Since earning a master’s degree in clinical social work from Columbia University in 1989, I have completed several additional intensive trainings- including in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy (individual, couple, family), separation and divorce, parenting coordination, divorce mediation, and Collaborative Law. Below is a list of the training institute programs (mostly multi-year) in which I earned advanced-level certificates in psychotherapy sub-specialities . Below that is a longer list, which is a representative sampling of the types of continuing education programs that have deepened my practice over time, and which I continue to attend– both as a learner and as a trainer. Some (such as mediation, parenting coordination, and Collaborative Divorce trainings) have meaningfully contributed to my areas of sub-specialty expertise– particularly in separation and divorce.
CERTIFICATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
2001-2002: International Institute of Object Relations Therapy (now The International Psychotherapy Institute-IPI), Chevy Chase, MD: Post-graduate year, Fellows Training
1997-2000: International Institute of Object Relations Therapy (now IPI), Chevy Chase, MD: Certificate training in Object Relations theory and therapy of individuals, adults, couples, and families
1991-1996: Institute for Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (ICAFS), New York, NY: Certificate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy of children, adolescents, and families
1987-1989: Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY: Master of Science in Social Work
REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING OF ADDITIONAL TRAININGS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
October, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forums, Cities in US and Canada
November, 2013: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Regional Conference, Kansas City, MO
October, 2013, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 3-Day Forun, San Antonio, Texas
April 2013: Civil and Commercial Applications in Collaborative Law, Rockville, MD
March 2013: Ethics in Custody Evaluations, Rockville MD
October 2012: International Academy of Collaborative Practice 3-day Forum, Chicago, Illinois
October 2011: International Academy of Collaborative Practice 3-day Forum, St. Paul, Minnesota
October 2010: International Academy of Collaborative Practice 3-day Forum, Washington, DC
October 2009: International Academy of Collaborative Practice 3-day Forum, Minneapolis, MN
October 2008: International Academy of Collaborative Practice 3-day Forum, New Orleans, LA
May, 2007: Team Training in Collaborative Law, Gaithersburg, MD Trainers, George Richardson, Andy Hoffman, Vicki Carpel-Miller, Nancy Ross
December, 2006: 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training, Bethesda, MD Trainer: Carl Schneider, Mediation Matters
October, 2006: Intermediate Collaborative Law Training, Washington, DC Trainers: Stu Webb and Ron Ousky
March 2006: Conducting Child Custody Evaluations, Washington, DC Trainer: Marc Ackerman, Ph.D.
April, 2006: Collaborative Law Basic Training, Washington, DC Trainer: Sue Brunstig, J.D.
December, 2005: Parenting Coordination: A Two-Day Workshop for Professionals, Baltimore, MD Trainer: Christine Coates, J.D.