I currently live and work in Kansas City, Missouri. When I was a little girl, in the 1950’s and ’60’s, my father was a bomber pilot in the U.S. Air Force. We lived in Louisiana, Florida, and Arkansas. During my student and adult career lives, I have been (and in some cases, still am): a philosophy student, a lawyer, a prosecutor, a math major, a criminal defense attorney, a peace activist, a Catholic, a Buddhist, a psychiatric technician, a psychologist, a professor, a bicyclist, and a photographer… At various points in my life I have enjoyed tennis, running (slowly!), judo, yoga, and chess. My first job was driving an old florist delivery truck (mostly, to dead folks in funeral homes), all around Southeast Missouri).

I love to learn, and I love to read. I have way, way too many books. I have two dogs and two cats. I have been blogging for over a year, now, and I spend a lot of time on the internet.

In my work as a forensic psychologist, I go to jails to see people who are facing criminal charges, and I do psychological evaluations for them, and for their lawyers; sometimes, that means I will go to court, and testify in their cases. I have been trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and I have used and taught mindfulness with psychotherapy patients, with graduate-level counseling students, and with the faculty, staff, and students at a university.

You can contact me by email at: crimlawdoc@gmail.com

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