Curriculum Vitae

Education and Credentials

9/89 - 3/95

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA
APA-accredited clinical psychology program
Degree: Ph.D.

9/88 - 6/89

Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Minneapolis, MN

9/82 - 6/86

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Degree: B.A.     Major: Psychology     Minor: French

9/96 - Present

State of Nevada Licensed Psychologist (PY319)

11/93 - 11/00

State of Nevada Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (SA1510)

Areas of Specialization

Parenting Coordination Services
Child Custody Evaluations / Parenting Evaluations
Mediation / Collaborative Divorce

Professional Experience

8/00 - Present

Psychologist, Reno, NV
Private practice

Provide individual, couple, and family psychotherapy and crisis intervention to people presenting with a variety of concerns, including significant psychopathology and addiction issues. Provide mediation services and participate in Collaborative Divorce cases. Provide parenting coordination and parent – child reunification services. Conduct psychological assessment, as well as forensic and child custody / parenting evaluations. Provide clinical and forensic consultation.

11/96 - 7/00

Psychologist, Reno, NV
Mental Health Medical Associates

Provided individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to adolescents and adults presenting with varied psychopathology and addiction issues. Conducted psychological assessment, as well as forensic evaluations.

3/97 - 8/99

Senior Psychologist
State of Nevada Department of Prisons, Carson City, NV

Provided individual and group psychotherapy to male inmates (formerly to female inmates). Conducted intake assessment and performed evaluations for parole board hearings. Assisted with program development. Provided crisis intervention.

1/94 - 12/96

Psychological Assistant / Psychologist, Reno, NV
Office of JoAnn Behrman-Lippert, Ph.D.

Provided individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to outpatient clientele of all ages. Performed psychological assessment.

6/95 - 8/96

Program Director
Pathways adolescent residential treatment facility, Reno, NV

Responsible for program development, as well as the daily and clinical functioning of the facility. Supervised staff and provided training. Conducted individual and group psychotherapy to residents. Assisted with crisis management and on-call coverage. Served as community liaison.

2/94 - 6/95

Therapeutic Counselor
West Hills Hospital and Sage Creek Counseling Center, Reno, NV

Provided individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to inpatient and outpatient hospital clientele presenting with a wide range of psychopathology and addiction issues. Conducted psychological assessment as needed.

9/92 - 9/93

Clinical Psychology Internship
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Reno, NV

APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology with rotations on inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient clinic, behavioral medicine, addictive disorders treatment program, and administration service.

Provided individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy. Conducted psychological evaluation and assessment. Developed and implemented treatment plans. Provided consultation for medical-surgical patients. Addressed administrative concerns.

1/93 - 4/93

Clinical Psychology Externship
Lakes Crossing Center, Sparks, NV
State facility for the mentally impaired criminal offender.

Provided psychological evaluation regarding competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. Developed treatment plans in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team. Provided individual therapy.

6/91 - 6/92

Psychology Trainee and Clinic Staff Member
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Clinic, Palo Alto, CA
Outpatient psychotherapy clinic serving the San Francisco Bay area.

Provided individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. Performed intake interviews. Assisted in client recruitment and office management.

9/90 - 6/91

Psychology Trainee
Family Intervention Unit – Santa Clara Juvenile Probation, San Jose, CA

County program designed to unify delinquent youth with their families to resolve family difficulties and reduce recidivism.

Provided individual and family therapy. Conducted psychological assessment. Assisted with crisis intervention.

1/90 - 7/90

Jail Medical Services – Social Work Unit, San Francisco, CA
Program for a coed population in the San Francisco County Jail.

Provided individual and group therapy for inmates. Assisted with social service intervention. Conducted psychological assessment as needed.

3/86 - 9/89

Mental Health Counselor
Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Inpatient psychiatric unit.

Provided individual and group therapy for clients of all age groups, presenting with a wide range of psychopathology and addiction issues. Formulated individual treatment plans. Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings. Provided crisis intervention.

4/85 - 2/86

Mental Health Worker
Oasis Golden Valley, MN
Residential facility for the chronically mentally ill.

Provided resident counseling and crisis intervention. Assisted with activities of daily living. Distributed medications.

6/84 - 4/85

Volunteer Counselor
Crisis Connections (formerly Youth Emergency Services), Minneapolis, MN
Telephone crisis center for all age groups.

Provided crisis intervention counseling, information, and referrals.

Professional Presentations


Brief Focused Assessments: It’s Not Just for Court Services Anymore
Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, Regional Training, Reno, NV

Professional Affiliations and Involvement

07/91 – present American Psychological Association, Full Member
01/95 – present Nevada Psychological Association, Full Member
03/07 – present Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
08/09 – present Collaborative Professionals of Nevada – Board of Directors, President
11/06 – 08/09 Collaborative Professionals of Nevada – Board of Directors, Secretary
03/07 – 03/09 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
05/01 – 05/03 Nevada Psychological Association – Board of Directors, Secretary
08/97 – 04/01 Nevada Psychological Association – Ethics Committee Member
08/07 – 08/09 Oral Test Examiner for the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners