Leticia Nieto, Psy.D., LMFT., T.E.P.

Professor, Counseling

Address:

Old Main 417
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Phone:

Dr. Nieto is an individual, couple, and family counselor. She has a master’s in human development (1981) and an earned a doctorate in psychology (1986).  Dr. Nieto has been teaching since 1981 and joined the MAC program in 1989. She is a nationally approved supervisor through AAMFT. She earned her Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama credential in 2018.  Dr. Nieto's areas of focus are: anti-oppression, expressive art therapies, Playback Theatre, and Appreciative Inquiry. Her book Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone (2010), is an accessible analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege that offers readers ways to develop skills to promote social justice.

Publications

  • Nieto, L., & Boyer M.F., Goodwin, L., Johnson, G.R., & Smith, L. C. (2010) Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone. Olympia, WA: Cuetzpalin.
  • Nieto, L., Look Behind You: Using Anti-Oppression Models to Inform a Protagonist’s Psychodrama. In Leveton, E. (Ed.), Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy. (pp. 103-125). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Nieto, L., Strever, L., & Goodwin, L. (2007, March 8). Acting For Change: Integrating Social Justice, Somatic Awareness And Theatre. A supplement to the book by Blatner, A (2007). Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Retrieved September 1, 2008, from Interactive And Improvisational Drama Web site: http://www.interactiveimprov.com/act4change.html
  • Nieto, L., & Boyer M.F. (2006, March).  Understanding Oppression: Strategies in Addressing Power and Privilege. Colors NW Magazine, vol. 5 number 12, 30-33.
  • Nieto, L., & Boyer M.F. (2006, October).  Understanding Oppression: Strategies in Addressing Power and Privilege – Second Installment: Skill Sets for Targets. Colors NW Magazine, vol.6 number 7, 48-51.
  • Nieto, L., & Boyer M.F. (2006, March).  Understanding Oppression: Strategies in Addressing Power and Privilege. Colors NW Magazine, vol. 6 number 12, 34-38.