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
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
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
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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 .
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Finalized in 2013:       Offensiveless Defense with 2 Rules- Paper for