PhD, University of Central Florida; MS, Texas State University; double BS, University of New Mexico
Cultural fluency in counselor training, group work, trauma, EMDR, couples work (with specific focus with cross-cultural couples and/or when one member of the couple is a trauma survivor), grief and loss (ambiguous loss), social equity in mental health care, clinical supervision
Dr. Sacin is active in community–university collaborative work, connecting graduate counseling students with local nonprofits to provide services to agencies with limited resources. The most recent achievement was the collaboration between a group counseling class and a sexual trauma center to revise and update psycho-educational curriculum. Dr. Sacin is actively involved in the Association for Specialists in Group Work and has received two presidental awards and an emerging leader award within the organization. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and is also active within her local EMDR clinical community. Dr. Sacin has a small private practice where she provides trauma therapy on a sliding fee scale for those who do not have access to affordable EMDR treatment. She became a contributing faculty member in Walden’s Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program in 2014.