Kristen Zaleski 2019

Training and Research

Kristen Zaleski, PhD, LCSW is a psychotherapist and researcher of sexual violence in both civilian and military settings. Current research interests include technology facilitated sexual violence, gender based violence and its connection to human rights within American society, and clinical treatments of trauma in the therapy room. She is a topic expert on sexual violence in American society, PTSD and stress response, interpersonal neurobiology, and modern day attachment theory. Dr. Zaleski's work and research experience makes her a unique authority on the micro influences of trauma on the psychological, physical, and spiritual health of an individual. 


Dr. Zaleski's book titled Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma by Springer Publishers is in its 2nd edition. Dr. Zaleski has an upcoming text on Transnational Feminism and Global Violence Against Women published by Oxford University Press in 2019. 




UCLA Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology 2002

USC Master of Social Work 2004

PhD The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy 2013

Post Graduate Therapy Training:

- Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Level 1, Level 2, Certification in progress

- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), 4 day ECEEFT externship.

- VA sponsored Cognitive Processing Therapy training and supervision

- VA sponsored Prolonged Exposure Therapy training and supervision

​- Certified Rape Treatment Counselor through the State of California

Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

- Advanced coursework and training in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

Invited speaker to Facebook Roundtable on Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images August 2018

National Public Radio Interview on the topic of Brett Kavanaugh hearing and sexual assault survivorship, October 2018.