Licia Rester-Frazee, M.A., M.F.T.

Managing Director of Programs, Admissions, & Marketing, and USM Faculty

Educational background: Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA, 2008. Certificate of Completion in Soul-Centered Leadership – University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA, 2005. Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Consciousness, Health, and Healing – University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA, 2000. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts – Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 1985

Licenses: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California

Fields of specialization: Spiritual Psychology, curriculum design, instructional design, nonfictional and fictional writing, Web site development, e-learning curriculum, business communication, and video production and post-production.

Licia Rester-Frazee serves on the University of Santa Monica’s faculty as a facilitator for the Soul-Centered Living I Program. She also served as faculty for ten years for the First Year class and for three years as a Faculty Project Report Reader in the Second Year class of USM’s Master’s Program in Spiritual Psychology.

Additionally, Licia serves as USM’s Managing Director of Programs, Admissions & Marketing.  In this capacity, she provides oversight and leadership for the teams involved in Enrollment, Communications, Education, and Online development. In her role as Director of Online Education, she works closely with Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick to translate the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology to the interactive medium for the Online component of the SCL I Program and for Online offerings for graduates and the general public.  A professional writer and instructional designer for more than 25 years, Licia has worked on a variety of interactive projects, including children’s multimedia, online business courseware, corporate and university Web sites, and psychology software.  Some of her past clients have included Microsoft, American Express, NBC, Hanna-Barbera Studios, Phillips Interactive Media, Honda, Volvo, University of Southern California, Interactive Health Systems, and Amgen.  In her current role at the University, Licia also brings her earlier experience in video production and post-production to the development of Soul-Centered Online Education and media.

In 1985, Licia graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University, receiving Student of the Year awards in both the Department of Communication Arts and the School of Fine Arts. In 1999, she completed her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology degree at the University of Santa Monica and was awarded Student of the Year. She continued on to earn her M.A. in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Consciousness, Health, and Healing from USM in 2000. In 2005, she completed USM’s pioneer program in Soul-Centered Leadership, and in 2008, she graduated from the University’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program, receiving the award for Counseling Psychology Student of the Year. In addition, Licia has trained in computer software applications, design, and programming, as well as adult educational theory and application.

In addition to her roles at USM, she is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.

Licia lives with her husband, David, and Lizzie, their pet gecko, in Torrance, California. She loves dancing, storytelling, creative writing, laughing with family and friends, and serving the Beloved.

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