DIRECTOR, COUNSELING AND CAREER SERVICES/ADJUNCT FACULTY
Licensed psychologist experienced in evidence-based treatments, management, and organizational programming and development within higher education and not-for-profit and nonprofit healthcare organizations.
Expanded and diversified staffing within a college counseling center to include disciplines of psychiatry, social work, and health education to best meet the complex mental health needs of the student population
Designed, directed, and promoted outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment programs within two distinct healthcare facilities
Launched and sustained on a college campus the eight-year operation of a dog rescue organization
Created, for higher education and healthcare industries, policies, protocols, and staff orientation manuals, improving staff satisfaction, client accessibility, and quality of care ??
Oxford College of Emory UniversityAugust 2001 to CurrentDirector, Counseling and Career Services/Adjunct Faculty Oxford, GA
Provide individual psychotherapy, risk assessment, and crisis intervention services to college students; orchestrate campus-wide psychoeducational and suicide prevention programming; create and revise detailed manuals for standard operating procedures, staff orientation, and emergency response; design and report yearly outcome studies documenting accomplishment of quality improvement initiatives; recruit, hire, and supervise staff representing disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, and social work; provide clinical supervision to master's and doctoral level practicum students; manage departmental operating budget; prepare annual report; advise academic deans on the design and implementation of mental health related institutional policies; and consult with college faculty, administrators, staff, and parents, with strict adherence to HIPAA guidelines.
Honors: Emory University Award of Distinction, 2014.
Kaiser PermanenteJanuary 1998 to July 2001Director, Eating Disorders Program Atlanta, GA
Developed and directed an intensive outpatient treatment program for eating disordered members; provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy; led a dialectical behavior therapy group; consulted to physicians and mental health providers on eating disorder cases throughout the organization; developed programs promoting integrative health care; served on peer review and institutional review boards.
Hub Counseling and Education CenterJanuary 1996 to January 1998Clinical Director Tucker, GA
Managed multidisciplinary staff; developed clinical programs; secured grant funding; created and implemented marketing strategies; addressed all legal/ethical issues confronting agency; revised documentation; promoted interagency affiliation and negotiated contractual agreements; provided individual, group, couples psychotherapy to adolescents and adults; supervised psychology trainees.
Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C.February 1995 to January 1996Licensed Psychologist/Independent Contractor Marietta, GA
Provided individual, group, family psychotherapy, and psychological assessment for eating disordered and general psychiatric outpatients.
Baystate Medical CenterMarch 1991 to January 1995Co-Director, Eating Disorders Program/Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry Springfield, MA
and managed operation of a multidisciplinary eating disorders program; provided
individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for eating disordered and general
psychiatric outpatients; consulted to adult and child/adolescent inpatient
services and residential treatment facilities; directed predoctoral and
postdoctoral training programs; supervised psychology students; lectured medical students and residents.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryJanuary 1988 to March 1991Instructor and Fellow Rochester, NY
Provided individual integrative psychotherapy and experiential group psychotherapy for eating disordered inpatients and outpatients; performed psychological testing and SCID interviews; participated in multidisciplinary treatment team planning; coordinated research; supervised undergraduate research assistants; instructed medical students in interviewing techniques.
Veterans Administration Medical CenterJanuary 1987 to January 1988Clinical Psychology Intern East Orange, NJ
Counseled patients with diverse physical and psychiatric illnesses; administered psychological and neuropsychological test batteries and prepared comprehensive reports; educated medical staff on psychological aspects of disease; presented at weekly case conferences; attended seminars.
University of CaliforniaAugust 1986 to May 1987Research Assistant and Sports Psychology Consultant Santa Barbara, CA
Participated in research project investigating psychological processes accompanying self-exploratory experiences of relaxed meditation, stream of consciousness, mirror-time, and flotation; provided psycho-educational instruction to UCSB Women's Rowing Team.
University of CaliforniaJanuary 1986 to May 1986Co-Instructor and Teaching Assistant Santa Barbara, CA
Devised syllabus; lectured on counseling theory and career development; led weekly discussion groups; evaluated written assignments, exams, and oral presentations; assigned grades.
University of CaliforniaPh.D.: Counseling PsychologySanta Barbara, CA
Counseling Psychology Dissertation: Body image disturbance among weight-preoccupied female college students.
Honors: Regents Fellowship; University Fellowship; Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant; Patent Fund Grant.
University of CaliforniaMaster of Arts: CounselingSanta Barbara, CA
University of PennsylvaniaBachelor of Arts: Biological Basis of BehaviorPhiladelphia, PAHonors: Phi Beta Kappa, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Magna cum laude
American Psychological Association
American University College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
Schein, S. (1990). Eating disorder counseling. International Encyclopedia of Education, Supplemental Volume II, Pergamon Press, Oxford, England.
Atkinson, D. & Schein, S. (1986). The effects of client-counselor similarity on therapeutic process and outcome. Counseling Psychologist, 14(2); 319-354.
Georgia 1894 (Psychology License), active
New York 010811 (Psychology License), inactive
Massachusetts 6154 (Psychology License), inactive
“Introduction to positive
psychology”, Economics Seminar, Oxford College, Oxford, GA, March 18,
“The pursuit of happiness”,
Fall Student/Faculty/Staff Retreat, YMCA Camp, Toccoa, GA, September, 2010.
Introduction to positive psychology”, Campus Life Staff Development, Oxford College, Oxford, GA, April, 2009.
“Stress management for dummies”, Oxford Staff Organization, Oxford College,
Oxford, GA, April 2008.
“Myers Briggs Type Indicator in
the workplace”, Financial Services and Information Technology Staff Retreat,
Oxford College, Oxford, GA, October 2007.
“Emotional intelligence; an
elusive construct”, Campus Life Staff Development, Oxford College, Oxford, GA,
intervention of eating disorders", CME Lecture, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA, March, 2000.
"Eating disorders: a sociocultural
perspective", Student Assistance Professionals Association Training
Conference, Atlanta, GA, February, 1996.
"Caring for the eating disordered adolescent
in a residential treatment setting", Northampton Center for Children and
Families, Northampton, MA, June, 1993.
"Experiential therapies in the treatment of
eating disorders", Clinical Colloquium, Department of Psychology,
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, March, 1993.
"Nonverbal approaches to the treatment of body
image disturbance among eating disordered individuals", Clinical
Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, October, 1992.
"Eating disorders: a sociocultural
perspective", Woman's Research Seminar, Springfield Technical Community
College, Springfield, MA, August, 1992.
"Eating disorders: etiology and
treatment", Developmental/Behavioral Conference Series, Department of Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Center,
Springfield, MA, March, 1992.
"Body image disturbance among
weight-preoccupied college females", Annual Convention of the American
Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, August, 1989.
Budget management, Policy/program development, Integrative psychotherapy, Crisis intervention, DBT, CBT. Clinical supervision, Strategic planning, EMR configuration and documentation, Outcome assessment planning and reporting, Staff development and training, Singing, Dancing