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.
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
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.
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
Challenging Couples/Challenging Therapists, The Milton Erickson Foundation, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. 2004.
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.
Workshops in Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Couples, Milton Erickson Foundation, San Francisco, CA. 1997
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, (CAMFT). Member since 1994
Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT, Board member 2009-2014.
Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT. Member since 2009
SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT
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.
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.