Denomination: Roman Catholic
Child psychotherapist Holly Hall School for Exceptional Children, Vienna, 1975-1977. Area representative Youth For Understanding, 1976-1978. Volunteer child psychotherapist Children's Resource Center of Northwest Florida, Pensacola, Florida, 1979-1980.
Staff/charge nurse medical surgery Virginia Beach General Hospital, 1981-1983. Intake coordinator, child and family psychotherapist Psychiatric Institute, Norfolk, Virginia, 1982-1983. Head nurse, program coordinator, child and family therapist Children's Service, Horizon Hospital, Clearwater, Florida, 1983.
Child and adolescent psychotherapist The Children's Center for Development Psychiatry, St. Petersburg, since 1983. Consultant, trainer Project Playpen, Juvenile Welfare Board, St. Petersburg, 1985-1987. Consultant Early Childhood Council of Pinellas County.
Member advisory board New Traumatology Annual Conference. Participant in workshops and seminars for mental health care.
- Healing the Hurt Child: A Developmental-Contextual Approach
- "This is full of many wonderful vignettes, richly developed and integrated into a unified theoretical framework.
- What Did I Just Say!?!: How New Insights into Childhood Thinking Can Help You Communicate More Effectively with Your Child
- What Did I Just Say!?!: How New Insights into Childhood Thinking Can Help You Communicate More Effectively with Your Child Paperback October 1, 2000
Author: (with Denis M. Donovan) Healing the Hurt Child: A Developmental-Contextual Approach, 1990, What Did I Just Say?!? How New Insights into Childhood, 1999, Thinking Can Help You Communicate More Effectively with Your Child, 1999. Member editorial advisory board The New Child Psychiatry. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.
Co-originator of developmental-contextual child psychotherapy.