Systemically, I agree with thinking that suggests people rarely achieve remarkable success without the solid and stable embrace from, and of, others. Relationally, I go one step beyond the adage that suggests “It’s whom you know that matters,” and add “it’s whom you know willing to do something for you that matters.”

I invest heavily to prepare all students to develop their relational clinical prowess and expand their cultural insight to work interactively in diverse professional communities and collaboratively with cross-cultural clients. Over the years, my clinical training in marital and family therapy practice provided me the opportunity to work in meaningful ways with culturally and economically diverse families, couples and individuals; while my faculty experience has given me the opportunity to contribute to the family therapy field by promoting in-depth learning and advanced clinical training to a diverse population of international and domestic students.