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  • Education:

    B.A. (cum laude), University of California, Berkeley (History)
    M.A. California State University, Sonoma (Humanistic Psychology)
  • Teaching Experience: Adjunct Faculty Member

    UCSC Extension-Counseling and Alcohol/Drug Studies Pgm (20 years)
    University of San Francisco-Masters Degree in Counseling (8 years)

  • Professional Background:
  • I have been a California licensed, practicing Marriage and Family Therapist since 1979.  I developed the curriculum for a clinical training program in Alcohol/Drug counseling, directed and taught in that venue from 1981-94.  I also taught Counseling Skills to professional counselors, and students in training to become counselors both at UCSC Extension and the University of San Francisco.  I served on the Board of SC-CAMFT, a branch of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  I co-founded and am on the steering committee of the Santa Cruz Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Society.

  • I completed four year-long training programs with the San Francisco Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and numerous trainings by the other major SF Bay area psychoanalytic training institutes.  During my years developing curriculum for UCSC Extension, I was privileged to study with many of the major contributors to contemporary psychotherapy practices in humanistic, cognitive behavioral and family systems therapies.  I completed an 18-month internship in structural family therapy. I have received many years of on-going consultation and supervision with Monterey and SF Bay Area therapists and psychoanalysts.














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