Employment

Chief, Child and Adolescent Crisis, Emergency and Consultation Service, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. California, 2006 – Current
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trauma Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. California, 2006 – Current

Faculty Member, General Psychiatry Emergency Services, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. California, 2011 – Current

Ward Chief, Adolescent Inpatient Unit, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. California, 2005- 2006

Psychiatric Relief Work, (volunteer), International Medical Corps, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, April-May 2005

Chief of Child Inpatient Unit, Kedren Hospital and Community Treatment Center, Los Angeles, California Sept. 2004- Feb. 2005

Director of Research, Hathaway Children’s Clinical Research Institute, Sylmar, California 1999-2004

Chief of Psychiatry, Hathaway Children and Family Services, Sylmar, California, 1991-1989

Clinical Child Psychiatrist, Hathaway Children’s Village, Sylmar, California, 1988-1991

Consultant, Child Psychiatry Program Development, Hollygrove Children’s Center, Hollywood, California, 1997

Private Practice in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Manhattan Beach, California, 1989-1995

Qualified Medical Examiner, evaluation and treatment of psychiatrically injured workers, 1988-1992

Counselor/ Team Leader, St. George Homes, Jungian residential treatment for schizophrenic and autistic adolescents, Berkeley California, 1977-1978

Committee Membership

National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Substance Abuse Committee, 2006 – Current

National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Complex Trauma Committee, 2010 – Current

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (AACAP), Disaster and Trauma Committee, 2004-2009

AACAP, Psychotherapy Committee, 1992-2001

AACAP, Outcomes Research Taskforce , 1995-1999

AACAP, Residential Treatment Committee, 1994-1999

AACAP, Assembly of Regional Councils Delegate (AACAP) 1997-98

National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Founding Chairperson, Residential Treatment Committee, 2004

Society Membership

Local

  • Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Executive Committee, 1994-2000; President 1999
  • Southern California Psychiatric Society, 1985-current
  • Executive Council; Regional Representative, 1995-1999

National

  • American Psychiatric Association, 1985-current
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1989- current
  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, 2001-current
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 1995-1998

Consultantships

  • National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, UCLA (part of NCTSN), 2004-2005