Winner, Byliners Texas-Wide Writing Contest (non-fiction book proposal), 1993
Special Merit Award, Byliners Texas-Wide Writing Contest (light verse), 1994
CPI, CPR, and First Aid Certifications, 1997
Licensed Foster Care Provider, New Mexico, 1995 - 1997
Licensed Treatment Foster Parent, State of New Mexico, 1997 - 1998
Academy of American Poets
Winner, San Miguel Writer's Literary Conference Contest, for Tortillas & PeanutButter: Confessions of an American Mom Turned Mexican Smuggler (book-lengthmemoir), 2007
Finalist, Multicultural Nonfiction, National Indie Excellence Award, Tortillas & Peanut Butter: Confessions of an American Mom Turned Mexican Smuggler, 2017
Author.Writing self-help/parenting books, articles, columns, and memoir. Part time, 1988 - present.
Private Practice Psychologist.Individual, group, and family therapy; child, adolescent, and adult; psychological assessments (English/Spanish). Specialized in treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder and chronic mental illness. Consultation and staff development for community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and school districts. Continuing education for social workers, counselors, and psychologists. Dallas, TX, 1978 - 1995; Taos, NM, 1995 - 2005; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 2005 - present.
Professor of Counseling Psychology. Developing, teaching, and serving as core teacher for online graduate Multicultural Counseling and Master's Case Presentation courses; developing Master’s Case Presentation course; evaluating Masters Case Presentations for Yorkville University's online Masters program in Canada. Part time, 2004 - 2015.
Clinical Director. Supervising staff at the Dallas County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Therapeutic Nursery in Dallas, TX. 1990 - 1991.
Clinical Psychologist. Individual, marital, family, and group therapy;psychological assessments; supervising day-treatment staff. Dallas County Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Child and Adolescent Services Division, Dallas, TX. 1976 - 1979.
Administrator of Educational Research. Designing and implementing research projects; supervising research of Ph.D. and master's candidates employed as instructors. Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX. 1975-1976.
Secondary School Teacher.High school Spanish, French, and bilingual highcourses. Crete/Monee School District, Crete, IL. 1971 - 1973.
Professor of Pastoral/Spiritual Counseling. Interfaith Academy, San Miguel deAllende, Mexico. 2012 – 2013.
Workshop Presenter. Teaching writing workshops. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. April - July, 2006.
Teacher & Tutor. Spanish and English. Taos, NM, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 2004 - 2009.
Disaster Relief Worker for Mental Health.Westover Consulting, SAMHSA. Crisis counseling of Red Cross staff and of emergency shelter residents following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Slidell, LA; emergency child and adolescent intake assessments and crisis counseling of clinical staff at the Rosenblum Mental Health Clinic, Ponchatoula, LA. October, 2005.
Course Developer.Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing. Developed content and graphics for online tutorial for introductory college psychology course. Part time, 2003 - 2004.
Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico-Taos. Instructor of human development, introductory psychology, child psychology, developmental psychology, and human services courses to lower division students; instructor of personality, abnormal, family, developmental, educational, cross-cultural psychology, and child psychopathology to upper division and graduate students. Part time, various semesters, 1995 - 2003.
Board Facilitator. Facilitating Taos and Española Citizens Review Boards, developing recommendations, andcomposing reports and recommendations about children in state custody for area judges. Part time, 1999 -2002.
Outpatient Therapist, Taos/Colfax Community Services.Individual, family, grouppsychotherapy; supervising Day Treatment psychosocial rehabilitation counselors. Part time, August, 1999 - March, 2000.
Dissertation Advisor. Dissertation design and support for master's and doctoralcandidates in education and the social sciences. Part time, January, 1996 - June, 1998.
ESL Instructor.Teaching literature and creative writing to adults, and English as a second language to adolescents and children. Instituto de Estudios Interoamericanos, Cuenca,Ecuador. Fall semester, 1998.
ESL Instructor. Teaching English to children,adolescents, and adults; beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Future School, Dalian, China. Summer semester, 1998.
Website Reviewer. EyeOnTheWeb.Com. April - June, 1998.
Director. The Taos Writer's Connection. Taos, NM. Teaching creative writing; free-lance, and technical writing; editing; organizing and presenting workshops. Taos, NM. Part time, June, 1995 - June, 2005.
Computer Consultant. PC configuration, web design. Taos, NM, 1995 - 1999; San Miguel de Allende, 2010 - present.
Treatment Foster Care Provider. Raindancer Youth Services. Taos, NM, 1997.
Columnist. Talk Back Views, Taos, NM. Part time, August 1996-1997.
Creative Writing Instructor.Taos Education Center. January - December, 1996.
Foster Care Provider.Children Youth & Family Services, Taos, NM, February,1995 – 1997.
Substitute Teacher. Taos Municipal Schools. September, 1995 - May, 1996.
Adjunct Instructor.Introductory Psychology, Human Development,Personality, Human Sexuality, and Interpersonal Relations courses at Eastfield, Mountain View, Richland, Northlake, and El Centro Colleges, Dallas County Community College District. Various semesters, 1975 - 1995.
ESL Teacher. Teaching English to bilingual secretarialstudents. Instituto Norteamericano de Estudios Bilingues, Irapuato, Gto., Mexico. Summers, 1968 - 1970.
Jimmy’s Answer to Cancer/Jaime Lucha Contra el Cancer. Children’s rhyming picture book. (To be released in 2019.)
The Wannabe Unicorn. Literary Fiction/Gift Book. (To be released in 2019.)
Tortillas & Peanut Butter: True Confessions of an American Mom Turned Mexican Smuggler. Humorous memoir, ShelfStealers Publishers, 2016. Multicultural Nonfiction Finalist, National Indie Excellence Awards; Amazon Top-10 Bestseller; BookLife Prize.
Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, Zachary Kluckman, Editor.(Anthologized Poems) "Bury the Why" and "The Prophetess." (Horse and Tiger Press, 2007)
Mommy Rescue Guide: Potty Training: Lifesaving Techniques and Advice for an Easy Transition. (Adams Media, 2007)
Mommy Rescue Guide: Toddler Meals: Lifesaving Recipes and Advice for Making Fun, Nutritious Food (Adams Media, 2007) Chapters from the Everything Toddler Book reprinted.
Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings. (F + W Publications, Littleton, MA, 2006)
Early-Start Potty Training. (McGraw Hill, New York, 2005)
The Parent's Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder. (F + W Publications, Littleton, MA,2005)
The Everything Parenting a Teenager Book. (F + W Publications, Littleton MA.,2004)
A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration. Contributor to anthology. (Adams Media, 2003)
The Everything Tween Book: A parent's guide to surviving the turbulent pre-teen years. (Adams Media, Littleton, MA. May, 2003)
The Everything Potty Training Book: Professional, reassuring advice to help you and your child through this challenging time. (Adams Media, Littleton, MA, 2002)
The Everything Toddler Book: From tantrums to potty training, practical advice to get you and your toddler through the formative years. (Adams Media, Littleton,MA, 2002)
The Homework Solution: Getting kids to do their homework. (WilliamsonPublishers, VT, 1990)
The Homework Plan: A parent's guide to helping kids excel. (Berkley PublishingGroup, New York, 1994)
"Homework Help for Harried Parents", PTA Today, 1992.
"Color Blindness Is A Handicap," op editorial, The Dallas Morning News, 1992.
"Denny's Mothers," Dallas Child, July, 1992.
"Unraveling Our Stereotypes--One Person At A Time," The Houston Chronicle, 1992.
"Sensitive People Break Stereotypes One By One," Fort Worth Star Telegram, 1992.
"Multicultural Sensitivity," The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1992.
"College Credit Courses by Open-Circuit Television," Instructional Television: Statusand Directions, Ackerman & Lipsitz, Ed., with Theodore Pohrte, 1977.
"A Rationale for Human Investment," Developing the Nation's Workforce, Merle Strong, Editor. With Rupert N. Evans co-author, 1975.
Self-Syndicated Columnist. "Homework Wizardry or"EduCaring" monthly column and/or individual articles were published in Positive Parenting Magazine, The Family Journal, DenverParent Newsmagazine, Dallas Child, Gwinnett Family Reader, Long Island Parenting News, Parentguide Magazine, San Diego Family Press, Suburban Parent, Vermont Parent & Child, The Kidzette, North Dallas Addresses, Bent Trail Avoir, Today's Publications, The Lakewood Spirit, Jackson Parent & Child, and The Dallas Morning News:
"New School Year Resolutions"
"Parents, Have You Done Your Homework?"
"Bringing Homework Out Of The Bedroom"
"What The Kids Say"
"Teaching Time Management"
"Summer Time Management for Kids"
"Goal Setting for Kids"
"Kids Who Lose Their Cool"
"Mom's Reading Method"
"Straight Talk About Retention"
"Holidays & Homework"
"The Carrot And The Stick"
“Homework: The Job Kids Love To Hate"
"Just Say 'No' To TV"
"Overcoming Student Burn-out"
"The Case Of The Disappearing Homework Papers"
"Homework Survival Strategies"
"Helping A Budding Author to Blossom"
"Sit Still & Concentrate!"
"Helping a Troubled Child"
"A Case of Puppy Love"
"An Educational Bon Voyage"
"Homework Do's and Don'ts"
"Pre-School Homework Readiness"
"College Homework Solutions"
"Wanda for President"
"Gourmet Academics," Dallas Child, 1989.
"The Talented and Gifted Child," Dallas Child, 1989.
"Play Therapy: What's It All About," (in an edited book of readings), 1989.
"Homework Phobia," Dallas Child, October, 1988.
"Testing A Child's IQ," Dallas Child, September, 1988.
"Drug Abuse: A Second Look," Law Enforcement Review, 1985.
"Testing the Talented and Gifted Child," RAGT Newsletter, 1981.
"The High Cost of Giving Up," Scene Magazine, Dallas Morning News. July 5, 1981.
Author Chat. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, Ajijic, La Manzanilla, 2015-2016.
Senate Vice Chair. Yorkville University Faculty Senate. June 2009 - 2015.
Webinar Presentation. "Multicultural Counselling Strategies" Yorkville University Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Yorkville University. August 24, 2015.
Webinar Presentation. "From WEIRD to Worldwide: Using Multicultural Counselling Strategies to Enhance Treatment of Mainstream Clients" Yorkville University Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Yorkville University. April 29, 2015.
Workshop Presentation. "Teaching English to Mexican Students with the Beyond Borders Book: The Natural Approach." Sponsored by the Catalina Foundation. Nayarit, Mexico. December 23, 2014.
Instructor. "Interventions with Mentally Ill Citizens." San Miguel de Allende Police Academy, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico. March, 2013.
State Police Instructor. "Avoiding Human Rights Abuses During Interactions with Mentally Handicapped Citizens." For Guanajuato state police officers, San Miguel de Allende Police Academy, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico. May, 2013.