Job Title:  Licensed Professional Counselor
Private Practice                                                             1992-2008
Lakewood, CO.
As a therapist, I provided services to individual children, adults, and families. Therapeutic techniques employed with individual clients included Sandplay, birthwork using yoga postures, video reflection therapy, and developmentally appropriate cognitive-behavioral approaches. When working with families, I relied primarily on the family systems approach. Counseling experience to date includes over 4,200 hours of direct client contact and an additional 320 hours of supervision. Although currently inactive, this practice may be resumed in the future.
Job Title:  Adjunct Professor
Red Rocks Community College                                       1991-2003
Lakewood, CO
As an adjunct professor in the Humanities Department, I have taught Introduction to Psychology (PSY101 and 102), Human Growth and Development (PSY235), Prenatal Development (PSY236), Social Psychology (PSY226), and Psychology of Adjustment (PSY 215).  Texts for these courses were predetermined, with the exception of the Prenatal Development class, which I designed.  In all cases, I was responsible for the syllabus, development and grading of exams, selection and guidance of classroom activities, and all assessment duties.
Job Title:  Adjunct Professor
University of Phoenix                                                      2000-2003
Denver, CO Campuses
The University of Phoenix provides undergraduate and graduate level classes geared to working adults. This opportunity to teach higher level classes began with an internship in an Educational Counseling course. Since that time I have taught Introduction to Psychology, Theories of Personality, Human Development and Learning, and Educational Counseling Theory
Job Title:  Adjunct Professor
Metropolitan State College of Denver                               2001
Denver, CO
Teaching at MSCD was a very good experience and included participation in their excellent teaching development seminars.
Job Titles:  Executive Director
               SAFE Home Study Contractor
               Case Manager
               Placement Supervisor              
               Therapy Coordinator                                            1997-2002 and 2006-2008
Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe County Cares,
a child placement agency
Aurora, CO
The second period of time with the agency started with contracting for SAFE Home Studies, added case management, and culminated with service as Executive Director.
The earlier period included Placement Supervision and responsiblility for placement decisions regarding children requiring foster care, supervision of case managers monitoring foster homes, and review of foster parent applications, including the final interview.  
As a therapist, I contracted with the agency to provide individual (play, Sandplay, and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy) for children in foster care. This experience included family therapy prior to reunification, and relinquishment counseling. Related to this work, I have been qualified by the Denver County Family Court as an expert witness, testifying primarily in cases involving potential termination of parently rights.
As Therapy Coordinator, I was responsible for assigning therapists and monitoring therapy reports for all children in the agency.
I also contracted with the agency to provide monthly foster parent training sessions. This included such topics as: Attachment Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Foster Parent Coping Secrets, Fostering Self Esteem, Caring for the Caretaker, Sandplay and Other Play Therapy.
Job Title:  Adjunct Professor
Arapahoe Community College                                         2000
Littleton, CO
My time ACC was wonderful, but the long commute and doing too many classes in one semester led me to cut the connection short.
Job Title:  Adjunct Professor
Jones International University                                          2002
Littleton, CO
I loved teaching online. The subject matter, however, wasn't in my areas of strength.  

Job Title: Author
Self-employed                                 2008-
It's a brave new world, full of possibilities. My first novel, The Birth of Hope was published in 2009. An autobiographical travel book, Rhodes on Italian, was written with my husband and published in 2016. What will come next?
Job Title: Adjunct Professor 
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology  -  2011-    
Online - working with the LA campus

My affiliation with TCSPP grew out of my position with Santa Barbarba Graduate Institute when TCSPP assumed ownership of SBGI and carried forward their graduate degree programs in Somatic Psychology (with a specialization in Pre and Perinatal Psychology.
Job Title: Adjunct Professor
Santa Barbara Graduate Institute  -   2006-2011

Served as online instructor in the Pre and Perinatal Psychology graduate programs.