EDUCATION

  • 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.