Jodie E. Gerson, MA, MS, CPM, CETP has two Master's degrees; one in Community Clinical Psychology, the other in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is Predoctoral Intern with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She successfully defended her dissertation on Understanding Metaphors in Therapy: A Qualitative Approach at the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu Spring 2022. Jodie completed a PsyD Clinical Practicum at the Family Strengthening Center, where she earned her Specialty Certification in Child Maltreatment. She completed a PsyD Intervention practicum at Tripler Army Medical Center, Child and Family Behavioral Health Services. Jodie also completed her PsyD Advanced Practicum Wai‘anae Comprehensive Community Health Center and Department of Health (DOH) Family Court Liaison Branch (FCLB) at Hawai‘i Youth Correctional Facility and Detention Home (HYCF). Jodie is a Certified Expert Trauma Professional and has worked in the field for over 25 years. Her work experience with adults, adolescents, and children, includes assistance and intervention with the homeless, individuals with mental illness, minors in foster care, forensics, youth parole, and persons with HIV/AIDS. She specializes in art therapy.