Dana Schneider MA, MFT



1979 M.A. in Counseling with emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling - University of San Francisco
1977 B.A. in Psychology-California State University, Sonoma
1973-1974 San Francisco State University

Teaching Experience
1994-Present California State University, Sonoma, Psychology Department Part-Time Faculty
Developedcurriculum and instruction for the following courses; Behavior and Emotional Problems of Children, Introduction to Counseling, Psychology of Learning, Abnormal Behavior,Behavior and Cognitive Change Processes, Child Development and Group Process.
1983-1997 MFCC Oral Exam Preparation Seminars of Sonoma County Instructor / Director / FounderDeveloped curriculum and manual; conducted an ongoing supervision preparation course for MFCC applicants.
1981-1984 University of San Francisco,Masters in Counseling Program Instructor Developed course work and instructed Advanced and Initial Marriage, Family andChild Fieldwork course.
1982 Burbank Elementary School Contract Parent Educator Workshop training for parents at Burbank Elementary School on communication with youth.
1982 Social Advocates for Youth Contract Trainer Youth Development Bureau Recruited and Trained on-call Youth and Family Crisis Workers The Good Marriage, Judith Wallerstein
1980 University of San Francisco Guest Lecturer Graduate Counseling Program on Theories and Techniques ofAdlerian Counseling.
1977-1978 Petaluma School District, Cherry Valley Elementary School Teachers Assistant Led learning centers with 5 to 6 year old children, assisted in sensory motor.


Conferences and Guest Lectures Presented

1996- Sonoma State University,Adolescent Development, Therapy with Families and Children Sonoma County
Alcohol Services Group Therapy Techniques Sonoma County Probation Department Interviewing Children of Divorce
Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage Family and Child Therapists, Interview and Assessment Techniques with Children of Divorce
1995 Sonoma State University, Adolescent Development, Working with Families and Children KSRO Teens on Air- Teen Suicide
1990 Rohnert Park Youth Services Police Department, Therapy Techniques with the Resistant Family 1986- Present Rincon Valley Junior High School ParentÍs Association. The Power S trug gle.
1985-1987 Social Advocates for Youth Youth Forum Talking with Parents: All the Right Moves or Risky Business.
1980 American Association of University Women Conference. "The 80's Families in Transition" Presentation. Surviving Your ChildrenÍs Adolescence.
Catholic Community Services Techniques of Family Conflict Resolution abnd Acting Out Adolescents.

Other Professional Experience
Private Practice Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor Therapy with families,adolescents,children,couples and individuals. Teen girls therapy group, womens group, children of divorce therapy group.
1982-1984 Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Oral Commissioner Testing and evaluation of MFCC applicants in the oralexam.
1979-1983 Social Advocates for Youth Program Therapist Family and individual therapy with adolescents and their families on an ongoing and crisis intervention basis. Overall supervision of graduate interns and individual supervision of interns. Coordinator of fund raising task group. Led girls group. Designed curriculum and led parent education course for parents of teenagers. Trained parents to lead parent course for outreach purposes. Presentations to community organizations.
1977-1979 Sonoma County Mental Health Mental Health Aid Crisis Intervention Clinic, Psychiatric Hospital. Crisis oriented therapy; individual, marital, family and child on going therapy. Did admission evaluations, diagnosis, mental status examinations, hospital consults. Worked on open and locked psychiatric inpatient units. Presentations on crisisand suicide intervention.

Fieldwork Experience
Volunteer Program, Big Sister, Sonoma County Social Service. Worked with an adolescent girl referred by Mental H ealth.
1975 Autistic Adolescent Program, Sonoma Developmental Center. Focused on placement preparation. Modality of therapy milieu and movement.

LICENSE 1979 California State Marriage, Family and Child Counseling License. Number M13811

Professional Organizations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Special Honors, Awards

Certificate of Appreciation for Community Services, presented by Sonoma County Social Service Department
Graduated with Honors, California State University, Sonoma


Last Updated 1-26-02