Resume of Michael L. Abrahams, LCSW-C



  • Conduct individual, couple, and family psychotherapy.
  • Provide clinical assessment, short-term intervention, and referral as independent employee assistance counselor, affiliated with regional and national EAP networks.
  • Provide clinical and practice consultation to psychotherapists.
  • Conduct substance abuse assessments and psychosocial assessments.
  • Conducted EAP orientation and management training; led seminars for employees. (1992-94)
  • Conducted utilization review of outpatient psychotherapy for regional HMO (1990-97).
  • Served on Board of Directors of regional provider network (1992-98).
Director (1985-1989)

  • Provided leadership and direction for private non-profit mental health center.
  • Formulated clinic policies and procedures; recruited professional staff; conducted intakes and assigned cases; conducted individual clinical supervision.
  • Developed and directed marketing, outreach and fundraising programs.
  • Supervised administrative personnel; prepared financial plans and budgets.
  • Represented agency in community; reported to and collaborated with Board of Directors.

Therapist (1981-1986)

  • Conducted individual, couple, and family psychotherapy with agency clients; coordinated and consulted on cases with involved community agencies.

  • Conducted individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with clients of outpatient mental health agency.
  • Consulted and coordinated on cases with involved community agencies.
  • Supervised social work graduate student placed at agency, as field instructor,Yeshiva University School of Social Work.
  • Conducted intake sessions with new clients; assigned cases.
  • Coordinated daily operations of clinic branch office.
Staff Associate for Legislative Affairs

  • Monitored and analyzed legislation and administrative proceedings affecting social welfare issues in the District of Columbia.
  • Prepared testimony, represented positions, and coordinated association activities before legislative, administrative, and community forums.
Program Advisor

  • Advised students in M.A. Counseling program on curriculum and on educational and career development.
Social Worker

  • Provided intensive casework service to adult and family clients. Caseload included geriatric clients, the chronically mentally ill, and battered women and their families.
  • Served as agency liaison with County Commission on Aging.
Graduate Student Social Worker

  • Conducted individual, couple, and family therapy in family service agency. (Social work school block field placement)
Deputy Coordinator

  • Responsible for clinical and consulting activities in substance-abuse education program of school system.
  • Led counseling groups, workshops, and class discussions.
  • Trained faculty and community-agency staff in substance-abuse issues and in counseling skills.
  • Designed substance-abuse education curriculum and evaluated instructional media on substance-abuse.

  • Conducted individual and group counseling with status-offender adolescents in group home facility;
  • Provided casework services, supervised daily living activities.
  • Administrative responsibilities included negotiating purchase-of-service contracts with area jurisdictions, proposal-writing, and staff hiring and training.

  • I have held summer positions as a counselor or aide in a methadone clinic, a prison, and an acute psychiatric ward in a general hospital.


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, State of Maryland.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Virginia.

Member, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work.

EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR International Association

Member, Clinical Social Work Association

Member, EMDR International Association

Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.

Registered Telehealth Provider, State of Florida, registration no. 277. 


1978 M.S.S.W. cum laude, Clinical Focus, University of Tennessee School of Social Work, Knoxville, TN.

1972 B.A. cum laude, Psychology major, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.


"Homeschooling: Is it good for your clients?", presentation to Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, Maryland Meeting, Bethesda, MD., March 21, 2000

“Parenting in Today’s World,” speaker/panelist, sponsored by the Maternity Center of Bethesda Support Group Program; Bethesda, MD, October 11, 1993.

“Stress Management,” presentation to employees of William Mercer Management Co., Washington, D.C.; sponsored by Managed Health Network, November 23, 1992.

“Parenting Skills: Strategies for Limit-Setting and Discipline,” presentation to Department of Energy employee seminars, Germantown, MD and Washington, D.C., February 22 and 23, 1990.

“Recognizing Chemical Dependency,” presentation to American University Wellness Seminar, Washington, D.C., February 15, 1990.

“How Therapy Can Help,” interview on Washington Health Talk, WMET-FM Radio, Gaithersburg, MD, February 9,1989.

“Self-Esteem,” interview on “Life Planning” feature of WJLA-TV News; Washington, D.C., February 6, 1989.

“Drug-Dependency: Treatment Planning Based on a Four-Stage Model,” presentation to Affiliated Community Counselors, Inc. Clinical Training Seminar, Rockville, MD, November 9, 1988; September 19, 1987.

“Social Work,” lecture presented to Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Columbia, MD, October 26, 1988; March 13, 1987.

“Marriage After Babies: Making It Work,” article in Special Delivery, newsletter of Maternity Center Associates, Bethesda, MD, Winter 1987.

“Ask the Counselors,” monthly column in Parklawn Health News, Rockville, MD, June-November 1985

“Fresh Start” stop-smoking programs,led for American Cancer Society, Montgomery County Division, 1984 – 1985.

“Why Go Into Counseling and Therapy” and “How to Choose a Therapist,” audio tape scripts for Mental Health Associates telephone tape series, 1983.

“Developing Legislative Testimony,” published in Children’s Legal Rights Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall 1983.

“Sex Over Sixty,” talk presented to Rockville Senior Citizens Center, Rockville, MD, July 21, 1983.

“Lobbying 101,” workshop sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter, Washington, D.C.,January 29, 1983.

“Family Violence,” workshop presented to Regional Year of the Child Conference, sponsored by Prince William County Department of Social Services, Triangle, VA; October, 1979.

Counselor Training: Short-Term Client Systems. Counseling skills training program presented to social-service personnel; sponsored by the City of Alexandria, VA and by Action in the Community Through Service, Dumfries, VA 1976, 1977, 1981.


(Selected List)

“Complex Ethical Challenges in Clinical Social Work: How to Protect Our Clients and Ourselves”, Frederic Reamer, Ph.D., Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, October 28, 2022; 5.0 hours; Category 1.

“National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics”, online course, CE Learning Systems, October 28, 2022, 1.25 hours; Category 2.

EMDRIA Annual Conference 2022, sponsored by EMDR International Association, including:

  • “Making Space to Broach Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Within the Context of EMDR”, Norma Day-VInes, Ph.D.. September 10, 2022; 1.5 hours; Category 1.
  • “Applying EMDR for Acute Addiction and Complex Trauma in Women”, Kaitlyn Stafford, Ph.D., LCSW, Christi Myers, Ph.D.. September 10, 2022; 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “IFS-Informed EMDR: A Systematic Integration”, Bruce Hersey, Michelle RIchardson, LCSW-C. September 10, 2022, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “Healing Wounds of Addiction: IFS and EMDR, a Systematic Approach to Recovery:, Susan Brown, LCSW. September 11, 2022; 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “The Undivided Self: The Role of Dual Consciousness in EMDR Therapy”, Irene Seigel, Ph.D.. September 11, 2022, 3 hours, Category 1.
  • “We Are Interconnected: Living into the Wholeness of Life”, Daniel Siegel, M.D.. September 17, 2022; 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “EMDR with Eating Disorders and Sexual Shame”, Lauren Day, LPC-S, Diane Forester, Ph.D., September 17, 2022, 3 hours, Category 1.
  • “Transforming Personality and Attachment Patterns: PAC System and EMDR Therapy”, Debra Wesselman, M.S., Anne Potter, M.S.. September 18, 2022, 3 hours, Category 1.
  • “Therapeutic Challenges in the Application of EMDR Therapy to Complex Trauma Cases”, Dolores Mosquiera, Psy.. September 18, 2022, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “Preparing Dysregulated, Dissociative, and Attachment-Wounded Clients for EMDR”, Shirley Jean Schmidt, M.A.. October 14, 2022, 3 hours, Category 2.
  • “Time to Freshen Up: A Review of the Standard EMDR Protocol”, Sharon Rollins, M.S.. October 23, 2022, 4.5 hours, Category 2.
  • “EMDR Therapy and Sexual Health Symposium: Let’s Keep Talking about Sex”, Stephanie Baird, LMHC, Jeanne Folks, D.Min, Michelle Marchese, LICSW, Ashley Mader, Ph.D., Sabrine Herman, LICSW, Nancy SImons, LMHC. October 28, 2022; 3 hours, Category 2.

“A “How-To” Guide for Avoiding Common Mistakes in Clinical Supervision”, Robert Taibbi, LCSW, University of Maryland School of Social Work, July 15, 2022; 3 hours; Category 1.

“Complex Ethical Cases in Clinical Social Work: Protecting Clients and Ourselves”, Frederic Reamer, Ph.D., Clinical Social Work Association. January 30, 2022, 3 hours, Category 1.

“Moral Injury and Distress in Clinical Social Work – Cases, Causes and Strategies for Prevention”, Frederic Reamer, Ph.D., Clinical Social Work Association January 28, 2022, 3 hours, Category 1.

“Vital Group Practice Update on Upcoming HIPAA Changes, Open Notes, and Recent HIPAA Enforcement, 2021 Edition”, Roy Huggins, LPC, Liath Dalton, Person-Centered Tech. February 12, 2021, 1 hour, Category 1.

EMDR Annual Conference 2020, sponsored by EMDR International Association, including:

  • “How EMDR Has Changed Lives – For Clients and Clinicians”, September 26, 2020, 1 hour, Category 1.
  • “Pathways to Connection: Attachment in Everyday Life”, September 26, 2020, 4 hours, Category 1.
  • “Ethics and EMDR: A Review for EMDR Clinicians, Consultants, and Trainers”, September 27, 2020, 3 hours, Category 1.
  • “The Elephant in the Room: Systemic Racism and Psychotherapy”, September 27, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “OOPS! EMDR Clinician Common Errors: Bloopers and Blunders”, September 27, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “Improving Object Relations with EMDR”, October 2, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 2.
  • “Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation”, October 3, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “EMDR Therapy Facilitated by Hypnosis Distillates: Spoken and Unspoken”, October 3, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “EMDR Treatment of Simple, Complex, and Dissociative Panic”, October 3, 2020, 3 hours, Category 1.
  • “EMDR in the Treatment of Depression – the EMDR DeprEnd Protocol”, October 4, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 1.
  • “Utilization of EMDR therapy with Grief and Mourning”, October 4, 2020, 3 hours, Category 1.
  • “The Role of Spirituality in Trauma Wounding and the Healing of EMDR Therapy”, October 18, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 2.
  • “Using EMDR for Chronic Pain: Focus on Phases 1 and 2″, October 23, 2020, 3 hours, Category 2.
  • “EMDR with Substance Use & Co-Occurring Addictive Behaviors”, October 25, 2020, 3 hours, Category 2.
  • “EMDR 2.0 – An Enhanced Version of EMDR Therapy?”, November 1, 2020, 3 hours, Category 2.
  • “The Evolution of EMDR: From Technique to Psychotherapy – Implications for Clinical Practice”, November 13, 2020, 1.5 hours, Category 2.

“Advanced Skills in Providing Supervision and Consultation”, Gail Guttman, LCSW-C, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. August 14, 2020, 3 hours, Category 1.

“Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals”, Joni Gilbertson, MA, PESI. March 27, 2020,, 6 hours, Category 2.

“Swiftly Transitioning to Online Therapy, Legally, Ethically, and Efficiently”, Amber Lyda, Psy., March 21, 2020, 1 hours, Category 2.

“Setting Ethical Limits: For Caring and Competent Professionals”, Lisa Huthison, LMHC, NetCE. February 16, 2020, 6 hours, Category 2.

“Clinical Supervision: A Person-Centered Approach”, NetCE, June 25, 2019, 10 hours, Category 2.

“Transforming Resistance: Working with the Challenges of Defense and Anxiety”, Steve Shapiro, Ph.D., R Cassidy Seminars. March 29, 2019, 13 hours, Category 1.

“A New Generation of Clients: Is Therapy Keeping Pace?”, PESI. January 4, 2019, 2 hours, Category 2.

“When Depression Comes Back: Going Beyond the Limits of Therapy”, PESI, July 22, 2018, 2 hours, Category 2.

"Deconstructing Stereotypes: Racism, Classism, Sexism and— ; Film Discussion: Crash", Farooq Mohyyuddin, M.D., Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. Feb. 2, 2018 (3 hours)

"Loneliness, Suicide, and Hope: A Man called Ove", George Saiger, M.D., Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. Nov. 19, 2017 (3 hours)

"Elevating Ethical Awareness", Liz McBride, MA, CEAP, Aspire Counseling, Rockville, MD. November 3, 2017 (3 hours)

"Preparing for the Silver Tsunami – Working with the Aging Adult"; Venus Masselam, Ph.D., Anya Parpura, Ph.D., Tybe Diamond, MSW, Kathryn Chafetz, MSW. Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. March 11, 2017 (6 hours)

"The Long and the Short of It – EMDR in the Treatment of Acute and Complex Trauma", Nancy Newport, LPC, LMFT, and Tracy Ryan Kidd, LCSW; (DVD course); October 1, 2016. (12 hours)

"Cultural Competency in Clinical Practice", Shreya Hessler, Psy.D., Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD, September 12, 3016 (3 hours)

"What’s Love Got To Do With It", Multiple Presenters, American Academy of Psychotherapists, Washington, D.C., February 26, 2016 (6 hours)

"HIV: A Virus, a Syndrome, and an Ethical Question", Jeffrey Davidson LCSW-C, , CEYou LLC, Laurel, MD, December 6, 2015, (3 hours)

"Authenticity, Openness, and Spontaneity: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic View of Adolescent Development and Treatment:", Shelly Doctors, Ph.D. and Jacqueline Gotthold, Psy.D., Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Chevy Chase, MD., December 5, 2015, (3 hours)

"Hot Topics in Psychosocial Oncology", VIcki Kennedy, LCSW-C, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Washington, D.C., November 8, 2015, (3.5 hours)

"Primed for Life: Psychotherapy for Marital and Family Issues of Older Adults", Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD., November 3, 2015 (3 hours)

"Breaking the Cycle: EMDR Solutions for Problematic Acting Out and Addictive Behaviors", Mark Nickerson, LCSW, EMDR International Association, Charlottesville, Va., November 7-8, 2014 (14 hours)

"Sex Therapy for the General Therapist", Marianne Brandon, Ph.D., Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD., October 28, 2014 (3 hours)

"Managing Risk in Everyday Practice: The Ethics of Being a Mental Health Practitioner", Michael Heitt, Psy.D., Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD., September 5, 2014 (3 hours)

"Utilizing Cultural Competence in Mental Health Treatment," Elite Continuing Education (online course), July 31, 2015 (3 hours)

"Human Trafficking and Exploitation", NetCE Continuing Education (online course), June 12, 2015 (5 hours)

"Navigating the New DSM-V", Gerald Shulman, Ph.D., American Addiction Centers, Bethesda, MD. April 26, 2014 (6 hours)

"Undoing Aloneness – Transformation of Emotional Suffering", Diana Fosha, Ph.D., Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C., Novermber 2, 2013, (6 hours)

"The Nuts and Bolts of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)", Natasha Prenn, LCSW, Cape Cod Institute, Eastham, MA, June 24-28, 2013 (15 hours)

2012 EMDRIA Conference, sponsored by Eye Movement Desensitzation and Reprocessing International Association, Alexandria, VA., October 5-7, 2012. 15 hours, including:

  • "Mindful Awareness and the Role of Resonance within EMDR Protocol", Irene Seigel, Ph.D., LCSW (1.5 hours)
  • "Treatment of Attachment Trauma and the Dissociative Sequelae", Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. (3 hours)
  • "Trauma, Attachment, Dissociation and EMDR", Colin Ross, M.D. (1.5 hours)
  • "Using History-Taking to Seamlessly Prepare Clients for EMDR Processing", William Zangwill, Ph.D. (1.5 hours)
  • "Principles of Trauma Model Therapy: Integration with EMDR" (3 hours)
  • "EMDR Therapy Update: Theory, Research, and Practice" (Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., 1.5 hours)
  • "31 Secrets of the Embodied Self: Hearing Baby’s Story in EMDR for Trauma in Implicit Memory", Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D., 3 hours

"Ethics and Professional Practice", David Jobes, Ph.D., Child Center and Adult Services, Gaithersburg, MD. October 19, 2012 (3 hours)

"A Guide to the Standard EMDR Protocols", Andrew Leeds, Ph.D., Springer Publishing Company, April 19, 2011 (12 hours)

"Asperger’s in Therapy: What to expect and do", Steven Kane, Ph.D., Child Center and Adult Services, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD. April 13, 2012 (3 hours)

"The Interaction of Body and Brain in Affect Regulation: Application of Polyvagal Perspective to Attachment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder", Steven Porges, Ph.D., Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. April 2, 2011 (6.5 hours)

"The Trauma Whispers: What Works in Trauma Treatment", Daniel Buccino, LCSW-C, University of Maryland, Rockville, MD. December 3, 2010 (5 hours)

"Risk Management for Clinicians: The Nuts and Bolts of Legal and Ethical Practice", Edward Zuckerman, Ph.D., Premier Educational Solutions, Fairfax, VA. August 6, 2010 (6 hours)

"Facilitating the Process of Working Through Toward Character Change in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy", Patricia Coughlin, Ph.D., Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C.. January 30, 2010.(6 hours)

"Psychiatric Vulnerabilities in the Elderly"; Carole Wynne, MS, CRNP, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Gaithersburg, MD. December 18, 2009 (6 hours)

“The Gray Matter of Ethics: Problem-Solving Genuine Clinical Ethical Issues”; TImothy Donovan, LCSW-C and Lori Mosotsky, LCSW-C, Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work, Columbia, MD, February

2008 EMDRIA Conference, sponsored by EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association), Phoenix, AZ. Sept. 12-14, 2008 (15.5 hours), including:

  • "The Use of EMDR with Motor Vehicle Accident Victims", Robert H. Tinker, Ph.D. (3 hours)
  • "Advanced Clinical Strategies for Clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociation", Mark Dworkin, LCSW(4.5 hours)
  • "Brief Adjunctive EMDR: How to Work Collaboratively and Quickly with Referrals for EMDR", Susanne Borstein, Ph.D. (3 hours)
  • "Western Psychiatry Applied in a Buddhist Country", talk by Dr. Chancho Dorji, Washington Professionals for the study of Psychoanalysis, Chevy Chase, MD, March 30, 2008 (3 hours)

    "Treatment of the Fragile Patient", workshop by Jon Frederickson, MSW, Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. February 3, 2008 (7 hours)

    "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy", class taught by Jon Frederickson, MSW, and Barbara Suter, Ph.D., Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C., September, 2007- May, 2008 (32 hours).

    "Bipolar: A New Slant on the Disorder", Jay Carter, Psy.D., Cross Country Education, Frederick, MD, May 9, 2007 (6 hours)

    "The New Face of Psychotherapy II" Conference: "The Ethics of Outcome", Daniel Buccino, LCSW-C, "The Brain as an Older City", Susan Bailey, MD, "Freud and the 21st Century Clinic", Andrew Pollock, LCSW-C; Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute, Baltimore, MD, May 7, 2007 (6 hours)

    "Confidentiality, Forensics, and the Mental Health Professional", Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D., Alan Mcfarland, Ph.D., Carol Shrier-Polak, MSW, JD, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Bethesda MD, January 27, 2007, (3 hours)

    "Aging and Cognition", Susan McPherson, Ph.D., ABPP, Health Education Network LLC, Baltimore, MD, November 10, 2006 (6 hours)

    EMDR International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, EMDR International Association, September 7-8, 2007, including:

    • "Some Essentials of EMDR Model and Methodology" – Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. (1.5 hours)
    • "Complex PTSD" – Deborah Korn, Psy.D. (4.5 hours)
    • "EMDR Update: Theory, Research, and Practice" – Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. (1.5 hours)
    • "The Art of EMDR: Dealing with Abreactions" – Roger Solomon, Ph.D. (4.5 hours)

    "The Therapist’s Vulnerability in a Litigious World: Impact of Self on Ethical Dilemmas", Steven Friedman, Esq., Child Center and Adult Services, Gaithersburg, MD, April 7, 2006 (3 hours)

    "Psychotherapy with Older Adults", Carol Hausman, Ph.D., Child Center and Adult Services, Gaithersburg, MD, December 2, 2005 (3 hours)

    "The Process of Differentiation – II" – Clinical Conference led by Michael Kerr, M.D., sponsored by Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2005 (6 hours)

    "Ethics in Clinical Social Work", Workshop presented by Frederick Reamer, Ph.D., sponsored by Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work and Catholic University School of Social Service, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2005
    (6 hours)

    "EMDR Use with Core Attachment Issues in Adults", workshop presented by Debra Wesselman, MS, LPC, sponsored by EMDR Institute, Inc., Bethesda, MD, June 27, 2004 (6.5 hours)

    "Brain Performance and EMDR Interventions", workshop presented by Jennifer Lendl, Ph.D., sponsored by EMDR Institute, Inc., Bethesda, MD, June 26, 2004 (6.5 hours)

    "Clinical Supervision: A Balancing Act", training sponsored by Sheppard Pratt Health System, Towson, MD, April 23, 24, 2004 (12 hours)

    "Substance Abuse and the Senior Adult", training by Frederick C. Blow, Ph.D., and Joseph C. Gfrorer, sponsored by Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Jan 13, 2004 (3 hours)

    Critical Incident Stress Management”, training led by Bob VandePol, MSW, sponsored by Crisis Care Network, Arlington, VA, August 21-22, 2003 (14 hours).

    “Chemical Dependency”, course by Vijay Fadia, sponsored by Homestead Schools, Inc., Torrance, CA, June 20, 2003 ( 7 hours)

    “Working with Difficult Middle School Children”, presentation by Robert Roth, LPC, sponsored by Child Center and Adult Services, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, May 2, 2003 (3 hours)

    “Imaginal Nurturing”, workshop with April Steele, MSc., BCATR, sponsored by April Steele, Iselin, N.J. (13 hours)

    “Attachment and Intersubjectivity in the Healing Relationship”, presented by David Wallin, Ph.D., sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, Baltimore, MD, November 14, 2002 (6 hours)

    “Is It Imagination or Intuition? Learning to Interpret Personal Energy”, seminar led by Christel Nani, R.N., sponsored by Debby Vajda, LCSW-C, Gaithersburg, MD, October 5-6, 2002 (11 hours)

    “Ethical Dilemmas”, course led by Constance Hendrickson, DSW and Dolores Paulsen, DSW, sponsored by Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, Washington, D.C., October 4, 2002 (3 hours)

    “Understanding, Managing, and Treating Self-Injury”, presentation by Barent Walsh, Ph.D., sponsored by American Association of Suicidology, Bethesda, MD. , April 10, 2002 (6.5 hours)

    “Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities”, symposium presented by Larry Silver, M.D., Ruth Spodak, Ph.D., and G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D., sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD, Nov. 1, 2001 (6 hours)

    “Using EMDR for Performance Enhancement in Career and in the Creative & Performing Arts”, workshop presented by Sandra Foster, Ph.D., sponsored by EMDR Institute, Inc., Bethesda, MD, March 16-17, 2001 (14 hours)

    “Consultation Group on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment”, group case consultation seminar led by Deany Laliotis, LCSW-C, EMDR Facilitator; Bethesda, MD (1.5 hours/monthly, 9x/year; Oct. l997- Jan. 2001)

    "Consultation Group on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment", group case consultation seminar led by Deany Laliotis, LCSW-C, EMDR Facilitator; Bethesda, MD (1.5 hours/monthly, 9x/year; Oct. l997 – Jan 2001)

    "Understanding and Treating Bipolar Disorder Across the Lifespan", symposium presented by Ellen Leibenluft, M.D. and David Milkowitz, Ph.D., sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD., Nov. 9, 2000 (6 hours)

    "Managing High Conflict Divorce Cases", seminar presented by Office of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable, Gaithersburg, MD., Mary Donahue, Ph.D. and others, April 7, 2000 (6 hours)

    "A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy" , workshop sponsored by Psychoeducational Resources, Inc., Linthicum, MD., led by John Gottman, Ph.D., March 10-11, 2000 (14 hours)

    "Clinical Applications of Buddhist Principles", symposium sponsored by The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 6, l999 (6 hours).

    "Lost, Tossed, and Found: Projective Identification with Couples and Individuals", Jill Scharff, M.D., Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Bethesda, MD, Oct. 15,l999 (3 hours).

    "Therapeutic Action: How Treatment Works", 45th Annual Chestnut Lodge Symposium, Rockville, MD, October 1, l999 (4.75 hours)

    "Internet Abuse: Counseling Dysfunctional Behavior from Internet Use", presentation by Jonathan Kandell, Ph.D., sponsored by Child Center and Adult Services, Inc., Rockville, MD, April 23, l999 (3 hours)

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) International Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, July 10-12, 1998, sponsored by EMDR International Association: (17.0 contact hours), including:

    • "EMDR for Anger Management and Anger Reduction"; R. Greenwald, Psy.D.(4.5 hrs.);
    • "Clinical Applications of EMDR in the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect"; A Leeds, Ph.D. and D. Korn, Psy.D. (4.5 hrs);
    • "Using EMDR with Narcissistic Personalities"; P. Mansfield, Ph.D. J .Knipe, Ph.D. ,E. Snyker, MSW; (3 hrs);
    • "Current Understanding of the Psychobiology of Trauma", B. van der Kolk, M.D., (1.5 hrs);
    • "Trust, Intimacy and Sex: An Integrated Approach", B. Litt, MFT (1.5 hrs);
    • Keynote and Plenary, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. (2 hrs)

    "Prepare/Enrich Recertification Workshop", training in using premarital/marital assessment instruments & structured counseling program, led by Craig Messersmith, Ph.D., May 15, l998, sponsored by Life Innovations, Kensington, Md. (3.5 hours).

    "Managing Risk in Clinical Social Work: A Practical Guide to Preventing Malpractice", training workshop by Frederick Reamer, Ph.D., Sept. 26, l997; sponsored by Health Ed, LLC, Baltimore, MD (6 hours)

    "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)," Level II Training, led by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., February 1-2, 1997; sponsored by EMDR Institute, Orlando, FL (14 hours).

    "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)" Level I Training led by Roger Solomon, Ph.D., April 19-21, 1996; sponsored by EMDR Institute, Baltimore, MD (17 hours).

    "Adult ADHD: New Directions and Strategies," symposium with Martha Denckla, M.D., Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., and Larry Silver, M.D., March 21, 1996; sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD (5.25 hours).

    "Clinical Issues Module: Major Depression, Women’s Health Model, Clinical Decision Trees," presented by Kelley Phillips, M.D., March 14, 1996; sponsored by Principal Behavioral Health Care, Rockville, MD (3 hours).

    “Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory” – Training (Level 1) by Michael Hartley, M.A., October 26, 1995; sponsored by the SASSI Institute, Washington, D.C. (3.5 hours).

    “Fundamentals of ‘Le Petite Psychodrama’ and the Application of the Pillars of Life, a Psychodramatic Technique for Building Creativity and Spontaneity from Historical Resources,” workshop with Nell Evans, M.S.Ed., C.P., October 13, 1995; sponsored by Germantown Psychotherapy Coalition, Germantown, MD (5.5 hours).

    “Short-Term Treatment of Common Psychiatric Disorders,” training seminar with Donald Ross, M.D., Joseph Wisner, M.D., Anthony Rothschild, M.D., and Joseph Triebwasser, M.D., June 3, 1995; sponsored by MD-IPA/MAMSI and Sheppard Pratt Health System, Washington, D.C. (4.25 hours)

    “Techniques and Strategies to Help the Angry Child,” with David Greenwald, Ph.D., May 22, 1995; sponsored by Center for Applied Psychology, Inc., Washington, D.C.(6 hours).

    “Adolescent ADHD: New Directions and Strategies,” November 3, 1994; symposium sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency, Rockville, MD (6 hours).

    “Abuse and Multiple Personality: Training in Treatment,” Pre- and Post-Conference courses by Richard Kluft, M.D., Colin Ross, M.D., and Joan Turkus, M.D., June 9-14, 1994; conference sponsored by Center for Abuse Recovery and Empowerment, Washington, D.C. (14 hours).

    “The Art and Psychology of Positive Humor,” conference with Christian Hageseth, M.D., November 19, 1993, sponsored by Taylor Manor Hospital (5 hours).

    “Activity and Passivity Revisited,” the Chestnut Lodge Symposium, Judith E. Vida M.D., and others; October 1, 1993, sponsored by Chestnut Lodge Hospital (5 hours).

    “Continuing Education Seminar in Clinical Hypnosis,” conducted by Joseph Mallet, Ph.D. and Lynne Hornyak, Ph.D., April 12 – May 17, 1993; sponsored by Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (12 contact hours).

    “Hypnosis in Psychotherapy,” Introductory Workshop/Training, October 20-22, 1992; sponsored by Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Arlington, Va. (24 hours).

    “Adolescent Suicide,” workshop with Lanny Berman, Ph.D., March 20, 1992; sponsored by Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. (6 hours).

    “Beyond Countertransference,” February 8, 1992; conference presented by California Society for Clinical Social Work, Los Angeles, CA (6 hours).

    “Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy: Focus on Affective Disorders,” workshop led by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., November 14-15, 1991; sponsored by Association of Advancement of Human Behavior, Silver Spring, MD (12 hours).

    “A Brief Therapy Workshop,” by Simon Budman, Ph.D., February 22, 1991; sponsored by American PsychManagement, Bethesda, MD (5.5 hours).

    “Clinical Work With Children: Focus on Assessment and Treatment Planning,” workshop led by Valdeane W. Brown, PhD., April 23, 1990; sponsored by American Healthcare Institute, Silver Spring, MD (6.5 hours).

    “Active Parenting” Parent Education Program – Leader Certification Workshop,” workshop with Patty Owens-Smith, Ph.D., November 5, 1988; sponsored by Active Parenting, Inc., Marietta, GA (7 hours).

    “Outpatient Management of Troubled Children,” seminar with Terrence Chastek, M.D., Jim Holmes, LCSW, LCSW, and Samuel Roberts, R.Ph., June 17, 1988; sponsored by Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C.(3.5 hours).

    “Family Therapy Network Conference,” Conference on Family Therapy, March 3, 1988; sponsored by Family Therapy Network, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD (8 hours).

    “Seminar/Case Conference on Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy,” led by Hilda Weissman, Ph.D.; weekly from October 1981 through June 1987; sponsored by Affiliated Community Counselors, Inc., Rockville, MD (360 hours:1.5 hours weekly, 40 weeks/year).

    “Diagnosis and Treatment of Clinical Depression,” seminar with John Rush, M.D., November 24, 1986, sponsored by the Dart Project, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD (6 hours).

    “Basic Workshop in Eriksonian Hypnosis,” presented by Amnon Nadau, Nov. 7-8, 1986, sponsored by Associate Trainers, Inc., Arlington, VA (13 hours).

    “Group Therapy: Tasks and Techniques,” Workshop by Irvin Yalom, M.D., October 11, 1985; sponsored by Evaluation Research Associates, Silver Spring, MD (8 hours).

    “Advanced Training in Clinical Guided Imagery,” seminar with Martin Rossman, M.D. and David Bressler, Ph.D.,May 3-5, 1985; sponsored by Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior, Arlington, VA (24 hours).

    “Conference on Social Work Supervision,” Jan. 15-16, 1985; sponsored by Wurzweiler School of Social Work Supervision,Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y. (15 hours).

    “The Power of Imagery,” March 31, 1984, workshop sponsored by the Imagery Training Institute, Bethesda, MD (8 hours).

    “Fresh Start Facilitators Training Program,” December, 1983; sponsored by American Cancer Society of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. (3.5 hours).

    “Training Program in Spiritual Aspects of Human Development,” 1979-83; sponsored by the Pathwork Community of Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. (600 hours).

    “Family Violence: A Systems Approach” by Les Schaffer, M.A., March 19, 1983; sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, Metro D.C. Chapter, Washington D.C. (4 hours).

    “Eating Disorders” by Judith Asner, ACSW, March 12, 1983; sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, Metro D.C. Chapter, Washington, D.C. (4 hours).

    “Family and Community Resources: How Do We Tie Them Together?” May 21, 1981; Conference sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, Metro D.C. Chapter, Washington, D.C. (8 hours).

    “Treating the Marijuana-Dependent Person,” April 4, 1981; Conference sponsored by the American Council on Marijuana, Rockville, MD (8 hours).

    “Adult Protective Services Training Program,” Oct. – Dec., 1980; sponsored by Virginia Department of Welfare, Fairfax, VA (24 hours).

    “Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming,” January, 1980; sponsored by Prince William County Mental Health Center, Manassas, VA (8 hours).

    “Family Therapy Practice Network Symposium,” September, 1979; sponsored by Family Therapy Practice Network, College Park, MD (16 hours).

    “Core-Energetic Therapy Training Workshop” by John Pierrakos, M.D., August, 1978; sponsored by Institute for the New Age, New York, NY (60 hours).

    “Counselor Training: Short Term Client Systems.” Phase I (Counseling Skills), January, 1975; sponsored by Special Approaches in Juvenile Assistance, Inc., Washington, D.C. (24 hours). Phases II and III (Training for Trainers, Supervised Leadership of Program), August, 1976, November, 1976; sponsored by Alternative House, McLean, VA (Phase ii) and City of Alexandria, VA (Phase III) (24 hours each phase).

    “Group Leader-Educator Program,” three intensive workshops, 1974-1976; sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Training Consortium, Washington, D.C. (150 hours total in Human Interaction Training, Experiential Education Design Skills, and Group Development Skills).