Foster Care Expert 519603 CA(S)

Expertise Description

My career as a Therapist and Social Worker has spanned over 20 years in the field of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. My expertise includes youth welfare and neglect, emergency response, family maintenance and reunification, and dependency investigating within the adoption and foster care system. I have spent time in California as a social work expert witness by providing consultations, in addition to deposition and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

I have provided therapeutic consult with a multi-disciplinary assessment teams for a wide vari- ety of diagnosis such as PTSD, Bipolar, Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Disorder and De- pression, for the purpose of developing evidenced based treatment plan/strategies.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes having provided psychotherapy, child welfare consulting, program development and training services; I have provided diagnostic assessments and treatment plans for individual, family and group therapy for abused children, ages 4-17, and their families.


Degree Subject Institution
M.A. Psychology Chapman University Orange County CA
B.A. Psychology Chapman University Orange County CA

Licenses Certifications

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing – Completed (certificate) training

Awards & Affiliation

• Certificate of Recognition, May 1997
• Certificate of Appreciation, March 2004