EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Present Clinical Work Experience

Private Practice, Beverly Hills, CA, 1993-

Clinical Consultant: Pediatric Pain and Comfort Care Program UCLA and Whole Child LA

Clinical Specialist and Group Facilitator: Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology 

Clinical Consultant and Art Therapist at Chai Lifeline West Coast. chailifeline.org

Artist In Residence: Craft and Folks Art Museum (CAFAM)
Collage Workshop: Getting Unstuck. The Actors Fund Los Angeles

Education

Ph.D. Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Freud New Center for Psychoanalysis, West L.A., CA (Member APA, IPA)

Ph.D. Art Therapy, Psycho-Oncology The Union Institute Cincinnati, Ohio

M.A. in Art Therapy and Psychology Goddard College, Vermont and Washington, DC

C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, Coursework Jungian Analysis, Zurich

Diploma in Art and Fashion Design F+F, Experimental Art School & School for Fashion Design Zurich, Switzerland

Awards & Grants

Jewish Community Foundation for Chai Lifeline Season of Respite: Seasonal Retreats for Mothers of Children with Cancer or Other Life- Threatening Diseases.

Jewish Community Foundation for Chai Lifeline The Sib Art Shop: Art Therapy Workshop for Siblings of Children with Life-Threatening Diseases.

Award, Daniel C. Siegel Award, Best Thesis of the Year, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, Beverly Hills. The Power of the Deadline in Paul Klee’s Last Working Period.

Awards granted by the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich & the Dr. Ernst Th. Jucker Stiftung, for the article: “The Psychotherapeutic Significance of Art Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer Patients”.