Why Do You Pick Up a Crying Baby? The Therapist, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2014.
"Huh? What!?" 13 Reasons for Missing Social Cues. "Huh? What!?" 13 Reasons for Missing Social Cues. The Therapist, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2013.
“Make Me An Offer, so I Can Spit On It!” Problematic Adolescent Games and the Adults Who Get Played, The Therapist, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2012.
How Dangerous is My Client, The Therapist, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2007.
Therapy and Life with the Elder from Hell, The Therapist, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, 2004.
Child Abuse Prevention: Physical Abuse from Excessive Corporal Punishment Assessment Criteria and Indicators for Intervention, Parent Education, and Prevention, Online course for the National Association of Social Workers-California Chapter, 2007.
Client Presentations and Professional Vulnerabilities that Lead to Legal and Ethical Violations, Online course for the National Association of Social Workers-California Chapter, 2007.
Why Difficult Children are Difficult - Six Questions for Assessment, Online course for the National Association of Social Workers-California Chapter, 2007.
Third Partners in Couples: Bipolar, PTSD, & Personality Disorder Complications- May 2011.
Borderline Personality Disorder in Couples Therapy- July 2011.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Couples Therapy- Feb. 2012.
Dependent and Histrionic Personality Disorders in Couples Therapy- July 2012.
Paranoid Personality Disorder in Couples Therapy- July 2012.
Domestic Violence in Couples Therapy Part I: From Aggression to Abuse- Bully-Victim Dynamics- Sep. 2012.
Domestic Violence in Couples and Couples Therapy PART II: Antisocial Personality Disorder and Violence Potential, Oct. 2012.
Addictions, Compulsivity, Relapse, and Relapse Prevention in Couples Therapy- Nov. 5, 2012.
Betrayal, Infidelity, and Affairs in Couples Therapy- January 13, 2013
Nov. 1994 - present Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Private Practice, San Leandro,
Oct. 1991 - present Faculty, Head of Marriage Family Therapy- Masters of Psychology Program,
Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley, CA.
June 2021 – present, Jun. 2008 – May 2012 Board of Directors, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
2001 – 2021 Continuing Education Program Approval Committee, (2015-2021); Audit Committee (2017-2021); Editorial Committee (2017-2018); Purview Committee (2014-2019), Nomination Committee (2015 & 2016): Ethics Committee (2001-2008), and others; California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
2018 Board of Directors, Eastbay Chapter of the California Association of
Marriage & Family Therapists
2015 – 2018 Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Alameda County Dept. of Public Health
2014 – 2017 Executive Vice-President, Behavioral Sciences, PrivateTree, Union City,
Sept. 2009 – May 2017 Child Death Review Team, Alameda County Social Services
Feb. – Dec. 2013 Consultant for Adolescent and Young Adult Residential Program-post
psychiatric hospitalization, Casa de la Vida: Berkeley Place, Oakland,
Jun. 2008 – May 2012 Board of Directors, California Association of Marriage & Family
Sep. – Dec. 2006 Diversity and Leadership Consultant, Cisco Corporation, San Jose, CA
Jan. – Mar. 2006 Faculty, Marriage Family Therapy- Masters of Psychology Program, New College of California, San Francisco.
Dec. 2001 – 2004 Consultant for Child Behavior & Discipline, East Bay Conservation Corp Charter School, Oakland.
Jul.-Aug. 2003 Educational Consultant/Small Group Trainer, Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
Jan. 1998 – Mar. 2003 Mental Health & Child Development Consultant, Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Oxnard.
June 1996 – Jul. 2000 Staff Development & Training for Parent Educators, Asian Pacific Islander Parent Support, San Francisco.
Jan. 2000 – May 2001 Clinical Supervisor of Child and Family Services, Asian Community Mental Health Services, Oakland.
Oct. 1996 – May 2000 Clinical Consultant for Severely Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents & Welfare to Work Programs, Jewish Vocational Services, San Francisco.
Jul. – Dec 2000 Clinical Consultant & Trainer for Vocational Programs for Homeless Youth,Youth Industry, San Francisco.
Jul. 2000 Trainer, National Association of Independent Schools, Office of Diversity- Call to Action 2000, San Anselmo.
Jul. 1995 – Dec. 1998 Clinical Supervisor; for Children's Services Clinicians Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS), San Francisco; Child/Family Therapy Consultant for RAMS staff;
Jul. 1995 – Aug. 1998 Clinical Supervisor for Severely Emotionally Disturbed/Mental Health (SED/MH) Partnership Programs (four SFUSD High Schools)-RAMS;
Jul. 1995 – July 1998 Clinical Supervisor; RAMS-San Francisco Unified School District Washington High Teen Mental Health Clinic;
Jul. 1995 - June 1996 Children's Group Counselor/Consultant- Lafayette Elementary School; San Francisco, RAMS;
Sep.1993 - Aug. 1995 Mental Health Clinician, Severely Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents, Washington High School- San Francisco, RAMS.
Oct. 1991 – present Consultant, Trainer & Presenter, Colleges, Schools, Early Childhood Education, Head Start, Child Abuse Councils, Drug & Alcohol Recovery, Mental Health Agencies, Foster Care, & Homeless Shelter Programs & Conferences; Staff Development & Client Relations, Agency Team Building; Multi-Cultural/Diversity Training. The following is a partial list of programs served:
Workshop/Seminar Presenter, California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, San Diego, Annual Conferences & Professional Development Workshops
Consultant to Emergency Foster Parents, Children's Shelter Care Project- Department of Social Services, Alameda County.
Mental Health Consultant, Wu Yee Children's Services (Head Start), San Francisco.
Organizational & Clinical Consultant, Contra Costa Child Care Council, Concord.
Consultant & Foster Parent Educator, Center for the Vulnerable Child- Children’s Hospital, Oakland.
Mental Health & Child Development Consultant, Staff Development & Training (Head Start), Child Family Community Services, Fremont.
Organizational Consultant, People of Color in Independent Schools, N. California.
Mental Health & Child Development Consultant; San Joaquin County Head Start.
Staff Development, & Child Development & Mental Health Consultant, Redwood Day School, Oakland.
Therapy Skills Educator, Brief Therapy Trainings for Child, Youth, and Family Services, Department of Mental Health, City and County of San Francisco.
Mental Health Consultant, Xanthos Inc., Alameda Head Start, Alameda.
Mar. 1992 - 1996 Instructor of Human Growth & Development and Early Childhood Development, Chabot College, Hayward.
Jan. 1992 - Nov. 1994 Psychotherapist, MFCC Registered Intern working in the practice of Edward Schmookler, Clinical Psychologist, Berkeley-Albany.
Apr. 1989 - Apr. 1993 Director, Saybrook Learning Center of Castro Valley, Castro Valley, CA.
Feb. 1991 - Dec. 1991 Senior Counselor, Drug Diversion Group Lead Counselor, Client Services, The Way Home Foundation Community Counseling Centers, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, & San Francisco, CA.
Apr. 1988 - Aug. 1989 Coordinator & Office Manager, The Way Home Foundation Community Counseling Centers, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, & San Francisco, CA.
Sep. 1978 - July 1989 Owner/Director, Ronald & Kim's Preschool & Daycare, Berkeley, CA.
Sep. 1977 - June 1978 Teacher, Yellow Brick Road Preschool & Kindergarten, El Cerrito, CA.
June 1976 - Aug. 1977 Kindergarten Teacher & Junior & Senior High School Teacher- Writers Project & History, Asian American Summer School; Curriculum Writer, Ethnic Studies; Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley, CA.