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 Humanities at UC Irvine in the 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 theories of psychology by grounding these in clinical practice in the diverse communities of Los Angeles. I have worked in community mental health in Los Angeles since 1998, mostly with children, teens and their families. I have worked with various public and private school programs since the early 90s when I worked with a group of middle school students at Markham Middle school the year before and after the riots following the acquittal of the police officers who attacked Rodney King.
I am most interested in teaching theories and multicultural contributions to the humanities that inform and support clinical practice. I bring over 20 years of work experience in the mental health field with individual, family, and group therapy to the courses I teach at Antioch. I practice Jungian Analysis in private practice and contribute this experience to the SDP program.
Clinical Readiness (PSY 500AA); Advanced Family Systems (PSY 535K); Systems Theory & the Family II(PSY 535M); Psychopharmacology (PSY 539D); Treatment of Children and Adolescents (PSY 567T); Transference and Countertransference: Eros & Psyche (PSY 521D); Clinical Practicum (PSY 621); 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); Psychopathology and Treatment (PSY 541G); Research and Professional Writing (PSY 536A); Assessment and Treatment Planning (PSY 541); Child and Adolescent Development (PSY 543C); Professional Ethics and the Law (PSY 548); Couples Counseling (PSY 566); Independent Study (Individually Titled)( PSY 596A); Master’s Document; CEU Presentation on the Cultural Complex in Jungian Depth Psychology.