Degrees and Professional Credentials

-Bachelor’s degree in Psychology 1979, University of Alabama in Birmingham

-Masters degree in Social Work 1992, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

-1994 – Licensed Clinical Social Worker – License Number and State: 33198 – (LCSW has a graduate academic degree, has had supervised clinical work experience, and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced professional can receive health-care insurance reimbursements.)

-1999 – Board Certified in Clinical Social Work – (BCD certification is granted to practitioners who demonstrate a high level of competency and experience in their field and have five years and 7,500 hours of post-graduate clinical practice (including 3,000 hours under supervision). BCD professionals can be social workers, counselors, psychologists, or other mental-health professionals)

-2007 – Credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor ( RPT-S has extensive experience with children and more than five years and 5000 direct contact hours of post-graduate clinical practice.)