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Divorce Recovery Group
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255 W. Central, Suite 201, Brea, CA 92821

Therapist Profile

I began helping children and their families 25 years ago, beginning in my college years working six years as a Psychiatric Assistant, including supervisory roles, in psychiatric hospital settings, acute and residential, including chemical dependency and eating disorder programs; and I completed a one year internship in a community clinic setting prior to graduation. I attended Chapman University, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then attended Pepperdine University graduating in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have continued to earn extensive continuing education credits (Please see CEUs below) in the area of providing court-related services, including psychotherapy for the family, and individual child and parent in high conflict divorce and custody conflict; reunification therapy; custody evaluation; domestic violence; Parent Coordination (same as Special Mastering), and mediation; and attachment theory and practice. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical psychology at California Southern University.

Soon after graduating with my Master's Degree I became the Clinical Program Director for a long-term care, locked facility for persistently and severely mentally ill adults, while I maintained a private practice for three years as an MFCC Intern under the supervision of a neuropsychologist. I then worked within a social worker/therapist capacity with children and teenagers and their families in residential institutions for approximately four years, which included over one year of providing therapeutic monitored visitation. The next five years through 2004 I worked as an independent contract therapist providing in-home individual, family and reunification therapy for, primarily, court-dependent children, ages two to seventeen years. Much of this therapy emphasized gentle, but intensive, attachment promoting interventions, often working with parents who were themselves challenged with significant attachment issues. I have maintained a solo private practice since 1997, during which time I have continued to develop expertise in treating children with attachment conflicts, and children, parents and families suffering as a result of on-going parental divorce and/or custody conflict.

I became particularly interested in treating families in divorce and custody conflict during my years of providing intensive in-home therapy for court-dependent children. Though many of the parents with whom I worked had never married, many of them were embroiled in a custody battle, and I was subpoenaed to testify in several of these cases. My experience with these families has both inspired me and highly motivated me to learn about the best possible practices and treatment strategies for helping them in efforts to promote the best possible relationship for the child with both parents. My private practice for the past ten years has focused approximately 70% on divorce and custody conflict cases. Working together with these children, their parents and their families continues to be my passion, and it is my mission to continue to learn and grow as a person and as a clinician along with my clients so that I provide treatment that is consistent with current best practices, and to the best of my ability.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

California Associationof Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Continuing Education from 2002

  • 30-hour: Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training: Module 1 of 4 (2013), International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (Presenters: Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. and Ken Adams, Ph.D.)
  • 6-hour: Law and Ethics Update (2012), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: O. Brandt Caudill Jr., J.D.)

  • 19-hour: 3rd Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders—The Process Addictions (2012), U.S. Journal Training, Inc.
  • 20.5-hour: AFCC-CA (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) Chapter Annual Conference (2012), The New Frontier, Exploring the Challenges and Possibilities of the Changed Landscape for Children and the Courts

Seminars attended:

  1. 4-hour: Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for Family Court (Presenters: Leslie Drozd, Ph.D. and Kathryn Kuehnle, PhD.)
  2. 4-hour: Constructing and then Deconstructing a Child Custody Evaluation (Presenters: Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D. and Michael Kretzmer, JD, CFLS)
  3. 2-hour: The Cutting Edge: Dr. Joan Kelly Reviews Recent Developments in Child Adjustment and Resilience Research and Judge Thom Lewis Describes New Legislation, Rules of Court, and Cases That Will Change the Way We Practice (Presenters: Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. and Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis)
  4. 1.5-hour: Risk Assessment for Family Law Professionals: Protecting Ourselves and Others (Presenter: Manny Tau, Psy.D).
  5. 1.5-hour: Is That Really the Child's Voice? Assessing Children's Perceptions and Feelings (Presenters: Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D., Honorable Steff Padilla and Angus Strachan, Ph.D.)
  6. 1.5-hour: Children and Adolescents' Participation in Custody Battles: Whether and How (Presenter: Tom Lyon, Ph.D., JD)
  7. 2-hour: Eliciting Information from Children Impacted by High Conflict Parental Relationships (Presenters: Elizabeth Ahern, M.A., Karin Manger, LCSW, Honorable Scott Silverman and Amy L. Neiman, JD, CFLS)
  8. 2-hour: Judge's Round Table: How to Obtain the Information Judges Need from Children (Presenters: The Honorables Mark A. Juhas, Lorna Alksne, Irma Poole Asberry, Jerilyn Borack, Michael Gassner and Barry Goode)
  9. 2-hour: Nurturing Childhood: The Adolescent Brain/Parenting Plans for Older Teenagers (Presenters: Jennifer Kresge, LMFT, David Kuroda, LCSW, Judith Nesburn, JD, LCSW and Elizabeth Potter Scully, JD, CFLS)
  • 4-hour: Domestic Violence Annual Update Training for California Rule 5.230 (2012), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Nancy Williams Olesen, Ph.D.)
  • 8-hour: Child Custody Annual Update Training for California Court Rule 5.225 (2012), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Nancy Williams Olesen, Ph.D.)
  • 4-hour: Domestic Violence for Child Custody Evaluators, Required by Rule 5.230 (2011), Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D. (Presented by Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.)
  • 8-hour: Child Custody Annual Update Training for California Court Rule 5.225 (2011), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D.)
  • 18 unit: CA Professional Law and Ethics (2011), Vista Continuing Education (Presenter: Kathleen Gates, Ph.D.)
  • 3-hour: Collaboratively Negotiating Agreements with an Interest Based Approach (2011), Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (Presenter: Forrest "Woody" Mosten, Esq.)
  • 1-hour: Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Referrals (2011), CAMFT, OC Chapter (Presenter: Rod Rhodes, Ph.D., LCSW
  • 3-hour: Custody the Old Fashioned Way: Litigating Custody and Visitation Issues Without the Benefit of an E.C. 730 Evaluation (2010), Orange County Bar Association (Presenters: Hon. Michael J. Naughton, Hon. Mark S. Millard, Hon. Claudia J. Silbar, Hon. James L. Waltz, Judi A. Curtin, Esq., Richard P. Sullivan, Esq., and Gary S. Gorczyca, Esq.)
  • 6-hour: 32nd Annual Child Custody Colloquium (2010), Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • 7-hour: Domestic Violence Clinical Interviewing (2010), Wingfield House of Peace (Instructor: Debra Wingfield, Ed.D.)
  • 3-hour: The Complexities of Diversity and Dispute Resolution in Family Law Matters (2010), Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • 6-hour: Working with Couples Using Attachment Theory: How We Love (2010), Relationship 180 (Presenters: Kay Yerkovich, M.S., MFT and Milan Yerkovich, M.A.; Bonnie Hedlund, Ph.D., sponsoring psychologist)
  • 8-hour: Child Custody Annual Update Training For California Court Rule 5.225 (2010), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: S. Margaret Lee, Ph.D.) Course objectives:
  1. Understand where child custody evaluators go wrong
  2. Adjust evaluation procedures to assess attachment
  3. Identify the impact of culture on the evaluation process
  4. Interview children for child sexual abuse
  • 4-hour: Domestic Violence Annual Update Training for California Rule 5.230 (2010), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: S. Margaret Lee, Ph.D.)
  1. Assess for various types of domestic violence
  2. Differentiate domestic violence from alienation
  • Danger Assessment (Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment) Certification (2010), Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N.
  • 6-hour: Understanding & Managing High Conflict People in Legal Disputes (2010), High Conflict Institute with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. "... addresses the dynamics of five high conflict personalities who frequently drive legal disputes: Narcissistic, Borderline, Paranoid, Antisocial and Histrionic. Ten tips are provided for containing their behavior while managing and/or resolving their disputes - both in court and with out-of-court settlements."
  • 6-hour: New Ways for Families in Separation or Divorce (2010), High Conflict Institute with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. "...a structured 4-step parenting skills method with short-term counseling to reduce the impact of conflict on the children in potentially high conflict cases. It can be used whenever a parent or the court believes one parent needs restricted parenting (supervised, no contact, limited time), at the start of a case or any time a parent requests restricted parenting - including post-judgment litigation."
  • 16-hour:AFCC-CA (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) Chapter Annual Conference (2010), The Challenge of Diminishing Resources in Family Law: A Clear and Present Danger to Our Children.

Seminars attended:

  1. 4-hour Pre-Conference Institute: Attachment: Implications for Alienation, Abuse and Relocation Cases (Presenters: Leslie Drozd, Ph.D. and Margaret Lee, Ph.D.)
  2. 1.5-hour Plenary 1: Innovative Dispute Resolution in Uncertain Financial Times (Presenters: Forest Mosten, Esq. and Mary Lund, Ph.D.)
  3. 1.5-hour Plenary 2: Nurturing Fathers: Fathers Do Not Mother (Presenter: Kyle Pruett, M.D.); and Parenting Plans for Very Young Children (Presenter: Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L.)
  4. 1.5-hour Workshop 1: Overcoming Barriers Family Camp (OBFC): A Program for High-Conflict Divorced Families Where a Child is Resisting Contact with a Parent (Presenter: Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D.)
  5. 1.5-hour Plenary 3: Innovations in Service Delivery: New Models for New Times (Presenter: Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L.)
  6. 2-hour Workshop 7: Being All You Can Be, Maintaining Professional Integrity in the Face of Vigorous Cross Examination (Presenters: Rhonda B. Barovsky, LCSW, Honorable Judith Craddick, and Daniel S. Harkins, Esq.)
  7. 2-hour Plenary 4: In the Eye of the Storm: Minor's Counsel Gives Voice the Child (Presenters: Albert Gibbs, Ph.D.; Dianna Gould-Saltman, JD, CFLS; Honorable Amy Pellman; and Elise Greenberg, Esq.)
  8. 2-hour Workshop 10:The Child Said What? Understanding and Interpreting Children's Data (Presenters: Dianna Gould-Saltman, JD, CFLS; and Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.)
  • 13.5-hour: Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association Two-Day Basic Training (2009)
  • 6.25-hour: 31st Annual Child Custody Colloquium: Exploring Complex Child Custody Issues (2009), Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 19.5-hour: AFCC Regional Training Conference (2009), Interventions for Family Conflict: Stacking the Odds in Favor of Children

Seminars attended:

  1. 7.5-hour Pre-Conference: Conducting Brief Assessments (Presenters: Linda Cavallero, Ph.D., Susan Hanks, Ph.D., and Debra Kulak, M.S.)
  2. 1-hour Opening Session: Children, Courts and Conflict: Current Research and Applications for Practice (Presenter: Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L.)
  3. 3-hour Workshop 2: Research to Practice: Florida's Parenting Coordination Study (Presenters: Ruth Angaran, M.Ed., MSW; Debra K. Carter, Ph.D.; and Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed.)
  4. 3-hour Workshop 10: Speaking for the Child: Using Attachment Theory to Design Child Custody Recommendations to Reduce Family Conflict (Presenter: Jeffifer Rhodes, Psy.D.)
  5. 3-hour Workshop 12: Parenting Coordination in Cyberspace (Presenter: Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.)
  6. 3-hour Workshop 16: Therapeutic Reunification and its Application to High Conflict Divorce Cases (Presenters: Rebecca F. Bailey, Ph.D., and JoAnn Lippert, Ph.D.)
  • 10-hour:Family Dispute Resolution Statewide Educational Institute (2009): Navigating the Winds of Change, Judicial of California: Administrative Office of the Courts
  • 11-hour: AFCC-CA Annual Conference (2009), Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Above the Turmoil, Addressing Conflicts Between Parties, Professionals and Paradigms

Seminars attended:

  1. 2-hour Plenary 2: Understanding Domestic Violence Allegations in Child Custody Disputes: From a Great Debate to a Framework for Action (Presenters: Peter C. Jaffe, Ph.D.; Janet R. Johnston, Ph.D.; Nancy Olesen, Ph.D.)
  2. 1.5-hour Workshop 4: The Nuts and Bolts of Interviewing Children & Assessment of Parent Child Relationships (Presenters: Mary Ann Frank, Ph.D., MFT and Alicia A. Santos-Coy, MFT)
  3. 2-hour Plenary 3: Therapy Paradigm, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Collisions: Managing the Interface of Therapy and the Law (Part 1) (Presenters: Frank Dougherty, JD, PhD., ABPP; Steven Friedlander, Ph.D.; Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.; Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis; and Kevin Mooney, JD)
  4. 1.5-hour Workshop 5: Therapy Paradigm, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Collisions: Managing the Interface of Therapy and the Law (Part 2) (Presenters: Frank Dougherty, JD, PhD., ABPP; Steven Friedlander, Ph.D.; Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.; Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis; and Kevin Mooney, JD)
  5. 2-hour Plenary 4: Judges' Panel (Elkins Task Force Update) (Presenters: Honorable Jerilyn Borack, Honorable David Haet, and Honorable Donna J. Hitchens)
  6. 2-hour Workshop 12: Interventions with Alienated Children and their Parents: Evolution and Innovation (Presenters: Steven Friedlander, Ph.D.; Marjorie Gans Walters, Ph.D.; and Karen Horwitz, M.A., MFT)
  • 6.5-hour: 30th Annual Child Custody Colloquium: Child Custody Comes of Age-Using Our Past to Understand the Present (2008), Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section and Superior Court of California
  • 14.4-hour: Parent Coordination [Special Mastering]: Intensive Interventions for High Conflict Shared Parenting (2008), AFCC (Presenter: Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D.)
  • 13.5-hour: Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Interdisciplinary Training (2008), LACFLA
  • 3-hour: Domestic Violence and Children (2008), F.A.C.E.S.
  • 14-hour: How to Conduct a Comprehensive Custody Evaluation (2008), Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (Presenters: Barry Bricklin, Ph.D. and Gail Elliot, Ph.D.)
  • 24-hour: Parenting Coordination/Domestic Violence Training (including 8 hours DV, 3 hours Ethics), (2008), Cooperative Parenting Institute (Presenter: Ann Marie Termini, Ed.S., M.S., LPC)
  • 16- hour:AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) Annual Conference (2008),The Bar, the Bench, and Mental Health Experts Decoding Each Other's Philosophy and Practice,

Seminars attended:

  1. 4-hour Pre-Conference: How Attorneys can Advocate for their Clients in the Parenting Plan Coordination [Special Mastering] Process (Presenters: Angus Strachan, Ph.D., Lynette Berg Robe, Esq., and Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis)
  2. 1.5-hour Plenary 1: The Philosophic Divide in Move-Aways (Presenters: Sanford Braver, Ph.D.; Honorable Melinda Johnson (Ret.); Peter C. Salem, M.A.; and Professor Scott Altman)
  3. 1.5-hour Plenary 2: Abduction, Risk and Response (Presenters: Janet Johnston, Ph.D.; Marsha Gillmer-Tullis, LCSW; Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis; and Yiota Souras, Esq.)
  4. 1.5-hour Workshop 3: Getting Off the Custody Litigation Carousel (Presenters: Keri Sepulveda Caetano, Esq.; Commissioner Michael J. Convey; and Sandra Etue, Esq.)
  5. 1.5-hour Plenary 3: The Impact of Celebrity on the Lives of Children: Special Considerations or Special Treatment? (Presenters: Judy Bogen, Esq.; Mark Kaplan, Esq.; Stan Katz, Ph.D.; and Honorable Robert Schnider)
  6. 2-hour Workshop 8: You Call Yourself an Expert: Critical Evaluation of Expert Testimony in Family Law Cases (Presenters: Donald S. Eisenberg, CFLS; Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.; Honorable Robert Schnider; and Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.)
  7. 2-hour Plenary 4: Private Life, Public Parenting: Is a Parent's Sexual Behavior Relevant? (Presenters: Judi Curtin, Esq.; Honorable Mark Juhas; Kathy Kuehnle, Ph.D.; John Sealy, M.D.)
  8. 2-hour Workshop 10: Alignment, Estrangement and Alienation: Legal and Psychological Remedies (Presenters: Carl F. Hoppe, Ph.D.; Honorable Michael Paul Linfield; and Peter M. Walzer, Esq.)
  • 19.5-hour: AFCC/NCJFCJ (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts/National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges) Regional Training Conference (2007), Applications for High Conflict Families, Domestic Violence and Alienation

Seminars attended:

  1. 6.5-hour Pre-Conference: Advanced Issues in Child Custody Evaluation: Domestic Violence and Alienation (Presenters: Leslie Drozd, Ph.D.; Lorraine Martin, M.S.W.; and Nancy W. Olesen, Ph.D.)
  2. 1-hour Opening Session: Domestic Violence, Family Course and Differentiation: A Look at the Future? (Presenters: Clare Dalton, L.L.M., and Professor Nancy Ver Steegh, J.D., M.S.W.)
  3. 3-hour Workshop 5: Parenting Coordination Nuts & Bolts (Presenters: Debra Carter, Ph.D., and Christine A. Coates, M.Ed., J.D.)
  4. 3-hour Workshop 8: Evaluating Allegations of Child Abuse & Neglect in Complex Child Custody Cases (Presenter: H.D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP)
  5. 3-hour Workshop 13: Accessing the Feelings of Children in High Conflict (Presenters: Kathy Clark, Ph.D., and Stephanie Kreisher, LSW)
  6. 3-hour Workshop 20: Connecting Parenting Coordination and the Courts (Presenters: Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed., and Honorable Hugh Starnes)
  • 12-hour: Parenting Coordination: Helping High Conflict Parents Resolve Disputes(2007) , AFCC (Presenter: Joan Kelly, Ph.D.)
  • 12-hour: Child Custody Update Training for California Court Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (2007), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.)
  • 40-hour: Mosten Mediation Training (2007), Forrest "Woody" Mosten, Esq. (Course is approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution toward Advanced Practitioner membership status)
  • 6-hour: Law and Ethics Update (2007), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Lawrence E. Hedges, Ph.D., ABPP)
  • 6-hour: Psychopharmacology Update (2007), Alliant International University (Presenter: John Preston, PsyD
  • 3-hour: Practical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists (2007), California Psychological Association (Presenter: Dr. Dorsey)
  • 12-hour:Reconsidering Trauma: Treatment Advances, Relational Issues & Mindfulness in Integrated Trauma Therapy (2007), Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (Presenter: John Briere, Ph.D.)
  • 6-hour: Creative Approaches to Critical Steps in the Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders (2007), Del Amo Hospital (Presenters: Angelika Robinson, Psy.D. and Elizabeth Roberts, M.D.)
  • 14.5-hour: iaedp (The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals' Foundation) Symposium 2007
  • 12-hour: The 2nd Annual Regional Play Therapy Conference (2007), The California Association for Play Therapy
  • 6-hour: Sensory Integration and Self Regulation in Play Therapy (2007), The California Association for Play Therapy (Presenter: Kim Vander Dussen, Psy.D., RPT-S)
  • 7-hour: Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma: The Three Stages of Healing (2006), Cross Country Education
  • 15-hour: Chemical Dependency: Expanding Substance Abuse Treatment Knowledge-Part 1 & 2 (2006), Alliant International University (Presenter: Paul Brethen, MFT)
  • 6-hour: The ADD/Aspergers/Autism Connection: New Directions in Assessment & Treatment (2006), Alliant International University (Presenter: Michael Linden, Ph.D.)
  • 7-hour: HIV/Aids (2006), Gerry Grossman Seminars
  • 1-hour: Cognitive Therapy for Patients with Personality Disorders (2006), United Behavioral Health's Clinical Learning Department
  • 1-hour: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Early Identification and Intervention (2006), United Behavioral Health's Clinical Learning Department (Presenter: Kiki Chang, M.D.)
  • 1-hour: Treatment of Depression and Anxiety with Medical Co-morbidity (2006), United Behavioral Health's Clinical Learning Department (Presenter: Charles DeBattista, DMH, M.D.)
  • 12-hour: Child Custody Update Training for California Court Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (2005), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Joan B. Kelly)
  • 12-hour: Child Custody Update Training for California Court Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (2004), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Stephen E. Doyne, Ph.D.)
  • 6-hour: Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (2004), Professional Psych Seminars (Presenter: John Preston, Psy.D.)
  • 6-hour: Integrating Cognitive and Somatic Approaches in the Treatment of Trauma and Attachment (2004), UCLA Extension
  • 14-hour: Traumatic Attachments and Borderline Personality Disorders: Implications for Clinical Treatment (2004), UCLA Extension
  • 6-hour: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (2004), Professional Psych Seminars (Presenter: John Preston, Psy.D.)
  • 7-hour: Domestic Violence (2004), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Alyce LaViolette, M.S.)
  • 6-hour: Laws & Ethics (2004), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Lawrence E. Hedges, Ph.D., ABPP)
  • 7.2-hours: Is it ADHD or Pediatric Bipolar? Differential Diagnosis and Effective Treatment (2004), Cross Country University
  • 6-hour: Aging & Long Term Care (2004), Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. (Presenter: Max Fuhrmann, Ph.D.)
  • 6-hours: Behavioral Medicine: Best Practices in Preventing and Managing Chronic Disease (2004), Institute for Brain Potential (Presenter: Dr. John D. McKellar)
  • 7-hour: Divorce Mediation & Parental Alienation (2003), Psycho-Legal Assoc., Inc. (Presenter: Gerald L. Klein, J.D.) (Contributes to the 40-hour custody evaluation hours for Rule 1257.4)
  • 7- hour: Domestic Violence & Child Sexual Abuse Assessment (2003), Psycho-Legal Assoc., Inc. (Presenter: Stephen E. Doyne, Ph.D.) (Contributes to the 40-hour custody evaluation hours for Rule 1257.4 )
  • 7-hour: Psychological Testing and Expert Testimony (2003), Psycho-Legal Assoc., Inc. (Presenter: Ira R. Gorman, Ph.D., ABPP) (Contributes to the 40-hour custody evaluation hours for Rule 1257.4)
  • 6-hours: Sandplay in Psychotherapy: Developing an Adjunct Technique for Working with Children and Adults (2003), The Listening Perspectives Study Center
  • 6-hours: Art and Play Therapy with Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (2003), Robert Cassidy Seminars (Presenter: Linda Chapman, ART-BC, RPT-S)
  • 6-hour: Safeguarding Youth: Identifying Risks & Developing Resilience Among Adolescents (2003), Cal State Fullerton: University Extended Education
  • 6-hours: Transforming the Out of Control Adolescent (2003), Robert Cassidy Seminars (Presenter: Scott Sells, Ph.D.)
  • 12-hour: Couples Therapy (four week course) (2003), UCI Family Therapy Training Program (Presenters: Judith Zucker Anderson, Ph.D.)
  • 7-hours: AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy) 61st Annual Conference (2003)

Seminars Attended:

  1. 2-hour: Bad Couples Therapy
  2. 2-hour: New Contextual Therapy
  3. 3-hour: Neuroscience in Couples Therapy
  • 6-hour: Attachment Focused Therapy with Children, Adolescents, & Families (2003), Robert Cassidy Seminars (Presenter: Dan Hughes, Ph.D.)
  • 18-hour (12 month program, 2003): Attachment & Its Implications Throughout the Life Cycle, The Listening Perspectives Study Center (Presenter: Lawrence Hedges, Ph.D).
  • 33-hour infant attachment focused training (2003), Cal State Fullerton: University Extended Education:
  1. 18-hour: Infant Assessment & Diagnosis
  2. 15-hour: Advances in Understanding Normal and Atypical Infancy & Brain Development
  • 20-hour: Child Custody Training for Rule 1257.4 (2002), Psycho-Legal Assoc., Inc. (Presenters: A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP & Ira R. Gorman, Ph.D., ABPP)
  • 48-hour: Certificate in Domestic Violence Intervention (2002), Cal State Fullerton: University Extended Education Courses:
  1. 12-hour: Domestic Violence: An Overview
  2. 12-hour: Consequences of Domestic Violence
  3. 12-hour: Domestic Violence: Intervention Strategies
  4. 12-hour: Domestic Violence: Legal Issues
  • 18-hour: Forensic [Child Interviewing] Evaluation Protocol Training (when child sexual abuse is suspected) (2002), The National Children's Advocacy Center, Huntsville, Alabama



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