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From left, Laurel Collier Smith, Garth R. Johnson, Liz Goodwin, Leticia Nieto and Margot F. Boyer.

Leticia Nieto

Author Leticia Nieto, Psy.D

Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT has been an active poet, dramatist, and performer since 1978. She has been a psychotherapist and trainer in anti-oppression and expressive techniques including psychodrama, playback theatre, and theatre of the oppressed since 1980.   For her work in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Saint Martin’s University, Nieto was named Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2005. She is also a member of the faculty of the European School of Classical Psychodrama in Mexico, and loves to sing.

Margot F. Boyer
Margot F. Boyer is a writer, poet, and educator whose interests include sustainable communities, social justice, organic gardening, and beekeeping.  A graduate of The Evergreen State College and Goddard College, she teaches English and Coordinated Studies at North Seattle Community College. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her husband Bob and too many cats.

Liz Goodwin
Liz Goodwin, MSW, is a psychotherapist and community educator with a private practice in Seattle, WA. Prior to receiving her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Washington, she was a counselor, advocate, and organizer for labor union, women’s, anti-racist, and queer liberation efforts. She has been studying with Dr. Leticia Nieto and training with her anti-oppression curriculum for over three years. Her passion is the bringing together of psychology and liberation – theory and practice.

Garth R. Johnson
Garth R. Johnson is, among various things, an improviser, writer, and editor who is involved in anti-oppression and domestic violence prevention efforts. He holds Master’s degrees in English and Counseling Psychology. He has put down his roots in Olympia, which turns out to be a great place for building communities around creative pursuits, seeking insights, and instigating social change.

Laurel Collier Smith
Laurel Collier Smith has been organizing in Olympia, WA since 2000 with projects such as the ILWU Local 5, Books to Prisoners, Bridges Not Walls, and Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights. Her collaborations with Dr. Nieto include curriculum development and performance organization. Presently she is studying psychology and social change strategy at The Evergreen State College. This is her first undertaking in book design.

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