Doctor of Philosophy Degree, in clinical psychology – California School of Professional Psychology, an APA accredited program, Fresno, California, June, 1994
Dissertation: Attitude Toward Police Officer Scale: Scale Construction and Demographic Correlates
Master of Arts Degree, in clinical psychology – California School of Professional Psychology – Fresno, California, June, 1990
Master of Education Degree, in counseling – University of Toledo, Ohio, December, 1983
Bachelor of Arts Degree, in psychology – University of Toledo, Ohio, December, 1982
Bowling Green State University/Internationale Ferienkurs – German program in Salzburg, Austria, 1981
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
- Licensed Psychologist – Georgia
- Certified Hypnotherapist /Member Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis
- GPA Disaster Response Network – Past Advisory Council Founder
- Completion of 3 years training in forensic/police psychology
- Completion of two year training in strategic family therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis
1996-Present Clinical Psychologist
Private practice offering individual, family, group and marital psychotherapy; hypnotherapy; play therapy. Specialties include strategic family therapy, critical incident debriefing, DOD trained PTSD (veterans and public safety), recovering alcoholics/addicts, depression and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I have worked in several prisons as part of the National Healthcare Services Corps evaluating and diagnosing prisoners in order to determine level of care needed.
2000-2001 Forensic Psychologist
Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta. Performed evaluations, treatment planning, individual and group therapy for the secure forensic unit.
1994 -1996 Psychological Resident
1990 – 1992 Psychological Services for Law Enforcement, Merced, California. Performed psychotherapy with law enforcement personnel and their family members, as well as members of the general public. Participated in critical incident debriefing for police officers, fire fighters, and park rangers. Performed forensic research. Administered pre-employment , career advancement, and fitness for duty evaluations to police personnel. Also administered evaluations of patients and criminal suspects.
1986 – 1988 Private Practice (Master level counseling)
Owned and managed a full-time private practice in Sarasota, Florida. Performed individual, group, family and couples counseling. Included group work with A Woman’s Place of Sarasota, a halfway house for women recovering from alcoholism
1985 – 1986 Clinical Therapist
New Dawn Recovery Center of Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Provided individual, group and family therapy in a 28-45 day treatment designed primarily for alcoholics and cocaine addicts. Directed family aftercare program.
1984 – 1985 Clinical Therapist
The Alcohol and Substance Center, Monroe, Michigan
1992 – 1993 Internship
The Bradley Center Hospital, Columbus, GA
A year-long APA accredited internship in general inpatient and outpatient clinical psychology. Major rotations were completed in adult inpatient psychotherapy and adolescent day hospital treatment . Psychological assessment and report writing were integral components of both rotations. Minor rotations were completed in adult and child/adolescent outpatient psychotherapy. Psychodynamic and behavioral therapy was performed throughout all rotations. A minor rotation in forensic psychological assessment was also conducted.
1990 – 1991 CSPP Psychological Service Center
Psychological evaluation practicum though Fresno County Juvenile Probation Department. Evaluated youthful offenders and made appropriate recommendations to the court. Measures utilized included: MMPI, Rorschach, TAT, WISC-R, Bender Gestalt, Jesness Juvenile Inventory, Draw a Person, BDI, WRAT-R, and K-ABC.
Fresno County Mental Health – Youth Services – Out Patient
Received training in child therapy and theraplay. Attended treatment team meetings, presented cases to agency staff and fellow trainees, consulted with medical director, social workers and psychologists. Performed family therapy on an as needed basis.
1989 – 1990 Fresno Community Hospital 7-West
Received training in object relations and dynamic therapy for inpatient adults diagnosed as having Axis II disorders. All therapy was conducted on an inpatient unit utilizing group therapy. Also participated in didactic teaching of patients, presentations to staff, aftercare treatment, family consultation, group and individual supervision.
1983 – 1984 Intern Chaplain
Riverside Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
Performed pastoral counseling for patients in a large metropolitan hospital.