Education History

METTA 4 ALL Education History



1976                            Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
United States International University
Dissertation:  Psychosocial Network of the Recovered Alcoholic

1973                            M.A., Counseling
California State University, Fullerton

1967                            B.S., Speech Pathology
California State University, Fullerton

Clinical Psychologist:  PSY5638
Marriage, Family, Child Counselor:  MU9022
Speech Pathologist:  SP1690


800 hours focused on therapeutic uses accompanied by courses such as:

Adolescent School Failure; Treatment Update; Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with Highly Resistant Patients; Involuntary Detention and Designation of Individuals to Initiate 5150 Holds; Confidentiality of Medical Records; Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults and Children; PTSD Assessment and Treatment; The Profile of Incest Survivors and Perpetrators; Mastering the New Psychiatric; Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation; Whiplash/Head and Neck Injuries; Cardiac Illness; Utilization and Review Practices; Breaking the Cycle:  Child Incest and Abuse; Quality Assurance Practices in Mental Health; Brain Imaging and Mental Illness; Impaired Professionals and Stress Management; Medical Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Mental Health and Hospital Care; Psychotherapy with Religiously Committed Clients; The Behavioral, Pharmacologic, and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents.


2006 to Present           Metta4All, Inc.; Founder and Executive Director
This company generates physical, emotional and spiritual health through education via training courses, books, interactive games, telephone coaching, CD’s, DVD’s, and workshops.

1976 to Present           Private Practice
Family, couples, and individual therapy including adult, teenage, child, and family; emphasis on adult-child relationships, blended family development, restructuring of families, visitation and custodial issues.

1976 to Present           Forensic Work
Qualified as an expert witness for the State of California Superior Court and United States Marine Corps.

1978 to 1980               Child Abuse Assessment Team
The foundation of the initiation of children’s legal right to protection from incest and abuse in the State of California.

1980 to 1990               Community Mental Health; Consultant
Consulted in case work involved in highly disturbed families.

1981 to 1986               Interlude Cardiac Care Program; Founder and Director
A psychosocial educational rehabilitation program for cardiac patients and their mates.

1976 to 1979               Laguna Beach Institute for Community Therapy; Co-founder
An integrated psychotherapeutic organization.

1975 to 1976               Orange County, California Community Mental Health; Intern
Rotation in emergency room, in-patient drug and alcohol, community emergency service, psycho-diagnosis, child psycho-psychiatry, and on-going service and case management.

1968 to 1974               Laguna Beach Unified School District
Speech & Language Program Director
Responsibilities included assessment and diagnosis of total school population, supervision of programs and therapists, in-service education for special education and regular teachers.

Orange County Education Department
Board Member State of California

1967 to 1968               Long Beach Veterans Administration Aphasia Program
Orange County Association for the Mentally Retarded
Laura School Aphasia Internship

1966                            La Escuela Especial in Hospital Infantil, Ensenada, Mexico
Established first school for multi-handicapped children in Mexico.


1981 to Present           Capistrano By the Sea Hospital
Provided in-patient psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, including chemically dependent patients; served on Adult Program and the Quality Care Committee.

1992                            Capistrano By the Sea Hospital; Vice Chief of Medical Staff;
Chair, Professional Ethics Committee

1977 to Present           South Coast Medical Center
Chair, Psychological Committee
Member, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department: facilitated pain and fear management with cardiac and terminally ill patients in relationship with primary care physicians.       
Provided in-patient psychotherapy; psychological consultant.


                                    Fuller Theological Seminary
Clinical Professor, Graduate School of Psychology

Pepperdine University
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Private Supervision
Master Clinician to Ph.D. candidates for Diagnostic and Clinical Training
Supervisor to Ph.D. Psychology Interns and Marriage, Family, Child Counselor Interns


University of California, Irvine
Educational programs for cardiac care professionals:  The Stress of Life – Physical and Emotional; Co-organizer and presenter of a 10-part, 10-month series through the Department of Cardiology; Rehabilitation – Psychosocial Aspects of Cardiac Care.
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Chapman College

Ventura College

Saddleback Community College

South Coast Medical Center

Church and Civic Groups

Educational Television
Co-presented a two-hour film on cause, prevention and rehabilitation of coronary heart disease via the Educational Forum, South Coast Medical Center

Laguna Beach High School Suicide Prevention Program Facilitator

Mrs. Ronald Reagan’s Outreach Program
Psychological consultant to Chemical People Program

Laguna Beach Police Department
In-service trainer on Management of Rape Victims

South Orange County Child Abuse Team

Young President’s Organization
Resource Person

Siddhartha University
Varanasi, India

Rishi College for Women
Hyderabad, India

Nagarjuna University
Nagarjuna Nagar, India

Andhra University
Vishapatnam, India

Bahia Blanca Medical School


American Psychological Association

California Psychological Association

Orange County Psychological Association

The Menninger Foundation

The New York Academy of Sciences


Intention Psychology (in progress)
To be published in 2011
Metta:  The Map, The Formula, The Equations
Published 2009

The Metta Map and the Dharma (in progress)
To be published in 2011