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1130 E. Missouri, Suite 570
Phoenix, AZ 85014
PROFESSIONAL VITAE

Contents
I. EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
II. LICENSED
III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
IV. CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
V. PRESENTATIONS
VII ARTICLES
VIII ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

I. EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

a.) Ph.D., 1970, Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
b.) Internship in Clinical Child Psychology (1970), Children’s Medical Center, (Impatient/Outpatient Hospital for Children), 1969-1970, Tulsa,
Oklahoma.
c.) M.A., 1966, School Psychology, Hofstra University, Hempstead,
New York.
d.) B.A., 1964, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.

II. LICENSED

a) State of Arizona, 1979, #191

III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

a) 1976 – Present: Full-time Private Practice
1. Interview with ABC’s 20/20 regarding Arizona families under economic duress. July 20, 2010
2. Interview with KTAR regarding interpersonal communication, stress and somatic problems. June 14th, 15th 2010
3. Evaluations in domestic relations and Social Security/Disability
Determination
4. Treatment of children, adults, adolescents (adjustment problems,
problems from family divorce, assessment of children and adults,
problems of loss/bereavement, stress reduction, behavioral
problems, visitation disputes).
5. Consultation to Nuclear industry at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating
Station. Consultations including psychological
testing, employee evaluations, training for supervisors. Contracts
have also included as follows: Bechtel Power Corporation; Butler Service Corporation; Kemper
Companies; Arizona Public Service.
Psychological responsibilities include stress interpretation, clinical interviewing, fitness of duty evaluations, on-site and off-site
Consultations.
6. Consultant to Department of Economic Security Disability
Administration (evaluation of children, adults).
b) Consultation to Litchfield Park School District.
Psychological assessment of children for class placement.
c) Psychologist, Camelback Hospital Mental Health
Center, Scottsdale, Arizona. Evaluation and outpatient/Inpatient
treatment of adults/children, consulting to outside agencies.
Established community outreach programs, adult groups.
d) Psychologist, Child Evaluation Center, Chief
Psychologist, Phoenix, Arizona. Evaluation of children
with special handicaps.

IV. CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

a) Arizona State Psychological Association (past Treasurer, Secretary).
b) Association of Family Conciliation Courts (past Vice-President,
Newsletter Chairman).
c) Arizona Chapter of Family Conciliation Courts (past Vice-President,
Newsletter Chairman).

V. PRESENTATIONS

a) Association of Women Law Students, ASU Presentation, Domestic
Relations.
b) Television Program, Children Caught in the Crossfire, Phoenix
Channel 11.
c) Arizona Family Conciliation Court Conference, Special Masters.
d) City Line, Phoenix Channel 11, Divorce.
e) East Valley Bar Association, Special Master.
f) Scottsdale Community College, Glendale Community College, and Mesa
Community College Presentation, Divorce Mediation.
g) Rotary Club Presentation, Children and Divorce.
h) Cartwright School District, Parent Education Program Presentation,
Children of Divorce.
i) Teacher Training on Divorce, Cartwright School District.
j) Special Child Custody Issues, Maricopa County Bar Association.
k) Seminar – Who Speaks for the Children?, Arizona Chapter of Family
Conciliation Courts, Annual Conference Presentation, Special Master,
Sedona, Arizona.
d) State Bar of Arizona/Continuing Legal Education, Seminar: “Judges,
Masters, and Mediators”.
e) Women’s Expo, Phoenix, Seminar: Divorce/Child Custody.
f) Arizona Judicial college Presentation, Seminar: Rolel of Special Masters.
g) Coordinated AFCC Conference, Training of Special Masters.
p) Presentation at Maricopa County Bar Association of Arizona, Special
Masters in Domestic Relation.
q) Awarded “Psychologist of the Year” by Maricopa County Bar/Volunteer
Lawyer’s Association.
r) National Business Institute/State Bar of Association of Arizona, Seminar:
Development of Parenting Plans/Dealing with Difficult Divorce Cases.
s) Arizona State Bar Association, Seminar: Psychological Procedures in
Child Custody/”Parting Shots”.
t) National Business Institute for the State Bar of Arizona, Seminar:
Considerations in Child Custody.
u) Family Law Study Committee/Maricopa County, Seminar:
Relocation/Special Master.
v) Arizona Family Conciliation Court Conference, Relocation
Presentation/Panel.
w) National Business Institute/Coconino County Bar Association, Seminar:
Conflict & Alienation in Arizona Divorce Proceedings.
x) Maricopa County Bar Association, Seminar: In Loco Parentis.
y) Coconino County Bar Association, Seminar: Alienation in Divorce
Proceedings.
z) National Business Institute, Seminar: Child Custody and Visitation in
Arizona.
aa) Arizona State Psychological Association, Seminar: The Psychologist as a
Family Court Advisor.
bb) National Business Institute, Seminar: Domestic Law in Arizona.
cc) Maricopa County, Training Seminar: Moderator Alienation.
dd) AFCC, Seminar: Role of Grandparents.
ee) Judicial Education Seminar: Move-Aways.
ff) State Bar of Arizona – Seminar: Alienation
gg) Seminar – Child Custody and Co-Parenting in Arizona.
hh) Seminar – State Bar of Arizona – “Parting Shots”/Relocation
ii) Seminar Custody Issues in Arizona/Alienation
jj) Seminar: “Domestic Law in Arizona” .
kk) Seminar: Northern AZ Bar Assoc. Camp Verde, AZ “Child Custody Evaluations”
ll) AFCC Conference, Sedona, AZ– Presentation; Long Distance Parenting Plans that Work
mm) Panelist, Maricopa County Bar Association, “Phoenix Family Law”.
nn) Child custody and Co-parenting in Arizona – Child Development and Parental Misconduct.
oo) National Business Institute Seminar; “Co-parenting and Child Custody in Arizona”.
pp) Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Panelist, “Preparing Litigants for Custody Evaluations.”.
qq) National Business Institute Seminar, “Negotiating Best Possible Settlement in Divorce / Handling
Difficult Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues”.
rr) N.B.I. Seminar “A Roadmap through Divorce Proceedings,”
Tempe, AZ
ss) Judicial Brown Bag Lunch Presentation “Preliminary Screenings.”

VII ARTICLES

a) Family Law News, “Move-Aways: To Pursue a Goal or Just
Another disruption?”
b) Family Law News, “Alienation, the Dark side”
c) Family Law News, “Grandparents: A Second Chance – Where
Do We Go From Here?”
d) Family Law News, “A Canines View of Child Custody and Parent Coordination.”

VIII ACCOMPLISHMENTS

a) Facilitated the development of Factor 6, Arizona Child Custody
Statutes “Frequent Continuous Contact” as part of the Arizona State
Statues.
b) Significant involvement in facilitating development of Joint Custody
Statues in State of Arizona.
c) Co-initiator and facilitated development of programs for Special Master in Domestic
Relations for Maricopa and Coconino Counties.
d) Awarded Years of Service Award from Volunteer Lawyers, 2001.
e) Awarded Psychologist of the Year Award 1997, volunteer Lawyers.
Conciliation Courts.
f) Co-initiator of process for Preliminary Screenings in Maricopa County

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