Dr. CK Olivieri Blackmore is a licensed psychotherapist, social-developmental psychologist, clinical supervisor, divorce mediator, professor, and scholar whose clinical approach blends the latest evidenced-based research with warmth, humor, compassion, and creativity. Specializing in PTSD/Disassociative disorders, human sexuality and relationship dynamics, mood disorders, CK is particularly adept in issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. Drawing upon social-developmental psychology, queer studies and ecopsychological principles and practices, CK’s approach to therapy utilizes a interactive insight + behavior change model.
From cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical-behavioral (DBT), Gestalt, and family systems theories, to EMDR, Gottman, and EFT, her style is simultaneously empathic and fun, co-creating meaningful relationships with her students, colleagues, and clientele.
CK has a Doctoral degree in East-West Psychology, a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and post-graduate certificates in Advanced Traumatic Studies and Spiritual Counseling. She is the author of Queer Archetypal Lifespan Development Theory & The New Myth, an innovative theory of queer adult lifespan development published in the International Journal of Transdisciplinary Psychology. At present, she is an adjunct professor of Professional Law and Ethics at the California Institute of Integral Studies and is in the process of working on a Terrapsycholocially informed, resiliency-based conflict resolution model for working with long-standing historical traumas.