Upon graduation from Pepperdine University , Dr. Lou Cozilino, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, encouraged me to “come back and teach.” I never thought teaching would become a part of my career. I have found that teaching helps me give back to Pepperdine. I will forever be grateful to the education I received and enjoy fostering students growth in becoming thoughtful, well trained clinicians.It keeps me sharp and current with the field enriching my work in the private practice setting. Since 2007, I have taught Comprehensive Review, Interpersonal Skills and Group Psychotherapy, Law and Ethics, and Advanced Psychopathology, all at the graduate level. My favorite class to teach is Interpersonal Skills and Group Psychotherapy.
I have also taught for 3 years at Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) in the extension program. The class consisted of understanding the theory behind working with eating disorder patients who also have a personality disorder. It is geared towards clinicians who already are licensed and in private practice who wish to gain a specialty in the area of eating disorders or at the very least wish to learn more about this population.
I have also had psychological assistants and I currently conduct supervision with Maple Counseling Center interns.