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Expertise Description

I have over 30 years of experience in the field of Clinical Social Work. I am experienced on standards for out-of-home care for foster children, youth and dependent adults. My expertise includes child welfare, foster care, and mental health standards of care; juvenile probation; group homes; and residential psychiatric care for youth and dependent adults. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Civil Action, Standard of Care-Foster Care, Psychiatric Residential Care, and Adoptions by Foster Parents.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include Foster Care Programs and Foster Care Agency Development.


M.S.WColumbia University School of Social Work
B.ASociologyWhittier College

Licenses Certifications

LCSW License
NASW Registry for Clinical Social Work
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

Awards & Affiliation

California Probation
Parole and Correctional Association- Youth Service Award
From The Heart Award
Youth Services
Chamber of Commerce
Beautiful Bakersfield
Humanitarian Award
California Assembly
Social Worker of the Year
Right to Life Award
Kern County
Develope Adoptions Program

Primary Affiliation

Society for Clinical Social Work

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