Diplomate Jungian Analyst, C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA in Counseling Psychology, National University
MA in Philosophy, UC Irvine
BA in Philosophy, Reed College
I began teaching Philosophy and Humanities at UC Irvine and other Colleges and Universities in Orange County in the mid-1980s, during the time the academy began to rethink its mission in terms of a multicultural humanistic perspective. I started teaching for the MAP program at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2005. It is my calling to integrate my study of philosophy and depth psychology by grounding these in clinical practice in the diverse communities of Los Angeles. I have worked in a community mental health clinic and residential treatment facilities and provided counseling in public and non-public schools in Orange County and Los Angeles since 1991, mostly with children, teens and their families. I am a Diplomate Jungian Analyst in private practice and teach courses for the Analyst Training Program at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and contribute these experiences to the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization. I serve on the Editorial Board of Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought (Routledge:Taylor and Francis Group).
I ground my courses and advising on 25 years of work experience in the mental health field with individual, family, and group therapy, clinical supervision, and community mental health program management. I bring my experience as a Jungian Analyst, as a Program Manager in a Los Angeles Department of Mental Health contracted community mental health child and family agency in Santa Clarita, and as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2001.
Clinical Readiness (PSY 500AA); Clinical Practicum (PSY 621); Systems Theory & the Family I (535); Systems Theory & the Family II (PSY 535M); Psychopharmacology (PSY 539D); Treatment of Children and Adolescents (PSY 567T); Transference and Countertransference: Eros & Psyche (PSY 521D); Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy I (PSY 501A); Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy II (PSY 540C); Field Study: Psychology and Society (PSY 512A); Inner Theater: Working with Active Imagination (PSY 581J); Personality Theory I: Psychodynamic Theories (PSY 531A); Personality Theory II: Comparative Contemporary Theories (PSY 532A); Assessment and Treatment Planning (PSY 541); Psychopathology and Treatment (PSY 541G); Research and Professional Writing (PSY 536A); Child and Adolescent Development (PSY 543C); Professional Ethics and the Law (PSY 548); Couple Counseling (PSY 566); Working with Adolescents (543Y); Cross-Cultural Infant Observation (PSY 543H); Independent Study-Individually Titled (PSY 596A); Master’s Document; CEU SDP electives on the Cultural Complex in Jungian Depth Psychology and Social Dreaming.