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Andrew Pari,

LCSW, CCTP, Diplomate

Andrew Pari is a nationally recognized sexual assault trauma recovery expert known for his work in understanding the “taboo” in sexualized violence.  Founder and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC, he is a psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience treating survivors, including specialized populations in the sex trade and victims of trafficking.

Andrew has hosted the largest ever public discussions on topics related to sexual abuse and rape and is a moderator for forums on rape and recovery.  He is a sought-after speaker at conferences on sexual trauma, including the National Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW), and International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation. (ISSTD).

Julia Schiffman,

M.S.W.

Julia Schiffman is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist, sex educator, and community activist.  Julia earned her bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego in Theology and Religious Studies with an emphasis in Eastern Religion and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.  She received a dual-track certificate of completion in Sex Therapy & Sexuality Education from the Sexual Health Certificate Program (SHCP) at the University of Michigan.

 

In San Diego, California, Julia provides therapy services in her private practice where she focuses on trauma-informed and interpersonal issues with individuals, couples, and non-monogamous/polyamorous families.  The population she serves are those from gender, sexually, and relationally diverse (GSRD) backgrounds.  For more than a decade, she has volunteered for various causes, including the San Diego LGBT Community Center, and is the Outreach Coordinator and Board Member for the Center for Positive Sexuality.

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Michael L. Levittan,

Ph.D.

Dr. Michael (Levittan) is an accomplished and recognized expert on domestic violence, anger management, child abuse, trauma and PTSD.  He is a licensed psychotherapist, director of T.E.A.M. - a state-certified batterers’ treatment program, serves as an Expert Witness in court, teaches seminars and courses at UCLA Extension, National Alliance on Mental Illness, International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, L.A. Superior Court, Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, U.S. Marines, Women’s Shelters, etc.  His media work as an expert includes the Tyra Banks Show, ABC-TV News, Starting Over, Bad Girls Club, Montel Williams, Robert Irvine Show, Politico.com, Hollywood 411, and radio, on-line, and print publications.  Dr. Michael wrote "The History of Infanticide" – a chapter in Violence in Our Society and a chapter on Domestic Violence in “Her Story, His Story”. 

 
 
 
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Cris Scaglione,

Ph.D.

Cris Scaglione, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with considerable experience in neuropsychology and rehabilitation, and both physical and psychological trauma. Her teaching and clinical work use a biopsychosocial concepts.

 
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Kashira Rodgers,

Psy.D.

Dr. Kashira Rodgers is a Forensic Psychologist. She addresses diverse topics including Gang Intervention, human trafficking, violence against all genders, sexual assault and mental health. Dr. Rodgers currently provides individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention and conducts court ordered psychological evaluations. Awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) program. Dr. Rodgers is also the Founder of Facing Our Facts, a community agency providing individual counseling and support groups for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, adults molested as children and victims of violent crimes. Dr. Rodgers has devoted her life’s work to addressing trauma in the African American community and at-risk youth.

 
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Dr. Larry Britton Jr.,

Psy.D.

Dr. Larry Britton is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist and Adjunct Professor. Dr. Britton currently provides individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, psychological testing, and court-ordered psychological evaluations.  Dr Britton currently teaches various courses within the fields of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and both Clinical and Forensic Psychology amongst the Higher Education sectors. His research interests include topics within the post-incarcerated individuals, homelessness, psychological testing, and violence amongst all genders. 

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Ann Young, 

M.A.

Captain II, Retired

Captain II Ann E. Young is retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 35 years of service. She was appointed to the Department in June of 1981. She was promoted to the rank of Detective in July 1988.  As a detective, she worked 77th Area, Juvenile Division (Abused Child Unit), Robbery Homicide Division (Rape Special Section), and Internal Affairs. Captain Young was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1991. During that assignment, she was assigned as a field supervisor in Central Area, South Traffic Division and Tactical Planning Section.