Psychology And Private Practice Education and Positions
*2006 - part time school psychologist for Fairfax and Arvin, CA.; Grades K-8 2005 part time school psychologist for the Beardsley School District in CA. Grades K- 8 2005 - School Psychologist of the Year, presented by the Kern Association of School Psychologists
1980 - 2008 - Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist in private practice, Bakersfield, California. (Specializing in treating addictions, depression, anxiety, and managing stress and anger especially through the use of emotional discharge and cognitive behavioral and rational emotive therapy, reality therapy, and hypnosis.) 1980- 2005 Full time School Psychologist for the Kern High School District 2005- Lead Psychologist for the Kern High School District 1980 - President of the Kern Association of School Psychologists 1976-1980 -Psychologist for the Bakersfield City School District – Grades K-8 1975-1980 - University of the Pacific, Stockton, California- Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology and Education. 1972-1975 Psychologist for the Webster School District, Grades K- 12; Rochester, New York. 1971- Counselor and psychometrist in the Office Of Psychoendocrinology- Children's Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y. 1968-1970 State University of New York at Buffalo, Masters degree in Guidance
1967 - Elementary School Teacher, Buffalo Public Schools 1966 - Welfare Social Worker, Buffalo, N.Y. 1963-1966 State Univ. of N. Y. at Buffalo, BA in Psychology-graduated cum laude. 1963 – 1966 Dental Hygienist; work experience part-time Please Click HERE to read my 6 nightly Steps to Dental Hygiene, a chart developed in 2011. 1961 – 1963 Dental Hygiene AA, Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York
Non-Art Work Background - narrative Drina went to colleges in New York on a Regent's Scholarship, wanting to find a career to support herself. Before coming to the central valley in California in the late 1970’s, she sold her house in Rochester, New York to attend the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California; receiving her doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Education in 1980. Her work history includes being a dental hygienist, social worker, elementary school teacher, psychometric assessor for the Office of Psychoendocrinology in Children's Hospital in Buffalo and a school psychologist in N.Y. and CA; practicing a total of 32 years in three school districts. Simultaneously she had a private practice for 26 years in individual, Marriage and Family counseling, and in hypnotherapy. One psychology work for which she wants to be remembered is "Offensiveless Defense" with only two rules for living well and safely. She received her doctorate (Ed.D. in EDUCATIONAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY) from the University of the Pacific in 1980, and worked in the psychological field for over 32 years .