Cathy is currently an adjunct faculty member with the Johns Hopkins University in the graduate program in clinical mental health counseling. She teaches three well-received elective courses she designed:
- Role-Play and Related Experiential Methods in Counseling;
- Self-Care and Wellness for Counselors; and
- Spirituality as a Resource for Mental Health Counseling.
In 2014, Cathy was elected to the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ABE), where she has served as Ethics Chair, Vice-President and, currently, President. The ABE provides oversight to the certification process for psychodramatists, which is critically important to ensure the highest practice standards and integrity of the profession and its practitioners.
As a former Executive Editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, Cathy used her expert knowledge of psychodrama and group psychotherapy to provide peer review and editorial recommendations and approval for the publication of submissions. She is the author of several articles published in peer-reviewed journals and her creative writing has appeared in literary magazines.
Cathy has proven herself a respected and effective leader in the psychodrama field. She has twice served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (MAC-ASGPP), was Chair of the ASGPP’s Evaluation Committee, and served on the ASGPP Nomination Committee.
Cathy is a highly sought-after conference presenter and workshop leader at the annual conferences of the ASGPP and with the MAC-ASGPP. She presents workshops on clinical topics regularly for the National Association of Social Workers/Maryland Chapter. Cathy has also presented plenary presentations and workshops at conferences of the American Group Psychotherapy Association/Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the National Association of Social Workers Conference.
A recent honor in Cathy’s psychodrama career was the invitation to present a three-day pre-conference workshop and conference plenary presentation at the 2018 Conference of the Taiwan Association for Psychodrama. At the Conference, Cathy also executed an historic Memorandum of Agreement regarding psychodrama certification between the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy and the Taiwan Association for Psychodrama.