Martin Vitorino, PhD serves as a lead faculty member for Courage of Care and directs their LGBTQIA+ initiative. He is also the Director of Programming at InsightLA and leads the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts. He facilitates a meditation group for the transgender community called “Mindful Transitions” that focuses on deepening self-compassion and building connection. Prior to joining InsightLA, Martin trained foster parents and social workers in the child welfare system on ways to better understand and support LGBTQ young people in care. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Emory University where he researched resiliency in women who had been incarcerated. Martin also holds a B.S. in Psychology from Westfield State University in Massachusetts. In a volunteer capacity, he organizes heart-centered retreats for transgender men and is a member of the speaker’s bureau of PFLAG Los Angeles.

This profile was last updated on June 8, 2020

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