I graduated from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, CA with my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1986. Before that, I earned a Master's (M.Ed) and a Specialist (Ed.S) degree in Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA., where I currently am an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the CPS Department. My professional career has been devoted to the private practice of clinical psychology and I maintained my practice for 27 years in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Over fifteen years of it were spent on the campus of a private psychiatric hospital working with a broad range of clients including substance abuse. In 2005, I retired my private practice and moved to the mountains of north Georgia. I have been teaching at Goddard College since June, 2001.
In my private practice, I served a broad client population including adolescents (fourteen and up), adults, elderly, and couples. I specialized in working with gay men and gay couples. I have an extensive background in neuropsychology and psychological testing including most test instruments.
As a volunteer, I was instrumental in creating Division H, The Division of Sexual Orientation Issues, within the Georgia Psychological Association. The Division is active in promoting LGB research and convention programming. On a national level, I have served for seven years on the Executive Committee of Division 44 of the American Psychological Association which is The Society for the Psychological Research of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues. I have also served as president of Division 44 and on the APA's Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns (CLGBC).
On a personal note, I was born and reared outside of Richmond, VA., have an adult son, and served eight years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era.