ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF
PSYCHOLOGIST - UNIVERSITY PSYCHIATRY CONSULTANTS
D. Ed., University of Oregon, 1964 – Counseling Psychology Thesis:
Tolerance of Ambiguity as a Variable in the Counseling Process.
• M.A., University of Chicago, 1959 – Educational Psychology.
• B.A., Antioch College, 1958 - Psychology.
Areas of Interest:
I have been on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry for over 35 years and have enjoyed being involved in the training of behavioral healthcare providers ranging from Mental Health Workers, to Masters level Counselors, Social Workers, and Doctoral level Psychologists, Medical Students and Psychiatric Residents. My clinical interests have been in group psychotherapy, individual and couples therapy, & techniques of interviewing. In addition to my clinical interests I have been concerned and involved with the process of continuing education for most of my career. I have developed continuing education programs for the psychiatry faculty, residents and community members, workshops for Native American Behavioral Healthcare providers, and for 13 years in the 80’s and 90’s, helped develop and implement international clinical study trips/programs for over 10,000 participants.
Currently I still see patients for individual, couples and group therapy, as well as teaching the group psychotherapy seminar for either second or third year psychiatric residents.
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