Credentials


EDUCATION:

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma , Counseling Psychology, 1984
M.S. California State University, Fullerton , Counseling, 1979
B.A. University of California, Irvine , Psychology, 1976

EXPERIENCE:

11/20 - Current

Psychotherapy and Telehealth to CA Residents . Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief, Communication Skills and Substance Abuse and Addiction

1/93 -11/20

Private Practice of Psychology , Irvine, CA - Newport Beach, CA - Billings, MT. Specializing in Child, Adolescent & Adult - Evaluation and Treatment of Depression, Attentional Disorders, Anxiety, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Sleep Disorders. Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling, Psychological Testing and Forensic Evaluation. Expert Witness Panel for Orange County District Court. Provides postdoctoral psychology and clinical counselor supervision. Psychological Consultant to Providence Services.

06/05 -
Psychology Consultant , County of Orange, Santa Ana, CA. Specializing in Eating Disorders

01/06 - 2/10
Academic Advisor/Adjunct Associate Faculty , Webster University, Irvine Metropolitan Campus, Marriage & Family Counseling Program, Irvine, CA.

08/05 – 06/07
Clinical Supervisor ,
West County Counseling Center, Huntington Beach, CA. Provided clinical supervision for predoctoral psychology interns and MFT interns in outpatient clinical and public school settings .

08/01 - 12/01
Adjunct Faculty , Montana State University, Billings, Department of Psychology, Billings, MT.

06/91 - 5/94
Hospital Administrator , Director of Psychological Services , Rivendell Psychiatric Center, Billings, MT, Vendell Healthcare/Children’s Comprehensive Services. Chief Executive Officer of an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents with substance abuse, psychiatric, and forensic programs. Provided psychological evaluation and consultation to inpatient and day treatment.

11/85 - 06/91
Associate Administrator , Assistant Administrator , Program Director - Adult Psychiatric/Adult, CD/Adolescent & Child Psychiatric. CA, VA, OK. Psychiatric Institutes of America, Specialty Hospital Group, National Medical Enterprises. Start-up child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric hospital with general psychiatric stabilization and treatment, chemical dependency treatment, and women’s program (eating disorders track). Responsible for child, adolescent, and adult inpatient and partial hospital programs. Acute adult psychiatric stabilization and treatment, partial hospital geriatric program, and chemical dependency program.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Psychologist , Board of Medical Quality Assurance , State of California, PSY11255 (1989- )
Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #35775 (1987- )
Substance Abuse Professional, United States Department of Transportation (2007- )
U S NRC Substance Abuse Expert Qualification - Addiction/Legal Regulatory (2009- )

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association (APA)
- (1984 - )
- Division 29 – Psychotherapy (1993- )
- Division 31 - State Psychological Association Affairs (1993-2006)
- Division 40 - Clinical Neuropsychology (1996-2006)
- Division 41 - American Psychology-Law Society (19932020- )
- Division 42 - Psychologists in Independent Practice (1993- )
- MT Representative for APA Trauma Panel (2000-2003)
- MT Representative for APA Business of Psychology Network
- (2000-2003)
- MT Federal Advocacy Coordinator for APA Federal
Advocacy Program (1994-1996)

California Psychological Association (CPA )
- (2005-2020 )

Orange County Psychological Association (OCPA)
- (2005-2020 )
- Chair, Colleagues Assistance and Support Program (CLASP)
- (2007-2010 )
- Treasurer (2006-2007)

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
- (2005-2020)

American Counseling Association (ACA)
- (2009-2020 )

Montana Psychological Association (MPA)
- (1993-2005)
- President (1998-2000)
- State Treasurer (1993-1996)

Yellowstone Valley Psychological Association (YVPA)
-
(1992-2005)
- President (1997)
- President (1993)

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