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Cress Forester, Psy.D.

Cress Forester, Psy.D. has been working with patients since 1986.  She is also adjunct faculty at the Wright Institute, as a clinical supervisor (since 2006).  She worked in Community Mental Health for 10 years, seeing patients, supervising, and providing trainings, and also worked at the Boyer House foundation as an individual psychologist.  She teaches at graduate and post-graduate level, has presented at international conferences (ISSD, ISTSS, ISPS), and provides trainings on trauma and clinician-self-care at clinics throughout the Bay Area including the VA, SFGH’s trauma team, and Mills College.  She has focused on working with severe mental illness, trauma and dissociation.  She is particularly interested in attending to somatic experience in the clinical hour.  Her paper on the use of somatic countertransference was published in 2007. She has private practices in San Francisco and Sonoma, offering psychotherapy and consultation.

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