Work Experience Summary

Private Practice: outpatient psychological consultation, assessment & therapy for mental health and substance abuse (1998-2008; and 2014-present)

Clinical Director (2006-2014), Gateway Foundation: clinical leader of 340 staff serving 10,000+ clients/year across 11 substance abuse treatment sites & 32 programs in Illinois and Delaware. Clinical Services Manager for Northern Illnois (2003-2006)

Director of Psychology (1994-2002) / Psychology Training Director (1993-1996) / Coordinator of Psychological Assessment (1992-1993) / Psychologist (1986-1991), Chicago-Read Mental Health Center [State of Illinois psychiatric hospital] (1986-2002)

Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Interventions, Inc. (1980-1986): Northside Outpatient Clinic [adults] (1983-1986), Crossroads Residential and Outpatient Center [adolescent and adult programs] (1982-1983), Assistant Director / Clinical Supervisor, Crossroads Center (1980-1982) 

Research Assistant, Mental Research Institute’s Soteria House [NIMH-funded research on alternative residential therapy for schizophrenia] (1978-1979) 

Specialized Trainings Attended (Highlights)

Motivational Interviewing: Series of trainings through advanced and training-of-trainers  /  Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Eight-week course

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 14-day certificate program (University of Washington) with Dr. Marsha Linehan and Associates

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery Facilitation

Bowen-on-Bowen Family Therapy Training Series, Center for Family Consultation

Strategic Family Therapy: Training series, Mental Research Institute / Palo Alto VA Hospital

Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Five workshops by Drs. Ralph Reitan and Deborah Wolfson

Post-doctoral practicum in Neuropsychological Assessment, Ray Graham Center, Illinois

Biofeedback certification training and mentoring (Tony Hughes, Stens)

Neurofeedback certification training (John Anderson, Stens)

Zazen training, San Francisco Zen Center