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Professional Background

  • Masters in Psychology:
    • Antioch University Seattle (1986).
  • Behavioral Sciences Institute (1986-88):
    • Crisis intervention with families utilizing a brief therapy model oriented toward psycho-education.
  • Private Practice (1986-present):
    • My current work with individuals and couples is informed by psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and mindfulness based cognitive behavioral schools of thought. I also offer consultation to psychotherapists.
  • Teaching:
    • Antioch University Seattle Center for Programs in Psychology (1989-present):
      • Case Consultation
      • Advanced Theories: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
      • Advanced Theories: Object Relations
      • Creative Modalities: Transference and Countertransference
      • Individual Counseling
      • Gender: A Lifetime Perspective
      • Personal and Professional Development Seminar
      • Synthesis (the final integration of Masters Program)
    • COR Northwest Family Development Center (1999-2006):
      • Psychotherapy I: Introduction to British Object Relations Psychotherapy
      • Psychotherapy II: Setting and Technique
      • Winnicott Seminar
    • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Studies
      • How does Psychotherapy Work? Identifying and articulating your model of psychotherapeutic process (2010)
      • A Disciplined Experiment in Case Consultation (2010, 2011, 2012)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study: Board of Directors (1997-present):
    • Treasurer (1997-1999)
    • Co-chair Publications committee (1999-2012)
    • Co-editor of the Forum (1999-2012)
    • Co-chair Member Rlations committee (2010-present)
    • President-elect (2012-present)
  • COR Northwest Family Development Center
    • Co-director of the Certificate Program in British Object Relations Psychotherapy (1999-2002)
    • Faculty (1999 – 2006)
    • Dean of Professional Trainings (2000-2001)
  • Pacific Northwest Psychoanalytic Society (2000-present)
  • Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (2009 – present)

Other Professional Background:

  • BA: University of Washington - Interdisciplinary Studies: dance and creativity (1975)
  • Performance artist:
    • Soloist: American Contemporary Dance Company (re-named Skinner Releasing Dance Company) (1975-1985), Robert Davidson Dance Company (1985-1992)
  • Teacher
    • Skinner Releasing School (1976-1992, 2008)
    • University of Washington Dance Department (1980-1986)
    • Resident artist Seattle Public Schools (1980)
    • Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation (2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Choreographer: 1975-present
  • Arts Administrator:
    • Responsibility for the ongoing running of a school; producing workshops, festivals and performances; marketing; fundraising; board development; grants writing; staff coordination; budgeting.