• B.A., Duke University, 1970.
  • M.A., United States International University (USIU), 1977.
  • Ph.D., USIU, 1982.
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, UCSD Counseling Center, 1980-1981.
  • Post-doctoral training, Crenshaw Clinic, 1981-1985 and Behavioral Medicine Associates, 1985-1987.
  • Licensed Psychologist, July 1987.
  • Private Practice, San Diego County, 1987 – present.
  • Psychological Consultant, Pacific Bariatric Medical Surgery Group, 1995 – present.
  • Board of Directors and Vice President, Quality Psych Care, San Diego, 1995 – 1999.
  • Silver Psi Award, CPA Convention, 2002 for contributions to CPA.
  • CPA Advocacy Award, CPA Convention, 2003 for contributions to advocacy.
  • CPA Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession Award, CPA Convention, 2007.  
  • President, CPA, 2004.
  • Chair, CPA Division I, 2006.
  • Chair, Prescriptive Authority Task Force, 2005.
  • Founder CPA Division V, Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2006.
  • Board of Directors, California Psychological Association (CPA), 2001 – present.
  • CPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator for Southern California, 2007-2009.
  • CPA Representative to APA Council, 2007-2009.
  • President, Psychology Shield (working for parity for psychologists in California state hospitals), 2003 – present.
  • Karl F. Heiser Award for Advocacy, APA Convention, August 2003.
  • Fellow, San Diego Psychological Association, February 2005.
  • President, San Diego Psychological Association, 2008.
  • Delegation Leader for California Psychologists with People to People Ambassadors to People’s Republic of China, October 30 – November 11, 2005.
  • Delegation Leader for Mental Health providers with People to People Ambassadors to South Africa, May 4 – May 14, 2009.
  • Attended APA Practice Organization State Leadership Conferences 2001 - 2005.
  • Co-chair, APA Division 31 Membership Committee, 2004 – 2005.
  • Member at Large, Division 31, 2008, 2009, 2010.
  • Chair, APA Division 31 Membership Committee, 2006 - present.
  • Division 42 Federal Advocacy Coordinator: 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Member, Editor Search Committee, Clinician’s Research Digest, 2005.
  • Member, APA Division 37 Advocacy Section, 2005.
  • Member, APA Division 42, 2004 – present.
  • Member, APA Division 55, 2001 – present.
  • Member-at-large (FAC) Committee of State Leaders (CSL), 2008, 2009
  • Chair, Advocacy Subcommittee, CSL, 2009.