Human Sexuality Program Students
Students of the Human Sexuality program at CIIS
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling
Cecilia Siegel has dedicated her personal and professional development towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life for individuals facing adversity. She is currently working towards her licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. Her previous studies were at Ohio University where she completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Allegheny College and minored in Religious Studies. At Allegheny, she conducted a three-year, self-led psychological research study examining the intrinsic meaning and value instilled upon sexuality with "sex" as an intimate emotional and physical connection influenced by religious thought. In order to better understand the relationship between religion and sexuality, she examined individuals' religious affiliations and sexual behaviors--more specifically, how the strength of religious affiliation increases the likelihood of engagement in risky sexual behavior.
Her previous work experience has been based in a variety of settings: clinical agencies, correctional facilities, school settings, equine facility-based settings, and home-based settings. Her work has focused primarily on a multitude of psychological and counseling therapies and techniques such as, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Therapy.
Academically, she focuses her interests on sex education, counseling, research, publication, and ultimately implementing psychoeducational programs into religious, correctional, and school-based facilities. She is also interested in the relationship between our cultures advancements in technology and how it has affected our sexuality.
She also has a strong background and immense passion for athletics, religion, dance, animals, and mindfulness-based teachings.