MS in Counseling
Psychology, Loyola Marymount University (1983), Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California (1991), Post
Graduate Internship, Wright Institute, Los Angles (1995)
Staff, UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service (1995-2004), Adjunct
Professor, Loyola Marymount University (1994-1998), Director, Project Intervention, Inglewood School District,(1993-1996)
Supervisor, Lennox Mental Health Clinic (1997-2000),
Women and Psychoanalysis (Division
39 of The American Psycholgical Association), Commissioner, Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, Board Member, Los
Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, International Society
for Traumatic Stress Studies.
How Early Object Relations Inform Traumatic Response. UCLA Pediatric Fellows, March,
Exhuming the Encrypted Self: Understanding how Repressed Childhood Trauma Impinges
Upon the Treatment of Adulthood Trauma. Division 39 of APA Women and Psychoanalysis Meeting, April, 1999.
Violence Begets Violence: How Histories of Violence Inform Violent Behavior. California
Youth Authority Victim Right’s Week, March 1997, 1998.
Treatment Implications for Traumatized
Individuals.UCLA Extension Course Los Angeles, March, 1998.
The Psychobiology of Trauma Family
Stress Clinic at the Julia Anne Singer Center, Los Angeles, January, 1998.
Therapy for Children Exposed to Trauma Family Stress Clinic at the Julie Ann Singer Center, Los Angeles, May, 1997.
The Body and Trauma: The Neurobiology of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Los Angeles County District
Attorney's Office Victim-Witness Advocates, Los Angeles, September, 1999.
Death Penalty Trauma. International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, November,
How Early Narcissistic Failure Informs Recovery from Traumatic Exposure Later in Life:
Group Therapy Perspectives. Society For Group Psychotherapy, February,2004.
Psychoanalytic Treatment Implications for Exposure to Single Event
Trauma. Case Presentation with James Grotstein, M.D., at The Wright Institute Los Angeles, 2002.
Treatment Implications for Adolescents Exposed to Trauma. UCLA Neuropsychiatric
Institute. November, 2001.
The Neurobiology of Violence and Abuse.
Utah State Victims of Crime Conference. April,2000.
Countertransference and Transference Paradigms in Working with Victims of Crime. Utah State Victims of Crime Conference.
and Developmental Impacts of Trauma: Towards and Understanding of Violent and Criminal Behavior. National Organization Of Victims Assistance Conference.
of Trauma. Psychoanalytic individual, family, and group interventions for people living inviolent conditions.
American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, May, 1998
Program Development for Children and
Families Living in Violent Conditions. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, San Francisco, November 1996.
Narcissism and Gender: Towards an Understanding of Men, Women,
Self Esteem Regulation, and Power. The
Association of Women in Psychology Conference, Long Beach, California, February, 1992
Feminism and Co-dependency: Toward an Integrated Understanding
of the Self. Graduate Student Conference, University of California at San Diego, March,1991.