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) / Training Director of American Psychological Association approved Psychology Internship Program (1993-1996) / Coordinator of Psychological Assessment (1992-1993) / Clinical 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 by Watzlawick Weakland and Fisch, 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)

Mind and Nature, by Gregory Bateson at the Esalen Institute

Zazen training, San Francisco Zen Center