Education and Certification

 

 

Education

 

1980 - Bachelors in Sociology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

1985 - Masters in Social Work, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

 

Continuing Professional Education Record

 

Professional Licenses

 

To practice as a Social Worker in the State of Minnesota, USA, one needs to be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.  I have been licensed since 1989 with a clean record of practice. I earned my Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LISCW) license in 2003 after three years of supervised clinical practice and after passing the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical examination. An outline of the content of the clinical examination can be viewed here.   

                   

Professional Associations

 

I am a member of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate status. My ID number is 15816.

 

I conform my practice to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

 

I am also a member of the Suisse Fondation ASCA. My ASCA therapist number is RCC F437162. My ASCA certificate for 2017 can be viewed below.

 

Right to Practice in Switzerland

 

Currently, I am inscribed in the Register of Complementary Practices by the Canton of Geneva, giving me the right to practice in this Canton of Switzerland. 

 

My therapy and counselling practice is registered with the Etat de Genève Registre du Commerce as an "Entreprise individuelle" and my Numéro fédéral is CH-660-2134007-4.

 

Further inquiries can be made at the following:

 

Service du médecin cantonal
Groupe droits de pratique
Rue Adrien-Lachenal 8
1207 Genève

Tél. +41 22 546 50 00
Fax : +41 22 546 97 51

 

 

 

 

Diplomas, Licenses and Exam Contents

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Continuing Professional Education Record

 Employed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota USA - 1992-1999

 

 

1992             

National Conference on Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Pro-Social Thinking

Intensive In-Home Therapy

Effective Use of the DSM-III-R

Beginning Clinical Hypnosis Training (14 hours)

Growing Beyond Abuse

 

1993          

National Foster Parent Association Annual Conference (15 hours)

Addictive Organizations

Shame

Adolescent Development

 

1994          

Advanced Clinical Hypnosis Training (14 hours)

Proactive Management (22 hours)

Attitudes Towards Differences:  Diversity Train-the-Trainer Program (14 hours)

 

1995          

Family Group Conferencing- 3 day Restorative Justice Training

Unaccompanied Refugee Minors National Conference

 

1996          

Wraparound Services Training (19 hours)

Mental Health Needs of Children in Foster Care

Narrative Therapy

Anger: A Creative Energy

Families: Understanding and Nurturing Their Spiritual Health

Management Forum Conference

New Managers Orientation

Legislative Advocacy

Group Work with Difficult Adolescents

Annual Minnesota Social Service Association conference

Accounting and Finance

Budget Preparation and Monitoring

 

1997          

Performance Reviews

Wraparound: The Advanced Track

Redrawing the Circle: Concurrent Planning

Negotiating Your Way to Success

Coming Together for Children, Youth and Families

 

 

1998          

Conflict Resolution

Management Forum

Youth and Crime Conference

Advanced Crime Victim Advocacy

Working with Resistant Adolescents and their Families

Spirituality in Professional Practice

 

1999        

Do the Right Thing: Social Work Ethics

The Power of Purpose

 

 

Employed by Edina Public Schools, Minnesota, USA - 2000-2003

 

2000          

What They Never Taught You in School about Chem. Dep.

Graduation Standards for Special Education Students

Individual Education Plan Computer Training

Critical Role of School Social Work in the Changing Educational Climate

Attachments Past & Present: Meeting the Needs of Children in Schools

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

Teaching Culture through Laughter

Violence in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman

Social Skills Training with Autistic Children

 

2001         

Raising Resilient Children with Dr. Brooks

Sexual Orientation: Supporting GBLT Students

Dealing with Anxiety Disorders

Social Worker Web Page Development

Improving Academic Performance of ADHD Students

Asperger Syndrome through the School Years: Adolescent

Everybody’s Children: GLBTQ Students

Stop Bullying, Harassment and Violence

Crisis Prevention Intervention Training

Differentiated Instruction

The Victim-Bully Relationship

A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School

Eating Disorders: Awareness and Education

 

2002        

Violence in the Workplace

Thought Field Therapy Certification Training (15 hours)

Valley View Staff Development (12 hours)

Foreign Kids in a Foreign School

 

2003        

Embracing Diversity Using Inspiration Software

A Global Perspective in Embracing Diversity

How to Write Web-Based Individual Education Plans

Respectful Schools

 

2004

UNHCR-ICMC Resettlement Deployment Training (3 days)

 

 

Employed in my Private Psychotherapy Practice, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006 to present

 

2011

Healer/Chakra Technician of the Broffman Body Mirror System of Healing and Self-Knowledge  (4-day training)

Webster University Counseling Conference, Building Bridges: Supporting Individuals and Families in Transition (17 hours)

 

2012

Transformational Chairwork with focus on Addictions (7 hours)

World of Dreams, Jungian Perspective (7 hours)

Sexual Abuse and Recovery (12 hours)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level One (18 hours)

Past Life Regression Therapy, Dr. Brian Weiss (25 hours)

 

2013

Psychosexual Therapuetic Practice (12 hours)

Webster University Counselling Psychology Conference (8 hours)

 

2014

Simplifying Personality Disorders, Christine Padesky (14 hours)

Taking Therapy Outdoors, Dr. Martin Jordan and Hayley Marshall (20 hours)

 

2015

Introduction to Hakomi Therapy, Helsinki, FI (17 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

 

2016

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, Bilbao, ES (35 hours)

2017

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (30 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

Introduction to Hakomi Therapy, Geneva, CH (8 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, Bilbao, ES (35 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (24 hours)

Introduction to Hakomi Therapy, Geneva, CH (8 hours)

2018

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2: Clinical Training; Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities (19 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, London, UK (18 hours)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3: Clinical Training; Practicum (21 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, Devon, UK (18 hours)

2019

Early Developmental Ruptures and Nurturing Resilience, Webster University 

Geneva, CH (8 hours)

Hakomi Practitioner Training, Devon, UK (18 hours)