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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.


Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1975;M.Ps.Sc., Pennsylvania State University, 1978;Doctor of Philosophy, University of 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, Baltimore, since 1984;executive director, National Center Pathological Gambling Inc., Baltimore, since 1986. Advisory board, board directors National Council Compulsive Gamblin, New York City, since 1976. President of the 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.


Advocate for mentally ill, compulsive gambles. Expert testimony statelegislature, 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 DeltaKappa.


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Daughter of Heinrich Friedrich and June Alice (Lofland) L. (divorced); children: Patrice, Pamela, Robert.