A Brief Professional History
I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University's Round Table on Science and Public Affairs, I began working in North Carolina's public healthcare sector, which focused on residential and hospital-based treatment of children and families.
In addition, I provided direct outpatient care to children and adults and served as a clinical supervisor for the outpatient treatment of children and families. This was through training clinics at both Dorothea Dix Hospital (DDH), which is affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine, and Duke University Medical Center.
When I returned to DDH in 1996, I also established a small private practice. In July 2014, I took an early retirement from Central Regional Hospital, which is DDH's successor, and worked on my private practice full-time.