ACADEMIC DEGREES and CERTIFICATIONS
B.A. Theology/ Psychology, 1986, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1987, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 1989, American Hypnotherapy Training Academy, Silver Springs, MD
Nurturing Program Trainer/Consultant, 1990, Family Development Resources, Park City, Utah & Raleigh, NC
Certified Neuro-Linguistic Program Practitioner, 1991, American Hypnotherapy Training Academy, Silver Springs, MD
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2003, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
August, 2011 – present: Full time faculty, Assistant Professor, Carlow University, School for Social Change, Psychology Department Undergraduate Courses to include:
Abnormal Psychology, Adolescent and Adult Psychology, Advanced Counseling, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Child Psychology, Counseling of the Abused, Counseling of Marital Loss, Healthcare from a Global Perspective, (interdisciplinary), Introduction to Counseling, Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, Personality Theories, Psychology of Women, Qualitative Research Methods teaching in the undergraduate day, evening, and accelerated program formats.
Graduate Courses: Group Therapy, Relational Cultural Theory
September, 1987- 2011: Adjunct Faculty, Associate Professor, Carlow University, School for Social Change Department, Psychology Dept. undergraduate courses to include: (same as above) having taught in the day, evening, weekend, and accelerated program formats at the main campus, Pittsburgh, PA and extension campuses in Greensburg, PA, Cranberry, PA, and Beaver, PA.
August, 2008 - Dec, 2011: Instructor, Strayer University, Penn Center West Campus, Pittsburgh, PA teaching both online and in classroom Introduction to Psychology course.
August, 1997- 1998: Adjunct Faculty, Asst. Prof. Chatham College, teaching in an interim position.
August, 2004-2006: Adjunct Faculty, Asst. Prof., Point Park University, Humanities and Human Sciences, courses to include: Child Psychology: Birth to Eight; Child Psychology: Five to Fourteen, Social Psychology, Foundational Psychology, Marriage and the Family.
September, 1994–1996: Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow - Duquesne University, Psychology Department courses to include: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology I, Developmental Psychology II, and Social Psychology.
September, 1993-1998: Part-time faculty, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, teaching Introduction to Psychology along with other complementary healing practices.
September, 1987 - May, 1989: Graduate assistant to Dr. Rolf Von Eckartsberg, assisting in group therapy training of Master's level psychology students at Duquesne University.
September, 1990-May, 1996: graduate assistant to Dr. Anthony Barton, assisting in group therapy training of Master’s level psychology students at Duquesne University.
Workshop/Seminar Presentations at the Aletheia Center for Healing & Empowerment
Fall, 2000 - “Energy Healing for Health and Wellness: Mind Body, Spirit Part 1
Spring, 2001 - “Energy Healing for Health and Wellness: Mind, Body and Spirit Part 2
Fall 2001 - “The Significance of Our Female Relationships”
Spring, 2002 - “Re-claiming our Lost and/or Forgotten Selves” Part 1
Fall, 2002 - “Re-claiming our Lost and Forgotten Selves Part 2 “Women Who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Estes
Spring, 2003 - “Realms of Meaning, The Social Construction of Our Personal Reality”
Fall, 2003 - “What is your Mission and Purpose?” an in depth exploration into the meaning of creativity, manifesting your destiny, living abundantly and ultimate life questions.
Spring, 2004 - “On Becoming a Magical Mystical Bear” presenting the work of Matthew Fox on the power of prayer and meditation
Fall, 2004 - “Developing Your Symbolic Understanding” an in depth exploration into the symbolic meaning of our experiences and relationships
Spring, 2005 - “Inner Knowing: Intuition or Fear”
Fall, 2005 - “What the Bleep Do We Know” Learning, exploring, wandering into the world of Quantum Physics.
Spring, 2006 - “Recovery from Trauma, Healing and Forgiveness”
Fall, 2006 - “How Did I End Up in This Family?” an in depth exploration into the symbolic meaning of our familial relationships.
Spring, 2007- “Only the Shadow Knows” Understanding Jungian Archetypes: exploring the significance of the ‘not so beautiful’ in ourselves and in the world’
Fall, 2007- “Exploring Relationships” Recognizing the impact of oppression in our personal and professional lives. Florida, Staff development workshop for Heart Work Camp.
Spring, 2008 - “Scared Contracts” (presenting the work of Carolyn Myss) What are the meaning of our relational/spiritual contracts and how have our lives been impacted by them?
Fall, 2008 - “Finding Joe” Exploring the work of Joseph Campbell
Spring, 2009 - “Can We Talk?” Understanding Interpersonal Communication Styles
Fall, 2009 – “The Shift” exploring the work of Dr. Wayne Dyer and the meaning of shifting paradigms in our everyday lives.
Spring, 2010 - “Be careful what you ask for” Change, Always Happening, Ever Feared. How to negotiate the territory of life changes with openness and anticipation.
Fall, 2010 - Family Series: Part 1 “Family Secrets” Good and Bad
Spring, 2011 - Family Series: Part 2 “Does it feel good or hurt to be a member of your family? Understanding family function and dysfunction”
Fall, 2011 - Exploring the work of Ken Wilber, Integral Operating System,
Spring 2012 - Exploring the work of Ken Wilber, Integral Operating System
Fall, 2012 - “Coming Home…Identity, Intuition, Power” Revisiting the work of Estes” La Loba, Bluebeard, Vasalisa, Skeleton Woman, Red Shoes
Spring, 2013 - “Living Your Dreams” Reclamation, Renewal, Creation