LGBT Individuals, Division 17, American Psychological Association
- resilience and wellness for individuals in the sex industry
- participatory action research ontologies and epistemologies
- qualitative research exploring wellness for mental health professionals across the professional lifespan (students, pre-licensure, early career professionals, etc.)
- clinical supervision and training outcomes and process
Graduate courses in MA Psychology Programs:
Human Sexuality (PSY 5470)
Feminist Theories of Psychology: Application in Clinical Practice (PSY 5290)
Theories of Personality II: Postmodern Theories of Therapy (PSY 5430)
Community Psychology: Theories and Methods (PSY 5450A)
Clinical Practicum (PSY 6210)
Clinical Training Readiness (PSY 5000AA)
Research for Mental Health Professionals (PSY5360D)
Community Psychology: Theories and Methods (PSY5450A)
Child & Adolescent Development (PSY 5430C)
Program Development & Evaluation (PSY5450E)
Social Justice & Advocacy (PSY 5450JJ-WRK)
Grantwriting for Non-Profits (PSY5450CC)
Career Development I: Theories (PSY 5060E)
Career Development II: Assessment, Application, and Intervention (PSY 5060F)
Undergraduate courses in Undergraduate Studies:
Sex-Positivity and Social Justice (PSY-SOC 4910)
Community Psychology (PSY 4032)