Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional, Psychologist
I have worked at the interface of family law and clinical psychology almost exclusively as my practice evolved over the past 25 years. Since so much of my professional involvements have been in adversarial cases, often as a forensic expert advising courts, lawyers and litigants, collaborative process is attractive to me as an alternative model for divorcing people to consider. The advantages are obvious -- more control, faster resolutions, les expense, and preservation of human dignity and parent partnerships forged in hard times. My skill set meshes extremely well with collaborative approaches, and I very much enjoy and embrace the work, finding that my background plays well with people going through this most profound of transitions. Divorce, difficult as it is, need not consume all of people's time, money and energy only to leave them polarized and angry, ineffective and regretful. I think it is critical for children's well being that parents understand that while they divorce one another, their parenting bond remains intact, as do their financial interests, quite often.
Professional ActivitiesI am the current co-chair of the Forensic Committee of the New Jersey Psychological Association, and will be seated on the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Professionals.
B.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook (1980)
M.A. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1983)
Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1985)