Part-Time Faculty, Child Development
Teaching Fall 2017:
CHDV 174 – Policies, Politics, and Ethics in Child Development
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I started teaching at Palomar in 1986 after being invited to speak as a guest lecturer on the dynamics of incest families for CHDV 145. After talking about how passionately I felt about parent education, I was invited to teach a 3 unit parenting class. After a while I started teaching CHDV 115, then CHDV 104 and CHDV 110. I have also taught CHDV 100 and CHDV 145. I had the privilege of designing and then teaching CHDV 172 as well as CHDV 174. I love the diversity and depth of all the classes I teach.
I have spent my professional life in the fields of psychology and education working to develop and nurture learning communities that promote the development of healthy, whole human beings. I have over 35 years of experience as a teacher, counselor and leader in public schools. I have also taught at the college and university level for almost 27 years.
I maintain a small practice in individual and family psychotherapy, but spend most of my time training and consulting with districts in the areas of Social and Emotional Literacy, Conflict Resolution, and Inter-group Relationships.