My Training


1971 Albright College, Reading, PA
BA Psychology
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1971-1972 Confront, Allentown, PA
9 month Internship in Group Therapy Practice
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1992 -1994 William Glasser Institute,  Chatsworth, CA
Two year training leading to Certification in Reality Therapy (RTC)
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1992-1995 Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
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1994 -1996 Philadelphia Child Advocacy Center                          
Training Series on Child Sexual Abuse
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1995 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of State Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
Authorization to practice as a Social Worker
License Number: SW-009177-L
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1995 Published Author: Journal of Reality Therapy, Vol XV, No 1
“Creative Personalization as a Means of Increasing Client Understanding”
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1997- 2010 Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), Milwaukee, WI
Initial four day, Train the Trainer Program with biannual refresher courses
Advanced level training in Applied Physical Management and Crisis Intervention for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders leading to status as a Master Level Trainer.
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2001 What Works In Therapy: Client Driven, Outcome Informed Therapy
18 hours • Instructors: Scott Miller, PhD and Barry Duncan, PsyD
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2002 American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, Salem MA
Recognition as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
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2002 Sex Offense: Treatment, Assessment, Evaluation & Safe Management of Adolescents & Adults
12 hours • Instructor: Anna Salter, PhD
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2003 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of State
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
License Number:  CW014018
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2005  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
J&K Seminars, Lancaster, PA  
12 Hours • Instructor: Zindel Segal, Ph.D
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2006-2008 Train the Trainer Program in Problematic Sexual Behavior for People with Developmental Disabilities
Presented by: Office of Developmental Programs, Safer Options             
Instructors: Sharon Mahar-Potter, MEd, Nancy Nowell, MPA, MEd, Carol Cobb-Nettleton, DSW
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2007 Functional Behavioral Assessment for Home & School
Presented by: Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) 
14 hours • Instructor: Claire Maher Choutka, MEd, BCBA, Clinical Director
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2008 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness              
Application of Mindfulness Based Meditation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
6 hours • Instructor: Donald F. Sloane, LCSW
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2009 Mindfulness Meditation for Psychotherapists
Presented by: University of Pennsylvania Stress Reduction Clinic
27 hours • Instructors: Michael Baime, MD (Director), Molly Layton, PhD, Dan Gottlieb, PhD
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2010 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Practicum  
Presented by: Penn Program for Mindfulness
55 hours • Instructors: Michael Baime, MD (Director), Karen Bowles, MD
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2010 Personality Disorders in Social Work and Health Care
Presented by: Cross Country Education
6 hours • Instructor:  Gregory W. Lester, PhD
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2011 8 Day Training/Retreat in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Presented by: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
62.5 Hours • Instructors: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD & Saki Santorelli, EdD
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2011 Ethical Principles in the Practice of PA Mental Health Professionals
Presented by: PESI, King of Prussia, PA
6 Hours • Instructor: Allan M Tepper JD PsyD
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2011  Gottman Couples Therapy Level I
Presented by: PESI, King of Prussia, PA
12 Hours • Instructor: WIlliam Bumberry, PhD
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2012 Teaching Mindfulness to Children Presented by: Penn Program for Mindfulness
10 hours • Instructor: Jenny Roca, MEd
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2012 Training Series on Trauma
Presented by: Drexel University College of Medicine
60 Hours • Instructor: Pasquale Russoniello, MA
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2014 Yoga & Mindfulness: Clinical Interventions for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma
Presented by PESI, King of Prussia, PA
6.25 Hours • Instructor: Mary Nurrie Stearns MSW LCSW RYT
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2015 Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents
Presented by PESI, King of Prussia, PA
6.25 Hours • Instructor: Paul Foxman PhD
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2015 His Health, Her Health: Medical Challenges in Midlife
Presented by The Institute for Natural Resources, Breinigsville, PA
6 Hours • Instructor: R S Hullon MD JD
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2015 Lead Management
Presented by the William Glasser Institute US Northeast Region, Danielson, CT
7 Hours • Instructor: Kim Olver MS NCC LCPC (Executive Director, WGI)
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2016 Advanced Mindfulness Tools for Rewiring the Brain
Presented by PESI, King of Prussia, PA
12.5 Hours • Instructor: Donald Altman, MA LPC
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2016 The Body Keeps the Score-Trauma Healing
Presented by PESI, King of Prussia, PA
12.5 Hours • Instructor: Bessel van der Kolk, MD