“Nothing is likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.”
- Victor Frankl
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice; Burlingame, CA, 1997-Present.
Psychotherapy and consultation practice with adults, infants, and children. Emphases: personal growth; long-term therapy, reproductive mental health: prepartum-pregnancy-birth-postpartum issues; infertility; pregnancy loss; early infant mental health; developmental issues; attachment; trauma; dissociation; psychoneuroimmunology; psychosomatics
Professor, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA, 1999-Present.
Tenured professor and Director of Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology program. Clinical, academic, and research work emphasizes reproductive mental health and trauma. Faculty Scholar with Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement.
Adjunct Research Faculty, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, 2000-Present.
Assist doctoral psychology students with dissertations and serve on dissertation committees.
Reviews Editor, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, San Francisco, CA. Aug., 2009–Current.
Editor for Reviews of films, books, art, and social/political/cultural works in University of California Publishing Press multi-disciplinary Journal emphasizing Jungian thought, multi-disciplinary studies, and contemporary culture.
Consulting Psychologist, Dolphin Yoga and Doula Center, San Mateo, CA, 2006-Present.
Serve as a consultant to birth professionals; doulas; and patients.
HealthRight International Volunteer, New York, NY, Oct., 2011-Present.
Provide evaluations for victims of torture and trauma from around the world who are seeking political asylum.
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Visiting Asst. Professor, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology; Palo Alto, CA, 1997-1999.
Clinical Psychologist/Participant Manager, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2004
Psychologist for participants of National Institute of Mental Health “Survivors of Childhood Trauma.”
Clinical Supervisor, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2001.
Analytic and psychodynamic supervisor for doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Clinical Supervisor, Professional School of Psychology; San Francisco, CA, 2000-2001.
Supervisor for child cases utilizing psychodynamic, sandplay, expressive arts and play therapy.
Consultant, Senior Psychology Services, Burlingame, CA, 1998-1999.
Consultant, psychodiagnostician and individual therapist for geriatric and rehabilitation patients.
Psychological Assistant, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; 1996-1997
Conducted psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic testing, crisis intervention and brief therapies with medical and psychiatric patients.
Pre-doctoral Intern & Post-doctoral Fellow, Dual Diagnosis Unit, Veterans Admin. Health Care System; Menlo Park, CA, 1994-1997
Provided individual, milieu and group psychotherapy, psychotherapy, case management and assessment to dually diagnosed outpatients/partial hospitalization patients in a modified therapeutic community. Supervised pre-doctoral interns.
Pre-doctoral Intern, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Veterans Admin. Medical Center;
Menlo Park, CA, 1995
Performed intellectual, neuropsychological, and personality assessments.
Pre-doctoral Intern, Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, Veterans Admin. Medical Center Palo Alto, CA, 1994-1995
Conducted brief psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Pre-doctoral Intern, Behavioral Medicine Unit, Veterans Admin. Medical Center; Palo Alto, CA, 1995
Provided psychotherapy and assessments to outpatients with psychosomatic conditions, cancer, heart disease, pain and neurological conditions in medical, behavioral medicine, and pain clinics.
Psychotherapist, Univ. of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine, Richland Family Practice Center, 1993-1994
Psychotherapy for adults, children and couples with medical and psychiatric problems including reproductive mental health issues in prepartum, pregnant, and postpartum women and families.
Chief Mental Health Consultant and Supervisor, Columbia Area Mental Health Center and Richland Memorial Hospital Emergency Room; Columbia, SC, June, 1990-1993
Consultant to emergency room physicians for psychiatric and medical patients. Crisis intervention, brief therapy, assessment, hospitalization. Supervised student interns.
Psychotherapist, Psychological Service Center, Columbia, SC, 1989-1994.
Treated adults, children and couples in community mental health clinic.
Psychodiagnostician/Consultant, Children & Adults , Columbia, SC, 1989-1994.
Tested and consulted at schools, mental health centers, inpatient/outpatient; public/private hospitals, jails/prisons and research facilities. Full spectrum of testing and diagnoses.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
Associate Editor, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, San Francisco, CA. 2008—2010.
Appointed Associate Editor for a University of California Publishing Press multi-disciplinary Journal emphasizing the interface between Jungian thought and multi-disciplinary studies.
Assistant Editor, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, San Francisco, CA. 2007– 2008.
Appointed Assistant Editor for a University of California Publishing Press multi-disciplinary Journal emphasizing the interface between Jungian thought, multi-disciplinary studies (i.e. art, archaeology, sociology, politics, religious studies, philosophy, film, performing arts) and culture. Provide peer reviews, edit manuscripts, and collaborate with authors and editors.
Board Member–”The Coming Home Project,” through Deep Streams Institute, San Francisco, CA. 2004—2010.
Served as President of the Board for “The Coming Home Project,” sponsored by Deep Streams Institute, a Zen Buddhist organization providing training for psychotherapists; community service; meditation; and peace building activities.
Instructor, Peninsula Training Collaborative, San Mateo, CA, 2004-2007
Instructor for mental health and legal professionals; and lay volunteers associated with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program for abused and neglected children.
Consultant/Facilitator, Psychotherapy Training Group, San Mateo, CA, 1997-2005.
Facilitated psychotherapy training and consultation group for psychotherapists.
Consultant/ Facilitator, Depth Psychology Group, San Mateo, CA, 1997-2005.
Facilitated depth psychology and psychotherapy group for psychotherapists.
Executive Committee Member, Colleague Assistance and Support Program, 1998-2000
Served on committee for California Psychological Association that promoted awareness, support and treatment of psychologists.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Numerous consultations with individuals and groups available upon request.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
California Psychological Association
Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
American Psychological Association—Division of Psychoanalysis
Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation