CLIENTS

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis UK (ISPS) 

Los Angeles County, Department of Mental Health

Superior Court, Los Angeles County, Public Defender's Office

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

University of Evansville (Indiana), Alcohol and Drug Institute

Tri-City Mental Health Services, Claremont, CA

NASW - National Association of Social Workers

Pasadena Department of Public Health

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Long Beach Asian Pacific Islander Family Mental Health Center

Opportunity Knocks, Orange, CA

Pacific Clinics Treatment Centers

California State University - Long Beach - Counseling & Psychological Services

Project Return:Peer Support Network: Mental Health America - Los Angeles - (Peer) Training and Workforce Development

Telecare

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles Times - Festival of Books

 

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EDUCATION

2002              LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - Chicago, IL 

Ph.D. Clinical Social Work

  • Concentrations: Macro to direct social work practice: Qualitative and quantitative research design.
  • Dissertation Title: “I Have Softening of the Brain and I Will Soon Be Dead:” Understanding Acute Psychotic Decompensation from the Person’s Perspective.


1999 – 2000    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - Chicago, IL

Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychology

  • Advanced Quantitative Statistics I & II.

 

1990 – 1993    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - Chicago, IL

Master of Social Work 

  • Concentration: School Social Work.

 

1984 – 1988    UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE - Evansville, IN

Bachelor of Science

  • Major – Psychology
  • Minors – Philosophy, Art Therapy        

 

1986               HARLAXTON COLLEGE - Grantham, England

  • A semester abroad, studying British Sociology, Physics, and Religions of the World.
  • Traveled to 7 countries.

 

CURRENT LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATES

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (California - 2009 to present; Illinois - 1995 to present).
  • Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CAADAC and NAADAC (2005 to present).
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, IAODAPCA, (1992 – 2005).
  • Badged Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Volunteer, (2011 to present).

HONORS AND AWARDS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, School of Social Work

2008                Jane Addams Award for Student Mentorship – Winner - (Student Selected)

2014, 2013,     Jane Addams Award for Student Mentorship – Runner-up  - (Student Selected)

2012, 2011, 2010                   

2013, 2012      Commencement Name Reader – (Student Selected)

2009