Psychologist. Yoga Teacher. Speaker.

speaking at MC

I’m not always good about updating my speaking schedule so feel free to contact with me for upcoming speaking engagements.

Here’s a sample of what I’ve been up to lately:

October 2015: Interview on the Nights and Weekends Podcast

August 2015: Limits and Liabilities: Using where you came from to get where you are going. MicroConf, Barcelona, Spain.

June 2014: Small is Beautiful (and also REALLY hard): Emotional Wellness for Single Founder Businesses. Small is Beautiful Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

May 2014: Cross Cultural Education: Models for Psychologists. San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association,  CEU course

May 2014: Worthy. Four presentations for the Annual Women’s Retreat. Calvin Crest Conference Center, Oakhurst, CA. 

April 2014: Making Entrepreneurship a Sustainable Lifestyle. MicroConf, Las Vegas, NV.

March 4-March 15, 2014: Cross Cultural Psychology: A course for graduates and undergraduates in Guatemala

February 28-March 1, 2014: Pursued Through Beauty, Prayer of the Heart Conference, University Presbyterian Church

July 19, 2013: Interview on Bootstrapped with Kids, Episode 15

April 28-30, 2013: Don’t Burn-up in the Launch: Staying Emotionally and Relationally Healthy while doing a Start-up; MicroConf, Las Vegas, NV

March 15-16, 2013: Trauma and Resilience in Urban Communities; City Summit Conference; Fresno, CA

February 14, 2013: It’s All About the Relationship: Working Alliance and Psychotherapy; Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds; University of California San Francisco, Fresno campus

January 17, 2013: Interview on local channel 47

2013: In 2013 I  hosted a weekly interview podcast called Parenting Reimagined. It’s available on iTunes and can be downloaded from


November 11, 2012: Fostering Thriving in Caregivers; College Community; Fresno, CA

September 11 & 12, 2012: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response; Air Force National Guard Chaplains Corp;  McGee-Tyson Air Force Base; Memphis, TN

August 28, 2012: Supporting Trauma Survivors; Community Regional Medical Center Chaplains; Fresno, CA


Sample professional publications:

Walling, S. M., Suvak, M. K., Howard, J. M., Taft, C. T., & Murphy, C. M. (2011, December 19). Race/Ethnicity as a predictor of change in Working Alliance during cognitive behavioral therapy for intimate partner violence perpetrators. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a002575

Walling, S. M. (2011). Intercultural classroom: Reflections on the development of a psychologist. Pacific Journal, 6, 74-80.

Gordon, D., Walling, S. M., Watkins, N. D., Wilhelm, S. & Rayford, B. S. (2011). Adolescent fathers involved with child protection: Social workers speak! Child Welfare, 90, 95-114.

Shin, H., Eriksson, C. B., Walling, S. M., Lee, H., & Putman, K. M. (2011). Race, resource utilisation, and perceived need among urban community development workers from faith-based organisations. Journal of Mental Health, Religion and Culture, doi: 10.1080/13674676.2010.545946

Walling, S. M., Eriksson, C. B., Putman, K. M. & Foy, D. W. (2011). Community violence exposure, PTSD and adverse childhood experiences in a national sample of urban aid workers. Psychological Trauma: Research, Theory, Practice and Policy, 3, 42-49.

Iverson, K. M., Resick, P. A, Suvak, M., Walling, S. M., & Taft, C. (2011). Intimate partner violence exposure predicts PTSD treatment engagement and outcome in Cognitive Processing Therapy. Behavior Therapy, 42, 236-248.

Crusto, C., Witson, M. L., Walling, S. M., Friedman, S. R., Amer, M. M., Reynolds, J., Feinn, R., & Kaufman, J. (2010). Characteristics of urban young children exposed to family violence. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 716-24.

Walling, S. M., Meehan, J., Marshall, A., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., & Taft, C. T. (2010). The relationship of intimate partner aggression to traumatic brain injury, executive functioning and intelligence. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00226.

Taft, C. T., Walling, S. M., Howard, J. M., Monson, C. (2010). Trauma, PTSD and partner violence in military families. In K. Blaisure,  T. Saathoff-WellsA. PereiraS. MacDermid Wadsworth & A. Dombro (Eds). Military Families in the 21st Century. (pp. 195-212). New York: Routledge Academic.

Eriksson, C. B., Bjorck, J., Larson, L., Walling, S. M., Trice, G., Fawcett, J., Abernethy, A., & Foy, D. W. (2009). Social support, organizational support and religious support in relation to burnout in expatriate humanitarian aid workers. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12 (7), 671-686.

Suvak, M. K., Walling, S. M., Iverson, K. M., Taft, C. T., Resick, P. A. (2009). Multilevel regression analysis to investigate the relationship between two variables over time: Examining the longitudinal association between intrusion and avoidance. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 622–631.

Goodman, D., Walling, S. M., & Ghali, A. (2009). Psychology in pursuit of justice: The lives and works of Emmanuel Levinas and Ignacio Martin-Baro. Pastoral Psychology, 59, 585-603.

Dueck, A., & Walling, S. M. (2007). The theological contributions of Bishop K.H. Ting to psychological counseling. Pastoral Psychology, 52,143-156.

Walling, S. M. & Kelly, T. A. (2006). Book review: Twilight of the SuperheroesPsychiatric Services, 57, 1824.

Walling, S. M., Eriksson, C. B, Meese, K. J., Ciovica, A., Gorton, D., & Foy, D. W. (2006). Cultural identity and reentry in short-term student aid workers. Journal of Psychology and Theology 34, 153-164.