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Valerie Claire Lorenz

Valerie Claire Lorenz, American psychotherapist. Certified clinical mental health counselor. Maryland.


  • Lorenz, Valerie Claire was born on October 9, 1936 in Bremerhaven, Federal Republic of Germany.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1975. M.Ps.Sc., Pennsylvania State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1983.

      Postgraduate, Institute Cognitive Therapy Maryland Psychological Association, 1985.


    • Research assistant Governor's Acton Center Pennsylvania, Middletown, 1978. Director research Gambling Treatment Program Taylor Manor Hospital, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1983. Director treatment center National Foundation Study and Treatment Pathological Gambling, Baltimore, 1984-1986.

      Director Forensic Center Compulsive Gambling, since 1984. Executive director National Center Pathological Gambling Inc., since 1986. Advisory board, board directors National Council Compulsive Gamblin, New York City, since 1976.

      President board directors Alternatives Inc., Pennsylvania, 1973-1976, Women in Crisis, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1973-1975. Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling advisory board, since 1988. Qualified expert witness on compulsive gambling in military, st. and federal courts.

      Internationally recognized expert on compulsive gambling.

    Major achievements

    • Certified clinical mental health counselor.


    • Editorial board Journal Gambing Studies, since 1982. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals, books and magazines. Author annotated biblical on compulsive gambling.

      Co-editor: Compulsive Gambling and the Law, Lotteries and Compulsive Gambling.


    Advocate for mentally ill, compulsive gambles. Expert testimony state legislature, White House, Congress, since 1973. Member American Psychological Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Maryland Psychological Association (coordinator legislation district since 1985), Eastern Psychological Association, National Forensic Center, Junior League Baltimore, GamAnon, Delta Tau Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa.





    • Daughter of Heinrich Friedrich and June Alice (Lofland) L. (divorced); children: Patrice, Pamela, Robert.
    • father: Heinrich Friedrich Lorenz
    • mother: June Alice (Lofland) Lorenz
    • children: Patrice Lorenz
    • Pamela Lorenz
    • Robert Lorenz
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    Born October 9, 1936