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Mental Health Part Time

Ocean Shores, WA
October 22, 2018

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Helping those with mental/behavioral health problems has been the main focus of my professional career. I have worked extensively, and successfully, with individuals and families of all of the socioeconomic, cultural and racial groups present in the United States as well as with immigrants and refugees from many other areas of the world. I have special training and a lot of experience working with children and adolescents as individuals, in groups, in schools, in residential treatment, and in camps. Family therapy has always been a big part of working with that population. I have also worked extensively with couples including those in divorce. As I have grown older, I have added experience working with seniors and those caring for them at home, in hospitals and in nursing homes. My experience includes working in four mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, residential treatment centers, schools, and group homes as well as in my private practice office. My involvement with crisis teams has taken me to jails, detention centers and other law enforcement settings as well as working extensively with probation and parole officers. Collaborating with various social service agencies is also something I have done frequently. I am constantly upgrading my competencies. Recently, I completed the 20 hour FASD and I completed more than 18 CE hours at the recent APA convention in Denver. I have also attended many one hour and day-long in-service trainings. My primary areas of specialization are: adolescents and young adults including their families, couples, families, as well as seniors and those who care for them. Given my many years of service, I have also treated many individual adults and children down to age five.

My success rate has been high. In a study of all the patients referred to me by physicians in a “family practice” clinic, 98% rated by work with them as successful or very successful in dealing with their problems. More than half gave me an “excellent” rating. My success in other settings has been similar and I have ranked as one of the most productive (most patients seen per month) clinicians in several settings, too. I get a great deal of satisfaction being a successful and productive member of the staff.



Clinical Psychologist License from the State of Colorado, #481; Clinical License form the State of Idaho, PSY202944 Clinical Psychologist License from the State of Oregon, Certified School Psychologist, State of Colorado; State of Idaho; State of Oregon, State of Illinois (lapsed), high school social studies teaching certificate (lapsed in Colorado, Ohio).


Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Denver (APA approved program) 1968-72

Internship, Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, Ill. (APA approved program) 1966-67

MA in Educational Psychology, University of Chicago 1974

BA in Education and Psychology, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio 1958 - 63

FASD training in Anchorage through the University of Washington extension program. 2012

Many hours of Continuing Education certified by PESI and APA.


National Institute of Mental Health: at the University of Denver, 1968 – 72

National Defense Education Act: at the University of Chicago, 1963 - 65

Antioch College Scholarship, 1958 -63



National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Colorado Society for Psychologists in Private Practice (Treasurer 1981 and 2003), Life Member of the American Psychological Association; past member of the Colorado Psychological Association (Board of Directors, 1977 – 80)


School Psychologist: Crook County Public Schools, Prineville, OR. September – December,2017. Full time. Filing, data transfer and staffings, completed only two psychological evaluations during the entire period. This job was not as advertised!

Clinical Psychologist: Chehalem Youth and Family Services, Newberg, OR, December 2016 –May 2017, full time, provided psychological services and consultation. (the clinic went out of business)

School Psychologist: October – December 2015, full time, United School District 171 Orofino, testing, staffings, consultation.

Behavioral Health Clinician II. Providence Kodiak Behavioral Health Clinic. June – September, 2014. Full time, provided clinical services to patients assigned, provided consultation to other agencies and clinic staff, provided emergency services to the local hospital.

Clinical Psychologist: Good Samaritan Counseling Center, Anchorage, AK. Full time, January 1, 2011 to April 15, 2012, Provided psychotherapy, testing and consultation to patients ages 7 – 80, of all ethnic groups in Alaska. (I was a Tricare, Medicaid and private insurance provider)

Service to Veterans: Two, week long, full time, periods of PTSD evaluations through QTC company. Evaluated approximately 20 veterans per week. 2012, 2014,

Emergency Room Consultant in Behavioral Health, Yukon/Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Full Time, October, 2012. Provided consultation around Title 47 (hold and treat) petitions, arranged transportation to and from outlying villages for patients and their families, arranged hospitalizations as needed, consulted to ER and Ward staff, and liaised with Tribal Police, Office of Children’s’ Services, and others. This position was not as advertised.

Clinician, Peninsula Community Behavioral Health center in Soldotna, Alaska, part time for 6 weeks. Included a variety of clinical and consultation duties. June – August, 2010

Behavioral Health Consultant, Behavioral Health Optimization Program, Elmendorf Air Force/Army Hospital Family Practice Clinic. Full time August, 2008 – September 2009. Provided immediate services to referrals from family practice MDs, PAs, and RNs of Service members their dependents, and retired Service members and their families for short term help with mental health problems of all kinds. Population served included children, adolescents, adults and seniors of both sexes seen as families, couples and individuals for one to four sessions. Included screening for longer term difficulties that required referral to the Mental Health Wing (a separate part of the hospital). Also included consultation to the Family Practice practitioners about behavioral health problems of all types. (position supplied through American Hospital Services Group)

Independent Practice of Psychology (Private Practice): 1974 – 2008, full time, performed psychotherapy and evaluations on patients in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities and my out- patient office. Patients ranged from 4 -84 years old, specialized in adolescents, young adults and their families, and seniors and their families, including making recommendations regarding SSDI applications. Served on the Medical Staffs (not hospital staffs) of Bethesda Denver, Columbine, Charter and Cleo Wallace Psychiatric Hospitals. Served on the medical staff chart review boards on Bethesda and Columbine Hospitals. Also had other part time contracts listed below:

Consultant in Psychology: Excelsior Youth Center, Aurora CO. part-time 8 -24 hours per week. 1973 -2008, (35 years) performed psychological evaluations on almost 1000 adolescent girls: African American, Hispanic, Native American and Caucasian residents to aid in the treatment and school planning (I am also a licensed School Psychologist), and to assess eligibility for Social Security Disability and to make medication and treatment recommendations. Also helped to design and implement milieu, group and individual treatment strategies and institutional programs, consulted on treatment team functioning.

Counseling US Armed Services Personnel and their Families: around deployment, return from “down range” and general psychological problems in Mannheim, Germany, and Naples, Italy, during March and April and July and August 2006, Full time.

Consultant to the Social Security Disability Determination Unit, Denver CO. 8 -16 hours per week, Evaluated claims presented by field examiners to ascertain their correctness including conclusions and recommendations.

Nursing Home Psychotherapist: 2000-2002, 8 – 20 hours per week in 5 nursing homes. Worked with nursing home residents, staff, and attending physicians as well as families to assess patient conditions and needs, aid them in adjusting to nursing home life and their current condition, prepare them for imminent death, made referral for additional treatment. Consulted with nursing home management and staff about treatment issues.

Psychologist consultant, group leader and evaluation provider: Alternative Homes for Youth, 1998-2001, 16 to 20 hours a week, serving older adolescents in a residential treatment facility and consulting with staff.

Consultant and Group Therapist: Jefferson County CO. Department of Social Services, part time (20 hours per week) in three group homes 1983-86.

Social Security Disability Examiner: 1981-89, occasional psychological evaluations of Social Security status . Completed more than 20 evaluations.

Psychologist, Arapahoe Mental Health Center, Englewood, Colorado, 1971 – 76, full time, 1976 – 79 part time. Provided psychotherapy and psychological testing to children, adolescents and adults. Served on the Crisis Team. Developed and implemented grants to increase services. Served as team leader. Provided school psychologist services to Englewood and Sheridan School Systems. Worked on the Martin Marietta, Arapahoe Juvenile Detention (lead clinician), and Excelsior Youth Center teams to provide services to adolescents and adults. Performed liaison with Ft. Logan Mental Health Center around referrals for in-patient service. Made professional judgments about treatment needs (including “hold and treats”) and referrals to Social Security. Left to go into full time private practice.

Psychometrician: part time, J.F. Kennedy Child Development Center, 1969 – 71, and the University of Chicago Lab Schools, 1964 –66, part time while in graduate school. Performed psychological tests on students and made recommendations concerning placement and treatment issues.

Psychologist II, Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, Illinois, 1967 – 68, full time, assistant administrator on adult ward serving the Chicago South Side. Worked with individuals and groups of patients, developed treatment plans helped design and implement milieu programs provided administrative services. In addition to planning and providing service to the African American, Native American, Hispanic and Caucasian residents of the Chicago South Side, I evaluated patients in the old-line State Hospitals, especially Mantino and Chicago State, for placement and treatment at the new mental health center for rehabilitation and release. Also performed outpatient treatment services. Left to return to graduate school.

Instructor in Human Development and Research Associate, Oregon College of Education, summer, 1965. Taught a course in child development to MA level teachers and wrote a research proposal that was accepted by NDEA. Left to return to graduate school.

The ANTIOCH COLLEGE COOPERATIVE EDUICATION PROGRAM is required for graduation and includes full time, paid, placements for three to six month periods. My coop experience included working in Boy Scout camps, schools, school camps, and two residential treatment centers for disturbed children including one in Scotland. I also worked one summer as “Her Majesty’s inspector of pear trees” in England. 1959 – 63.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: Boy Scout and Sea Scout leader, 1994 – 2008 (included extensive training: National Camping School and Wood Badge). Chambers of Commerce in Littleton, and Conifer 1980 - 2000. Youth soccer coach and referee 1987– 2000. etc..

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