Post-doctoral work, 1986-1991
General Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medical Psychology, Seattle, WA
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1984-1986
The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH
Pre-doctoral work, Counselling Psychology, 1979-1981
Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
M.Ed., Counselling Psychology and Education, 1978-1979
Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
B.A., Applied Psychology, 1975-1977
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Adjunct Faculty, City University, 2000-2003
Adjunct Faculty, City University, 1995-2000
Taught graduate course in Professional Ethics and Law and Practicum courses.
Co-wrote and developed eight-page syllabus.
Adjunct Faculty Member, Counselling Psychology, City University, 1995-2007
Private Practitioner, 2000-2007
International Clinical Consultant, 2000-Present
Private Practitioner, 1982-2000
Psychological Consultant: Specializing in chronic depression; issues
related to intra-and inter-cultural conflicts; individual group, marital,
and family therapy. Therapy treatment modalities including crisis
intervention, art therapy, cognitive therapy, psychodynamics,
communication skills, emotional support and education.
Medical Psychotherapist: Extensive work with psychiatric and medical
disorders in patients who may require hospitalization. Evaluation and/or
treatment of moderately to severely disordered patients and those patients
with behavioral and/or physical problems. Assessment, evaluation, and
treatment of adult and child victims of sexual and/or physical abuse.
Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Custody evaluation.
Forensic interview, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, and psychology.
Interdisciplinary consultation with psychiatrist.
Advocacy for on-going patients through various legal, CPS, and
Expert witness in sexual assault legal proceedings.
Social Security Disability Insurance Test Administered: Wechsler Memory
Scale, Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, Trailmaking A-B, Visual Motor
Gestalt Test, MMPI, MMPI-2 Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory.
Psychocosmetics Therapy: Developed new approach to treat depression that
combines conventional psychotherapy with a new technique broadly defined
as "feeling better through looking better."
Private Practitioner, 1981-1982
Psychotherapist/Consultant: Provided psychotherapy and counselling,
individual group, marital and family therapy. Provided diagnostic
assessment and psychological evaluation.
Community Mental Health Center, 1979-1981
Adult Out-Patient Therapist: Conducted pre-doctoral studies, participated
in staffing in-service training. Caseload involved individuals
experiencing depression and adjustment problems, personality disorders,
and psychotic disorders. Provided clinical consultation with other
agencies regarding patients. Provided diagnosis and treatment plans.
Medical Clinic: Worked with severely chronically disturbed individuals
with schizophrenia and other psychotic diagnoses. Monitored
patients' medications and consulted with staff psychiatrist. Also provided
group therapy for Women's Group Program.
Sexual Adjustment Program: Worked as co-therapist providing therapy and
counseling for families and their sexually abused children.
Whitworth College, 1978-1981
Student Housing Coordinator: Responsible for organization of student housing,
supervising and counselling students through communication and problem solving.
Developed information packet regarding housing expenses and their needs.
Studied each student's personality carefully in order to match roommates.
Responsible for compiling multitude of data, simultaneously maintaining
awareness of unique human emotions and needs. Assisted in developing
Lakeland Village School for Mentally Retarded, 1977-1978
Medical Lake, WA
Psychological Assistant: By surveying child development, literature,
writing tests and conducting field tests, developed test to assess social
competency of 600 mentally retarded. Counselled residents on one-to-one
basis using behavior modification.
Mid-Columbia Mental Health Center, 1977
Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Out-Patient Therapist: Provided therapy in out-patient psychiatric
hospital. Responsible for each patient's time schedule. Kept time sheets,
observed patients' behavior, recorded any changes that occurred. Majority
of my work was dealing with patients' emotional and mental problems,
counseling on one-to-one basis.
Tri-Cities Group Home, 1977
Group Life Counselor: Live-in position in girls group home dealing with
adolescent wards of Juvenile Court, counselling on mental and emotional
problems during crises. Consulted with schools and mental health agencies.
Eastern Washington University, 1976-77
Counselor-Black Education Program: Worked with black students on emotional
and school related problems.
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists
Former Diplomate, American Orthopsychiatric Association, Inc.
Former Member, B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors
Member and International Affiliate, Canadian Psychological Association
Member, American Psychological Association
Former Board Member, Seattle Forensic Institute
Former Member, Washington State Psychological Association
Former Member, Prescribing Psychologist
Former Associate Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, World Federation for Mental Health
Member, Board of Directors, A.M.O. (Associazione Maieutica Ontico
esistenziale) Maieutic Ontic-Existential Association
Member, Board of Directors, A.O. P. (Associazione di Ontosofia
Psicosomatica), Psychosomatic Ontosophy Association Bari, Italy
Istituto Di Fisiologia Clinica Del CNR, (Cnr Institute of Clinical Physiology),
1994, Pisa, Italy, Study and evaluation of personality traits and psychological profiles
in different populations of normal subjects and selected patients.
"Moving a Practice, Moving a Life - The Empty Suite", 26th Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, Vancouver,BC, July 2001
"From the Conception of the Human Being--The Mental Health for the Sane
Creativity of the Future Generations, " World Congress of the World Federation for
Mental Health, Lahti, Finland, July 1997 co-authored with Drs. D. Franco and F. Palmirotta
"Music Therapy and Working with Children," International Conference of Arts and
Bari, Italy, July 1997
"Young Children in Violent Movies: Who is Responsible for their Mental Health?"
The American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians
Conference, Albuquerque, NM, May 1997
"Children and Violence," The American College of Forensic Examiners National Conference,
Palm Springs, CA, December 1996
"Toughening Your Mind to Testify in Challenging Cases," National Forensic Center
Conference, Palm Springs, CA, November 1996
"Dreams, Art, and Reality of the Soul," and "Young Children in Violent Movies: Who
Responsible for their Mental Health?" International Conference of Arts and Sciences,
Bari, Italy, July 1996
"Ethical Issues Concerning OJ Simpson Trial and Effects on Children," National Forensic
Conference, Panel discussion member, November 1995
"False Allegations of Child Abuse and the Reunification Process of Father and Child,"
Forensic Institute, Seattle, May 1995
"Self Esteem, Depression, and Suicide Ideation in Adolescents and Teenagers," Seattle
Seattle, October 1990
"Young Children in Violent Movies: Who is Responsible for their Mental Health?" Extasis, Bari, Italy,
January 1997 printed in Italian and English: "Bambini in Film Violenti: Chi`e Responsabile Della Loro Salute
Mentale?" Extasis: Filosofia, Arte e Scienza dell` Essere Psiche nell `Existenza, January 1997
"How Much Injustice Can We Afford?" The Forensic Examiner, Springfield, MO, November/December 1996
"Mitra Deneuve, PhD.Medico Psicoterapista: Articolo Biografico," Il-Ponte Italo-Americano,
NJ, Marzo/Aprile 1997