Continuing Education Committee
The GoodTherapy.org Continuing Education Commitee is an important aspect of our efforts to provide quality continuing education events for our members. The Continuing Education Committee reviews potential CE presenters and topics, as well as coordinates our online CE events.
- Noah Rubinstein, LMFT CEO and Founder
Tanisha Handsford, MS, CAMP, CCTP Continuing Education Manager
A native of Bainbridge, Georgia, Tanisha brings over eight years of experience in the counseling field—both individual and group work—to her position as continuing education manager at GoodTherapy.org. She holds a master’s degree in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University, an undergraduate degree in rehabilitation studies from Thomas University, and is certified in clinical trauma and anger management. She has also been a facilitator of child trauma awareness classes with the nonprofit Darkness to Light for the past six years.
Tanisha has written and published four poetry books and dabbles as an inspirational writer. Having recently relocated from Orange Park, Florida, she lives in Olympia, Washington with her partner and four kids.
Eli Levich Continuing Education Coordinator
Eli is a Washington native who earned a bachelor’s degree in social justice and creative writing from The Evergreen State College in 2011. After graduating, ze fell in love with the greater Olympia community. Ze joined the GoodTherapy.org member support team in 2015 and now helps oversee GoodTherapy.org's continuing education program and other educational resources.
Eli has enjoyed attending many local events and festivals over the years celebrating independent music, films, art, publishing, and more. A few of zo favorite things are: reading horoscopes, watching sitcoms, playing video games, and longboarding. Eli is primarily a homebody, and loves spending time with zo wife and their cat, Apple.
Chen Z. Oren, PhD Continuing Education Committee Member
Dr. Chen Oren is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Westlake Village, California. Dr. Oren received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California. He has experience working in university counseling centers, community mental health, and private practice. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men and sports psychology. He works with individuals and couples and co-leads a men's group. He speaks nationally and locally on issues of diversity, men, fathers, and sport psychology. In 2009 he co-edited Counseling Fathers (Routledge), a book designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He is currently conducting an exploratory national survey on fathers and therapy.
Karen Hofmann, PhD Continuing Education Committee Member
Dr. Karen Hofmann is the Associate Director and Director of Training at the University of Central Florida's Counseling Center. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida, and an experienced therapist who has been seeing clients as well as teaching new therapists about the practice of psychotherapy. She maintains a part-time private practice in the greater Orlando, Florida area.
Karen started working as a therapist in 1989 at the Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Program in Austin, Texas. She went on to earn her MS in Educational Psychology in 1992, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology in 1998 from Texas AandM University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Texas AandM University Counseling Center. She has been practicing psychology for the last 17 years, and her professional areas of interest and specialization are relationships and family issues, women/gender issues, trauma/abuse recovery, identity development, sexual orientation, identity and expression issues, social justice, group process, and supervision. She is currently a board member for the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).
Susan Buckles, JD, BCD, LICSW Continuing Education Committee Member
Susan Buckles is a social worker in private practice on Bainbridge Island, Washington. After receiving her MSW in 1994, Susan worked for a small community agency on the Island, serving domestic violence victims, running a perpetrator treatment program, and coordinating a community-based family counseling program. Since 2005 she has focused on private practice and on teaching clinical ethics from a Right Use of Power perspective. Susan also has a "day job" as an administrative review judge for a Washington State agency. She completed her JD in 1981 and worked for Western Nebraska Legal Services and Oregon Legal Services before entering her present field.
In her spare time Susan enjoys creating many types of textile art; reading about cosmology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology; hanging out with her Shiba Inu; and spending time with friends.
Wei-Chien Lee, PhD Continuing Education Committee Member
Dr. Wei-Chien Lee is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a National Certified Counselor, and a Counselor Faculty and the Student Success Coordinator at San Jose State University Counseling Services. Dr. Lee is also a member of the Professional Development Committee of the National Academic Advising Association as well as a member of the Directorate of the CCAPS of the American College Personnel Association.
Dr. Lee received her PhD from Purdue University (Counseling Psychology) and completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Lee is a scholar, clinician, consultant, and teacher. She has published journal articles and book chapters and given more than thirty presentations at national and regional conferences. She has provided individual, couple, and group therapy to diverse populations for more than ten years. In addition, she has been invited to provide consultations to individuals and organizations (included California Board of Psychology). Finally, as her knowledge and skills are well-recognized, Dr. Lee has often been invited to train therapists and psychologists.
Dr. Lee has always wanted to help people be happier and healthier--she feels extremely honored and fortunate that she is able to do so, and enjoys working and helping people every day.
Noah has worked with individuals, couples, and families for the past 22-plus years in various social service, counseling, and consultation roles with different communities, including mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, emergency shelters, hospice organizations, home-based therapy programs, summer camps, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and in private practice. The holder of a master's degree from Humboldt State University, Noah strives to expand the visibility and reach of GoodTherapy.org in an effort to counter the tendency within the mental health field to view people as deficient and fundamentally flawed. The mission and vision of GoodTherapy.org and Noah's efforts have been featured extensively in the media, including numerous radio and television interviews and print articles. While his passion for dealing with the serious topic of reducing harm in therapy is always at the fore, Noah is a kid at heart and a self-described "major goofball" who loves playing with his sons, Kobe and Niko, more than anything.