Research Assistant to Dr. Scott Fehr, Psy.D., in the formulation of Introduction to Group
Therapy: A Practical Guide, Second Edition,(2003).
Leone, C., & D’Arienzo, J. (2000). Sensation-seeking and differentially arousing television
commercials. Journal of Social Psychology, 140(6), 710-720.
Research Assistant to Lawrence M. Kriesberg, M.S., P.A., Psychotherapist, for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder depositions (2002).
Directed Study-Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies, 2002. Maintaining Abstinence in Alcoholics Anonymous through Sponsorship: The Powerful Influence of Altruistic Behavior (Unpublished).
Honors Thesis–University of North Florida, Department of Psychology, 1996-1997. The Differing Effects of Extroversion and an Advertisement’s Level of Arousal on Persuasion.
“Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse and Child Abuse in Mediation.” Jacksonville Bar Association, Mediation CLE Event, May 2014
“Building Your Litigation Team” Panel for the Jacksonville Bar Association, May 2014
“Love 3, Marriage Workshop.” San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, July 2013.
“Domestic Violence and Male Abuse in Mediation.” Jacksonville Bar Association, Mediation CLE Event, June 2012.
“Domestic Violence and Mediation.” Jacksonville Bar Association, Mediation CLE Event, June 2011.
“Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care.” Lakeview Hospital, Florida, February 2011.
“Domestic Violence in the Military.” Jacksonville Bar Association, Mediation CLE Event, May 2010.
“Adventures of a Navy Psychologist.” Presented 25 times to various Rotary Clubs in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, Florida from 2009 to 2010.
“Team Building Workshop.” Ready 4 Work, Jacksonville, Florida, June 2009.
“Resiliency and Hardiness Training.” Presented three times aboard USS KITTY HAWK (2007-2008).
“Redeployment Integration.” Televised to all personnel aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (2007).
“Health Prevention.” Televised to all personnel on the USS KITTY HAWK (2007).
“Behavior Modification 101.” Presented five times to Medical Staff, Camp Commanders, and Detainee Guard Staff at GTMO, Cuba (2005-2006)
“Borderline Personality Disorder” presented to Family Practice Residents at Pensacola Navy Hospital, Pensacola FL (2005).
“Narcissistic Personality Disorder” presented to Family Practice Residents at Pensacola Navy Hospital, Pensacola FL (2005).
“Suicide Awareness” Presented topic four times at orientation seminars at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA (2004).
“Motivational Interviewing” Presentation conducted to train Miami VA Mental Health Department’s psychiatrists and psychologists in the foundations of motivational interviewing (2002).
“Substance Abuse and College Students”. Presentation was conducted to train Resident Advisors from Nova Southeastern University and Florida Atlantic University during summer training in 2001.
“Stress Management”. Presentation provided master and doctoral level students living on campus at Nova Southeastern University in November 2001 with information concerning their reaction to stress, as well as relaxation techniques to modulate stress in their lives.
Poster presented at the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, November, 2000. The Internet: Assessing the Evidential Basis for Alcohol Abuse Intervention Websites.
Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Associations Annual Convention, Mobile, AL, 1998. Sensation-seeking, Advertising, and Persuasion.
Central Texas College
-Associate Psychology Professor, 2007 to 2008
-Instructed 12 sections of General Psychology
Nova Southeastern University
-Doctoral Level Teaching Assistant-Integrated Report, Fall 2002
Health Exam, OPQ, Meyers-Briggs, and psychological assessment writing
University of North Florida, Honors Program
-Teacher Assistant/Mentor for undergraduate honors program
-Teacher Assistant in Applied Research, 1996
-Teacher Assistant in Service Learning, 1997
Honors and Awards:
40 Under 40 Awardee, Jacksonville Business Journal, 2012
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2008
Overseas Service Medal, 2007
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2006
Sea Service Medal, 2006
Joint Task Force Commendation Medal, 2005
Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, 2005
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, 2005
Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, 2005
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, 2005
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2005
Graduated Doctoral program, Summa Cum Laude, 2004.
Small Arms Marksman, 2004
Rifle Marksman, 2004
National Defense Medal, 2003
NSU Student/Employee of the year, Women’s Resource Institute, 2001
Baccalaureate of Arts with Summa Cum Laude,1997
Dean’s List, University of North Florida, 1995-1997
Honors in the Major (UNF)
Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, past member
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, past member
Featured Psychologist on Killer Kids, The Lifetime Network, 2013
Featured Psychologist on My Strange Addiction, The Learning Channel, 2012
Featured in Florida Doctor Magazine, 2009
Featured in The Monitor Magazine, American Psychological Association, 2007
Continuing Educational Credits beginning in 2008:
October 30, 2015, Forensic and Correctional Applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
October 29, 2015, Custody Evaluations: Advanced Topics, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
October 28, 2015, Custody Evaluations: The Essentials, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
November 14-15, 2014, Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr. Sue Johnson (2 day workshop)
September 4-6, 2014, Florida Forensic Examiner Training, Miami-Dade AHEC, Inc. (22.50)
May 13, 2014, Effects Of Marriage On Health: A Synthesis Of Research (4 CE), AATBS (4.0)
May 13, 2014, Effects of Parenthood on Marriage, AATBS (6.0)
May 11, 2014, Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation, AATBS (1.0)
May 4, 2014, Florida Psychology CE Requirements: Combo-Pack with Domestic Violence One, Program Services (7.0)
February 21, 2014, Equal Time-Sharing: Is it Presumptively Best? FLAFCC Forum Examining Both Sides of the Issue, Dr. Carol L. Clark (6.0)
November 25, 2013, The Couples Conference: Attachment, Differentiation & Neuroscience in Couples Therapy, CMI Education Institute, Inc. (17.0)
May 15, 2012, Florida Psychology CE Requirements: Combo-Pack with Domestic Violence One, Program Services (7.0)
March 15, 2012, Level 1-Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman Method Couples Therapy, CMI Education Institute, Inc . (11.0)
December 29, 2011, Counseling for Couples: Understanding and Improving Love Relationships, Cross Country Education (6.0)
December 29, 2011, Positive Parenting with a Plan: How to Empower Parents with Challenging Children and Adolescents, Cross Country Education (6.0)
November 7, 2010, Expert Testimony and Report Writing, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
November 6, 2010, Managing Violence Risk, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
November 5, 2010, The MMPI-2-RF: An Advanced Workshop for Forensic Psychologists, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
November 4, 2010, MMPI-2-RF (Restructured Form): An Introduction for Forensic Psychologists, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
November 3, 2010, Advanced Topics in Criminal Forensic Evaluation, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
May 21, 2010, Florida Psychology CE Requirements: Combo-Pack for License Renewal (Medical Errors, Professional Ethics and Laws and Rules of the Board), Program Services (5.0)
March 28, 2010, Advanced Child Custody Issues, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
March 27, 2010, Introduction to Child Custody & Parenting Evaluations, American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7.0)
February 11-14, 2010, EEG Biofeedback Comprehensive Training Course, Harold Burke, Ph.D. (36.0)
October 11, 2009, Taking Psychology Practice Back (General Session), John Caccavale, Ph.D., M.S. (2.0)
October 11, 2009, Developing a Successful Forensic Practice, David Clayman, Ph.D. (4.0)
October 10, 2009, Where We Are and Where We Need to Go. (Keynote Address) , Dr. Nicholas Cummings (2.0)
October 10, 2009, Medical Psy. And Behavioral Health Part II, James Howard Rubin, Ph.D., M.D. etal (2.0)
October 10, 2009, Integrating Neurofeedback into Behavioral Health, Harold Burke, Ph.D. (2.0)
August 27-29, 2009, Parenting Coordination Training, Deborah Sutherland, Ph.D. (20.0)
April 27, 2009, Play Therapy and Beyond: Treatment Techniques and Strategies, Jeannine Staudt, Greg D. Greene (6.0)
April 15, 2009, Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C.: Custody Evaluations, Matthew B.R. Nessetti, Ph.D., ABMP (10.0)
March 31, 2009, “Serving Those Who Have Served” Working with Service Members and Military Families: Assessment and Treatment of Deployment Stress Responses- Part II, Charles V. Kerekes, LMFT, LMHC, CAP, Barbara D. Bishop, EdD, LMHC (7.2)
June 13, 2008, Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C.: Conducting and Writing Neuropsychological Evaluations, Matthew B.R. Nessetti, Ph.D., AMBP (10.0)
September 24, 2008, Continuing Education Program at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, William Perlstein, Ph.D. (1.5)
June 5, 2008, Mastering Medical Terminology for Psychologists, John Caccavale, Ph.D., M.S. (10.0)
January 31, 2008, Florida Psychology CE Requirements: Combo-Pack with Domestic Violence, Program Services (7.0)