About

Dr. Laura McGuire (they/them or she/her) is a nationally recognized sexuality educator, trauma-informed specialist, and inclusion consultant. They have worked as an instructor, presenter, educator, consultant and trainer on topics including:

 

  • Consent Education

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention

  • Sexual Health Education

  • Pregnancy and Birth Education

  • LGBTQ Inclusion

  • Trauma-Informed Practices

  • Cultural Competency/Humility

  • Sexual Trauma Recovery

  • Offender Education



Dr. McGuire earned their bachelor's degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison State University and their graduate degrees in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. McGuire's doctoral dissertation, entitled “Seen but Not Heard: Pathways to Improve Inclusion of LGBT Persons and Sexual Trauma Survivors in Sexual Health Education,” examined the marginalization of sexual minorities within health education on a global scale. 

Dr. McGuire is a certified full-spectrum doula, professional teacher,  a certified sexual health educator, and a vinyasa yoga instructor. Their experience includes both public and private sectors, middle schools, high schools, and university settings. In 2015, they served as the first Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program Manager at the University of Houston, and in 2017, they became the first Victim Advocate/Prevention Educator at the US Merchant Marine Academy.

 

They are a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Society of Professional Consultants, and is a member of numerous boards and committees. They are a graduate of The National Leaders Council and are currently a fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation where they are researching sexual medicine competency in provider care. Dr. McGuire lives in the United States, where they work as a full-time consultant at The National Center for Equity and Agency.

 

 

 

Credentials:

 

Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Change 

Fielding Graduate University, December 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Thomas Edison University, Winter 2012

 

Certified Doula

Madriella Institute, Winter 2011

 

Childbirth Educator

CAPPA Training, Winter 2011

 

RYT 200 in Hatha Vinyasa

Yoga Den Jacksonville, 2007

 

Florida Department of Education Professional Teaching Certification

Health k-12 and Social Sciences 6-12 2015-2018

 

American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists

Certified Sexuality Educator 

 

 

Read Dr. McGuire's  Dissertation

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