Professional Background and Affiliations

Current Professional Licenses   

  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License No. LCS 25755 (licensed July 2009)
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License No. R037997-1, (originally certified 1988)
  • New York State Licensed Attorney (admitted to NYS bar 1980)

Professional Education

  • Pacific Gestalt Institute, Los Angeles, advanced training and residential training since 2009, faculty led by Lynne Jacobs, PhD and Gary Yontef, PhD.
  • EMDR Institute,  completion of Basic Training under Barbara Parrett, MS, CNS, supervised by Ron Doctor, PhD.
  • New York University, School Of Social Work, Masters in Social Work awarded June 1988.
  • New York Institute For Gestalt Therapy, New York, theory and practicum training with Daniel Bloom, LCSW and Michael Altman, CSW, 1985-1987.
  • Columbia University Law School, New York, NY, Juris Doctor awarded May 1979.
  • University Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.  Bachelor of Arts awarded May 1975.  Major in Chinese language and literature.  Phi Beta Kappa and Dean’s List.