I can fully answer any questions related to: Obtaining degrees in Social Work(MSW); professional opportunities in social work/as a social worker; anything regarding child welfare; domestic violence; sexual assault; forensic social work such as the connections between law and social work, expert witness testimony; forensic interviewing and writing documentation for court; obtaining licensure in California (ASW/LCSW process); professional associations and memberships; self-inflicted violence (cutting); suicide prevention; crisis intervention; anger management; play therapy; parenting skills with behavior disorders-oppositionally defiant children/adolescents, ADD/ADHD, and conduct disorders. Some areas are outside of my scope of practice thus, I cannot be considered an expert in substance abuse; any type of psychotropic medications; overall individual, couples or family therapy; psychodynamic approaches or hypnosis.
Employed as a crisis counselor for 2 years in non-public schools; crisis counselor for 4 years for Rape Crisis Hotline; Behavioral Intervention Specialist for 3 years in non-profit sector, Child Abuse Investigator/social worker for 4 years in public child welfare, Clinical Therapist for 2 years within public mental health
National Association of Social Workers National Organization of Forensic Social Work American Psychological Association
"A Qualitative Inquiry on the Impact of Family Preservation Programs" Master's Thesis, 09/2003
B.A. Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice-NY M.S.W.-Chldren Youth and Families concentration from California State University, San Bernardino Ph.D anticipated 2011 from Northcentral University, Arizona
Awards and Honors
Psi Chi Honor Society Life Member Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 2000