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Books by Summer Watson, MHS, PhD

  • F*ck Yeah: Get Real With Strong Language

    A strategic guide to understanding your personal beliefs.

    Have you ever wondered why so many people use strong language in private, but in public deny using it? What is it about strong language that prevents people from using it in a natural way? F*ck Yeah! Get Real With Strong Language uses the subject of strong language to powerfully challenge your personal values. It equips you with tools for self-exploration to support emotional growth, and will inspire you to live a more empowered life. Prepare to think creatively about how you want to live your life based on a value system that you can define, and live your life more fully. This book is about so much more than just “why” people use strong language. It will help you discover your uniqueness, question your adopted values, understand your emotions and will help aid you in developing a core set of values that align with your life in a way that you can embrace.


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Dr. Summer Watson is the founder of KORE Women, LLC. KORE Women is a unique home for the hearts and souls of women, where they can Kinetically connect, Organically learn from one another, Reshape lives through diverse interaction, and Energize one another to promote change. KORE Women strives to support women through shared wisdom, kindness, mentorship, and guidance as well as the use of films and podcasts to share their journeys, stories, and strategies to support success. Based on the supportive women in her life who have inspired her, Summer developed KORE Women to create a business that she loves and to which she could apply her wisdom, education, and experience to support women in developing and achieving their personal and professional goals through strategic empowerment coaching. Summer holds a bachelor's in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's in human services with a specialty in community counseling from National University, San Diego, and a PhD in psychology with a clinical emphasis from Saybrook University, San Francisco. She also has certifications in teaching, mediation, substance abuse education and prevention, and leadership. She has facilitated communication groups; taught courses in career transition, psychology, and human services; and served as a mentor for doctoral students. In addition, Summer has conducted both qualitative and quantitative research. Summer has several years of experience working in non-profit, government, and for-profit mental health facilities that oversee and train clinicians and conduct mental health assessments and evaluations of both children and adults. She also has served as a mentor, advisor, and coach to those who seek professional and personal guidance in the areas of career, education, and wellness support as well as serving as an adjunct faculty member for multiple universities and as a consultant in qualitative research to doctoral students. As a military spouse for twenty-plus years, she has put much of her energy into creating programs for military families and advocating for their needs. She is currently the senior executive director of the Warrior Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports veterans through community outreach, provides education through films, and provides internship opportunities for university students. She has published a phenomenological study, "Effects of the War in Iraq on Military Marriages," in which she studied six factors that affect military spouses separated by war. Summer is the co-author of two recent articles: "Veterans' time in war consumes their peace," San Francisco Chronicle (March 15, 2018) (https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Veterans-time-in-war-consumes-their-peace-12757323.php). "Strategic plan can help combat trolling, harassment, bullying," Marin Independent Journal (February 21, 2019) (https://www.marinij.com/2019/02/21/marin-voice-strategic-plan-can-help-combat-trolling-harassment-bullying/).