Resume

Judith Schulman-Miller L.C.S.W., L.M.F.C
6 Office Park Circle Suite 304

Birmingham, Alabama  35213
205-879-2191

judithschulmanmiller@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work, MSW    1979
Brandeis University,
B.A. (Cum Laude)    1976

POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATIONS

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Certificate Program, Conjoint Therapy,    1986-87
Adelphia University,
Certificate Program, Women and Management,    1982
Adelphia University
, Clinical Graduate Student Supervision Certification Program,    1981
Early Childhood Association
, Certification Program, Parent Effectiveness Training,    1981

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama     1994-Present
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatry Resident and Fellow teaching includes courses in: Introduction to Family Systems Theory, Introduction to Couple’s Therapy, Family Systems Assessment and Treatment, Family Treatment Modalities. Coordinate and supervise Family Therapy Treatment Team, supervise Child Psychiatry Fellows.

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California    1988-91
Graduate School of Social Welfare

California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, California,    1988-91
Graduate School of Clinical Psychology

Antioch University, Los Angeles, California    1988-89
Graduate School of Psychology
Graduate level teaching included courses in:  Family Assessment, Clinical Interventions in Family Therapy, Family Therapy Treatment, Conjoint Counseling, Clinical Interventions in Couple Counseling, Systems Theory, and Family Therapy Supervision

WORK EXPERIENCE

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 1982-present 
Psychotherapy Practice
, Birmingham, Alabama and Los Angeles, California

Counseling practice includes individual, conjoint, family and group therapy.  Areas of specialty:  family dynamics and life transitional issues (marriage, divorce, parenting, health life style adjustments, bereavement, trauma) adjustment, mood, anxiety and somatoform disorders.

Family Dynamics Consultant, Haines Financial Planning Group 1997-present
Provide psychological perspective to family financial planning to help families develop intentional wealth management plans.  Services include: Goal clarification and legacy planning, Family life estate coaching, Philanthropic giving dynamics, Inter generational family dynamics coaching, communication and conflict resolution skill development,

Director, NASW Counseling and Referral Service, Los Angeles, California    1984-86
Administered and implemented information and referral service. Responsibilities included crisis intervention counseling, assessment and referral, outreach and public relations

Director, Jewish Family Services Cult Clinic, Los Angeles, California    1982-84
Designed and administered program for cult involved individuals and their families:  including counseling, leading support groups, coordinating information hotline, public relations and community outreach, fund raising, grant writing, staff supervision and program development

Director, Samuel Field YMHA Single Parent Center, Little Neck, New York    1980-82
Designed and implemented single parent family program. Administered program, provided counseling, led crisis, support and educational workshops, supervised students, hired and supervised staff

Medical Social Worker, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand    1979-80
Provided counseling for cardio-thoracic patients and their families.  Created cardio support programs.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Helping Families With Trauma, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 2010
  • Understanding Your Clients’ Concerns, National Association of Personal  Financial Advisors Conference,  Orlando, Florida, 2009
  • Interpersonal Skill Development for Challenging Situations,  National Conference, Union of Reform Rabbis, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2009
  • Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  in Families, Grand Rounds, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2009
  • Working with Families of Cancer Patients, Community Hospice Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, 2007
  • Working with Hurricane Katrina Victims, Jewish Family Services, Birmingham, Alabama, 2006
  • Katrina Dialogue, University of Alabama, School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama, 2005
  • Assessment and Treatment of Family Systems, Clinical Society of Social Workers Conference, Mobile, Alabama, 1994
  • Helping Emotionally Charged Families, National Association of Personal Finance Advisors Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994
  • Treating Families with Cult Involved Children, National American Psychiatric Association Conference, Los Angeles, California, 1984
  • Designing a Program for Cult Involved Families, National Jewish Communal Service Conference,  Los Angeles, California, 1984
  • Treatment of Former Cult Involved Individuals, National American Psychological Association Conference, Los Angeles, California, 1983
  • Helping Teachers Work with Single Parent Families, Early Childhood Association Conference,  Great Neck, New York, 1982

STAFF TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

Staff Training

  • Forum, The Art of Empowered Listening  for Executive Women, 2009
  • Southside Clergy Faith Council,   Interpersonal Skills in Challenging Environments, 2009
  • Claris Consulting, Integrating Family Systems Theory into Work Environments, 2006-07,
  • Jefferson County Health Department, A Systems Approach to Conflict Resolution, 2007
  • Jefferson County Health Department, A Systems Perspective to Dealing with Difficult Employees, 2006
  • Collat Jewish Family Services, Relationship Enhancement for Couples, 2004
  • Family and Children’s Services, A Systemic Approach to Couple Therapy, 2003
  • Haines Financial Group, Family Dynamics and Money, 2002
  • Gateway Family Counseling, Treating Couples, 2001
  • Collat Jewish Family Services, Family Therapy Master‘s Series, 2000
  • Miles Jewish Day School, Understanding Difficult Students, 1999

Family Enrichment Workshop Series:

  • Parent Effectiveness Training, communication skills workshop series
  • Parenting Teens- workshop series for parents
  • Making Marriage Work, pre-marital workshop series
  • From Partners to Parents, workshop series for couples becoming parents
  • A Seasoned Marriage, workshop series for couples married more than 18 years
  • Letting Go, workshop series for couples coping with children leaving home
  • Parents in Transition, workshop series for newly divorced parents
  • Coping with Your Parents’ Divorce, workshop series for adolescents
  • Siblings without Rivalry –parenting workshop series

PUBLICATIONS

  • Pre-Group Contact, The Human Bond, Wasserman and Danforth, Springer Publishing,  New York, 1988
  • The Cult Clinic, Cults and Consequences, Andrews and Lane, Commission on Cults and Missionaries, 1988
  • The Cult Clinic: Help for Families in Crisis, Social Casework, November 1984

PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION

  • Clinical Society of Social Workers, Birmingham, Alabama
  • National Association of Social Workers, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, Board Member
  • The Women’s Network, Birmingham, Alabama