LISA M. GUNDERSON Citizenship Status: Canadian and US Citizen
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: PhD. May 1999, Clinical Psychology
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: M.A., May 1995, Psychology (Clinical)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: B.A., December 1991, Psychology
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: B.A., December 1991, Social Sciences & Communication (Sociology)
Juneau-Douglas High School, Juneau, AK: Diploma, June 1988
2012 - Present: Owner and Senior Psychological Consultant, One Love Consulting www.oneloveconsulting.com,Victoria, BC Provide professional development and training, consults, and lectures around issues of educational and organizational equity, anti-Black racism, structural anti-racism/oppression, bias, microaggressions & inclusivity in Canada and the United States. Focusing on mental wellness impacts of racialized violence.
02/16 - Present: Clinical/Practicum Supervisor & Counsellor, ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School, Victoria, BC Provide oversight of clinical services to children (pre-school to grade 12), consulting services to FT counsellors, teachers, administrators & parents. Supervise undergraduate and graduate practicum students from University of Victoria and City University.
4/14-Present: Registered Clinical Counsellor, British Columbia, Canada
8/04-Present: Licensed California Clinical Psychologist (Inactive Status) PSY 19799, Sacramento, CA
Recent Administrative Experience
8/17-8/19: Associate Program Director/Internship Coordinator - Master of Counselling Vancouver Island, City University of Seattle in Canada, Victoria, British Columbia
Professional Teaching Experience
01/15-04/16: Professor of Psychology, Instructor, Vancouver Island University, Cowichan, BC Cultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Interpersonal Communication.
01/16 -04/16: Professor of Psychology, Instructor, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Victoria, BC Introduction to Psychology
01/15-04/15: Professor of Psychology, Instructor, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Victoria, BC Introduction to Psychology
08/15-06/17 and 01/12-04/13: Professor of Psychology, Instructor, Camosun Community College, Victoria, BC Contemporary Issues in Psychology, Lifespan, Child Development, Childhood Disorders – Treatment, Experimental Psychology. Taught one-month full -time in November 2014.
8/03-01/12: Professor of Psychology, Tenured, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA 5 courses per semester including Psychology of Minorities (includes women, LGBTQ+ persons, racialized minorities, and persons with disabilities), General Psychology, Social Psychology and Human Sexuality. Served on college committees including student equity (tri-chair), cultural democracy initiative, senate, and budget. Maintained office hours, evaluated adjunct and non-tenure faculty, maintained thorough and current knowledge in psychology, maintained standards of professional conduct and ethics, assisted with curriculum and articulation studies, participate in faculty governance and student co-curricular activities (including advising the REAL Talk club - which addressed issues of racism, sexism, ableism, and heterosexism).
8/11-12/11: Staff Resource Center Initiative Coordinator: Leading Through Change, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA Arranged and coordinated activities and workshops for staff and faculty around the special initiative area of leading through change.
8/07-07/09: SRC Initiative Coordinator: Multicultural Teaching and Learning, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA Arranged and coordinated activities and workshops for staff and faculty around the special initiative area of multicultural teaching and learning. Created, organized, and implemented the first statewide California Community College Diversity Conference in 01/09.
8/06-8/08: Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento, Supervisory Development Certificate Program, Department of Continuing Education, Sacramento, CA Managing Diversity in the Workplace: A one-day course/semester for students in the Leadership Certificate Program
4 & 8/05: Continuing Education Lecturer, Sierra Vista Hospital, Elk Grove, CA Overweight Children and Adolescents: A Pandemic, Adult Anger Management - Domestic Violence
8/01-5/03: Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA General Psychology, Developmental Psychology for the Education Major, Life Span, Psychological Assessment, Introduction to Clinical Psychology.
8/99-5/01: Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Professional Facilitation Experience
08/12: Facilitator, Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative (HEAL), Sacramento, CA How to Work with Diverse Populations to Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity
06/11: Facilitator, Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Sacramento, CA Faculty Diversity Internship Program - Pathways
04/11, 05/10, 01/09: Facilitator, Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Sacramento, CA Generations in the Workplace
1/09: Facilitator, Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Sacramento, CA Ouch, That Stereotype Hurts!
11/08: Facilitator, Fairfield, CA Generation X, Generation Y, and Boomers in the Workplace: Understanding Diversity
6/08: Facilitator, Solano County Librarians, Vallejo, CA Teens-Beyond the Incident Reports
4/14-Present: Registered Clinical Counselor, British Columbia, Canada
8/05-Present: Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Inactive status), PSY 19799, Sacramento, CA
11/98-12/99: Registered Psychological Assistant, La Clinica para su Ayuda, Long Beach, CA Facilitated domestic violence, child abuser, and sex offender groups. Provided individual psychotherapy to children and adults, conducted intake interviews, and provided psychological assessment to outpatients.
8/97-8/98: Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern, Counseling Student Development Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa Provided individual, couples, and group counseling to university students. Conducted intake interviews, structured and facilitated group workshops, consultation, and outreach, and supervised practicum students.
8/97-7/98: Counselor in Residence, Student Housing Services, University of Hawaii at Manoa Provided after-hours emergency psychological services to University of Hawaii student community, crisis intervention for housing residents and staff, provided consultation to housing staff, structured and conducted staff training, structured and facilitated workshops and educational programs, conducted assessment ofstaff relations, designed questionnaire, structured database, and reported findings.
Professional Research Experience
12/98-1/00: Research Associate, Drug Use Among Latinos Project, UCLA/NIDA Substance Abuse Research Center, LA, CA Assisted with analyzing data, developing measures, writing reports and publication.
1/00-5/03: Senior Research Associate, The Imoyase Community Support Services, LA, CA Imoyase was a non-profit program evaluation organization for CBOs. Consulted, managed and coordinated various statewide and local projects with community based organizations primarily focusing on the African American community, including a grant from the California Endowment. Conducted numerous focus groups. Assisted with grant writing, developing measures, and writing reports. Supervised research associates.
Professional & Community Affiliations/Boards (Local and International)
2012-present: African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI)
2016-present: Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (VCPAC), Mt. Douglas High School Representative
2018-2020: Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (COPACS) Royal Oak Middle School Representative
2014-2019: Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee
2014-2016: Board Member of Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
2013: Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Vancouver Chapter)
2012: E-Women’s International Network (Victoria Chapter), Westshore Women’s Business Network
01/10-02/12: Sacramento County Racial Profiling Commission, Commissioner Appointed by the Mayor and Sacramento City Council to serve on the commission for 2 years.
08/07 – 08/11: Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) Chair, Professional Development Committee (Statewide) www.faccc.org.
08/07 – 05/09: Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, Board of Governors – At Large Governor
Past member of the American Psychological Association
Professional Educator of Ceremonies
10/13: Educator of Ceremonies The 5th Annual Summit for Courageous Conversation: Achieving Racial Equity and Excellence in Education. St. Louis, MO http://www.summitforcourageousconversation.com/home
10/12: Educator of Ceremonies The 4th Annual Summit for Courageous Conversation: Achieving Racial Equity and Excellence in Education. San Antonio, TXhttp://www.summitforcourageousconversation.com/home
10/11: Educator of Ceremonies The 3rd Annual Summit for Courageous Conversation: Achieving Racial Equity and Excellence in EducationSan Francisco, CA
10/09: Educator of Ceremonies The 2nd Annual Summit for Courageous Conversation: Achieving Racial Equity and Excellence in EducationBaltimore, MD
09/08: Educator of Ceremonies The Summit for Courageous Conversation: Achieving Racial Equity and Excellence in Education
Invited Convocation Speaker
08/10: Convocation Speaker, Consumnes River College, Sacramento, CA Generational Diversity in the Classroom
12/97-05/98: President's Diversity and Equity Initiative Grant "Diversity Issues of the 90's" Sponsor: Allyson Tanouye, Lisa M. Henry, Ruz Malakuti, and Reyna Murakami
12/96-12/97: National Institute of General Medical Sciences National Research Service Award, Predoctoral Fellowship 1 F3 1 GM 18674-01: "MMPI and MMPI-A Response Patterns of African-American Adolescents" Sponsor: Maria Felix-Ortiz, Ph.D.
Honors and Awards
02/13: AHAVI’S Entrepreneurial Award, Presented by the African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI) Recognition for “outstanding role in business activity and employability to strengthen and to promote growth of Canadian economy and of her status as a role model in engaging immigrant women in business community”
03/12: Full time Member of the Year Award, Presented by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges This annual statewide award acknowledges an “outstanding full time faculty member who promotes FACCC”.
12/10: Someone You Should Know Award, Presented by the Voices of Hope Club This award acknowledges individuals who “have gone the extra mile in supporting the disabled student body” at Sacramento City College.
07/09: John W. Rice Diversity Award, Presented by Dr. Condoleezza Rice to SCC’s Cultural Democracy Initiative ,2 programs were honored statewide. Sacramento, CA
05/09: Sacramento City College Associated Student Government 2008-2009 Humanitarian Award This annual award is voted on by SCC’s ASG (who represent 23,000 students) and presented to one faculty member each year for serving society through humanitarian efforts.
05/09: National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award
02/03: Loyola Marymount University Psi Chi Teacher of the Year (2002-2003)
04/02: LMU Order of Omega Honor Society Outstanding Professor
03/00: Loyola Marymount University Psi Chi Teacher of the Year
02/98: Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Leadership Award
10/97: National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Diversity Training of the Trainers
Gunderson, L. (2018). Black Enough? In S. Collins, S. (Ed.), Embracing cultural responsivity and social justice: Re-shaping professional identity in counselling psychology (pp.59-63). Counselling Concepts. https://counsellingconcepts.ca/
Gunderson, L. (2018). Let’s Ask the Right Question. In S. Collins, S. (Ed.), Embracing cultural responsivity and socialjustice: Reshaping professional identity in counselling psychology (pp.185-188). Counselling Concepts. https://counsellingconcepts.ca/
Gunderson, L. (2018). What About Us? In S. Collins, S. (Ed.), Embracing cultural responsivity and social justice: Reshaping professional identity in counselling psychology (pp.210-211). Counselling Concepts. https://counsellingconcepts.ca/
Gunderson, L. (2018). Black Enough! In S. Collins, S. (Ed.), Embracing cultural responsivity and social justice: Reshaping professional identity in counselling psychology (pp.236-239). Counselling Concepts. https://counsellingconcepts.ca/
Gunderson, L. (2014, December). Race Matters: How Counsellors Support Positive Racial and Ethnic Identity Development. Insights into Clinical Counselling, 16-18, 30.
Gunderson, L. (2014, Fall). Identity Matters-Part 2. Focus on Adoption: The Resource for Canada's Adoption Community, 22, 8-9.
Gunderson, L. (2014, Summer). Identity Matters. Focus on Adoption: The Resource for Canada's Adoption Community, 22, 8-9.
Gunderson, L. (2014). Psychology and Diversity: Addendum to The World of Psychology by Wood, S., et al. Ontario: Pearson Higher Education.
Gunderson, L. (Ed). (2010). The Psychology of Privilege and Power: Examining Isms in the United States. San Diego: Montezuma Press.
Gunderson, L. (Ed). (2008). Psychology of Minorities. San Diego: Montezuma Press.
Gunderson, L.M. (2011, April). Community Colleges: A World of Employment Opportunities. Psychology Graduate Series. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA.
Gunderson, L.M. (November, 2009). Community Colleges: A World of Employment Opportunities. Psychology Graduate Series. Mills College. Oakland, CA.
Gunderson, L.M., Pitman, G., Tromborg, C., Chopyak, D. (2009, January). How to Recruit and Retain Minority Faculty in the California Community College System. Workshop presented at the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Diversity Conference. Sacramento, CA.
Gunderson, L.M., & Pitman, G. (2006, October). How to Retain Minority Faculty in the California Community College System. Workshop presented at the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Annual Convention. Los Angeles, CA.
Hendricks, F., Henry, L.M. , Humphrey, C, Grant, W., & Lee, F. (2000, August). Redefining Ourselves: Career Perspectives from a New Generation of Psychologists. Symposium conducted at the 108th meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Henry, L.M., & Felix-Ortiz, M. (1999, August). Racial/Ethnic Pride: Is it One or More Constructs? Poster session presented at the 107th meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Degree Related Research
Henry, L.M. (1999). Comparison of MMPI and MMPI-A Response Patterns of African American Adolescents. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Henry, L.M. (1995). Violent environments and their effects on children. (Unpublished Masters thesis). University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Workshop Topics & Invited Lectures Presented
African American Treatment and Intervention
Building Healthy and Positive Working Relationships within Individual Staff Teams & Across Campus
Communication and Peer Counseling
Communicating with Diverse Groups
Crisis Intervention and Team Building
Decision Making and Communication
Dealing with Difficult People & Situations
Don’t Believe the Hype
Effectively Managing Difficult and Challenging Situations
Emotional Connectedness with your Students
Generations in the Workplace
How to Handle the “Hostile Student”
How to Get into Graduate School
Let’s Talk About Sex
Making the Internship Process A Little Easier Problem Solving
Relaxation and Stress Management
Therapeutic Interventions: Couples, Family, and Group Therapy with Minority Clients
Living/Extended Stays Abroad
Salamanca, Spain (1997)
Beirut, Lebanon (1997)
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