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Courses

  • 30100 Social Intervention: Direct Practice
  • 40403  Fundamentals of Behavioral Therapy: Contemporary Approaches
  • 44501  Clinical Research: Using Evidence in Clinical Decision Making

Job experience

  • Therapist, Emotion Management Program
  • Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network:
    • Group home manager
    • Residential therapist
  •  Timberline Knolls

    • DBT Specialist
    • Director of Clinical Training DBT Program

Fields of Special Interest

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, other contextual treatment approaches
  • Implementation of Evidence Based Practices across healthcare systems
  • Clinical supervision and training
  • Eating disorders, addiction, self injury, milieu based approaches

Publications or presentations

  • Healing Self- Inflicted Violence in Adolescents with Eating Disorders: A Unified Treatment Approach. (2010). Chapter 16, in M. Maine, D. Bunnell, & B. McGilley. (Eds.), Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

  • ACT and DBT: Innovative Treatment for Eating Disorders. The Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders, Hofstra University, NYC. May 2014.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Introduction to Philosophy and Skills. United Kingdom/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders. London, England, May 2014.
  • A Mindful Path in Trauma Work: the Art and Science. Hawai`i Conference on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent & Adult Trauma. Honolulu, HI. March 2014.
  • Blending ACT and DBT: A combined treatment model to treat the chronically distressed client. Colorado Counseling Association. Denver, CO. March 2014.
  • Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Treatment. Lunch and Learn Series. Highland Park, IL. February 2014.
  • Mindfulness in the Classroom: Using evidence based practice to help students succeed. National Coalition on Girls’ Education. Philadelphia, PA February 2014.
  • Using DBT in a school setting: skills that can help in the moment. Illinois Association of School Social Workers. November 2013.
  • Let Your Values Be Your Guide: Using ACT to Engage the Difficult to Engage Client. NASW-IL. October 2013.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: an Introduction to the Philosophy and Skills. NASW-IL. October 2013.