I have a wide-ranging background in the field of helping people, including varied work experiences and professional training.
Highlights of my training and experience:
- Master of Social Work degree, 1988.
- Graduate, International Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1998.
- Imago Relationship (couple’s) Therapy training, 2003-05.
- Psychologist (p/t) for NY State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 1976-2000.
- Private practice of psychotherapy with individuals and couples, 1980-present.
- Faculty and training supervisor at International Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2000-present).
- Conduct psychotherapy supervision (online) with individuals and groups in
various locations around the world.
Licenses and certifications:
- Certified Social Worker (NY State), 1988. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NY State), 2004.
- Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, 1995.
- Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, 2005.
- Consultant, member of Board, and group leader for community groups: Identity House (1979-2003); Institute for Human Identity (1983-85); GMHC (1987-2000), and for Mental Health Research Association (1997-2000).
- Invited to lecture on Personality Disorders in Istanbul, Athens, Johannesburg (2007-present). Many such presentations to groups and conferences in New York City.
- Poison object/poison self: contamination fears and schizoid personality disorder. Society of the Masterson Institute Newsletter, XVII:1, 1-3 (2001).
- The schizoid personality disorder. In J.F. Masterson, & A.R. Lieberman (Eds.), A Therapist’s Guide to the Personality Disorders: The Masterson Approach. Phoenix: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen. (2004).
- Notes on therapeutic neutrality. Society of the Masterson Institute Newsletter, XX:1, 1-3. (2004).
- Therapeutic neutrality under challenge. In J.F. Masterson (Ed.), The Personality Disorders: Integrating Attachment and Object Relations Theories with Neurobiological Development of the Self. (2005).
- “Reconsidering Therapeutic Neutrality.” Clincal Social Work Journal. 38, 306-15.