Name: Gita Dorothy Morena, PhD, MFT
Address: 2201 20th Street #2
Santa Monica, CA 90405
|1995-1996||PhD||Summit University of Louisiana||Major: Transpersonal Psychology|
|1971-1973||M.S.||San Diego State University, San Diego, CA||Major: Clinical Psychology|
|1965-1969||B.S.||University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA||Major: Pre-Med/Biology, Minor: Philosophy & Theology|
|1961-1965||Mayfield High School, Pasadena, CA||Diploma|
1976-Present: Private Practice as Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Psychotherapist
1997-Present Part-time Faculty, University of California, San Diego, Extension
1994-Present Author, lecturer and private workshop leader
1999-2002 Part-time Faculty, University of Integrative Studies, San Diego
1990-1995 Art Therapy Workshops with cancer patients, Wellness Community
1978-1990 Adjunct Faculty, National University
1978-1982 Art Therapy Workshops with staff, San Diego Hospice
1978-1980 Consultant, Children’s Hospital, San Diego
1975-1981 Lecturer, University of San Diego, School of Medicine
1976-1979 Consultant and Trainer, San Diego Center for Children
1976-1978 Treatment Director, Windmill House, residential treatment home
1975-1976 Program Director, Western Institute-North Inland, mental health clinic
1974-1975 Pre Adolescent Day Treatment Program Director, Western Institute, San Diego
2002-Present Research Editor, Journal of Sandplay Therapy
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & SPECIAL TRAINING – Gita Morena, PhD
MFT License : MFT006722
APA Board Certified Professional Counselor
EMDR Certificate of Completion January 2011
Certificate of Commission, Oversees Supervisor, Korean Association of Sandplay Therapy
CAMFT-California Association of Marriage, Family & Child Therapists, Clinical member
ISST International Society for Sandplay Therapy, Certified Sandplay Therapist-Teacher
STA-Sandplay Therapists of America, Certified Sandplay Therapist-Teacher
APA-American Psychological Association, Member
Chair, Research Committee, Sandplay Therapists of America
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 500 Yoga Alliance ID #62413
Meditation Practitioner & Instructor
“An Integration Process: Sandplay Therapy at the End of Life.” Journal of Sandplay Therapy.Vol.18, No 2. 2009.
“Moving Forward with Sandplay Research.” Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Vol 17, No 2, 2008.
“Midwives of Consciousness: supervising sandplay and expressive art therapists.” Supervision of Sandplay Therapy, (2008) Harriet S. Friedman & Rie Rogers Mitchell, Eds. Routledge; New York.
The Wisdom of Oz:Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Therapist, (2000). Frog, Ltd, Berkeley, California.
“Panel Discussion: The Why and How of Sandplay Research.” Chapter in Living the tides of Uncertainty. (2006). Maria Ellen Chiaia, Joyce Camuyrano Cunningham, Lauren Cunningham, Gita Dorothy Morena & Judy Zappacosta, Eds, Sandplay Therapists of America; Walnut Creek, California.
“Using Symbolic Language with Couples and Groups.” Chapter in Living the tides of Uncertainty. (2006). Maria Ellen Chiaia, Joyce Camuyrano Cunningham, Lauren Cunningham, Gita Dorothy Morena & Judy Zappacosta, Eds, Sandplay Therapists of America; Walnut Creek, California.
“Language of Imagery, Language of Connection,” Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Vol XIV, No 2, 2005.
“Round Table on Research: Reflections form the 2003 ISST Congress.” Journal of Sandplay therapy, Vol. XIII, No 1, 2004.
“Guidelines for Re-Seacch” (2004). Joyce Cunningham & Gita Morena. Presentation at Encountering Psyche: Sandplay conference, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.
“Behind the Veil: Gateway to Eternity.” (2002). Keynote presentation, STA national convention. Sante Fe, New Mexico.
“Treasures of the Psyche: Exploring the Depths of Sandplay Process.” The Sandtray Network Journal, Vol4, No2, Summer 2000
“Relax & Let Go,” Skillful Means, Winter, 1996.
“Traveling through Oz: The Journey Home,” Northern California Sandplay Society Newsletter, Spring, 1996.
“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” San Diego Therapist, July 1996.
“Healing the Healer.” San Diego Therapist, December 1995.
“Beyond the Rainbow.” Journal of Sandplay Therapy , Vol IV. No 1, Winter 1994.
“Modification of Locus of Control and Self Esteem in EMR and EH Children.” Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol 2, No 4, 1974, 281-292