Background and Training

After graduating from Kansas Newman College (now, called Newman University, in Wichita, KS) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Business Administration, I obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Wichita State University.  After working for a rural community mental health center in Western Kansas, I moved to Kentucky.  In January 1989, I entered the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Spalding University in Louisville and worked in community mental health and at a child guidance clinic, which was a part of the training program in child psychiatry at the University of Louisville Department of Brain Sciences.  In July 1993, I began my pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In September 1994, I began my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Louisville Hospitals in Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology.

Licensure

Kentucky Licensed Psychologist (clinical, Child & Adolescent) Health Service Provider  #128130
https://www.psy.ky.gov

Indiana Licensed Psychologist (clinical, Child & Adolescent) Health Service Provider  #20041058A

https://www.in.gov › pla › psych

 

Registrant

Florida Telehealth Registrant #514

http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #43754

Work Experience

Pre-doctoral

  • In-patient staff therapist (1986-88), High Plains Community Mental Center, Hays, Kansas.
  • Out-patient staff therapist (1988-90), LifeSpring Community Mental Center, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
  • Bingham Child Guidance Center (1990-1993), University of Louisville Dept. of Child Psychiatry, Louisville, KY.

 

Post-doctoral

  • Staff Psychologist (Director of the Psychological Assessment Service, 1995-2001), part-time 20 hrs/week – Bingham Child Guidance Center (1990-1993), University of Louisville Dept. of Child Psychiatry, Louisville, KY.
  • Staff Psychologist – Research Evaluation Adaption Change and Health (REACH) of Louisville, part-time 20 hours/week.
  • Private Practice (part-time 1995-2005, full-time 2005-present)

 

Teaching

  • Instructor, Bellarmine University 5 semesters (1996, taught General Psychology, 101.
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Louisville Department of Psychology, Bingham Child Guidance Center, Bellarmine University Department of Psychology.
  • Presentations at the Kentucky Psychological Association Fall Convention & Governor’s Mental Health Conference
  • Practicum Supervisor for therapy and assessment practicum students – Spalding University and University of Louisville.
  • Oral Examiner for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, 2003-present
  • Invited speaker for parenting groups on pediatric anxiety disorders, parenting, and psychological assessment

Outside of Work

I am enjoy spending time with my family, checking out new restaurants, spending quality time with friends, watching U of L games, cycling, skiing, hiking, traveling and photography.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, Member
  • Division of Clinical Psychology (Div. 53), Member
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, #43754
  • Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA)
    • Co-chair of the Ethics Committee
    • Representative-at-Large,
    • Incoming President, President and past president
    • Co-chair of the Continuing Education Committee
    • Co-chair of the KPA-Political Action Committee
    • Member