Education and ExperienceI am a licensed clinical psychologist in California [PSY6680]. My masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology were earned at the University of Kentucky Department of Psychology,which is an American Psychological Association [APA] approved clinical psychology program.
I also completed an internship in clinical psychology at the APA approved Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. I received an excellent education and was fortunate to be trained by a number of truly gifted clinicians.
Following my clinical training, I served on the clinical staff of the Department of Psychiatry at the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. I also provided consultation to various medical and psychiatric group practices and maintained a private practice specializing in adults and adolescents.
My clinical training has been in the scientist-practitioner model. In addition to extensive training in direct clinical practice and psychotherapy my training has been steeped in research that informs treatment approaches that are both focused and effective.
University of Kentucky | Ph.D.
Major: Clinical Psychology
Minor: Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
University of Kentucky | M.A.
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York | B.S.
Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology
1981 - present
PRIVATE PRACTICE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Los Angeles and Ross, California
Providing psychological counseling, assessment and consultation to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Areas of specialization with adults include: couples therapy [EFT trained], depression, self-esteem, health/medical, infertility/pregnancy, adoption, occupational, financial, and substance abuse. Areas of specialization with adolescents and families include: attention deficit disorder, academic/school issues, family conflict, separation, divorce, and substance abuse. Psychotherapy integrates insight-oriented psychotherapy from a relationship perspective with evidence-based treatments [CBT, DBT] selected to address particular problems and symptom constellations.
1995 - present
Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center-San Rafael
820 Las Gallinas
San Rafael, CA 94903
Staff psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser-San Rafael. Provide outpatient psychological consultation, assessment and psychotherapy to adults presenting with a wide range of psychological issues and psychiatric conditions. Provide emergency consultation within the Psychiatry Department, Medical Center and Emergency Department. Supervise post-doctoral residents in clinical psychology.
Clinical Psychologist on the Consultation-Liaison Service at the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles; Coordinator of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles; psychology trainee at the University of Kentucky Counseling Center; houseparent/counselor at Vista del Mar, Los Angeles; and Becker Residence of Blueberry, Brooklyn, N.Y.