Wendy Mielke

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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EDUCATION:

  • M.S., Counseling, California State University, Fullerton
  • B. S., Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 50973)
  • Certified Seeking Safety Champion Certified Adherence Rater for Seeking Safety

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Treatment of Children Supervised Practicum

ACADEMIC/RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Human Trafficking/ Commercially Sexually Exploited Children/Youth (CSEC/CSEY)
  • Positive parenting

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

  • Family, Friends and Baseball!

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS: 

  • Presented “The Impact of Trauma on the Brain and Strategies to Increase Resilience” at the Building Trauma-Informed Communities Conference 
  • Presenter at the Nexus XIX Training Conference: Violence Within the Home and its Effects on Children
  • Presenter at the Southwest Conference Against Trafficking: Identification, Treatment Options and Best Practices for treating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims
  • Presenter on “Elevating Young Women's Voices: Empowerment or Exploitation" at the Healthy Teen Network conference at Minneapolis, MN
  • Train agency staff and outside providers (inclusive of Police Department’s, DMH staff, contract providers, community partners including school districts, hospital staff, emergency room nurses and the public) on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:

  • Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:

All students can learn. It is my job to meet them where they are at and help them thrive.