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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, 2003.

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.

Group 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.

Conference Presentations 

Death Penalty Trauma.  International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, November, 2006

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.  April, 2000.

Neurobiological and Developmental Impacts of Trauma: Towards and Understanding of Violent and Criminal Behavior.  National Organization Of Victims Assistance Conference.  May, 1999.

Psychoanalytic Aspects 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.




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