Education and Training

2011 Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

1994 Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA.  

1976 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sociology. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.  

Certification

2016 Certification in RLT – Relational Life Therapy, a therapeutic model for couples developed by Terry Real, best-selling author of The New Rules of Marriage, and How Can I Get Through to You?, Relational Life Institute, Newton, MA.

Associations and Memberships

Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT, Board member 2009-2014.

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, (CAMFT). Member since 1994.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, (AAMFT). Member since 1996.

Selected Courses Taught

So, You Want to Be a Leader: Forging the Path to Excellence, Newport Mesa Unified School District, and National University, Costa Mesa, CA. 2005.

Stress Management 101, Los Angeles Unified School District, 2004.

Managing Stress for Success, Newport Mesa School District, National University, Costa Mesa, CA. 2004

Temperature’s Rising: Lessons in Anger Management, Los Angeles Unified School District, 2004.

Balancing Work and Home, Los Angeles Unified School District, 2003 and 2004.

Goal Setting, Cypress, CA. Ann Clark Associates, 2003

The Behavioral Interview, Cypress, CA. United Behavioral Health, 2002.

Overcoming Depression, North Orange County Community College District, 1997/1998.

Communication Techniques, Fullerton Community College, Fullerton, CA 1998

Coping With Anxiety, Fullerton Community College, Fullerton, CA 1998.

Selected Training Received

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Curriculum of 8-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2016

EMDR 3-Day Intensive Training, 2015

EMDR & Mindfulness, Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 2015

Relational Life Therapy, Relational Life Institute, Terry Real, 2014-16.

Scared Stiff: Treatment of Anxiety with Cognitive Therapy, David Burns, San Diego, CA. 2006.

Challenging Couples/Challenging Therapists, The Milton Erickson Foundation, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. 2004.

Law and Ethics, Continuing Psychology Education, San Diego, CA, 2005 and 2003 

Mentor/Coach Training, MentorCoach, LLC, Los Angeles, CA. 2003

Treatment of Eating Disorders, Del Amo Hospital, Torrance, CA. 2002.

Trauma-based Treatments, Long Beach-South Bay CAMFT, Long Beach, CA. 2002.

Working with Difficult Couples, RCSR Cassidy Seminars, Los Angeles, CA. 2001.

Clinical Supervision, Parts I, II, and III. California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Los Angeles, CA. 2000/2011..

Couples Therapy, UCI Family Therapy Training Program, Irvine, CA. 2000.

Solution-focused Therapy, Family Service of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. 1997

Workshops in Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Couples, Milton Erickson Foundation, San Francisco, CA. 1997

Thought-Field Therapy, Acadia Counseling Associates, Hermosa Beach, CA. 1996.