Credentials

Experience

1)Children’s Health Council, Affiliated Clinic of Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (1998 – 2002)
Psychologist on a multidisciplinary team evaluating school aged children for learning, attention, behavior and social/emotional difficulties.
2)
Graduate School of Counseling Psychology, San Francisco State University (2001 – 2007)
Lecturer in: law/ethics, development across the life span, and counseling strategies with children and teens. Clinical supervisor of MA students in public school internships.
3)
Bay School of San Francisco, Director of Learning Services (2007 – 2011)
Developed, implemented, and directed a Learning Services program in a college preparatory high school. Consultation with parents, teachers and students focused on understanding the student’s learning/attention challenges including improving management/self advocacy for better academic success. Students often are intellectually talented.
4)
Private practice in San Francisco (1986 – present)
In addition to assessment I consult with parents about educational needs, planning, remedial services, public school and Regional Center based services. I counsel children/families using short-term problem-centered strategies.
I also have a specialization working with parents, who are separated, to plan/communicate about their children, and particularly children with special needs. I was a psychologist (custody evaluation and co-parent counselor) who worked in conjunction with San Francisco Unified Family Court (1993 – 2007).
Professional Actvities & Memberships
Activities:

Presentations:
California Association of Independent Schools Conference
Topic: “Children who Can’t Think: Assessing Kids in the Midst of Parental
Separation and High Conflict Divorce” (2006)

Association of Educational Therapists Annual Conference
“Working with a Psychologist: What Do They Do?” (2009)

Presentation at Parents Education Network, Ed-Rev Conference (2009)
Topic: “Testing: In Plain English.”

Team presentation at Parents Education Network (2010)
Topic: “The View from High School.” I created and lead a panel discussion on bright students with learning/attention differences in high school.

Keynote speaker: Maplebrook School in Amenia, NY (2010)
Topic: Being both a parent of a student with learning disabilities, and a psychologist.

Speaker about learning and attention differences at the following schools in 2010:
Star Academy (Lucas Valley), San Francisco Day School, and Cathedral School for Boys.

Consultant for the PBS Documentary, “Original Minds,” which follows 5 high school students with learning/attention differences through their senior year in high school.

Guest speaker in the Certified Educational Therapist Program through University of California, Santa Cruz. (2007 – present).

I present on the topic of AD/HD, including the neurological basis of the disorder, DSM-IV-TR criteria, and assessment process.
Memberships & Continuing Education
Memberships:

American Psychological Association

Child and Adolescent Division

Neuropsychology

California Psychological Association

Northern California Neuropsychology Forum
Continuing Education:

Nelson Butters Neurpsychological Conference, UC, Medical Center in San Diego, 2009 and 2010

Learning and the Brain Conference (Harvard University) 2010

Developmental Disabilities Conference on AD/HD (Johns Hopkins University) 2007