Rachel B. Michaelsen, LCSW
Rachel Michaelsen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has taught undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education classes for more than 15 years. She has taught courses in clinical supervision in the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout the country, and online. She has also has taught courses on Energy Psychology, Law and Ethics in Clinical Practice, Developmental Trauma, Safety in the Workplace, and Identifying and Addressing Vicarious Traumatization.
Ms. Michaelsen is a CAMFT-Certified Supervisor, and has a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision from Smith College School for Social Work. She also is a Diplomate in Comprehensive Clinical Psychology from the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). She has a thriving private practice in Oakland, where she provides clinical supervision and consultation as well as psychotherapy with adults and couples.
In August 2014, Ms. Michaelsen was inducted by the World Health Organization into WHO’s Global Clinical Practice Network and selected to participate in a field study on Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders for the development of the International Classification of Diseases, edition 11 (ICD-11). She has subsequently been selected to participate in ICD-11 field studies on:
- Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (August, 2014)
- Paraphilic Disorders (in October, 2014)
- Anxiety Disorders (January, 2015)
- Classification and Technology Use in Clinical Practice (March, 2015)
- Relationship Problems and Maltreatment (November, 2015)
- Mood Disorders (February, 2016)
- Rating Scales for Symptom Qualifiers for ICD-11 Schizophrenia and Other Primary Psychotic Disorders (September, 2016)
- Mental, Behavioural, and Related Disorders (December, 2017)
- Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviors and Impulse Control Disorders (January 2019).
Ms. Michaelsen served on the Continuing Education Provider Approval Committee of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists from January 2016 to May 2017, reviewing providers to help determine whether they qualify to offer Continuing Education courses for therapists in the state. In July, 2017, she was elected Chair of ACEP’s Humanitarian Committee.
Rachel’s online DSM-5 courses are available now. In-person classes are listed on our Live Classes page.