I came to Maine 30 years ago, shortly following completing my degree in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. My undergraduate degree was in Physiological Psychology and I still have a keen interest in learning, memory, sleep, pain and other complex brain functions. I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Psychology Department and have been involved in the training of various mental health professionals; counselors, social workers and pre-doctoral psychology interns. I live on the coast of Maine and have raised a family here, and have come to make Maine my home. I have numerous interests in outdoor activities and sports, including tennis, golf, and previously noon-hour basketball.
In addition to my position at the University, for a number of years, I have maintained a private practice and been involved in professional issues such as ethics, licensing and mental health legislation. Two important training influences for me were the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and Masters and Johnson Sex clinical, both affiliated with Washington University Medical School, where I served my internship. I find the years of college and young-adult transition often to be the most significant time of development in a person’s life.
Professional Credentials and Interests
Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist (University of Missouri-Columbia, 1978); Cooperating Assistant Professor of Psychology. Dynamic therapy orientation, biofeedback and self-control, behavior therapy, depression, behavioral medicine, preventive health models, and clinical training and supervision, ethics and professional practice.
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