Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO (Psychology)
Lindenwood University,St.Charles,MO (Master's)
I have been a family therapist most of my career but I have also taught psychology and communication classes and helped students discover the "joy of learning". Most recently, I have authored a children's book about a young boy who is learning the importance of monitoring what he thinks as he learns about the "law of attraction". It will be released to the public in early 2013.
Learning is about "discovering" and when children discover their importance and creativity, doorways in their minds open which help them become more confident and successful in all areas of their life. I have been a family therapist most of my career but I have also taught psychology and communication classes and helped students discover the "joy of learning". Most recently, I have authored a children's book about a young boy who is learning the importance of monitoring what he thinks as he learns about the "law of attraction". It will be
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I originally taught school when I first graduated with an undergraduate degree. Initially, I taught 3rd grade and then went on to teach both English and Science to 6th graders. After graduate school, I taught at a college level for several years. I feel I can relate to children of all ages and I love to see them grow academically as they grasp the finer details of learning.
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I have taught psychology at a college level to students who were going into various health careers and needed to have a basic understanding of psychology as it relates to life. I have also been a practicing and licensed mental health professional for over 30 years.
I have provided consultation to various community organizations and workshops to hospitals, funeral homes, schools, universities and businesses in the past. I have also been a radio talk show host and a guest speaker on several television programs while living in Wisconsin.
Whether you're reading for pleasure or reading for information, the importance of understanding the message of the author is critical. Let me help you discover the joy of reading with the never ending opportunities to "escape".
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Vocabulary skills are needed from Kindergarten through college, and using words correctly is essential in all areas where written skills are required. Learning to understand words and to use them properly can be fun and as a writer of children's books, the more creative and imaginative the words are, the more they capture the mind of the reader. Let's make vocabulary fun!
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