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Experience

Education

Illinois School of Professional Psychology

     Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

University of TX Southwestern Medical Center

     Master of Science in Rehabilitation

University of Illinois

     Bachelor of Science w/ Psychology Major

Post-Doctoral Training

Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates, Austin, TX

Senior Resident in Child and Family Psychology

-Implemented short-term, cognitive-behavioral therapy with children,

skills training for parents, and family therapy

-Led critical stress management and debriefing groups for those who shared

a loss or exposure to a traumatic event

The Allendale Association, Lake Villa, IL

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child Psychology

-Provided long-term therapeutic care to children with a history

of disrupted attachments, traumatic life events, and serious mental illness

at a residential treatment center

-Acted as a child advocate with the milieu staff, school, and community

La Rabida Children's Hospital and Research Center, Chicago, IL

Doctoral Internship in Child and Pediatric Psychology

-Conducted trauma-focused evaluations and therapy to children who

were sexually abused and exposed to family and community violence

-Acted as a pediatric consultant to medical staff in the psychological

treatment of children with acute physical trauma (e.g., burns) and

chronic medical illness (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, asthma)

Pre-DoctoralTraining Practicums

-Provided individual, family, group therapy and psychological evaluations

-Worked with issues of gang involvement, domestic neglect and violence,

grief and loss, peer relational problems, and learning difficulties in the

following settings:

Ravenswood Hospital Community Mental Health Center

Child & Adolescent Outpatient Program, Chicago, IL

Stephen Hayt Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Fillmore Center for Human Services, Berwyn, IL

Masters-Level Training in Rehabilitation Counseling

-Practiced and worked in such settings as an inpatient hospital, university

rehabilitation center, and group home

-Provided therapy that was solution-focused and strength-based to help

adolescents and young adults adjust to physical and mental disabilities

-Helped with skills training in independent living and a variety of vocations

to ensure productivity, responsibility, and success in adulthood

As part of my continued training, I am involved in individual and group consultation. I continue to gain knowledge and experience from all of the families with whom I have the pleasure to work.