I have worked as a psychologist in private practice for 38 years. I worked in southern California until 1987 at which time I moved to Springfield. I accepted a position on the Psychology faculty at Missouri State University from which I retired in 2019. I taught courses at the undergraduate level in General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. On the graduate level, I taught courses in Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Ethical and Professional Issues. I also served as the faculty director for our undergraduate practicum students and for our clinical track practicum students. I have maintained a private practice throughout that time, providing psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment.
I am an author on 19 professional articles on topics including psychological factors in heart disease, assessment, substance abuse, and the therapeutic alliance. I have made over 30 presentations at professional conferences, and numerous presentations to community groups. In addition to my work at the University and in my private practice, I have been involved extensively in local, state, and national associations. I have served as:
President, Division 13 (Consulting Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
President, Missouri Psychological Association
President, Ozark Area Psychological Association