- College of Li. Arts - BS Psychology & BA Sociology at WSU
- MD General Practitioner at Univ. of Med. & Pharm. Victor Babes Timisora, Romainia
- MAC in Addictions, Capella University
- MS in MHC, Walden University
- PhD. student CES, Walden University
- Ph.D (c) Adv. uman. Behaviors, Capella University
I am particularly interested in education and trauma(s): Learning using Bloom Taxonomy & Krathwohl approach to learning from mental, emotional and behavioral dimensions to facilitate the metacognitive critical thinking fussed with emotional intelligence assisting with mind growth, recognizing self and others emotions, assist in control of negative emotions foster positive thinking and emotions. Traumatic resilience that comes from various trauma(s) in any shades of intensity and many forms, that impacts our emotions, thoughts, behaviors, genes, neuro-hormonal changes, sleep & nutrition, family, intimate and social relationships, academic and work success, basically the whole wellness person, and co-occurring symptomatology and coping (healthy - creative arts, learning, walking, running, perfectionist, need to be altruistic, immersing or detaching from the native culture, etc and/or unhealthy - SUD & co-occurring disorders, attachment disorders, toxic relationships, fear of failure, social phobia, need to please others at self expenses, self/or other cultural immersion and exclusion of others, dissociations etc).
Approach to Therapy:
eclectic - being a therapist, a coach, an advocate, an educator to empower, being there to meet one's unique needs in that practical time and that particular moment a be able to be versatile to change with the changes that are and will occur inadvertently; yes, CBT, DBTA, MI, ACT, EMDR are all warped around the person (client centered therapy) and are billable, but there is no doubt that creative arts, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, humanistic, existential, feminist, Gestalt, sand play, mindfulness, breathing, meditations, integrative and holistic therapies have undoubtably an equal importance.
Approach to Wellness:
holistic - mental, emotional, physical- "mens sana in corpore sano', to which I add asa must social, vocational, spiritual, environmental To conclude it is the fusion of Maslow' pyramid of self-actualization and Urie's Brofemheimer micro and macro environment that fits each unique uniqueness of an unique individual- one glove doesn't fit all.