Currently I perform disability evaluations for many different organizations, including Social Security, Employment Development Department, Department of Rehabilitation, and Workers' Compensation.
My doctorate is in an APA approved research based clinical psychology program from the University of Oregon, and I was licensed in California in 1986; I also have a credential in School Psychology.
I have training and experience in test construction, factor analysis, psychological testing, play therapy, hypnosis, depression, analytic therapy, neuropsychology, school psychology, pain management, rehabilitation, and biofeedback.
I have worked in the field for over 26 years, and specialize in assessing and treating children and their families aged 3-17 with a gamut of disorders, especially ADHD, PTSD, ODD, and learning disabilities.
I have taught introductory psychology, statistics, psychological assessment, personality, research methods, and play therapy.
I have been co-author of 8 publications in the fields of perception, depression, test construction, and child psycho-pathology.
I have twice been the President of the Inland Psychological Association and have lobbied legislators for the California Psychological Association.
I completed my dissertation with Dr. John Reid and Dr. Jerry Patterson in 1983, and was trained in child and family therapy by the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), and am especially grateful to Dr. Patti Chamberlain and Dr. Kate Kavanagh, who supervised my clinical work.
My current clinical endeavors include sharing the evidence based therapy that evolved out of the OSLC, in my seminar entitled, "Building Better Angels - With Evidence-Based Child and Family Therapy". I invite you to learn more about this seminar.