I began my career as a Registered Nurse at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. I worked on the inpatient psychiatry units with Geriatric, Adult and Child psychiatry patients for more than 10 years. In that time, I completed my Master’s Degree in Nursing and am one of California’s first Clinical Nurse Specialists. (CNS 004).
While completing my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology I studied psychoanalysis. I became interested in the analysis of dreams as a way to help people understand their unconscious. It was during that time that I studied forensic psychology as well, and began to do psychological assessment for many types of legal cases. I started working on Workers’ Compensation QME cases in 1999, and have been an independent QME and served as an AME since 2010. In 2012 I started teaching QME continuing education classes because I couldn’t find coursework that was interesting and pertinent to my practice.
In addition to Workers’ Compensation evaluations, I also serve as an Expert Witness for cases involving emotional distress, later and employment issues and issues of a psychological nature.
Joins us at a Case Consultation Seminar. These seminars are collegial, and are simply like nothing else out there for psychologists and psychiatrists who work in the Workers’ Compensation arena!