Bethany Holder

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Associate Faculty
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Saddleback College

Hello! I am a Part Time Professor at Saddleback College in the Psychology Department. I am also a Licensed Marriage and  Family Therapist. Prior to teaching, I worked in many different settings. My experience includes working for Juvenile Probation and with adolescents and families in a residential treatment center. I also have experience working at a community health clinic as well as a mental health agency where I saw a diverse group of children, adolescents, and adults. I am passionate about educating my students about various mental health disorders and helping them see things through the eyes of a clinician. One area that I am interested in is Trauma. I am an EMDR practitioner and use it much of the time in my private practice and in my work with first responders and their families. I currently teach Psyc 37 Abnormal Psychology at Saddleback. If you are interested in psychology, I hope you will consider taking my class.

May 2004   California State Dominguez Hills,  M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

May 2000  San Diego State University,  B.A Sociology with an emphasis in Social Problems


Volunteer Work

Trauma Recovery Network- providing probono EMDR to first responders and people affected by natural and manmade disasters


License and Certifications

Certified EMDR Practitioner 2019

Critical Incident Stress Management Training 2019

Brainspotting Level 1 Training 2019

EMDR Advanced Training in First Responders and Military Personnel 2019

EMDR Advanced Training in Dissociation 2018

EMDR Advanced Training in Trauma (Flash Technique) 2018

EMDR Basic Training 2017

WIEBGE Certification in daughters of Narcissistic Mothers 2017

Certified Trauma Professional (IATP) 2016

Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator   2015

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist   2012

Certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor  2003