Education

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina;

Ph.D., Clinical-Community Psychology, 1995, APA approved.

Dissertation: Psychoneuroimmunology: “Expression of Negative and Positive Events

through Writing: Implications for Health and Psychotherapy.”

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri;

B.A., Psychology, 1989; Minor:  Religious Studies

Summa cum laude

Honors—Psychology

Honors Thesis: “Psychosocial Predictors of AIDS Prevention and Fear”

C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, Certified Psychoanalyst, Sept. ’05- Dec., 2011. 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training, Kaiser Permanente.  Fremont, CA, Sep. ‘96-Aug., ‘97.
Brief therapy, adults, children and adolescents; family practice medical/psychiatric concerns.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, Sep., ‘95-Feb., ‘97.  Long-term psychotherapy, severe mental illness, trauma, dual diagnosis.

Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, Sep., ‘94-Aug., ‘95.  APA approved.  Long-term psychotherapy, severe mental illness, dual diagnosis, trauma, neuropsychology, behavioral medicine.

Recognitions

  • Tenure, 2011
  • Faculty Scholar, Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, 2011
  • Notre Dame de Namur University, Ten Year and Five Year Service Recognition Award, 2006, 2011
  • Gronowski Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, 1998
  • Summa cum laude, Distinguished Academic Achievement, University of Missouri, 1989
  • Honors Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1989

Professional Affiliations

  • C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
  • California Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
  • The Marce Society
  • The International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress