CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

1994-Present     Director
Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center, Olympia, WA.
Workshops and seminars in solution-focused therapy. Consultation, training and supervision for clinicians and agencies.

1983-Present     Psychologist
Private practice, Olympia, WA.
Solution-focused psychotherapy of adult and adolescent clients. Depression, anxiety, psycho-physiological disorders, drug and alcohol problems, relationship issues and post-traumatic stress disorders. Work with EMS and police department personnel. Fitness for duty evaluations and critical incident debriefings.

2008-2010     Team Psychologist
Foster Care Assessment Program — Region 6: Community Youth Services
Comprehensive assessment of foster children's health and well-being to assist in service planning, implementation and accomplishing permanency for challenging cases. Team members include social workers, psychiatrist, clinical director and evaluators.

July 1997-April 1998     Acting Correctional Mental Health Program Manager and Psychologist 5
Washington Corrections Center for Women, Purdy, WA. (20 hours/week)
Management of out-patient mental health unit, supervision of mental health staff, training and consultation with Treatment and Evaluation Center staff. Evaluation and treatment of incarcerated female offenders for State of WA..

1986-1996     Expert
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. (4 hours/week).
Consultation and instruction in biofeedback training and psychophysiological disorders to Psychology Service and Wellness Clinic staff.

1986-Present     Mental Health Team Member
Thurston County Critical Incident Debriefing Team, Olympia, WA. (Volunteer).
Debriefings of paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement personnel in Thurston Co. and surrounding area on as needed basis.

1985-1988     Staff Psychologist
St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA. (20 hours/week).
Psychological consultation and evaluation in wards and 26 bed inpatient psychiatric unit. Group therapy,individual and family therapy. Staff training. Member, Clinical Management Committee, liaison with hospital physicians.

1982-1986     Staff Psychologist
Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Olympia, WA.
Clinician in a private clinic specializing in outpatient management of acute and chronic pain and psycho-physiological stress disorders (pain, headaches, stress, TMJ, etc.). Biofeedback, psychotherapy, medication management, hypnosis, relaxation and patient education.

1981-1982     Intern
Psychology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA. (APA approved).
Psychological assessment and treatment of inpatient and outpatient veterans. Hypnotherapy, biofeedback and relaxation therapy. Medical consultation and teaching nurses in relaxation training. Member, Intern Selection Committee, evaluation of in-service training.

1982     Extern
Children’s Hospital-Pittsburgh, Child Development Unit, School Function Program (9 hours/week).
Assessment and follow-up of children with learning disabilities and behavior problems. Supervision of cases, psychotherapy with children and parents.

1977- 1981     Psychology Trainee/Student Psychologist V.A.M.C. Richmond, VA. and Battle Creek, MI. Practicum Assistant Clinical Psychology Counseling Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Student Psychologist Montana State Prison, Deer Lodge, MT.

1976-1977     Counselor
Mercer Inn Psychiatric Halfway House for Women, Seattle, WA.
Responsibility for 40 residents during eight hour shift. Counseling, developing and implementing care plans. Teaching communication skills.

1975-1977     Phone Crisis Intervention Worker, Counselor
Open Door Clinic, Seattle, WA. (4-8 hours/week).
Phone crisis intervention, crisis outreach. Counseling drug abusers, homeless, detoxification of heroin addicts, dissemination of information on licit and illicit drugs, training new phone workers. Developed structured heroin detoxification program.


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