Psy.D., Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.
M.S.W., School of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1987.
B.S., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1985.
EMPLOYMENT / EXPERIENCE
Private Practice, Los Angeles, California, 1990 to present.
Responsibilities include: Providing crisis intervention, short and long-term psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis to adolescents, adults, older adults and couples. Specialties include chemical dependency, relapse prevention, anger management, adults molested as children, trauma, grief reactions, bereavement, care giving and aging and anxiety and depression.
Campion Mental Health Center, a project of OPCC, Santa Monica, California, July 2005 to April 2011. (Director).
Responsibilities include: Provision of clinical services to community clients; supervision and support of clinical staff and trainees/interns; collaborating with project directors and staff at other OPCC projects; providing clinical consultation and training to other OPCC projects; serving as a field instructor for students from the UCLA School of Social Welfare; participating as a member of the OPCC senior management team; ensuring smooth and efficient day to day operations of the mental health center; interviewing prospective staff, trainees/interns, and providing orientation; overseeing and developing the center’s budget; ensuring that all staff are up to date regarding mandatory continuing education for provision of supervision; participating in grant procurement and doing outreach and marketing
Santa Monica-UCLA Family Practice Residency Program, April 1991 to June 2005. (Faculty Member/Behavioral Science Coordinator/ Social Worker).
Responsibilities included: Teaching and training medical residents in the areas of Behavioral Science and Geriatric medicine through lecture, supervision/precepting and resident observation/participation in patient counseling; providing crisis intervention, short and long-term counseling to patients of all ages in individual, family and conjoint therapy; providing case management for high functioning and persistent mentally ill patients; making referrals to appropriate community resources; developing and updating the community resource guide; developing and coordinating comprehensive geriatric home assessments and community site visits; developing adherence protocols and adolescent health questionnaire for an adolescent health grant; developing protocols and curriculum for cross-cultural training grant; coordinating resident participation in research studies; providing psycho-social services through the California Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program and participating in program planning and development of curriculum in Behavioral Science and Geriatric Medicine.
Family Service of Los Angeles, Inglewood, California. August 1987 to March 1991. (Clinical Social Worker).
Responsibilities included: Intake and evaluation; treated children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and conjoint therapy; provided employee assistance services; treated male offenders in the Domestic Violence program; provided case management and referrals to community resources and provided orientation to new staff.
Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, California. August 1989 to December 1990. (Clinical Social Worker).
Responsibilities included: Intake and evaluation; provided outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and conjoint therapy; worked with interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive services.
St. John’s Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, California. September 1986 to June 1987. (Social Work Intern).
Responsibilities included: Intake and evaluation; treated young adults and adults on an outpatient basis in individual and conjoint psychotherapy; co-led a supportive therapy group for lower functioning adults in a day treatment milieu; provided assessment, evaluation and discharge planning for inpatients.
Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center, Los Angeles, California. September 1985 to June 1986. (Social Work Intern).
Responsibilities included: Intake and evaluation; treated children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and conjoint therapy; co-led a therapy group of sixth graders at the local elementary school; provided case management and referrals to community resources.
Recognition of Service to the Family Violence Project, Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, 2004
Senior Residents Teaching Award, Santa Monica-UCLA Family Practice Residency Program, 1995.
National Association of Social Workers
California Society for Clinical Social Work
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy