Curriculum Vitae

Formal Education

1973 BA, Psychology, University of Oregon
1977 MD, University of Oregon (now OHSU)
1977 – 1981 Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, OHSU
1981 – 1983 Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU
1983 Board Certified, Pediatrics

Professional Organizations

Oregon Medical Association
Oregon Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Oregon Psychological Association
National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Member, Task Force on Domestic Violence, OMA
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Community Involvement

2005 – 2011 Board of Directors, Child Centered Solutions
2002 – present St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, volunteer regarding homeless services; vestry member
2000 – 2003 Board of Directors, Portland Relief Nursery

Professional Practice

1981 – present Expert witness; testifying in civil, criminal and juvenile court regarding sexual abuse allegations, custody disputes, termination of parental rights
1983 – 1989 General Pediatrics with subspecialty in Behavioral Pediatrics
1988 – 1989 Consultant to Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology regarding victims of child abuse
1989 – present Behavioral Pediatrics, private practice
1990 – present Member of consultation panel for reviewing allegations of sexual abuse in the context of domestic relations disputes
1992 – present Consultant to community mental health centers regarding medical issues of children’s treatment
1993 – 2008 Co – founder, The Bridges Program, a family therapy program for families with unresolvable allegations of sexual abuse
1995 – present Private supervision for other therapists
1999 – 2004 Medical Director, Kinship House (agency regarding long – term foster care and adoption issues)

Presentations Given(Only state or regional included)

2011 Family Law Conference, Panel member regarding parent coordination
2011 Oregon Association for Play Therapy Conference
2008 CARES Northwest, Clinical Response to Child Abuse Allegations in High Conflict Families
2007 Oregon State Bar, Learning the Ropes (Annually since 2002)
2007 Oregon Play Therapy Conference
2007 Evergreen School District, regarding medications in children
2006 Centennial School District, regarding medications in children
2005 Evergreen School District, regarding medications in children
2004 Evergreen School District, regarding medications in children
2001 Oregon Legal Institute, regarding role of children’s lawyers
2001 Paralegal Association, regarding custody evaluations
2000 Paralegal Association, regarding custody evaluations
1999 Oregon Legal Institute, regarding custody evaluations
1999 Statewide video telecast, regarding medical issues and mental health in adopted children
1999 Oregon Play Therapy Association Conference, regarding The Bridges Program
1999 National Association for Council to Children, regarding The Bridges Program
1998 12th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, regarding The Bridges Program; Cincinnati, Ohio
1995 Oregon Psychological Association, state conference, regarding The Bridges Program
1995 School Superintendents of Southern Oregon, regarding divorce and children
1994 Oregon Lawyers for Children, regarding sexual abuse
1994 Oregon Community Health Nurses, regarding fetal alcohol syndrome
1994 Oregon Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, regarding psychotropic medication
1993 Oregon Criminal Defense Attorneys, regarding child sexual abuse
1991 Family Law section of the Oregon State Bar, regarding child abuse