J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Michigan State University
State Bar of California, 1979; District of Columbia (inactive), 1976; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; all California United States District Courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
He represented mental health professionals in the precedent setting cases of Krikorian v. Barry, Gootee v. Lightner, and Trear v. Sills.
“Law & Mental Health Professionals: California,” American Psychological Association, 1995 with Kenneth Pope; and author of numerous articles for The California Psychologist, American Psychological Association, The Orange County Psychologist, , California Psychological Association, Advance Plan.
co-author “Therapists at Risk: Perils of the Intimacy of the Therapeutic Relationship,” Jason Aronson Publishers, 1997; Book chapters : “The Impact of Recovered Memories” with Kenneth Pope in Handbook of Couple and Family Forensics, ed. Florence W. Kaslow, John Wiley and Sons, Inc ,2000; “Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality “ (with Alan I. Kaplan) and “Requirements and Implementation of Maintaining Patient Records: The Mental Health Professional’s Best Protection” in Ethical and Legal Issue for Mental Health Professionals , ed. Steven F. Bucky et al The Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, 2005; “Risk Management for Psychotherapists : Avoiding the Pitfalls” in Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book, Volume 20 ed. Leon VandeCreek , Professional Resource Press, 2002; “Avoiding Malpractice in Child Forensic Assessment” in Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents, ed. Steven N. Sparta and Gerald P. Koocher, Oxford University Press, 2006 ;”Practice Management : Integrating Ethics into Business” in Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy, ed. Robert Henley Woody and Jane DiVita Woodley , American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy,2001. Also numerous articles for the California Psychological Association (The California Psychologist); the Orange County Psychological Association (Orange County Psychologist); American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Family Therapy News).
Lecturer or presenter at American Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage Family Therapists , International Conference on Violence , Abuse and Trauma, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Northern California Psychiatric Society, Arizona Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hawaii Psychiatric Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and Guest lecturer at Chapman University; California Chiropractic Association, Orange County District; Alliant University, Pepperdine University and Rosemead School of Psychology.