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Diane Welch Vines, American Psychotherapist, educator ( hlth: hlth. service, Educated)psychotherapist, educator. Recipient National Research.Svc. award, 1981; certified psychiatric nurse, psychotherapist, Massachusetts; certified secondary school teacher, Pennsylvania.


Vines, Diane Welch was born on April 3, 1945 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Howard Henshel and Edna (Steck) Welch.


Associate of Arts, St. Petersburg Junior College, 1964. Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1967. Master of Arts with honors, New York University, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Boston University, 1986.


Staff nurse Mercy Humulus Lupulus, St. Petersburg, 1964-1965. Instructor Suncoast Hospital, Largo, Florida, 1965. Coordinator emotionally disturbed children unit state hospital, Philadelphia, 1967-1968.

Instructor nursing Mount Sinai Hospital School Nursing, New York City, 1968-1969. Assistant director nursing Vista Hill Psychiatric Hospital, Chula Vista, California, 1969-1970. Instructor Grossmont (California) Vocational Nursing School, 1970.

Chairman department New Rochelle (New York ) Hospital School Nursing, 1970-1971. Part-time staff nurse Manhattan Bowery Project, New York City, 1971-1972. Evening supervisor emotionally disturbed children and adolescents Bronx State Hospital, 1972-1973.

Psychotherapist Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, 1973-1974. Instructor Faulkner Hospital School Nursing, Boston, 1974-1975. Instructor, foreign nurse graduate program Health and Hospitals, 1974-1975.

Private practice psychotheraphy, co-founder Beacon Associates, Brookline, 1976-1982. Director ambulatory nursing Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1975-1978. Assistant professor graduate program psychiatric Community Mental Health Nursing, Boston, 1978-1982.

Instructor, lecturer Boston University, Northeast University, 1980-1981. White House fellow, special assistant to secretary education Washington, 1982-1983. Director National Adult Literacy Initiative United States Department Education, 1983-1985.

Director special programs California State University, 1985-1990. Dean School Health California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1990-1994. Private practice psychotherapy West Los Angeles, since 1986.

Vice president California State University Institute, since 1994. Chief academy officer California Virtual University Design/Planning, since 1997. Member advisory committee Massachusetts Board Registration in Nursing, 1980-1982.

Co-founder sexual abuse program Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, 1977, consultant, 1978. Psychiatric nurse consultant Criminal victimology Consultant, Inc., Boston, 1978. Executive producer public service campaigns.

Instructor in field; guest lecturer seminars.


Active Young Men’s Christian Association, Germantown, Pennsylvania. Volunteer activities director Boys' Club, National City, California. Board president Project Litearcy, Los Angeles, 1990.

Chair education committee California Art Council, 1987-1988. Member White House fellows regionalselection panel, 1989, 90, 91, 92. Member arts education advisory committee California State Department Education, 1988-1989, member adult education advisory committee, 1989.

Literacy advisor Southport Institute, 1988-1989. Consultant Times Mirror, 1985-1986, Los Angeles 2000, 1988-1990. Vice-chairman California State Council on Vocational Education, since 1995.

Vice-chmnm., chairman elect Western Interstae Commission on Higher Education, since 1996. Principal investigator The California Arts Project, since 1995. Member American Nurses Association, State Nurses Association, Nurses Indiana Practice, Women Health Washington, California Alliance for Literacy, Nurses Washington Roundtable, American Orhtopsychiat.

Association, Nurses United for Reimbursement of Services, Advanced Council Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (American Nurses Association), advisory Child Psychiatric Nursing, American Sociological Association, California Nurses Association, Sigma Theta TAu, Phi Theta Kappa.


Children: Juan Antonio, Michael.