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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles Campus



Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Dissociative Disorders

Ritual Abuse


Cult and ritual abuse; child abuse; trauma and dissociation; dissociation of identity; disability determination; critical theory

"Ritual Abuse & Torture: A Global Presence 2005." Symposium discussantat the United Nations 49thAnnual Status of Women Conference sponsored by the Human Lactation Center, Ltd., Second Floor, Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, NY, NY. March 7, 2005.

"Possession, Dissociated Mental States, and Ritual Abuse: A Multicultural Perspective." Presenter at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 4, 2005.

Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America, Revised Edition. (Rev. Ed., 2000) with Pamela Sue Perskin. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.

Adolescent relationships: Research projects

Clinical PsyD CSPP of Alliant International University

Women's developmental stages and experiences: Research projects

Clinical PhD CSPP of Alliant International University

Academic History and Background

Postdoctoral Clinical Psychopharmacology Program, Texas A&ampM University

CPhD Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas, 1978, 1978

Licensed Psychologist, Texas

American Board of Forensic Examiners, Diplomate

American Red Cross Designated Mental Health Volunteer (Hurricanes Katrina and Rita)

Health Services Provider, Texas

Hope for Children Foundation, National Advisory Board

American College of Forensic Examiners, President, DFW Chapter

Air Force Institute of Technology Scholar

American Psychological Association, Member, Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Texas, 2003

California Psychological Association, Member

Texas Psychological Association, Member, Board of Trustees; Member, Social Justice Task Force

Professional Practice and Community Service

Professor, Argosy University/Dallas, 2004-2006

Private Practice, Dallas, Texas, 1983-2006

Psychologist, United States Air Force, 1971-1983