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Received my PhD in December 2020 from Texas Woman's University in Family Therapy with a primary research focus in adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology, medical family therapy, and sexual/relationship health. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (TX) and a Certified Sexuality Educator-Supervisor (AASECT) who is able to effectively communicate and connect with people from diverse backgrounds and varying degrees of ability. My career trajectory is in psychosocial counseling support and evidence based program development for integrated healthcare systems that primarily work with family systems facing chronic illness and/or cancer. With my training and extensive experience in telehealth and online education, my hope is to improve the accessibility of healthcare services for families who face chronic illness. 



Bachelor of Arts

University of Texas at Arlington

Interdisciplinary Studies


Master of Education

Widener University

Human Sexuality


Master of Science

Texas Woman's University

Marriage and Family Therapy

2016 2020

Doctor of Philosophy

Texas Woman's University

Family Therapy

Work History

2016August 2020

Clinical Therapist

Lake Worth Counseling
  • Developed process improvements for the practice including HIPAA records compliance, ethical practices, and tele-mentalhealth procedures.
  • Conducted biopsychosocial-spiritual history interviews and intakes for assessment and treatment of presenting problem.
  • Provided continued psychosocial clinical therapy to patients (12 years of age and up) based upon ongoing assessment of treatment needs.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans with measurable objectives and goals.
  • Conducted psychotherapy using evidenced based practices rooted in sound theoretical techniques (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Techniques, and Family Systems). 
  • Developed and maintain HIPAA complaint clinical records for ongoing client cases.

Program Development, Instructor, Research

Various Organizations
  • Program developer and facilitator for "Cancer: The 3rd Wheel". Relationship and Sexual Health Education for Young Adults Impacted by Cancer (February, 2020). Sponsored by Cook Children's and Cancer Care Services.
  • Qualitative Research Assistant: Dorrish, J. (Dissertation, 2019) Dog guides and families: An online qualitative study. 
  • Qualitative Research Assistant: Dyson, D. (in review, 2016) Sex talk study.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for masters level classes at Texas Woman's University: FS 6253 Supervision in Family Therapy (Fall 2017).
  • Instructor for Texas Christian University continuing education (2016): Silver Frogs Program
  • Instructor on Record: Texas Woman's University: (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
    • FS 4543 Developmental Sexuality
  • Instructor for The Parenting Center (2015-2017): Nurturing Parenting Series
  • Program Developer and Facilitator for The Velvet Box (2012-2020): SexEd University series
  • Developed web content and blogs for sexual health and women's health websites.

Clinical Intern

The Parenting Center
  • Ascertained over 300 face-to-face psychotherapy hours of which 150 were relational hours (couple or families). 
  • Maintained HIPAA compliant documentation of all clients on caseload within agency and licensure requirements.
  • Performed clinical assessments and collaborated with clients (12 years of age and up) to build treatment plans with measurable goals. 
  • Fluidly moved through several therapeutic theories which included Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Experiential techniques based on the clients need and presenting problem.
  • Co-facilitated multiple child centered play therapy groups on the topics of ADHD and anxiety. 

Qualified Mental Health Professional

MHMR of Tarrant County
  • Developed and implemented 6 week program on sexual health for the Women’s Crisis Unit facility.
  • Performed psychosocial assessments on clients to determine level of care and placement.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives.
  • Conducted communication skills group and sexuality education group for the treatment of schizotypal, bipolar, and major depressive disorders.
  • Developed and maintained audit-able contemporaneous records consistent with Medicaid billable requirements.


Systemic Psychotherapy

Trained in systems theory and can fluidly move from CBT to Narrative to Experiential based upon clients needs and presenting problem with clear rationale.

Sexuality Knowledge

Comfort with and ability to assess and treat many various aspects of human sexuality issues within intimate relationships and families. Excels in knowledge relating to sexual dysfunction and illness.

Cultural Competency

Sensitive to multicultural considerations (especially gender and sexual minority (LGBTQ+) and careful to emphasizes multiple perspectives throughout both educational classes and clinical work. 

Program development

Passion for the creation and implementation of research/evidenced based programs to support relationship and family health. 

Collaborative Care

Recognizes the importance of involving clients existing health care system and actively engages in collaboration with these systems as necessary with proper releases from client. 


Boatman, Beth, "Emotional intimacy and cancer" (Presentation, 8th Annual Gynecological Oncology Symposium: Joan Katz Cancer Resource Education Center-Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, Invited. September 7th 2019). 

Boatman, Beth, "Sexual reproductive anatomy and physiology" (Presentation, Advanced Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunctions Course: 6305-40, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX, Invited by Dr. Kathleen Sweeney. January 30th, 2019).

Boatman, Beth, "Sex Education in Texas Public Schools" (Presentation, Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District Student Health Advisory Council meeting, Colleyville, TX, Invited. November 14, 2018).

Boatman, Beth, "Sexuality and Sex Therapy: Circles of Sexuality" (Presentation, Fort Worth Area Associate for Marriage and Family Therapy, Fort Worth, TX, Invited. August 21, 2018).

Boatman, Beth & Haddad, Emily, "Intimacy and Healthy Relationships for Adolescence and Young Adults." (Workshop, AIS-DSD Support Group Conference, Pheonix, AZ, Invited. July 15, 2017). 

Boatman, Beth, "Satir's 5 family roles: Understanding family functioning in a time of stress." (Presentation, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX. Invited. December 13, 2016).

Boatman, Beth. "Difficult conversations: Assessing sexual health with patients.” (Presentation, Cook Children’s Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds, Fort Worth, TX. Invited. November 29, 2016).

Boatman, Beth. "Sustaining a passionate marriage." (Presentation, Texas Christian University Silver Frogs Program, Fort Worth, TX. Invited by Julie Lovett, October 27, 2016).

Boatman, Beth. “Reignite that spark: Creating desire in long-term committed relationships.” (Presentation, Healthy Marriage Conference, Fort Worth, TX. Invited by Healthy Marriage, Healthy Families Coalition of Tarrant County, March 5, 2016).

Boatman, Beth. “Sexual dysfunctions related to cancer and chronic illness: DSM-5.” (Presentation, Family Studies course at Texas Wesleyan University. By invitation of instructor: Dr. Edita Ruzgyte. Fort Worth, TX, October 10, 2015).

Boatman, Beth. “The 5 steps to sexual health: A guide for the modern woman.” (Presentation, Annual Plaid for Woman Conference, Fort Worth, TX. Invited. December 5, 2014).

Boatman, Beth. “Understanding severe persistent mental illness” (Presentation, Family Sciences course at Texas Woman’s University. By invitation of instructor: John Garcia. Denton, TX, October 14, 2014).

Boatman, Beth. “Contraceptive options and education” (Presentation, Psychology course at University of North Texas. By invitation of instructor: Dr. Lee Ancona. July 16, 2014).

Boatman, Beth. “Sexting: Information and concerns for today's youth.” (Presentation, Family Sciences Course at Texas Woman’s University. By invitation of instructor: Dr. Linda Brock. Denton, TX, April 30, 2014).

Boatman, Beth. “Financial planning and goals for couples.” (Presentation, Family Sciences Course at Texas Woman’s University. By invitation of instructor: John Garcia. Denton, TX, April 16, 2014).

Facilitated Trainings

Boatman, Beth. "Supporting our LGBTQ youth." (Staff Training, Communities in School North Texas, Lewisville ISD, invited, February 26, 2020) CEUs provided. 

Boatman, Beth. "Sexual Health and Relationships: Starting conversations with AYAs and their families." (Presenter, 2019 Texas Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Conference, Fort Worth TX, invited, February 16, 2019) CMEs provided. 

Boatman, Beth. "Talking About Sex: Help us help them." (Clinician Training, The Parenting Center, Fort Worth, TX, February 1, 2018) CEUs provided.

Boatman, Beth. “LGBT safe space training.” (Staff Training, Lena Pope Home, Fort Worth, TX. September 1, 2017) CEUs provided.

Boatman, Beth, "Domestic violence awareness and the LGBT community." (Presentation, Tarrant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX. Invited. April 20, 2017). CEUs provided

Boatman, Beth, "Starting Difficult Conversations." (Panelist, 7th Annual Texas Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Conference, San Antonio, TX. Invited. March 4th, 2017). CMEs provided.

Boatman, Beth. "Difficult conversations: Assessing sexual health with AYA oncology patients." (Nurse In-service, Cook Children's Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Fort Worth, TX. November 10, 2016) CEUs provided.

Boatman, Beth. “LGBT safe space training.” (Staff Training, The Parenting Center, Fort Worth, TX. November 13, 2015) CEUs provided.

Boatman, Beth. “Difficult conversations: Assessment of sexual health with patients.” (Clinician training, Cancer Care Services of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX May 18, 2015).

Boatman, Beth. “Group and individual psychoeducation: Techniques and interventions to increase engagement.” (Clinician Training, Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX October 8, 2013).

Boatman, Beth. “Sexual expression sensitivity: Responding with understanding and empathy.” (Staff Training, The Velvet Box, Fort Worth , TX July 7 2013).

Boatman, Beth. “Teaching techniques to engage introverted learners.” (Educator Training, Tarrant Literacy Coalition, Fort Worth, TX April 26, 2013).

Boatman, Beth. “Transgender cultural competency.” (Staff Training, Samaritan House. Fort Worth, TX April 23, 2012).

Boatman, Beth. “Mental health and students: Teacher sensitivity and awareness” (Educator Training, Tarrant Literacy Coalition, Fort Worth, TX, April 12, 2012).

Boatman, Beth. “Cultural competency and sensitivity across cultures.” (Staff Training, Samaritan House. Fort Worth, TX February 27, 2012).

Non-Refereed Publications

Boatman, E. (2021). What to expect from premature menopause. Blog. 

Boatman, E (2021). A cheat sheet for talking to your doctor about sexual issues. Blog. 

Boatman, E. (December, 2020) Developmentally appropriate sexual health conversation with adolescent and young adult oncology patients. (E. McCarroll (ed.)) [PhD Family Therapy]. Texas Woman’s University. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34242.30404

Boatman, E (2020). What no one tells you about cancer and sexual relationships. Blog.

Boatman, E (2018, March). Top 5 reasons couples counseling doesn't work. Lake Worth Counseling Blog. Retrieved from

Boatman E. (2017) Wachtel, Ellen. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham.

Boatman, B (2014, September). Keeping your vagina strong, before and after baby. Fort Worth Moms Blog. Retrieved from

Media mentions

Francis, R (2014, December). Not lying down: for Fort Worth retailer The Velvet Box, sales are in the black (negligee). Fort Worth Business. Retrieved from

Hanson, J (2016, May) Beth, the sex consultant. Joy Factor Podcast. Retrieved from

Rogers, J, [Olympic Silver Medalist] (2020). The thinking mans guide to bedroom anxiety: Based on interviews with 5 sexual health experts.



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Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education". 

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