MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

WHAT'S A LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER


​​A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a professional who's earned a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited institution. A Clinical Social Worker has been trained in clinical theore​tical frameworks that are strength-based and person-centered. Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker also requires at least 2 years of post-graduate client contact hours, as well as a minimum of 90 hours of clinical supervision from a licensed clinician. In addition, while working toward earning their masters, Clinical Social Workers are expected to complete 2 years of practicum experience. ​

My Educational Background:​

Clinical Social Work (MSW)

Widener University, Philadelphia, 2012

​Human Sexuality-Clinical (M.Ed.)

Widener University, Philadelphia, 2012

Psychology (BA)

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 2009

Post-Graduate Education and Training:
Apprenticeship in the Art of Narrative Practice
David Epston, Kay Ingamells, and Tom Carlson
March 2017 - Present

Yearlong Advanced Narrative Therapy
Evanston Family Therapy Center
Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Evanston, IL, Jan 2017 - Present

Training Through Transcripts
Kay Ingamells, Narrative Therapist
July 2016 - March 2017

Externalizing Practice Intensive
Stephen Gaddis, Ph.D.
Narrative Therapy Initiative, The Salem Center
Salem, MA, Oct 2016.

Discovery Learning, Advanced Narrative
Stephen Madigan and David Nylund
​Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy
Vancouver, BC, Sept, 2016

Certificate Program in Narrative Therapy
Caspersen Training Center
Minneapolis, MN, 2015-2016.

Intensive Narrative Therapy Training
Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Summer 2015.

Conferences Attendance:

I frequently attend a variety of conferences, nationally and internationally:

Therapeutic Conversations, Vancouver

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy / ACBS


Clinical Work Experience:
Adolescent and Family Therapist
​Denver Health Medical Center (STEP)
Denver, CO, Nov 2015 – Present.

Adult Outpatient Psychotherapist
​Aurora Mental Health Center
Aurora, CO, Jun 2014 – Nov 2015.

Sexual Abuse Intervention Therapist
Savio House
Denver, CO, May 2012 – Jun 2014.

Clinical Internship Experience:
Adolescent Offense-Specific Therapist
Joseph J. Peters Institute
Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012

Adult Outpatient Therapist
Northwestern Human Services
Sharon Hill, PA​, 2010-2011


Teaching Experience:

Human Sexuality, Graduate Social Work
GSSW, University of Denver, 2018


Sociology, Undergraduate Course

​Red Rocks Community College, 2013




I am licensed in the state of Colorado as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I earned masters' degrees in Clinical Social Work (MSW) and Human Sexuality (M.Ed.) from Widener University in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, I earned my bachelors degree in Psychology, with concentrations in Health and Sociology from Montclair State University in New Jersey. I am a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) through the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).


I have been practicing therapy in the Denver area since 2012. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am professionally and formally trained in Narrative therapy, but also utilize additional therapeutic modalities depending on my clients’ needs.


I see clients presenting with a variety of mental health and behavioral problems. However, I specialize on Sexuality-related concerns such as sexual self-control problems and sexual deviance. I also provide couples therapy, combining Narrative practices with traditional Sex Therapy models. I currently work with adolescents and adults. I specialize in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth, not only on issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity, but also mental health and behavioral concerns including substance abuse, anger, and problematic sexual behaviors, among others.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

what is aasect?


AASECT stands for American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist. AASECT is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1967. AASECT is the only accredited organization offering national certification for qualified professionals. Becoming an AASECT-certified sex therapist involves a rigorous process of training, clinical hours, and clinical supervision.

aasect mission


​"Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education. AASECT's mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists." - AASECT.org

MAURICIO P. Yabar, Lcsw., M.Ed., cst

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