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My Qualifications

I am newly licensed as an LCSW in Oregon.  I have been licensed in Social Work in New York since 1976, and for independent clinical practice (LCSW) since 1981. I hold Clinical Diplomate status with the National Association of Social Workers and with the American Board of Examiners in Social Work.

In my first eight years of practice I was enrolled in weekly clinical training seminars and private as well as agency supervision. Since then I have taken at least 20 hours of continuing education per year, including courses in psychoanalytic theory and practice, ego and self psychologies, brief treatment approaches including solution-oriented treatment, couple counseling and family therapy, crisis intervention, child and adolescent therapy and parent guidance, hypnosis, EMDR, AMST, DNMS, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. (These last 4 are described elsewhere on this site.) I have completed the Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

I have never been sanctioned or been involved in any malpractice claim.

Past Practice Experience
  • 2 years’ inpatient therapy and supervision of licensed therapists at a state hospital
  • 8 years’ clinical work at a private, non-profit agency with young people ages 14 to 25
  • 6 years’ solo practice in Greenwich Village, NYC
  • 7 years’ rural mental health clinic practice in PA and NY
  • 2 years’ clinical work with a managed care group practice
  • 3 years’ clinical supervision of licensed therapists in group practice and agency settings
  • 15 years’ solo practice in a small college town