Applied Research Project Instructor
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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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I am an I/O Psychologist and HR Consultant. I have streamlined human resource processes and created corporate policies for large and small businesses. My career includes working at AT&T in San Francisco, which then took me to Seattle and Denver. After AT&T's divestiture in 1984, I broke off with Lucent Technologies as a Sr. Staff Manager providing HR, Safety, and Training support to a 13-state western region.
After leaving Lucent while in Denver, I began a private practice providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I started an HR consulting business and began teaching psychology and human resource courses. After moving back to California, I worked as an HR Analyst for Butte County in Oroville, CA. I currently work for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology as full-time faculty in the I/O Psychology program.
- Education History
Degree Institution Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona MA Marriage and Family Counseling City University, Seattle, WA BA Management University of Phoenix, California Certificate Human Resource Management University of California, Sacramento, CA
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Applied Behavior Analysis Academic Skills Assessment/Analysis Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Lifestyle Management Organizational Behavior Management Skill Development Time Management Business/IO Psychology Adverse Impact Consulting Skills Employee Development Employee Engagement Employee Motivation Employee Selection Employment Discrimination Employment Litigation Executive Assessment Executive Coaching Human Factors Engineering Human Resource Management Job Analysis Leadership Organizational Behavior Organizational Culture Organizational Development Organizational Diversity Organizational Psychology Performance Appraisal Sexual / Gender Harassment Survey Development Talent Staffing and Selection Training and Development Workplace Investigations Career/Workplace Issues Adverse Impact Benefits/Compensation Management Career Counseling Career Development Employee Development Employee Engagement Employee Motivation Employment Discrimination Employment Litigation Ergonomics Human Factors Engineering Human Resource Management Leadership Organizational Behavior Management Organizational Diversity Performance Management Sexual / Gender Harassment Succession Planning Talent Staffing and Selection Work/Life Balance Workplace Investigations Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Anxiety Disorders Assessment/Psychological Testing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Disorders Dementia Disaster Mental Health DSM/Diagnosis Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide Phobia Psychopathology Stress/Coping Trauma/PTSD Diversity Acculturation Community Mental Health Cultural Issues Domestic Violence Child Abuse Spousal/Partner Abuse Ethical & Legal Issues Adverse Impact Code of Conduct for Counselors Code of Conduct for Psychologists Employment Discrimination Employment Litigation Ethics for Behavior Analysts Sexual / Gender Harassment Workplace Investigations Marriage & Family Blended Families Collaborative Parenting Couples Counseling Divorce Family Therapy Parenting Relationships and Dating Mood Disorders Depression Dysthymia Psychology Subdisciplines - Applied Behavior Analysis Subdisciplines - Business/IO Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology Subdisciplines - Cognitive Psychology Subdisciplines - Counseling Psychology Subdisciplines - Counselor Education Subdisciplines - Developmental Psychology Subdisciplines - Marriage and Family Subdisciplines - Positive Psychology Subdisciplines - Psychosocial Psychology Subdisciplines - Social Psychology PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Adlerian Therapy Art Therapy Behavioral Therapy Brief Therapy Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Developmental Psychology Family Systems Theory Group Counseling Object Relations Positive Psychology Psychoanalysis Social Psychology Violence Bullying
Conducted seminar sponsored by a university in Sacramento to encourage women of color about pursuing an education in the mental health proession due to the job gap predicted in No. CA for mental health proessionals.
Graduate Thesis: How does Family of Origin Contribute to Childhood Obesity? Abstract: Despite society's emphasis on slimness, childhood obesity is increasing. Many children, once obese, remain obese throughout their lives. Between 5-25% of children in the United States are obese. Causes are multi-faceted and present many problems for a child. In addition to increasing the risk of obesity as an adult, childhood obesity is the leading cause of pediatric hypertension, heart disease, and association with Type II diabetes. While health issues are of great concern, this paper focuses on the family of origin and resulting developmental behavior contributing to childhood obesity.
Graduate Thesis: Negative Workplace Conformity and Gang Characteristics Abstract: Conformity refers to a tendency to follow behaviors of a social group. People mimic behaviors of others to conform, despite the negativity or consequences of those behaviors. Research compared gang characteristics and traits with organizational traits and employee behaviors in the workplace. This research aligned with Asch's conformity experiments by determining a parallel in conformity between gang and workplace behaviors. Survey questions targeted gang characteristics and traits. This research determined that the characteristics of employees in negative workplace cliques were similar to those in gangs.