M.S.W., (Masters in Social Work) 1990 - 1991
Graduated from Columbia University
(Concentration: Clinical‑Advanced Standing) with my M.S.W., Master's in Social Work.
I was accepted into the Clinical-Advanced Standing Program of Columbia University's School of Social Work where I was one of 25 students that was accepted out of 700-800 applicants. As a part of this program I was able to graduate this Master's program in three semesters verses two years.
C.S.W. (Certified Social Worker), 1990
Past the state test to become a N.Y.S. Certified Social Worker in July of 1990.
Graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Social Work from Mercy College in Peekskill, New York branch (Concentration: Social Work).
Graduated Summa Cumme Laude with a 4.0 G.P.A. in Social Work.
Listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges ‑ 1989.
S.U.N.Y. Purchase (Concentration: Psychology)
Came within one semester of graduating with Bachelor's in Psychology prior to changing major to Social Work at Mercy College.
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4-01/13 - Certified in Brainspotting
02/10 -4/10 - Supervision with Ms. Lisa Schwarz - Brainspotting
01/10 - Bio-Reprogramming II
12/09 - Brainspotting course with Lisa Schwarz, "Dissociation, PTSD, and Attachment Issues in Brainspotting"
10/09 - Bio-Reprogramming I
08/10-10/10 - Integrated Energy Therapy
11/22/08 and 12/14/08 - Brainspotting sessions with Dr. David Grande himself, the discoverer of Brainspotting
09/08 - Omega course, "How to Develop a Treatment Center".
03/08 - Total Biology - Part III
11/07 - Total Biology - Part II
04/07 - Total Biology - Part I
10/06 - Completed the Mastership Program of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing
11/04 - Completed the second degree of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing
05/04 - Completed the first degree of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing
12/02 - Became a Certified Hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapists
08/02 - Completed the Advanced level training for Hypnosis at the N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming Center in New York City.
08/01 - Completed the Level 1 training for Hypnosis at the N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Center in New York City.
10/00 - Completed the Training for Integrated Meridian Therapy, a variation of E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Techniques) given by the creator of this method, Dr. Arnold Morgan.
08/00 - Completed the training for Level 1 and Level 2 for E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy, to effectively treat trauma victims (verbal, physical or sexual abuse, rape, trauma experienced from the World Trade Disaster, car accidents, life transitions, excessive anxiety or grief, fears, phobias, and other traumas in life, etc.).
01/00 - Became a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist to effectively treat Couples andFamilies.
01/97 - Became a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (C.A.S.A.C.) for the state of New York (began the training for this credential in 1991). Let it be known I stopped updating this credential a couple of years ago but it was a big part of my learning and experience for 15 years of my professional life. And, I still have the knowledge necessary to treat those with abuse and addictions issues.
07/96 - Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, N.Y.
Completed the Lincoln Acupuncture Training Program to use acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for substance abuse - graduated as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.
09/94 ‑12/94 - Hunter College, New York, New York
Completed a post‑master's administrative course entitled, "Supervision."