PATH Framework Team

Patty Cason
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Patty Cason is a family nurse practitioner, trainer, and educator with a specialty in sexual and reproductive health. She has practiced for 40 years in a wide variety of clinical and academic settings and is an Assistant Clinical Professor and guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing. Her goal is centering patients with a sex-positive, trauma-informed, anti-racist lens. She has practiced for 40 years in a wide variety of clinical and academic settings and is a contracted consultant to training agencies, non-profits, and state departments of health across the United States. Patty developed the PATH framework and the ASA Cycle for person centered conversations and counseling. She serves on the Board of directors for the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the National Medical Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and several advisory boards including the Clinical Training Center for Family Planning. She recently helped revise the CDC’s 5 Ps in A Guide to Taking a Sexual History to make them more inclusive. Other publications include research and opinion pieces in peer reviewed journals, nationally utilized on-line learning courses, textbook chapters, clinical protocols, job aids, and manuals.

Joely Pritzker

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Joely Pritzker is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in reproductive and sexual health. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and currently practices at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Vista, California. In addition to her clinical work, she is a reproductive and sexual health consultant and trainer. She leads trainings for the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning, Envision SRH and other organizations on the PATH Framework, client-centered counseling, LARC placement, contraceptive methods and patient self-advocacy. She is an author for the upcoming 22 nd Edition of Contraceptive Technology. Joely is particularly passionate about finding ways to operationalize reproductive justice principals into clinical practice and is dedicated to helping providers, medical assistants and other support staff develop their counseling skills and clinical knowledge.

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