About Me

Education

MSW 1998, Smith College School for Social Work  

JD 1976, Stanford Law School (Note Editor, Stanford Law Review) 

BA 1965, Holy Names College, Oakland, CA  

Professional Training

June and July, 2016: 46-Hour Certificate Training in Transgender Therapy, International Transgender Certification Association, Miami Florida   


4 week ends in 2012 and 2013: Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, offered by the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC   


September 1997 thru May 2000, The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Training in Psychotherapy (three-year Certificate program)   


September 1998 thru June 2000: Extern in Psychotherapy at the Washington Psychiatric Institute, Washington, DC 


September 1997 through June 1998: Intern, Sheppard-Pratt Hospital Trauma Day Hospital, Baltimore, MD   

Related Experience

September 2000 to present: private practice in Washington, DC   


June 2002 – June 2006: Program Coordinator, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC   


August 1999 – February 2001: Program therapist in the day hospital at The Center Post-traumatic Disorders Program, located at the Psychiatric  Institute of Washington, Washington, DC

Presentations

October 2016: 'Me/ Not Me and You/Not You:'An Exploration of Dissociative Processes in Patients and Therapists,' presented at the Second Annual Washington DC Trauma Conference 2016   


April 4, 2016: 'Dissociative Process in the Clinical Consulting Room: How it Structures the Sessions and Impedes Clinical Progress,' presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, San Francisco, California   


January 23, 2010: 'Missing Selves: The Importance of Clinical Language in Identifying Dissociated Self States,' presented at Scientific Day Conference of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC  


November 2, 2003: 'Dual Therapy: When Two Therapists are Better than One,' presented at the 20th International Fall Conference of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation in Chicago, Illinois   


March 7, 2001: 'Trauma and Dissociation: Memory Research, Disorganized/Disoriented Attachment and the DID Patient,'  presented at the George Washington University Counseling Center   


October 21, 2000: 'Playing in Concrete: The Role of Spontaneity in the Attachment Process,' presented at the Conference on Motivation and Spontaneity, honoring Joseph Lichtenberg, MD, sponsored by the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC


Other Experience

Twenty years private law practice, including five years as Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York, NY and five years in Federal practice, including two as Senior Vice-President – Legal, for Asset Sales at the Resolution Trust Corporation