Ph.D, California School of Professional Psychology, 1994.
M.S.W., New York University Graduate School of Social Work, 1972.
B.A., Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, 1969.
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Externships and Advanced Training
Advanced Training in Scientifically Based Marital Therapy, John Gottman
Two Year Training Program in Family Therapy, Family Institute of Chicago
Wright Institute Los Angeles, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Licensed Psychologist, State of California, License #PSY 15270, since 1997
LCSW, State of California, License #LCS 13936, since 1989.
Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Certified Supervisor, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Certified Emotionally-Focused Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer
Teaching Experience Certified Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Adjunct Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, 1998-2012
Behavioral Science Faculty, Northridge Family Medicine Residency, 1997-2006
Behavioral Science Faculty, West Suburban Family Practice Residency, 1986-8
Co-founder and Executive Director, Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
2002 President, Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Board of Directors, 1997-2005
American Psychological Association, Member
California Psychological Association, Board member 2003-2006
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member since 1972.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member
American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), Charter Member
President, Family Institute of Chicago Alumni Association, 1986-1988.
Board Member, Family Institute of Chicago Alumni Association, 1978-1988.
2004 Distinguished Service to Los Angeles County Psychological Association
2006 Excellence in Teaching Award, Northridge Family Practice Residency
Guest Editor, Los Angeles Psychologist March/April 2005 issue on Couple Therapy
How a Few of Your LACPA Leaders Built their Practices, The Los Angeles
Psychologist, March/April 2004
On Doing Couple Therapy, The Los Angeles Psychologist, July/August 2003
Emotions, Mush, Authentic Selves and Connections, The Los Angeles Psychologist,
On Becoming Empty Nesters, The Los Angeles Psychologist, June/July 2002
The Scientist/Practitioner Model in Couple Therapy: An Example
The Los Angeles Psychologist, May/June 2002
A Personal Perspective on Life, Death and Trauma, The Los Angeles Psychologist,
Making Connections, The Los Angeles Psychologist, January/February 2002
On Being a Psychologist among Family Physicians, The Los Angeles Psychologist,
Sources of Inspiration: Beautiful, Loving Relationships that Last. A film screening. LA Center for EFT. March 2020
Caught in the Struggle: Therapist Dysregulation in Couple Therapy. LA County Psychological Association. October 2019
Working with Couples who have Experienced Affairs. 2 hours. LA County Psychological Association October 2011
Engaging Withdrawn Partners Using Emotionally Focused Therapy 1.5 hrs. LA County Psychological Association. October 2010
The Couples Sexual Relationship when the Children are Young. 1.5 hrs. January 2010
Supervision—Beyond the Basics. 6 hours. Free Clinic of Simi Valley May 2009 and May 2011.
John Gottman’s Methods in Working with Couples June 2007