A Brief Bio
As a kid growing up in Southern California during the 50’s, I watched (when we finally got a t.v.) the drama “I Led Three Lives,” following the exploits of Herb Philbrick, a “citizen, communist, and counterespionage agent.” I never conceived I’d stack up careers, responsibilities and jobs in similar fashion. I taught full time for forty years, part time in a variety of colleges and institutes, and maintained a private practice as a family therapist and trauma consultant. To complicate this, as a former wild land firefighter, I had developed a clinical specialty of on-scene large incident consultant to emergency teams and school crisis teams which necessitated occasional emergency and speaking assignments. I’ve ridden with emergency teams through earthquakes and fire, through terror attacks and serial killings. In this latter capacity I published several books and workbooks, and served as the series editor for a set of writing workbooks for clinicians to use in treating traumatized children. Twenty years into this crazy business I added painting and photography, as I was asked to teach art. Now retired from the teaching and trauma work, I’m happily focused upon painting and writing. And I find I’ve picked up a few stories along the way . . .
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