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Board certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
Fellow, American Psychological Association • Fellow, Academy of Clinical Psychology

  • Emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety
  • Persistent conflict in important relationships
  • Difficulty developing satisfying relationships
  • Emotional stresses associated with divorce and other life challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Unresolved childhood traumas
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Issues associated with careers in the arts, entertainment, the professions, business, and industry
  • Narcissism
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Contributions to the field of psychology have been recognized by election to status of Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Georgia Psychological Association.
  • Clinical expertise has been recognized by election to status of Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology.
  • Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
  • Doctorate in Psychology with a specialty in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.
  • Director of adolescent and adult inpatient programs of a Psychiatric Hospital in Nashville, TN
  • Director of the outpatient services of a Community Mental Health Center in Charlottesville, VA
  • Chief Psychologist of a Community Mental Health Center in Howell, MI
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Current), Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry. Nashville, TN
  • Instructor (Current) for the Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
  • Professor, Program Chair, Dean, Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Atlanta, GA
  • Research Associate Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology. Nashville, TN
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry. Charlottesville, VA
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Ann Arbor, MI
  • Presented at professional meetings — nationally as well as in Europe and Scandinavia — on the topics of psychotherapy practice, training, and research.
  • Authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Acted as reviewer and editorial consultant for numerous professional journals and publishers.
  • Core Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy: Becoming A Highly Competent Brief Dynamic Psychotherapist, with Ephi Betan (Routledge, 2013)
  • Key Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy: Clinical Practice Beyond the Manual (Guilford, 2004)
  • Psychotherapy In A New Key: A Guide to Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, with Hans H. Strupp (Basic Books, 1984)