Education

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, M.S., 2011
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Chicago, B.A. Psychology, 1983

Admissions and Licenses

  • Admitted to Practice Law: California, 1987
  • Licensed to Practice Marriage & Family Therapy: California, 2014

Mediation Training

  • Mosten Divorce Mediation Training, 2009
  • Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement Certificate of Participation, 2002
  • Center for Dispute Resolution Mediation Certificate of Training, 1998
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution Training, 1996
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services Certification, 1995

Clinical Training Sites

  • Private Practice Internship, Supervised by Carol Hirshfield, Ph.D., 2013-2014
  • Airport Marina Counseling Service, 2010-2013
  • Vista Del Mar, Baron School for Exceptional Children, Summer 2010

Relevant Experience

  • Co-facilitated co-parenting classes for high-conflict divorcing couples during my private practice internship
  • Taught Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) classes at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice during my tenure at Airport Marina Counseling Services (AMCS)
  • Worked with individuals, couples, families and groups while completing the following programs at AMCS:
  • Initial Consultation
  • Family & Child Program
  • Couples Certificate Program (Imago Therapy)
  • Orville Wright Middle School Program
  • Anxiety Group
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Received Certificates of Tribute for my work as a volunteer attorney from 2010-2014
  • California Lawyers for the Arts, 2005-2009
  • As Associate Director, I oversaw educational and legal programs for artists and entertainers and coordinated the Arts Arbitration & Mediation Services program, in which I also served as a neutral. I conducted mediation training for volunteers of the mediation panel.