Biography

Education:

 2001      Post Doctorate, Prescribing Psychologists Register in Psychopharmacology
1979      Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas A&M in Commerce.  
              Major: Psychology; minor: Counseling.
              Dissertation:  The Effects of Visual Imagery on Test Anxiety and Performance
1975      Master of Arts, University of Texas A&M in Commerce
              Major: Psychology; minor: Counseling.
              Thesis:  The Effects of Body Cathexis and Locus of Control on Performance
              of Gross Motor Skills before an Audience
1969     Bachelor of Science in Education, Texas State University
             Major: Speech/Drama; minor: English/Literature 

Professional Experience:

 July 1991 to Present    Psychologist in private practice, Austin, Texas.  
Practicing with the therapists of  Spicewood Psychotherapy Group  to offer a full range
of psychological services to  adults of all ages.  Guest Lecturer, speaker, consultant.


June 1980 to 1991      Psychologist in private practice offering full range of             
psychological services to individuals of all ages.  Director of                                            
the Grayson County Guidance Clinic.  Co-Director of SARAH,                                          
an out patient treatment program for survivors of sexual abuse.


Professional Organizations/Honors:

American Psychological Association
Prescribing Psychologists Register
International College of Prescribing Psychologists
American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Board Certified Diplomate Fellow  in Psychopharmacology
Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Serious Mental Illness
Board Certified Diplomate Fellow Medical Psychologist

Listed in Who's Who of American Women, Volumes 13 and 14
Listed in Volume 1 of Notable Women of Texas
Graduated With Honors from Texas State University and University of                          
Texas A&M in Commerce Outstanding Psychology Graduate Student,1975


Publications/Writings
Relation of Dance Skills to Body Cathexis and Locus of Control Orientation,
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1978, 46, 464-466.
The Biochemistry and Physiology of Smoking, Texas Department of
Health,  2000.
Elektra: The Pathology of Revenge, for Austin Lyric Opera's publication,
The Opera Insider, 2005
Gender Role Conformity as a Predictor of Individual Adjustment and Relational
Health in couples Experiencing Infertility, Dissertation Committee Member, University
of Texas School of Psychology for Elisabeth Morray, 2007.


Lecture Series:
Adolescent Tobacco Cessation Curriculum, 2001
Anger and Stress Management Curriculum, 2001
Cognitive Psychotherapy, Plato to Present, 2004
PTSD: A Cognitive Perspective, 2005
Pharmacology and Psychotherapy: New Directions in Treatment, 2007  
From Patient to Parent: More Than Medicine, 2011
The Role of the Therapeutic Alliance in the Treatment of Infertility, 2011 

Reproductive Trauma:  Signs, Symptoms and Strategies to Heal, 2018