Education

UC Davis, Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship, 2017 to 2018

Bringing Baby Home Educator, 2016

Board of Behavioral Sciences, LMFT License, 1991

University of Southern California, Ph.D. Candidate, 1986-1987

Loma Linda University, Marriage & Family Therapy, M.S., 1986

Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus, Psychology & Administration of Justice, B.S., 1981

University of San Diego, Paralegal Certificate, 1981

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Couples Therapy (Models of coupling by John Gottman, Bob & Rita Resnick, Sue Johnson)

Harvard Medical School &  Brazelton Institute, New Born Observation , 2017

Bringing Baby Home Educator, A Psycho-educational

program for parents of children up to 3 years of age.

NCAST Certification, Babies 0-12 months Feeding Assessments

Experiential, Emotion Focused, Therapy 

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Gestalt Therapy: A holistic, experiential, present centered approach

Jungian Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Biblical studies, Philosophy, Meditation

Parent-Infant Mental Health, Fellowship UC DAVIS

ACHIEVEMENTS

"Certificate of Excellence" for outstanding performance and lasting contribution for development and facilitation of a "Lunch & Learn" program, County of Riverside.

"Past President", Inland Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist.

"Outstanding Chapter Leader", California Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

To refine and enrich my therapeutic presence I participate in ongoing professional training and consultation. This level of engagement keeps me current and engaged in my work.