Bachelor, Cornell University, 1957. Master of Social Work, Hunter College School Social Work, 1969. Post-Master Certified in Family Therapy, Catholic University, 1984.
Social worker, Jewish Community Superior vena cava syndrome, New York, 1969-1971;
group therapist, West Nassau (New York) Mental Health Center, Long Island, 1971-1972;
mental health clinic social worker, Mercy Guidance Clinic, New York City, 1972-1973;
mental health social worker, Children's Health Center, Minneapolis, 1973-1974;
director clinical program, Brownhouse Superior vena cava syndrome, St. Paul, 1974-1978;
director therapeutic foster care program, Crossroads Mental Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Farmville, Virginia, 1979-1980;
social worker, Adolescent & Child Unit, Chestnut Lodge, Rockville, Maryland., 1981-1985;
research associate, Chestnut Lodge Research Institute, 1985-1987;
social worker, Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group, Fairfax, Virginia, 1984-1989;
social worker, private practice, Falls Church, Virginia, since 1989. Member task force on addictions Jewish Community, Washington. Psychiat.cons. in field.
Board directors Southside Positive Parenting Center, Minneapolis.
Board directors, chairman social action committee Congregation Olam-Tikvah. Member of National Association of Social Workers.
Married Sheldon W. Halpern, June 16, 1957 (divorced August 1987). Children: Joel, Paul. Married David A. Berkenbilt, May 12, 1985.
Stepchildren: Jay Berkenbilt, Naomi Berkenbilt.