Education, Advanced Certification & Honors

  • Contributions to the field of psychology have been recognized by election to status of Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Georgia Psychological Association.
  • Clinical expertise has been recognized by election to status of Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.
  • Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
  • Doctorate in Psychology with a specialty in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.

Clinical Positions

  • Director of adolescent and adult inpatient programs of a Psychiatric Hospital in Nashville, TN
  • Director of the outpatient services of a Community Mental Health Center in Charlottesville, VA
  • Chief Psychologist of a Community Mental Health Center in Howell, MI

Academic Positions

  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Current), Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry. Nashville, TN
  • Instructor (Current) for the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program of the Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group.
  • Supervisor for Chinese therapists through the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance.
  • Professor, Program Chair, Dean, Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Atlanta, GA
  • Research Associate Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology. Nashville, TN
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry. Charlottesville, VA
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Ann Arbor, MI

Scholarly Works

  • Presented at professional meetings — nationally as well as in Europe and Scandinavia — on the topics of psychotherapy practice, training, and research.
  • Authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. 
  • Acted as reviewer and editorial consultant for numerous professional journals and publishers.


  • Core Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy: Becoming A Highly Competent Brief Dynamic Psychotherapist, with Ephi Betan (Routledge, 2013)
  • Key Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy: Clinical Practice Beyond the Manual (Guilford, 2004)
  • Psychotherapy In A New Key: A Guide to Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy, with Hans H. Strupp (Basic Books, 1984)