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. Previous to her facilitation of USM workshops and Programs, she facilitated a variety of small group and large group workshops and offerings, including Insight 1: The Awakening Heart Seminar, as well as designed and lead many train-the-trainer events for large corporations.
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, Marketing, and Online Education. In her role as Director of Online Education, she works closely with Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick as a Curriculum Designer to translate the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology to the interactive medium for Online offerings for students, 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 over 40 years of 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 Spiritual Psychology 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; adult educational theory and application; Six Boxes® performance training; and digital and live event marketing.
In addition to her roles at USM, Licia is a Soul-Centered professional coach, having completed USM’s Certificate Program in Soul-Centered Professional Coaching in 2017, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In this capacity, she supports groups and individuals in their transformation and Awakening in the private and business sectors.
Licia lives in Southern California with her husband, David, and Lizzie, their pet gecko. She loves dancing, storytelling, creative writing, laughing with family and friends, and serving the Beloved.