Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1967. Master of Social Work, Smith College, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, 2003.
Clinical social worker, N. County Mental Health Center, Palo Alto, California, 1969-1971; clinical social worker, Veterans Administration Hospital., Washington, 1971-1977; private practice clinical social work, Washington, since 1978.
Member National Association Social Workers, Greater Washington Society Clinical Social Work, Smith College School Social Work Alumni Association (national executive committee 1979-1982, Washington executive committee 1976-1986).
Married Bryan Jeremy Arling, August 28, 1969. Children: Elissa, Jeremy, Timothy.