Huntington, New York 11743
631 421 3372
|Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (Board Certified)||1993|
|Masters of Social Work: Stony Brook University||1983|
|Masters of Liberal Studies: Stony Brook University||1974|
|Addictions Specialist Certificate: Certified Substance Abuse Counselor||1997|
Taming your Outer Child: Overcoming Self Defeating Patterns,New York, Random House 2010
Journey from Heartbreak to Connection: Workshop in Abandonment Recovery, New York, Penguin Putnam, 2003
Journey from Abandonment to Healing, New York, Putnam, 2000
Black Swan: Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery, New York, Rock Foundations, 1999
“Peer Facilitated Adult Education,” Creativity in Adult Learning, California, Jossey-Bass, June, 1999
Written Testimony to the United States Census Bureau, “Separate Racial Identities, an Alternative,” 1994
Proposal for New York’s Human Rights Committee for Multi-disciplinary Curriculum, 1994
Author, Lecturer, Workshop leader, Psychotherapist
1980 — present: Licensed and insured PRIVATE PRACTICE, treating adults, children, adolescents, families.
1975 — present: Media guest appearances; Seminar and Workshop leader on issues related to abandonment and loss, including childhood abandonment trauma, parenting strategies, addictions, and intervention.
1998 — present: TEACHER, LECTURER, providing keynote addresses, seminars to mental health professionals on the issue of abandonment and posttraumatic stress disorder (i.e. for MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
1986-1989: Pederson Krag Post Graduate Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, extern in psychoanalytic practice
1980-1983: Ackerman Institute Extension (Islip Center) for Family Therapy PostGraduate Training
1982-1984 and 1992: Brief Strategic Project and Brief Psychotherapy Training Seminars
1975-present: Independent Study in ABANDONMENT AND SEPARATION THEORIES, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, and HUMAN VARIATION, researching psychology, anthropology, neurobiology, and other areas that shed light upon the impact of early and late separation experiences upon human development
1986-1999, DISTRICT SOCIAL WORKER for Bellmore Schools — Addictions specialist and primary prevention,; workshop leader for parents, community, and children.
1975-1986, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. PSYCHIATRIC SPECIALIST, treating adults with acute psychiatric conditions, i.e. bi-polar illness, anorexia, schizophrenia, clinical depression. Leader of interdisciplinary treatment team.
1988 — 1999: Clinical supervisor for mental health professionals, for NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION
1996 — 1999: Internship for clinical social work graduate interns, ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
1986 — 1999: Supervise and train facilitators to run workshops in Self-Awareness, Parenting Education, and Addictions Intervention
1983 — 1986: Clinical Team Coordinator for female admissions at PILGRIM
1976 — 1983: Clinician and trainer of interdisciplinary staff, SUNRISE DAY TREATMENT CENTER
1975 — 1983: Training interdisciplinary team to run Therapeutic Community Workshops and group therapy at PILGRIM PSYCH CENTER