Ph.D. Psychology, Northern Illinois University, 1979
M.A. Psychology, Northern Illinois University, 1976
B.A. Psychology, Northern Illinois University, 1974
Assoc. Sci. Psychology, Harper Junior College, 1971


Cognitive Therapy, 70 Hours from the Center for Cognitive Therapy,
Arthur Freeman, Ph.D., 1986-87
Alcohol and Drugs: Working with Adolescents in Schools and the Community,
Community Intervention, Inc., 40 hours, 1985
Gestalt Principles and Therapy, 199 Hours, Gestalt Chicago,
Evanston, Illinois, 1991.
Cognitive Therapy, Center for Cognitive Therapy, 24 Hours. 1994
Helping Couples Change: Advanced Workshop in Short-term Methods in
Marital Therapy, Richard B. Stuart, PhD., 18 Hours, 1996
Spirituality in Healing in Medicine, Herbert Benson, MD.
Harvard Medical School, 21 hours, 1996
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR Institute,
Inc., 17 Hours, 1998.
Thought Field Therapy, 33 Hours, Gregory Nicosia, Ph.D. 1998
Passionate Marriage Approach, David Schnarch, PhD., 45 Hours, 1998
Evolutionary Shamanism, Iris Stamberger, Shamanic, Insititute
of Venezuela, South America, one year, 1999
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, 316 Hours, Wellness Institute,
Issaquah, Washington. 1998-2000
Subtle Energy Healing, 128 hours, The Wellness Institute,
Issaquah, Washington. 2002
Your Divine Inheritance: Blueprint for Prosperity and Abundance,
Wellness Institute, Issaquah Washington, Yvonne Christman, PhD.,
20 Hours. 2003.
Collaborative Family Law Training, Collaborative Law Institute
Of Illinois, 16 hours, 2004
The Bardo: The Ultimate Journey, A Contemporary Approach, Wellness
Institute, Yvonne Christman, PhD., 27 Hours, 2005
RoHun Hypnotherapy, 170 hours, Wellness Institute,
Issaquah, Washington,Yvonne Christman, PhD., 2005-06
Introduction to Sacred Sexuality, American Association of Sex Educators,
Counselors, and Therapist, 12 Hours, 2006
Psychodrama, Personal Training Intensive, Wellness Institute,
Issaquah, Washington, 128 Hours. 2008
Mentorship Program, Continuing Education, Wellness Institute,
96 Hours, 2009
Licensed Clinical Psychologist – State of Illinois
School Psychologist
Former Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Member National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology
Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Emotional Release Therapist
Certified in Collaborative Divorce Process
Ordained Minister, Church of Wisdom, Florida

Illinois School Psychologists Association
Barrington Parent Networking Program
Mental Health Practitioners of Lake County
Barrington Social Services Network
Alliance of Barrington Communities for Drug Education (also Vice-Chair)

Barrington Youth Services (4 years)
National Association for the Mentally Impaired (NAMI) 1995 to Present

Self-Employed in Private Practice, 8/81 to Present
School Psychologist and Special Education Administrator in
Elementary and High Schools 6/79 to 8/84

American Psychological Association
American Association of Behavior Therapy
Association for Behavioral Analysis
Illinois School Psychologist Association (Founding Member)
National Association of School Psychologists
Association for Humanistic Psychology
Wellness Institute

Midwest Psychological Association, Thesis: Allocation of Teaching Time, 1976
Illinois Psychological Association, Dissertation: Allocation of Teaching Time, 1979
Illinois School Psychological Association, Internship Supervision, 1980
Collaborative Law Association of Illinois, Understanding and Managing Mental
Health Issues in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation, 2008.

Traditional Psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children
Cognitive, Behavioral, Gestalt, Teaching techniques
Hypnotherapy for Adults to resolve Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Co-dependency
Couples counseling: Premarital, Marital, Divorcing, Parenting Issues.
Divorce Coaching regarding process of children, co-parenting
Collaborative Divorce: a cooperative alternative to the court room.
Evaluations with Children, adolescents, young adults, and adults to diagnose
academic, emotional, motivational problems and brain disorders
Parenting skills training (child management) for children birth thru 21
Crisis intervention
Meditation Class Instructor, Adult Education, Barrington High School
Mind-Body-Spirit Class Instructor, Adult Education, Barrington High School
Workshops, inservices, and seminars to parents, professionals, and teachers. See
Speeches and Workshops for a list of presentations.
Consultation services to Community and Professional Organizations

Depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, emotional disorders, behavior problems of childhood and adolescence, Attention Deficit Disorder, Parenting skills training, school related issues, addictions, codependency, eating disorders, weight loss, stress reduction, couple counseling, divorce, remarriage, premarital counseling, family of origin issues, spiritual issues, personal growth, spiritual development, mind-body-spirit approaches.


Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery Techniques for Chemical
Dependent and Co-Dependent People, Baltimore City Area health
Education Center, Inc., 1988
Healing Co-Dependency, LifeCycle Learning Workshops, 1989
Chemical Dependence-Family Dynamics and Treatment, Family Institute 2004

Alcohol and Drugs: Working with Adolescents in Schools and the Community,
Community Intervention, Inc., 40 hours, 1985
Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Adolescents, ARC, 1987
Suicide: Progress in Assessment and Treatment, 1987
Treating Adolescent Behavior Disorders, Health and Education Council, 1988
Juvenile Firestarters, Partners in Psychiatry, 1991
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents and Families, PESI, 2006

Great Counseling Expectations: Fact or Fiction, Evelyn Klein, PhD., 1980
Behavioral Assessment, Association for Behavioral Analysis, 1982
Treatment of Adult Children of Alcoholics: Advanced Clinical Seminar,
Stephanie Brown, PhD., 1986
Working with Borderline Clients, American Healthcare Institute, 1988
Working Effectively with Men, Center for Family Studies/The Family
Institute of Chicago, 1988
Finishing Our Business With Mother, John Bradshaw, 1992
Women’s Life Stages, Eli Lilly and Company, 1994
Attention Deficit Disorder, LCA 1995
The Dynamics of Transition and Transformation On Loss, Grieving, Coping
and Growthful Change, Ken Moses, PhD, Resource Network, 2002
Different Ways of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing, University of Ariz.2002
Personality Disorders in Social Work and Health Care, Cross Country
University 2002
ADHD: Thinking Outside the Box – A Multi-Systems Approach, Cross
Country Education, 2002
Niche Marketing for Coaches, College of Executive Coaching, 12 Hours, 2003
Accompanying the Dying Patient: End of Life, PESI, 2004 Effective Techniques for
Counseling Always Single and Single Again Clients, Cross
Country Education, 2006.

Neuropsychological Assessment, Dr. Hartlage, 1982
Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Headache, Assoc. for Behavioral
Analysis, 1985
Beyond Ritalin, Institute for Natural Resources, 1997
Neurosensory Development/Strobic Phototherapy, Spectrum International
Institute, 1998
Alternative Medicine: An Objective View, Institute for Natural Resources, 1998
Diagnosing and Treating Consumers with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness,
PESI Healthcare, LLC, 2004
Neuroprotection: A Therapeutic Strategy to Prevent Deterioration Associated
With Schizophrenia, Eli Lilly and Company. 2006
Listening to the Body: Undersatnding the Language of Stress-Related Symptoms,
Bill Sieber, PhD (Yale), 2009
The Mind that Changes the Brain, Daniel J. Seigel MD, Norman Doidge, MD

Setting Up a Private Practice in School Psychology, Thomas Hollon, PhD., 1979
Legal Issues in Private Practice, Sandra Nye, Attorney, 1987
Enjoy a Thriving Fee for Service Private Practice Outside of Managed Care
Ofer Zur, PhD., 1997
Risk Management in the Evolving Health Care Market, Bruce Bennett, PhD.
American Psychological Association Insurance Trust, 1997
Mental Health and the Law, Medical Educational Services, 2002
Private Practice Sanity Training Series, BLF Management, 12 Hours, 2002
Nuts and Bolts of Legal and Ethical Practice, PESI, 2011
Adventures on the Electronic Frontier: Ethics and Risk Management in
the Digital Era, Eric A Harris, ED, JD, American Psychological
Association, 2011

Psychopathology and Education of Children with Learning Disabilities,
Dr. Wm Cruikshank, 1979
Assessment of Behavior Disorders in Children, Frank Gresham, PhD., 1979
How to Screen Students for Writing Ability, Robert Marzano, PhD., 1979
The School Psychologist and the Learning Disabled Child, ISPA, 1979
Multi-Handicapped Assessment: Testing the Untestable Child, ISPA, 1979
Emotional Disturbance, Educational Directions, Inc., 1980
Behavioral Personality Assessment, Illinois School Psychologists Assoc., 1980
Clinical Work With Children: Assessment and Therapeutic
Techniques with Children, American Healthcare Institute, 1991
Attention Deficit Disorders: Sharpening Your Intervention Skills with Children,
Parents, and Teachers, American Health Institute, 1991
ADD/ADHD Workshop, James Taylor, PhD., 1995

Helping Couples Change: Advanced Workshop in Short-term Methods in
Marital Therapy, Richard B. Stuart, PhD., 18 Hours, 1996
Conflict Management and Confrontation Skills, Fred Pryor Seminars, 2002
Spousal Abuse, Domestic Violence Conference, 1989
Effective Strategies for Helping Couples and Families, PESI, 2002
Counseling Couples with Psychiatric Disorders: Successful Treatment of Axis I
And Axis II Disordered Couples, Cross Country Education, 2006.
Counseling for Couples: Understanding and Improving Love Relationships, 2011
Restoring and Revitalizing Marital Sexuality, Barry W. McCarthy, PhD, 2011
Emotional Manipulation: Understanding Manipulators and Helping their
Victims, James A Fogarty, EdD, 2011

Divorce: Therapy with Families, Family Institute, 1982
Short Term Couples Therapy, Dr. Stuart, 1982
Separation, Divorce and Beyond, Family Institute, 1982
Family Law: Divorce and Child Custody, Gary Schlessinger, Attorney,1988
Collaborative Family Law Training, Collaborative Law Institute
Of Illinois, 16 hours, 2004

Parenting with a Purpose, Ms. Artz, Learning Disabilities Teacher, 1990
Overindulged Children and Conduct Disorders: Treating Overindulgent Families,
Cross Country Education, 2008.

Comprehensive Clinical Interview, American Healthcare Institute, 1987
Transference/Countertransference in Clinical Work, American Healthcare
Institute, 1988
Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Abuse, Alexian Brothers
Medical Center and Kenneth Young Center, 1989
The Use of Self in Therapy and Beyond, Jane Gerber, 1989
Social Skills Training: Effective Intervention Strategies for Dealing with
The Difficult Student, George Batsche, EdD., Illinois School
Psychologists Association, 1990

ISBE Guidelines and Interventions for Using Behavioral Consultation and
Functional Analysis, Greg Wass, PhD, Mark Lorenz, PhD, 1990
Crisis Intervention, James Lund, Dan Stauffacher, 1990
Health Care Reform Seminar, Acc International, 1995
DSM-5 Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment, David Mays, MD, PhD, 2012

Assessment and Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault, American Psychological
Association, 1983
Survivors of Incest: Two day Skills-Oriented Experiential Approach Toward
Resolution of Sexual Abuse, American Healthcare Insititute, 1993
Psychotherapy for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Colin A Ross
Institute, APA 1996
Human Sexuality as a Learned Behavior, Illinois School Psychological Assoc.,
Dr. Jesse Potter, 1979
Introduction to Sacred Sexuality, American Association of Sex Educators,
Counselors, and Therapist, 12 Hours, 2006

Effective Strategies for Integrating Spirituality into a Managed Care
Environment, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 1995
Spirituality in Healing in Medicine, Herbert Benson, MD.
Harvard Medical School, 21 hours, 1996
Hendricks Method: Body Centered Transformation, Kusala Healing Center, 1996
How One’s Biography Becomes One’s Biology, Caroline Myss PhD.,
Norman Shealy, MD, Association for Humanistic Psychology, 1996
Opening to the Spiritual Dimension, UW Madison, 1997
Introduction to Transformational Psychology, UW Madison, 1997
Exploring Spiritual Energy, UW Madison, 1997
Healing the Wounded Healer, Workshops in Greece, 1997
Forgiveness: More Than A Therapeutic Technique, Alexian Brothers
Medical Center, 1998
Nutrition and Products, Young Living Essential Oils, 15 Hours, 2000.
Dream Therapy-Using Dreams to Help Clients Solve Problems and Grow
Spiritually, Medical Education Services, 2002.
Emotional Mindfulness, Ronald Frederick, PhD, 2010
Kabbalah: A Resource for Soulful Living, John Van Auken, 2010
Wisdom of the Dream: A Jungian Approach to Dream Interpretation, Howard
W. Tyas, DMin, PhD, 2010