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Shirley M. Bass
MA, MFCC
 
California Licensed
Marriage, Family and Child Counselor
 
Family Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified and County Court Mediator
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EDUCATION:
International College, M.A.. Counseling Psychology  September 1986
Thesis:, "Integrative Body Psychotherapy; As it Relates to Psychogenic Pain Reduction; A Psychological Evaluation". 

Paterson State University, B.A., Psychology  May 1981 Magna Cum Laude., M.A.Psychology - course work completed 1983

South Beach Psychiatric Center, N.Y., CME in Bateson Double Bind theory 1977

International College, CME in Child Abuse, Assessing, Reporting and Treatment 1986.

A Center for Creative Change, Expressive Arts Therapy training            1984-1986

A Center for Creative Change, Gestalt training group for  professionals  1984-1986
   
A Center for Creative Change, Internship   1986-1988

Florida Atlantic University, Family Mediation Training      2000

CREDENTIALS AND LICENSES:
Marriage Family and Child Counselor,                                  Cal. Lic. # ML24328  1988
Certified Hypnotherapist, California State                             Certification  1989
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and   Certification 13181CF
County Court Mediator                                                
    
EXPERIENCE:
Private Practice,-        Life Coach Counselor – Palm Beach County – Dec 2004 to present
Palm Beach County – Parenting Coordinator, 15th Judicial Court – January 2001 to Dec 2003  (Started first Parenting Program in Palm Beach County)
Florida Supreme Court – Certified Mediation Specialist, 15th Judicial Court – October 2001     
Private Practice, Psychotherapist – (California) - September 1988 to present
                           Psychotherapeutic Counseling, Inpatient, outpatient, individual,
                           group, family and couples. General practice with an emphasis on
                           ACA and adults abused as children, Post Traumatic Stress          
   
Instructor:  Adult Education Classes in  Substance Abuse

Executive Director, A Center for Allied Therapies, a non-profit community counseling center June 1988 to June 1990.
Overall responsibility for project development, Intern recruitment and management of non-profit organization. Lead psychotherapist and intern instructor.
   
Talk show host, KWNK radio 970 AM  1987-1990    
Hosted a talk show titled The Family Therapist, an interview and call-in show which  discusses personal growth and emotional issues, and substitute host for Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a three hour call-in talk show.
    
Group Facilitator, for elderly, group dynamics, tough love teen group, Women'sProfessional group, For Women only and in-patient survivor groups. Men’s AIDS group, Post Traumatic Stress groups.

Crisis Counseling, Critical incident debriefing for Occupational Health Services.

Consultant, Women's Center for Emotional and Psychological Counseling.

Seminar Presentations, for Rainbow House, a residential treatment facility for drugs and alcohol; Simi Adventist and Pine Grove Hospitals, on dysfunctional family systems; Depression and Women in Depression; Seminars on various issues for Port Hueneme Naval Social Services System;  Seminar panelist with Dr. Rollo May on Spirituality and Psychology.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: 1984 to 2000
Pinegrove Hospital - On Staff
Member of Allied Health Professional Staff
Woodview-Calabasas - On Staff
Charter Hospital-Westlake - Staff Privileges
    
CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATION:
Self-destructive behavior in children and adolescents   1990
Diagnosis and Treatment of Clinical Depression    1992
Substance abuse   1995
Food cravings    1999
HIV – AIDS       1999
    
PUBLICATIONS:
Toward a Spirited Psychology, Psychology Today  1981

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists  1984 - 2004
American Association of Counseling and Development 1984-2004
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. 2001-2005
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