Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

  • Individual and family psychotherapy – Treatment of children, adolescents, and adults for depression, anxiety, trauma, lifestyle changes and optimal performance.
  • Group psychotherapy and psychoeducation – Topics cover interpersonal effectiveness, lifestyle changes, wellness, self care, therapeutic art, and therapeutic movement activities.
  • Assessment – Psychosocial assessments for children and adolescents; comprehensive behavioral functional assessments for all ages; treatment plans and treatment recommendations.
  • Clinical Care Coordination – Management of multidisciplinary health care professionals including social workers, nurses, neuropsychologists and activity therapists in a partial hospitalization setting.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Private healthcare agencies – Rite of Passage Academic and Athletic Training Centers • Alliance Family Services • Koinonia Family Services • Alta Bates Medical Center • Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital • Statewide Convalescent Hospitals.
  • Public healthcare agencies – Washoe County Nevada Department of Social Services, Clinical Unit • State of Nevada, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services • State of Nevada, Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services.

 

EDUCATION

  • John F Kennedy University
    MA, Clinical Psychology, Sports Psychology Specialization Orinda, CA
    1986
  • San Jose State University
    BS, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Option San Jose, CA
    1976

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Trauma recovery and optimal performance.
  • Emotion Freedom Techniques  (EFT) – Sress reduction, trauma recovery and optimal performance.
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Meditative stress reduction.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – Mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) – Readiness and commitment for personal lifestyle changes.

LICENSES AND AFFILATIONS

  • Nevada Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 2003 (active)
  • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 1992 (active)
  • Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist 1977-1999
  • Clinical Member, EMDR International Association 2009 (active)
  • Clinical Member, California Association of MFT 1990 (active)
  • Clinical Member, American Association of MFT 2010 (active)
  • Clinical Member, Nevada Association of MFT 2010 (active)
  • Member, Association For Comprehensive Energy Psychology 2012 (active)
  • State of Nevada Representative, Association For Comprehensive Energy Psychology

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