Mary M. Read, Ph.D., LMFT is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton, where she has taught graduate students for the past 22 years. In addition to her teaching, Mary serves as the Director of Clinical Training and the Counseling Alumni Advisor for the Department of Counseling. As well, Dr. Read is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has maintained her own private practice for the past 23 years. She is a co-chair of the Orange County regional MFT consortium, and a representative on the MFT Leadership Collaborative statewide. Mary is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, The American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, and the Association for Women in Psychology. Her research interests include career pathways for counselors, identity issues (e.g., sexuality/gender, aging, life transitions) and fostering clients’ resilience. Dr. Read also provides supervision, training, and consultation in a variety of venues on a number of topics. In this capacity, she is actively involved in the Autism Spectrum community, where her lived experience as a former co-parent of a child on the spectrum informs her clinical expertise.