Professional Summary:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training and experience in clinical social work, child, adult and family therapy, including crisis and suicide intervention. Recent re-certificates in family and divorce mediation, parenting coordination and custody evaluations.

Membership in professional organizations such as National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and Oregon Family Institute (OFI) Peer Review (inactive).


  • Master of Social Work (MSW) University of Nebraska, Omaha. Advanced Standing Program. Emphasis on clinical social work. Awarded a one year paid practicum at Family Services as a child and family therapist. Graduated: August 1978. GPA 3.6.
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare, (BSSW) University of Nebraska, Omaha. Graduated: May 1977.

Licenses/Certificates & Recent Educational Experiences:


  • Jackson Care Connect Behavioral Health on Compliance Training, Part 2, Medford, Oregon, June 21, 2018
  • Jackson Care Connect Behavioral Health on Compliance Training, Part 1, Medford, Oregon, May 17, 2018
  • AFCC 55th Annual Conference; “Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma -Informed Jurisprudence.” Washington DC, June 6-9, 2018
  • AFCC Oregon Chapter Annual Conference, “Will the Entire Family Please Step Up: Professional, Parent, and Child Perspectives.” Portland, OR
  • AFCC monthly Webinars:
    • Evaluating Substance Abuse, June 2018
    • A SAFer Approach Parenting Arrangements Involving IPV, May 2018
    • Stepping-Up Parenting Time, April 2018
    • Evidenced Informed Approach to Parental Alienation, March 2018
    • Work-Life Balance, March 2018
    • New Research on LGBTQ Parenting, February 2108
    • Implicit and Cognitive Bias, January 2018


  • AFCC AAML Conference on Advanced Issues in Child Custody: Evaluation, Litigation and Settlement, San Diego, CA. September 2107. Focus on Parental Resistance, IPV (intimate partner violence), Interviewing Children, Step-up Parenting AFCC monthly Webinars on:
    • Eldercaring Coordination, December 2107
    • Managing Holiday Conflict, November 2017
    • Interviewing Children: How to Talk and How to Listen, September 2017
    • Stepfamily Dynamics, August 2017
    • Parent-Child Conflict Problems II, July 2017
    • LBGTQ Clients and Family Law in Post-Obergefell Era
    • Visitation Resistance, April 2017
    • What Family Law Professionals Need to Know, February 2017


  • AFCC 53rd Annual Conference: Modern Families: New Challenges, New Solutions, Seattle, WA. June 1 – 4, 2016
  • On Target Interventions with EFT Couple Therapy (Attachment theory) Sue Johnson, Ed. D, 6-week course, April – May 2016.
  • AFCC 2nd Annual Oregon State Conference: Advocacy and Its Playgrounds; Father-Involvement, Overnights, and Parenting Post Divorce, Portland, Oregon, April 2016.
  • Peer Review, Oregon Family Institute, Quarterly meetings, Portland, OR
  • AFCC Monthly Webinars:
    • Challenging Issues in Parenting Coordination, December 2016
    • Emerging Issues in Relocation Cases, October 2016
    • Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody, August 2016


  • Peer Review, Oregon Family Institute, Quarterly meetings, Portland, OR
  • AFCC Annual Conference, State Chapter; Rising Tides of Shared Parenting, Portland, Oregon, April 10, 2015
  • JCHHS Onboarding, QMHP certification; Medford, Oregon. April 2015                                                                                                                


  • Collaborative Custody Evaluations with a Mediation Option (CEM), Oregon Family Institute, 2014
  • Divorce & Family Mediation, Southern Oregon University (SOU), April –May 2014


  • DBT Foundation 5-day Intensive Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC, Seattle, WA, November 2013
  • Parenting Coordination Certificate, Oregon Family Institute (OFI), Hillsboro, OR. October 2013
  • Basic Mediation Certificate, Mediation Works, Medford, OR, September 2013.

2012 and prior years

  • Health Care Ethics Certification, Summer Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. August 2011
  • Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Certified Instructor, Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI. April 2011
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker, ACHP-SW, NASW. February 2011
  • Patient Advocacy Certification, Cleveland State University via Society for Healthcare Advocates, (SCHA). Completed all 10 units from 2008 – 2010.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Oregon #2634, May 1998, current.
  • Parenting Plan Evaluation Certification, University of Washington, Dept. of Psychiatry, 1992-93.
  • Divorce Mediation and Parenting Plan Training, Conflict Resolution Services, Seattle, WA, 1991-92.
  • Mediation Certification, Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish Co, 1991.
  • The Menninger Foundation, Marriage & Family Therapy Certification, 1981-1983.


  • Private Practice, Provides child, adult, couple and family therapy. Crisis intervention, case management, and DBT therapy and skills training. Parenting Coordination, (PC), Collaborative (Custody) Evaluations with Mediation (CEM) and Court-Involved Parenting Evaluations (CIPE). Current.
  • Patient Relations Coordinator, Asante Health System, Medford, OR. November 1996 to February 2013.
    • Emergency Services Social Worker: Rogue Regional Medical Center, 1996 to 1997. Provided crisis intervention, patient advocacy and case management to emergency services patients and their family members.
    • Patient Relations Coordinator: Rogue Regional Medical Center, 1997 to 2013. Advocated for patients and their family members. Crisis intervention. Conflict and complaint resolution. Addressed end of life issues with patients and their family members. Assisted patients and their families with their advance directives, POLSTs and end of life preferences. Created, revised and rewrote many policies. Developed a service recovery program.
    • RRMC Ethics Committee member since 1997. Co-chair of the RRMC Ethics Committee since 2008 and Chair of the Advance Care Planning taskforce since 2009. Reorganized and reconstructed the RRMC Ethics Committee. Faculty/presenter for the 2013 Kinsman Conference.
    • Certified Instructor for Respecting Choices: Provided day long trainings to certify physician, nurses, social workers, etc. to be RC facilitators to provide advance directive information and end of life conversations to their patients and community members. Presenter at the 2011 COHO Spring Series End of Life conference.
    • Emergency Management Committee: Rogue Regional Medical Center. Served on Emergency Exercise Committee.
  • Private Practice, Child and Family Therapist, Ashland, OR. 1998 to 2012.  Provided therapy to children and adults. Parent Coordination.
  • Child/Family Therapist, Family Sex Abuse Treatment Program Coordinator, Jackson County Mental Health, Medford, OR, 1993-95. Provided child, family and group therapy for JC Mental Health clients.
  • Private Practice, Child/Family/Marriage Therapist; Owner of Eastside Counseling Center, E. Wenatchee, WA. 1987-93. Provided advocacy and court testimony for clients, especially children and adults who were survivors of child abuse. Provided custody evaluations, parental termination reports, home studies and parent assessments for the Courts. Expanded from a small one room office to a large six room suite with several hired therapists and a full-time secretary. I had a two-year waiting list.
  • Child/Family Therapist, Children’s Home Society of Washington, Wenatchee, WA. 1986-1989. Provided child and family therapy for clients of Children’s Home Society.
  • Private Practice, Child and Family Therapist, Kansas City, MO. 1983-86.
  • Child/Family Therapist, Family and Children Service of Wyandotte Co, Kansas City, KS. 1980-83. Provided child and family therapy for clients of Family and Children Services of Wyandotte Co.
  • Child/Family Therapist, Family Service of Omaha, Omaha, NE. 1977-80. Provided child and family therapy to clients of Family Services.
  • Social Service Worker III, Sarpy County Social Services, Papillion, NE. 1976-77.
  • HRT/Therapist, Nebraska Psychiatric Institute, Omaha, NE. 1975-6. Provided case management, individual, family and group therapy for residents.
  • HRT/Charge Aide/Therapist, Lincoln Regional Center, Adolescent Unit, Lincoln, NE. 1972-5. Provided case management, individual, and group therapy for patients.

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), current
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Oregon Chapter. current
  • National Association of Social Workers, (NASW) current.
  • NASW State Board, Region 4 Representative for 6-year term from 2006 -2012. Also served on the Executive Committee, Political Action Committee, Legislative Committee and Finance Committee.
  • Rogue Valley Social Worker group: Region 4 Representative to NASW State Board. Served as co-chair and treasurer. Provided social work ethics training for other social workers. (Inactive)
  • Choosing Options, Honoring Options, (COHO), member of the leadership team, training committee coordinator and serve on the education committee. (Inactive