Whenever I teach, I aim to engage students in study, discussion, lecture, and hands-on exercises that will provoke thoughtful reflection and self-examination. The objective is to inform not with information and facts only but to pursue the truth while developing authentic compassion for clients. I strive to make students independent but exacting thinkers who will support their professional work with evidence and always according to ethical principles and standards.
My experience in education is varied and extensive. As a member of the first core faculty at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, I shared development of a rigorous curriculum. I also introduced the first course on homosexuality in the early 80’s, among the first such courses in the state. In Florida, where I directed the guidance program for a pre-K through 12 laboratory school within Nova University, I developed a sex education program for the upper school students.
I also taught at the secondary level in the Catholic School system of Boston in the mid-60’s. During my tenure I formed a teachers union with three other teachers in the Catholic schools. The union continues to represent the teachers in Boston.