Theodore Burnes, PhD

Associate Professor and Core Faculty
MA in Psychology

 

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Psychology, Individual Concentration (MPIC)
(310) 578-1080 ext. 348

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

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 member of the American Psychological Association, and is on the executive board for the Master’s in Counseling Accreditation Council (MCAC).

2014: Significant Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy with LGBT Individuals, Division 17, American Psychological Association

Current Research Programs

  • 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

EDITED BOOKS

Burnes, T. R., & Stanley, J.S. (in press). Teaching LGBT Psychology: Queering Innovative Pedagogy and Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

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. 86-109. doi:10.1177/0011000012442653

Falender, C. A., Burnes, T. R., & Ellis, M. V. (2013). Introduction to Major Contribution:  Multicultural Clinical Supervision and Benchmarks: Empirical Support Informing Practice and Supervisor Training. The Counseling Psychologist, 827. doi:10.1177/0011000012438417

Falender, C. A., Ellis, M. V., & Burnes, T. R. (2013). Rejoinder:  Multicultural Clinical Supervision and Benchmarks: Empirical Support Informing Practice and Supervisor Training. The Counseling Psychologist, 140-151. doi:10.1177/0011000012464061

BOOK CHAPTERS

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., Paul, P., & Rowan, S. (in press). 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. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Richmond, K., Burnes, T. R., Singh, A. A., & Ferrera, M. (in press). 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. 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.

Human Sexuality (PSY 547)
Community Psychology: Theories and Methods (PSY 545A)
Clinical Practicum (PSY 621)
Clinical Training Readiness (PSY 500AA)
Research for Mental Health Professionals  (PSY536D)
Field Study with LGBT Issues and Communities (PSY512D)
Program Development & Evaluation (PSY545E)
Child & Adolescent Development (PSY 543C)
Social Justice & Advocacy  (PSY 545-JJ-1)
Grantwriting for Non-Profits (PSY545CC)
Clinical Issues and Interventions with Transgender Clients (PSY 593QQ)
Career Development I: Theories (PSY 506E)
Career Development II: Assessment, Application, and Intervention (PSY 506F)